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Home 'Sweet' Home?: Academic Stress in Singapore

In late August 2016, I took my first long leave from Singapore and embarked on my University education in the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh. I had spent 15 years of my life in Singapore after having moved there with my family at the tender age of 4. 3,304 more words


SMRT: Why Desmond must go

That SMRT has asked staff to own-up to lapses without being penalised before a detailed audit is carried out is very worrying. The implication is that SMRT’s senior management is worried that the falsification of records on the maintenance of a tunnel is not the work of “a few rotten apples”. 311 more words


‘Learning to say NO!’ Part of the Relationship with Business Series: Living in a Meritocracy

Sometimes in life, there’s times when you simple have to say ‘NO!’ From turning down opportunities to preventing yourself getting raped, no is a very powerful word. 42 more words

Institute Updates

‘Credentialism’ a by-product of meritocracy

(Source: www.todayonline.com)

In the report, “Overemphasis on credentials could hobble country’s success: Heng” (Oct 30), former Education Minister Heng Swee Keat noted that countries with an overemphasis on academic qualifications ended up not being able to fully utilise the talents of their people. 273 more words

Current Affairs

Learning Points from Alain Dr Botton's TED Talk on "A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success"

I thought I had my fill of talks regarding success already, so naturally I was hesitant about watching another. The thing about these TED talks is that they always surprise me with new ideas and perspectives. 267 more words

TED Talk

Rich House, Poor House - Spreading the Myth of Meritocracy

In this Channel 5 series, one family in the ‘wealthiest 10%’ of Britain swap lives for a week with a family in the ‘poorest 10% of Britain’. 615 more words


Making MRT Great Again

“Win back our trust”. Taz what Khaw, and the chairman and paper general CEO at SMRT should be doing to make Our MRT Great Again. 504 more words