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Business 07 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Prudential zeros in on bumis

THE company relied on the British for its early business, then the Chinese #147;towkays#148; for expansion, and now the Malays for continued growth.

Business 14 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Coming of age of Ayurveda

THE ancient Indian healing system of Ayurveda originated in India more than 6,000 years ago, yet only in recent years has it started to make impressive strides in Malaysia. Its late entry into Malaysia is surprising, given the relatively large Indian population in the country.

Business 01 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Quality of your human resources

COMPANIES today stand or fall not by the efficiency of their processes and systems, but by the talent of their people.

Business 25 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Entering the age of discontinuity

'EVERYONE in this room is transient - is busy dying. We have limited time.' This wasn't something said at a support group for the terminally ill. It was meted out to some 300 prosperous-looking corporate bosses in a posh Kuala Lumpur hotel at Tec Asia's annual meet recently.

Business 06 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Brain power the driving force

B>T/B>HE science of the brain is truly in its infancy. Ninety-five per cent of what we now know about the human brain has been discovered in the last five years. The brain itself has only existed in its present form for some 45 thousand years - a mere twinkling of an eye in the context of evolutionary history. And it is only in the last 500 years that scientists have come to recognise that our mental skills are located in our heads.

Business 05 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cheer up with financial planning

AS people around the world pray for a quick resolution to the American-led invasion of Iraq, one thing is evident: The affluent among us are growing convinced we live in an increasingly unpredictable era.

Business 03 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mechanism for serious thinking

SUN TZU's Management Leadership, a weekly column by Dr. Ong Hean-Tatt.

Business 27 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Seize advantages to be successful

THE purpose of war and business is to seize advantages: I>War is based on deception to succeed. Move only if there is an advantage to be gained./I(Sun Tzu 7:15) How do many corporations identify advantages?

Business 10 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Spotlight on the role of CEOs

CHIEF executive officers (CEOs) have probably never had it tougher. These days, when they are not being accused of lacking in vision, they are punished for paying themselves too much.

Business 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

My friend Mary, and our oh, so, fragile lives

AS I write, I grieve with tear-swollen eyes. One of my closest friends, Mary Thanabalan (nee Mary Goh) died #8220;yesterday#8221; morning (Feb 27) after failing to recover from brain surgery to remove a tumour, which had maliciously wrapped itself around her brain stem. I have had many bouts of sobbing, and I am not finished. But Mary would have been the first to insist that commitments must be met. So I write.