Tag: leadership

Maslow's tyranny and Singapore's needs

By Nazry Bahrawi For his unwitting role in shaping Singapore, Abraham Maslow can be seen as the modern equivalent of Sang Nila Utama. Like the Hindu prince, the American psychologist was central to defining this island-state on the back of something imaginary. If Sang Nila’s illusionary...

Was the PM responding to TISG?

The way we see it, The Independent Singapore News
Tan Bah Bah of The Independent suggested in his article published on the 10th of August that we should have a party instead of the annual National Day Parade. In a television broadcast with the youth in Singapore which will be televised later tonight on...

That Shanmugam interview

The way we see it, The Independent Singapore News
In his latest book, Lee Kuan Yew effectively ruled out Education Minister Heng Swee Keat as the next PM. "He was the best principal private secretary I ever had. The only pity is that he is not of a big bulk, which makes a...

Predictability suffers as PM No 4 remains elusive

Way before Mr Lee Kuan Yew stepped aside as Singapore's first Prime Minister in 1990, the world knew who would take over. And as Mr Goh Chok Tong warmed the seat, everybody knew that he was keeping it nice and sweet for his deputy...