I am a polymath, provocateur, pioneer and possibilist...
My passion is "Growing ideas to reality"
Life experiences so far:
founding curator TEDxSingapore, founder IdeasWorthDoing, venture capitalist in The Pacific Rim, Silicon Valley start-up team, co-founder Fellowship of Inventors.org, social scientist, digital environmentalist, strategist, marketer, central banker, economist, global fund manager, computer programmer, educator, art museum tour guide, world traveler, cook, poet, the story continues...
Talk to me about...
Ideas and innovation
Building innovative cultures and teams
Crowdsourcing and creatocracy
Designing new enterprises, both for-profit & not-for-profit.
Investment and venture finance
Creativity and create-tivity
Economic development and history
What you are passionate about
What will give you peace
TEDActive 2014, TEDActive 2013, TEDGlobal 2009
Areas of Expertise
Venture Capital, Art and Design, Innovation Culture, Economics and history, New venture design and launch
An idea worth spreading
"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms."
~ poet Muriel Rukeyser.
"Explore your mind, discover yourself, then give the best that is in you to your age and to your world. There are heroic possibilities waiting to be discovered in every person."
~ author Wilfred Peterson.
"An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea."
- Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, founder of Buddhism, c500 B.C.
"It's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities,
that yields us the results that make our heart sing"
- Steve Jobs 1957-2011
"To attain knowledge, add things every day.
To attain wisdom, subtract things every day."
- Lao Tze, philosopher, born 604 BC
"When you are busy judging someone,
you have no time to love them."
~ Mother Teresa
I'm passionate about
I am passionate about human creativity, ideas, invention, building innovative cultures, and helping people build and grow their ideas into reality. Also dinosaurs
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"Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Bringing people together to build new endeavors.
People don't know I'm good at
Cooking global cuisine from paella to penang laksa.
Giving art tours as a volunteer museum guide
Adventuring: Circumnavigated the planet 6 months on backpack, Coast-to-coast Australia and America
My TED story
I've been a fan of TED and a member of the TED.com community since its earliest days.
Do read the story and journey of TEDxSingapore at the TEDx Blog: