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Father and Son Business Owners Share Their Secrets to Success

Father and Son Business Owners Share Their Secrets to Success | Possibilities Confict and Prejudice_Shee Hui Li | Scoop.it
In time for Father's Day, successful father and son business owners share how they balance their personal and professional relationships.

Via David Simpson, Tan Ying Shan
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After reading this article I feel that having the right attitude to do something is very important it helps to strive towards the goal you want and not give up easily. The father entrusted his company to his son because his son showed his father that he can do it through his determination and work attitude. I believe that everyone should have this mindset to achieve something. I wonder if SIngaporean students will have this mindset and not give up easily?           

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Lim Jun Heng's curator insight, June 29, 2013 10:32 AM

I can see that the main reason to their success is their attitude. The son want to prove himself to his father and the remaining of the company thus he did his best and more, and to not bring personal feelings to their work and to concentrate during work and not be distracted. I think that teenagers nowadays should have the right attitude when working, and give their best regardless of what they are doing. I wonder when will Singaporean teenagers adopt this kind of thinking, and not complain incessantly

Chia Yi Xuan's curator insight, June 29, 2013 11:27 AM

After reading this article, my thoughts are that there are many ways to be successful in doing something. The father in this article trusts his son and gave him the role of CEO in the company, this led to their success in their business. I also think that attitude plays an important role in their success, the son said "I want to be in my position because I'm the right person." this shows that he got the determination and drive towards success and therefore he is working very hard towards his goal.I learnt that success is possible with hard work and the right attitude. 

Hui Li's comment, June 30, 2013 1:23 AM
After reading this article I feel that having the right attitude to do something is very important it helps to strive towards the goal you want and not give up easily. The father entrusted his company to his son because his son showed his father that he can do it through his determination and work attitude. I believe that everyone should have this mindset to achieve something. I wonder if SIngaporean students will have this mindset and not give up easily?
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Starting a Small Business: Entrepreneur Mom Success Stories

Starting a Small Business: Entrepreneur Mom Success Stories | Possibilities Confict and Prejudice_Shee Hui Li | Scoop.it

 - Business: Sassy Signs (sassysigns.com), publicity for yard sales and celebrations, launched February 2006
 - Investment: $25,000 for initial manufacturing
 - 2009 earnings: Around $220,000 in sales
When women match a need in the marketplace with what's best for them and their families—while devising smart strategies to make it all happen—everyone wins...To put in the first order, they had to deplete savings and max out credit cards. "It was terrifying," says Tammy, "but we believed we'd get our investment back and then some." At first the sisters sent out orders from their basements, but the business grew so much that they now use a fulfillment center...Profits took a while. "In the beginning, nearly every penny of sales went toward production, advertising, and paying down debt," says Tammy. But by devising new lines for special occasions and landing a big catalog deal Tammy and Nycole were finally able to pocket $10,000 each in 2009. With more people holding yard sales because of the economy, the sisters expect that 2010 will be a banner year.


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Hui Li's insight:

This article is an inspiring story of stay-at-home moms who started a business in the worst recession and made it successful. I feel really encouraged by this article as it shows that everyone can make it its up to them whether they are willing to hold on and made the impossible possible. You have to believe in yourself that you can and will achieve the goal. Motivation from your love ones contribute greatly as well.

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Hui Li's comment, June 30, 2013 1:08 AM
This article is an inspiring story of stay-at-home moms who started a business in the worst recession and made it successful. I feel really encouraged by this article as it shows that everyone can make it its up to them whether they are willing to hold on and made the impossible possible. You have to believe in yourself that you can and will achieve the goal. Motivation from your love ones contribute greatly as well.
Cheryl Toh's curator insight, June 30, 2013 9:48 AM

This is an inspiring story of stay-at-home moms who started a business in the worst recession and made it successful. I can see that they are really trying very hard to achieve what they thought was impossible. They did not give up even though 'it was terrifying'. I think that what made it possible was that they believed in what they will achieve in the end and that they have the determination to keep going. I wonder what made them have such determination?

Ming Ting's curator insight, June 30, 2013 11:16 AM

From this article, I see that two stay-at-home moms became rich by starting a risky business during the worse recession, which became successful then. I think that nothing is impossible, as long as one has the determination and perseverance to do something, it can be completed. I wonder what made both of them want to start the business in the first place.

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Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore

Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore | Possibilities Confict and Prejudice_Shee Hui Li | Scoop.it
This LibGuide explores the following themes: 1. causes and effects of conflict in a multi-ethnic society (case studies of Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka and 2. challenges in resolving ethnic conflicts.

