Adrian Tan is the author of The Teenage Textbook and The Teenage Workbook which were both national bestsellers. The two books sold over 50,000 copies. The books were made into a film – The Teenage Textbook Movie, which topped the box office in Singapore for four weeks. In 2015, The Teenage Textbook was selected by The Business Times as one of the Top 10 English Singapore books from 1965–2015.
Adrian is currently a lawyer with Morgan Lewis in Singapore and specialises in intellectual property and information technology law. On his off-duty days, Adrian also judges on the International Emmy Award-nominated debate TV show – The Arena.
In this conversation, we spoke about:
- Argument vs. persuasion, and how he has used the latter in his law practice
- The writing process for The Teenage Textbook
- Why he chose law as his career and much much more
It was a really fun and wide-ranging conversation. Adrian is such an insightful and a hilarious guy.
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Special thanks to Adrian. Until next time!