Cultural Tales

Human Nature

“Humans baffle me. We are the only species that goes to war and kill each other. It goes against the survival of a species. Animals almost never kill their own species. Humans however, are so caught up with their social, geographical and political differences, that they fail to unite under a single species cause. I …

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The Leader Entrepreneur

“ “I always had a dream to go overseas, but my dad told me that he had no funds to send me. I felt like it was not fair that my friends who were genuinely richer were able to go overseas. The other friends got scholarships. I got 8 A1s and 1 C5 (for Bahasa …

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The Maid Entrepreneur

“I come from an upper middle class family. My father is the Chairman of a manufacturing company and has factories in Malaysia, China, and all around the world. I grew up being surrounded by expensive things, so I don’t feel anything different or special about it. Most people in the affluent society tend to live …

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The Grooming Entrepreneur

  “I started working since I was 1 years old. My first job was with Nespray in the baby milk advertisement. My mom used to look at me as an ‘income generating asset’ and had high expectations of me. I was the ‘pelajar cemerlang’ at 12, completed my Grade 8 piano and violin at 15, …

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The HumanTech Entrepreneur

“I started off as an engineer, and have worked in corporate finance, IPOs, and even the sales line – so what was next? I wanted to do something that could change the world. At that time I naively thought, of joining a Silicon Valley startup – go to the US – and join Google or …

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The Confinement Entrepreneur

“22 years ago, I delivered my first child. I went back to my hometown and asked my mom to find a ‘tukang urut’ for my ‘pantang’ (confinement). Everyday, I had to wait for my mom to come back from her office, then my dad will send me to the masseuse’s house, while my mom will …

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