Via NeoJiaLing, Tricia Chan
Hui Li's insight:

From this article, we can see that two races are fighting against each other. Disagreements pulled them apart. I believe that the conflict will be solved if they are willing to forgive one another and let go of their hatred. The government shouldn't show favourism but treat the two races fairly since both of the races live together in Sri Lankan. I wonder if the government will take that step to solve this conflict

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Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 3, 2013 6:45 AM

After reading this article, i learnt that there is a conflict between the Tamils and Sinhalese, which took place in Sri Lanka and lasted for over more than 100 years. As the Sinhalese have many benefits like, more job offers and further education opportunities, which the Tamils are unhappy about, thus conflicts between the two ethnic groups started.

I feel that the two ethnic groups shouldn't use violence to solve their problems. Its not worth it to get people injured or killed just to have that problem evened out. Both should talk to each other what their are unhappy about and give in to each other.

I wonder why they want to pursue the matter for such a long time.

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:59 AM

After reading this article, I believe that in order for a country to achieve progress, social, economical and political stability, it has to first achieve muti-ethnic harmony. this is true as different races in a country need to work in cohesion in order to benefit both the country and themselves. This can be seen as Singapore has gone through much progress since the racial riots end. However if racial instability has struck a multi-ethnic country, this will create a lot of problems for the country like major riots and civil wars. this will cause the country to fall in economical and political terms. This can be seen in Sri Lanka as it went through civil war which killed more than 100000 people. This war greatly affect Sri Lanka's economy and causes a major political instability in the country. Due to this, I believe that a country multi-ethnic country must achieve racial harmony in order to benefit everyone.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 11:23 AM

Peace and harmony , don't everyone want to stay that way forever? Thats why i seriously wonder , why would people want to start wars , destroying their paradise. In every country's road to success , there must be lots and lots of ups and downs , between its neighboring countries and even between their own people. We're all living in the 21st century , why would we still think in that manner that violence will solve everything? It never will , it will just make the matter worse and cause it to affect a larger amount of people and to last for an even longer period of time. The matter may start of small but because of the use of violence , the matter will start to enlarge and then it would not only be in-between the people who started the matter but the whole country. It will then be reflected badly on the race of the people and also the country. Bit by bit everything will start to fall. Therefore , to me i wonder , why would people want to make things that are simple into things that are so complicated that will cause major damages?

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Miliband calls for improved integration of immigrants to reduce pressures of a multi-ethnic society

Miliband calls for improved integration of immigrants to reduce pressures of a multi-ethnic society | Possibilities Confict and Prejudice_Shee Hui Li | Scoop.it

The Labour leader Ed Miliband today called for an overhaul of housing and employment policy – and a concerted drive to teach English to recent immigrants – in an effort to improve integration and reduce the strains of a multi-ethnic society.

He admitted that the last Government made serious mistakes over immigration, underestimating the capacity of some communities to adapt to new arrivals. He also conceded that it had blundered by adopting an open-doors policy for new arrivals from the East European countries that joined the EU in 2004.

Under his proposals, Labour would expect migrants to learn English, tackle landlords who cram newcomers into overcrowded houses and ban recruitment agencies from seeking workers only from particular countries or ethnic groups...


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Ed Millband wants a multi-ethnic society in Great Britian. He feels that everyone should learn English and be able to speak it so that it would be an effective communication in Great Britain. With everyone being able to speak a common language ideas and opinions could be easily brought up towards creating this multi-ethnic society. It is important for the people to communicate and agree on it. As different opinions may cause conflict in the community.           

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:02 AM

Ed Miliband feels that everyone in Great Britiasn should know how to speak English and it is important for everyone to know the language. He wants a multi-ethnic society in Great Britian. With everyone being able to speak a common language ideas and opinions could be easily brought up towards creating this multi-ethnic society. It is important for the people to communicate and agree on it. As different opinions may cause conflict in the community

Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:06 AM

Ed Miliband feels that everyone in Great Britiasn should know how to speak English and it is important for everyone to know the language. He wants a multi-ethnic society in Great Britian. With everyone being able to speak a common language ideas and opinions could be easily brought up towards creating this multi-ethnic society. It is important for the people to communicate and agree on it. As different opinions may cause conflict in the community

Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:16 AM

Ed Miliband feels that everyone in Great Britiasn should know how to speak English and it is important for everyone to know the language. He wants a multi-ethnic society in Great Britian. With everyone being able to speak a common language ideas and opinions could be easily brought up towards creating this multi-ethnic society. It is important for the people to communicate and agree on it. As different opinions may cause conflict in the community

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Making the Impossible Possible | CANARIE.ca

Twenty years ago, researchers from industry, universities, and government joined a team of visionaries at CANARIE to build Canada's first research and education network. Since then CANARIE’s programs, services, and national ultra-high-speed network have sparked transformative digital innovations that pave the way for Canadian leadership in today’s digital economy and make the impossible possible.

