One Malaysian quits his career with Goldman Sachs on Wall Street to return home and make a difference. Ong Shien Jin sees computing skills as a critical asset for career growth and sets up a talent academy to help push this.
The Vice Chancellor of UCSI University, Dr Robert Bong, gives his take on the attractiveness of Malaysia as an emerging education hub and points to one area which prevents more international players from coming in.
What are some of the key trends you see today that will affect education as a business?
Internationalization: Are we lack of exposures and resources to embrace “education without borders”?
What are the soft skills that are needed most today? Will this change 5 years from now?
The number of Gen Y in the workforce will outnumber Gen X. Will this have any impact on the way Gen X manage their Gen Y talent?
Are we really supporting the role of women in society or are we merely raising the expectations of what success should look like for women?
How can we encourage more innovation in Malaysia? What are we really lacking?
In a country infamous for piracy, not protecting the IP rights of innovators is not an option. So what’s the government doing about it?
“Siew Tian, why don’t you speak up? I know you have something to say, and you’re not saying it,” I gently nudge a junior executive in Indonesia. We have worked together on various projects for several months, so I know what she is capable of. She is smart, her client service is unparalleled, and she […]
Innovation is considered as a major force in economic growth, but what is the role of innovation in economic development?
In the last 5 to 10 years, the digital world has transformed the way consumers relate to media. In the United Kingdom around 25-30% of businesses’ advertising budgets were spent on digital media. There is no doubt that the ecosystem for digital advertising is expanding at an exponential rate.
[Video] Can Malaysia become an international film and TV production hub?
Malaysian apps account for only 67 out of 470,000 in the global marketplace. Are we not good enough?
Teacher’s Day was celebrated on 16 May 2012. Being a teacher myself, it struck a chord in my heart. I began to reflect on our teaching profession and the education landscape in our home country, and could not help but notice tremendous changes and the work that has been done lately affecting the whole education […]