At the recent A TGP Inspirational Leadership Podium 01/2023, our esteemed Chairman, Dato’ Sri Idris Jala, delivered a thought-provoking talk on Leadership Resilience in the face of uncertainty and setbacks.
I am prompted to share some insights into the popularity of super apps in this part of the world after discovering that they are far less common in the United States.
I put forth the hypothesis that everyone who left the cinema after watching Top Gun: Maverick felt a tiny bit cooler.
The Government has recently imposed export controls on locally farmed chicken in an effort to control prices of the ‘essential product’ for local consumption.
Since early 2020, the world has been living under various degrees of lockdown measures due to the coronavirus pandemic. I personally have found this period to be one of the most challenging times I have faced, but I also found some self-enriching moments as I spend greater time on self-reflection, planning, strategizing and thankfully, lots of invaluable companionship with my family.
The only thing that is constant in life is change. Over the past two years, we have had to adapt with the prevalence of COVID-19; the sort of life-changing occurrence that many never saw coming. It has affected every single person you and I may know; be it from the perspective of our livelihoods, individual health and that of our loved ones, our ability to travel freely, and even triggered some of our respective governments to go into a state of uncertainty.
The quest for how to radically improve the quality of education is a top priority for many governments around the world. Some have formed independent commissions and special task forces to develop recommendations for how best to improve education for all. Many of these commissions and task forces take a common point of departure in their methodology: what are the best practices of countries with high quality education and what can other countries learn from them?
On the 31st of August 2021, Malaysia will celebrate 64 years of independence. Over the last two years, the usual fanfare associated with the occasion (among others) has been replaced with quieter celebrations at home under what seems to be a perpetual state of lockdown.
Small-medium enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the Malaysian economy, accounting for 38.9% of Malaysia’s total GDP in 2019. Furthermore, share of SMEs exports to total exports in 2019 was 17.9% and SMEs employment comprised of 48.4% from Malaysia’s employment (i.e. 7.3 million persons in 2019)
They say some of the best ideas come from the most unlikely of places. The Global COVID-19 Index (GCI) origin story is no different. The GCI’s inception came against a backdrop of a very difficult time for PEMANDU Associates. As an organization with most of our existing contracts abroad, COVID-19 hitting in full force meant calling all our colleagues back home in the interest of their health and welfare.