 

While CANARIE’s role in supporting research and education is well known, its role in spurring digital innovation within the private sector is less so. But over the past twenty years, a number of CANARIE programs have leveraged the vital digital infrastructure to motivate the business community to adopt leading-edge technologies to strengthen their competitive advatage.

 

In 2000, CANARIE launched the E-business program to support the development of practical solutions to enable small and medium-sized businesses to accelerate their transition to e-business.

 

 

This program supported a range of solutions implemented in 2000 and beyond, including:

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc, Tricia Chan
Hui Li's insight:

Prejudice used to refer to preconceived, usually unfavorable, judgments toward people or a person because of gender, social class, age, disability, religion, sexuality, race/ethnicity, language, nationality or other personal characteristics. Minority people that behave or speak differently from people of the majority. This shouldn't be that case because people are made differently and each of us are unique in our own way. In this article, the author's son suffers from down syndrome. Though he's not viewed as normally as the other people he is happy for who he is. And we shouldn't just judged people like this. We could have been more encouraging towards these people and show love care and concern towards them. Its kind of irony that we are putting these people down when tthey are already doen shouldn't we try to bring them up?           

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Tricia Chan's curator insight, June 22, 2013 1:31 PM

In my opinion, the important factors of moving towards realization are total clarity, taking action and attracting the dream towards you. Without a clear path and mindset, we will often end up in quandaries thus giving up in the end. There are bound to be impediments to be surmounted but with the right attitude, it would definitely bring us far. In this article, I see a large amount of time spent, in fact twenty years, on Canada's first research and education network. The tenacious spirit and hard work of the teachers and researchers had finally paid off when their network was a huge success.They even started an online business program. I think they must have felt a great sense of satisfaction and I wish I could taste the sweet success after I worked hard for something .I wonder why would someone work so hard for twenty years, the students must really mean a lot to them. 

wingsie's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:40 AM

From this article, I can see that the efforts of the researchers that out in for twenty years have really paid off. What was originally just an imagination turned into a possibility with the determination and having the success in mind. Today, CANARIE is one of the leading digital network businesses in Canada. In my opinion, CANARIE has achieved a remarkable feat; they have leveraged the government’s investment in infrastructure to stimulate innovation and the adoption of the very latest technological tools. By creating new programmes, other small companies can have the chance to contribute to a strong economy. 

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It's all about how we strengthen our economy and build a better tomorrow, 1 company at a time. Someone has finally come up to the plate. - John
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Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore

Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore | Possibilities Confict and Prejudice_Shee Hui Li | Scoop.it
This LibGuide explores the following themes: 1. causes and effects of conflict in a multi-ethnic society (case studies of Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka and 2. challenges in resolving ethnic conflicts.

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Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 3, 2013 6:45 AM

After reading this article, i learnt that there is a conflict between the Tamils and Sinhalese, which took place in Sri Lanka and lasted for over more than 100 years. As the Sinhalese have many benefits like, more job offers and further education opportunities, which the Tamils are unhappy about, thus conflicts between the two ethnic groups started.

I feel that the two ethnic groups shouldn't use violence to solve their problems. Its not worth it to get people injured or killed just to have that problem evened out. Both should talk to each other what their are unhappy about and give in to each other.

I wonder why they want to pursue the matter for such a long time.

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:59 AM

After reading this article, I believe that in order for a country to achieve progress, social, economical and political stability, it has to first achieve muti-ethnic harmony. this is true as different races in a country need to work in cohesion in order to benefit both the country and themselves. This can be seen as Singapore has gone through much progress since the racial riots end. However if racial instability has struck a multi-ethnic country, this will create a lot of problems for the country like major riots and civil wars. this will cause the country to fall in economical and political terms. This can be seen in Sri Lanka as it went through civil war which killed more than 100000 people. This war greatly affect Sri Lanka's economy and causes a major political instability in the country. Due to this, I believe that a country multi-ethnic country must achieve racial harmony in order to benefit everyone.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 11:23 AM

Peace and harmony , don't everyone want to stay that way forever? Thats why i seriously wonder , why would people want to start wars , destroying their paradise. In every country's road to success , there must be lots and lots of ups and downs , between its neighboring countries and even between their own people. We're all living in the 21st century , why would we still think in that manner that violence will solve everything? It never will , it will just make the matter worse and cause it to affect a larger amount of people and to last for an even longer period of time. The matter may start of small but because of the use of violence , the matter will start to enlarge and then it would not only be in-between the people who started the matter but the whole country. It will then be reflected badly on the race of the people and also the country. Bit by bit everything will start to fall. Therefore , to me i wonder , why would people want to make things that are simple into things that are so complicated that will cause major damages?