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Chaotic Chatter?

Posted by inspir3d on July 14, 2006

An excellent survey of new media trends in Singapore. Nice cartoons too! …read more

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Source: Singabloodypore

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Brown, down but not out

Posted by inspir3d on July 14, 2006

Juniper Foo, Managing Editor of CNET Asia, heaves a sigh of relief that her media platform is purely the internet, which constitutes harmless ‘chatter’ by the government’s standards. …read more

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Source: CNET Asia

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The Digital Divide

Posted by inspir3d on July 14, 2006

Cobalt Paladin has graciously agreed to allow the article below to be reproduced in full on the IS. IS requested that this article be reproduced in full because it really encapsulates the spirit of what IS is all about.

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What is a politician? In my own understanding, a politician is one who is well-versed in the art and science of getting votes. That is a skill, some even say a gift. A politician needs to “guess” and “feel” the sentiments and psyche of the voters. This is not the definitive dictionary meaning but my own interpretation by looking at the world events.

There were about 2 million voters in the last General Election (GE) and 66.6% voted for PAP which means about 1.3 million voters of Singapore voted for them and likely these people’s main source of information still comes from mainstream media. As surprising to you as it may sound, there is still a huge class of the population who don’t surf the web, let alone read blogs, and that is a fact. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Govt-Public Divide, IS Opinion, New Media | 8 Comments »

“I am a Singaporean” by Dan E

Posted by intellisg on July 14, 2006

IS presents “I am a Singaporean” by Dan E, inspired by Mr Brown

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I was born in 1970 at the KK hospital and grew up in a kampong near the old airport. My parents stopped at 2 after having my younger sibling.

I moved from my kampong to a HDB flat in the west-end of Singapore when the government exercised the Land Reclamation Act on my kampong to build new flats.

I schooled through PSLE, O-level, A-level, and took a 2.5 years Army conscription break before disrupting to return to NUS for a degree course.

I followed the Singapore dream: study hard, serve the country, work hard, listen to the government and have a good life. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Dan E, IS Opinion | 33 Comments »

The Pied Pipers of Singapore Entrepreneurship

Posted by inspir3d on July 14, 2006

Are entrepreneurs born, or entrepreneurs made? In either case, some people claim to be able to teach you how to become a successful entrepreneur. BL has some good advice on how to differentiate between the good guys and the bad guys …read more

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Source: Sgentrepreneurs; Submitted by BL

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Does Myanmar Deserve Asean?

Posted by inspir3d on July 14, 2006

Singapore, as a member of Asean, plays a key role in shaping Asean’s relations with Myanmar. But is Singapore’s stand with regards to Myanmar appropriate, and can Asean do more? Dr Huang ponders …read more

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Source: nofearSingapore; Submitted by Dr Huang

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The best way to keep talents is to let them go!

Posted by inspir3d on July 14, 2006

Design Translator blogs about how he manages talent in his business, and in fact keeping talent often involves doing the most counterintuitive thing. Perhaps his strategy could be applied to Singapore on a larger scale. …read more

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Source: Design Sojourn; Submitted by Design Translator

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Asian Companies able to Embrace design as a business strategy?

Posted by inspir3d on July 14, 2006

IS wasn’t intended to cover business topics initially, but since the way businesses are run in Singapore will impact the economics, and eventually the politics of the country, this two part series is worth a look. …part 1, …part 2

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Source: Design Sojourn; Submitted by: Design Translator

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