“Every stage in your career, you keep pushing yourself to be a little bit more uncomfortable. What’s the worst that can happen? You don’t make it in.. You can come back”. – Calvin Soh
Calvin Soh entered the advertising industry with no certificate and left as the Vice Chairman, chief creative officer Asia for Publics Asia (which owned Saatchi and Fallon). The reason is to spend time with his children, Dylan and Ava. In the span of 5 years, Dylan has spoken in 2 TEDx talks, co-authored a book, successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign (GIY stick) and has written a 2,000 word essay for Esquire magazine.
We dive into the world of advertising, being a 21st century parent and beyond. Enjoy!
If you have only got 2 mins to spare, here’s a short snippet of the interview.
“Even if it’s not your fault, f* take responsibility, own the problem, solve the problem…” – George Cherian Abhishek.
George Cherian Abhishek is the owner of the WORST bar in Singapore, Spiffy Dapper. But make no mistake, it is the worst bar that is PROFITABLE. George came from India to Singapore at the age of 16. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Nanyang Polytechnic. In the twist and turn of events, he ended up homeless, sleeping in the playground of Bishan.
If you have 5 minutes, check out George’s 10 Lessons at 29.
If you have only got 2 mins to spare, check out a short snippet of George’s interview.
At the young age of 60 years old, Betty Lee packed her bag, sealed away her belongings and embarked on the next chapter of her life – travelling solo for the next 400 days of her life!
Betty Lee is one of the oldest (youngest at heart) travellers that I’ve met during my travels. To be honest, I did not know she was 60 years old when we first met in Peru. It felt that we were just the same age with different life experiences. We shared some of our Peru adventures in the interview.
If you’ve only got 2 minutes, here’s a short video on (Self Defence Advice for Solo Female Travellers).
Click “continue reading” for the link and show notes…
“You have to be comfortable with the uncomfortable” ~ Jeremy Tong
Jeremy Tong is a traveller, adventurer and mountaineer. He has conquered many mountains throughout his 12 years of climbing. Some of these mountains include Mera Peak in Nepal, Aconcagua in Argentina and Lenin peak at Kyrgyzstan.
He currently plotting his way to the highest mountain in the world, Mt Everest next year. You can help him with his adventure by contributing here.
Even $20 will be $20 less that he’ll have to raise.