Entrepreneurs’ Stories
Indulge in a little reading pleasure with our collection of stories about inspirational figures, and hear the voices behind their different journeys to success. One of these figures might even be a hero in someone’s life!

Choose your way to success (part 2)

Continued from Part 1… “It sounded really meaningful to me,” Kuik recalled. And so, Kuik started School of Thought with four teachers. It began with 20 kids in what Kuik calls a “smelly little basement”. By the end of the year, 100 kids had enrolled and the five of them decided to put some serious

Choose your way to success (part 1)

She is a celebrated social entrepreneur and philanthropist in Singapore. Amidst a life full of risks and challenges, Kuik Shiao-Yin manages to overcome the odds by making the right choices, big and small. Meet Kuik Shiao-Yin, once an insecure girl raised in a typical Singaporean Chinese family. Kuik, however, goes on to live a life

How to Groom Yourself for Success

Former entrepreneur whiz kid Lachy Groom teaches us simple but powerful lessons in growing up and self-belief. If there is proof that youth is not a barrier to creating successful businesses, it must be Lachy Groom. By aged 17, the baby-faced Australian had launched four fully profitable start-ups and sold three. Now 21, he is

A Step-By-Step Success Story

Successful figures usually seem to have it all sorted out, but many started not knowing where to go and had to figure out along the way. Take, for e.g., Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang. Fresh graduates often struggle in their job search, and Yahoo co-founder and former CEO Jerry Yang knows this too well. Despite graduating

Change the World, Kenya Do It?

She started a business that attracted millions, and tried to make governments and businesses more transparent and accountable. Here is how Juliana Rotich exemplifies the social entrepreneur of today. Mention technology start-ups and we typically think of the US, China or India. Few would consider Africa. Yet, this continent of developing countries is home to

A Serial Saver and His Waze

This multi-millionaire only spends as much as the average person, if not less. In fact, it is his uncanny ability to save that brought him such wealth, and he is committed to helping millions of others do the same. Uri Levine is a 50-year-old Israeli who loves skiing. He lives in a rental apartment, commutes

Facebook’s First Lady – Fabulous in Her Own Right

Many who are married to famous spouses live in the shadow of their loved ones, but not Priscilla Chan. The wife of Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is herself an overachiever with a zest for living life to the fullest, rich or poor. Meet 33-year-old Priscilla Chan – high-school valedictorian, Harvard biology graduate and practising paediatrician.

Biotech Queen Brews up World Change

With her unconventional thinking and doggedness, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw challenges us to rethink our mindset and makes the case for reinvention. Meet Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the woman who fought sexism to found India’s first biotechnology company. Today Biocon Ltd is also the country’s largest listed biotech firm, manufacturing drugs for 85 countries and earning US$460 million in

Uncensored: A Millionaire’s Secrets to Success

If you earned millions of dollars building secret passages for people to hide their tracks, chances are you would be called a crook. Yet a young man has managed to do that with public approval. Through his story, Features uncovers some practical tips for success. A young man entered the stage and strode to the

They Turned “Inception” Into Reality

It’s no longer just the realm of philosophy, nor a plot in Hollywood movies. Specific memory manipulation is now real and happening, thanks to the work of two bold young scientists. It was a bright spring day, perfect for going on a cross-country hike. Two young neuroscientists LIU Xu and Steve Ramirez, on the other


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