When you are Extra Safe

So what happens when your product fails? Do you recall it, improve it, dump it or can you profit from it? Based on the news of the USD 16.6 billion merger by Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc to buy Mead Johnson, we can assume it is the latter. Profit from it. News of…

Brush with the Law

Hey, before you lean on that wall or put your hand on it to support yourself, you may want to check if the wall is haram (forbidden) or not. It might have been painted on with a non-Halal paint brush. It’s not everyday that we pay attention to such a…

Best week so far for 2017

Thanks to the prevailing Chinese New Year mood, with many businesses still closed and people still in the holiday mood, I managed to put  my health and fitness, front and center and work on the back burner. Had my best week ever and recorded on Fitbit. 7 exercise sessions and…

Finally! Definitive proof that my son is taller than me.

I’ve had this ongoing argument with my son about who is taller. And this had been going on since he reached puberty…and that is..oh..about 15 years ago?! I’ve argued that the floor was slanted when we measured or that his hair is thicker or that gravity was stronger where I…

…this may be my last time…

My eldest sister called me a few nights ago. She was in a bit of a panic. Our father had called her to arrange mum’s 80th birthday party next month. He told her to make sure everyone in the family attended…as this would be his last time…! She was worried…

My mum is my father is my mum

For years, i have always thought that my father was the main culprit for the clutter in my parents house. At restaurants, he would pocket as many toothpicks and wet towels as he can. He would come home from Sunday markets or trade fairs with stuff that we didn’t need….

When should you call it Quits?

Business. Entreprenuer. Most of us start this journey in a similar manner. We have an idea. A product. An opportunity. Or we spot a need that needs to filled. We do some research. We ask friends. Is this a good idea? Would you pay me money for this? We decide…

Where is the Tipping Point for NGOs?

I was in a meeting today representing an NGO i volunteer with. We were trying to get funding for a planned activity that would benefit the public. However, the prospective donor had a lot of questions and some of them got me thinking about how an NGO evolves. When does…