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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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.