This teaser video complements the article “Growing People & Profits On A Fragile Planet” by Alvin Ung which appeared in The Star on 25th February 2013. The full-length video and article can also be found here.
Ee Soon Wei typesetting at the back of the Royal Press There are times when we run out of inspiration and fresh perspective in our leadership. What do we do then? My encounters with Ee Soon Wei, 33, were striking in three ways. First, he is a young man who has an outlook toward life … Read moreFive Principles for Renewing Leadership
A line-drawing machine at the Royal Press. In ancient China, when scholars wrote on paper, the paper became valuable. In a groundbreaking project, Ee Soon Wei, 33, is rewriting the 75-year strong business model of The Royal Press. Just like the scholars of old, his vision is to create valuable products and experiences out … Read moreHow To Create Value Out Of Old Paper
A block of typefeces arranged for a print-set is being tended to by a Royal Presss staff. 1455: Johannes Gutenberg prints 200 copies of the Gutenberg Bible, heralding the beginning of the print era. 1816: Earl Stanhope invents the iron hand press. This letterpress, incorporating a combination of levers, doubles the print area and reduces … Read moreTimeline: From Gutenberg To The Royal Press
Ee Soon Wei going through the type library in the back room of the Royal Press. At The Royal Press, every letter and word carries weight. One Saturday afternoon, I asked Ah Chan, the typeface composer at The Royal Press, to design and print for me a business card using the letterpress printing process. … Read moreHow To Make Your Name Card
A block of typefeces arranged for a print-set is being tended to by a Royal Presss staff. EE Lay Swee and Lim Kim Bee, grandparents of Ee Soon Wei Typeset for Spark A line-drawing machine at the Royal Press. Ee Soon Wei going through the type library in the back room of the Royal … Read moreThe Art of Reinvention (in pictures)