Not so diverse?

A recent WSJ article brought my attention to the old gripe of foreigners being kept at all the top positions in MNCs in Asia. The article discusses the fact that most MNCs still rely on expatriates to fill their top jobs despite being in the region for many years and despite having an abundance of […]

Meritocracy with a Heart: Reigniting the Singapore passion

Meritocracy is often associated with having a cold and over competitive society. In a purely meritocratic society, this element of help would not exist, and disadvantaged individuals would have to fend for themselves. Once upon a time, our forefathers believed in hardwork. They believe in self-sustanence and self-reliance. Singapore had been calibrated to train citizens […]

Meritocracy in Singapore

It’s funny how oftentimes some words we had never really thought about suddenly make us reflect on topics and issues we’d never even considered. A colleague recently sent me this interview in which DPM Tharman discusses something I’ve always taken for granted: meritocracy. We’re all familiar with the notion of “meritocracy”; it’s a system in […]