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From rags to riches: Singapore’s success stories | Five Stars And a Moon

From rags to riches: Singapore’s success stories | Five Stars And a Moon | Possiblities & Conflict and prejudice | Scoop.it
Who are some of Singapore’s most successful business executives? How did they grow their businesses from their humble beginnings?

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Seah Jun Hao Reynard's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:12 AM

I see that their hard work and perseverance has paid off. I think they have worked very hard and went through many obstacles to become successful. I wonder if everyone was like that, would becoming successful be 'successful'?

Jasmine Goh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:43 PM

After reading this article, I know that it is not easy to achieve success. The people in this article came from different backgrounds but they all faced setbacks in order to become successful. Although they struggled, these businessmen and businesswomen were able to achieve success through their determination as well as their willingness to sacrifice. Many of them took up several jobs to pay for their education fees. They were humble and had the courage to take risks. Through their hard work and effort, they eventually became successful. I think that if you want to be successful in life, you must have the determination to achieve your goal and believe that you are able to survive through the obstacles faced in the process. These people serve as my role model as they are local and they inspire me to work harder in everything I do. I wonder if they ever had the thought of giving up at the most difficult times in their lives.

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Realization of reaching possibilities

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:27 AM

As long as people believe in themselves, they will be able to do better in life, of course,with the support of their family and friends. In order to achieve what they want to, they must have traits like determination , and a sense of motivation.Taking risk and being patient and having self esteem is also very important. I beleive that with a good attitude and personalities, a person can achieve great talents.

Wu Weiyang's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:21 AM

I see that there are many factors leading to realization of reaching the possibilities such as specific personality traits and environmental factors. However, the most important factor is to believe in yourself, build up your confidence and have the desire to succeed. I think that women can be just as successful as men in the different faculties as long as they realize their talent. I wonder what will happen if the enviroment is not ideal to realize your talent.

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 9:52 AM

From this flowchart, I can see that there are many factors that may or will lead to the opportunities available. The flowchart also show that rescilience and the desire to excel is also needed to reach the possibilities other than having the skills needed to do so. Another important factor is that we must believe in ourselves in order to achieve the opportunities. Eventhough there are a lot of factors that has not got to do with us we are solely responsible in opening more opportunities.

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Riches To Rags: Learn From 9 People Who Lost It All [Infographic]

Riches To Rags: Learn From 9 People Who Lost It All [Infographic] | Possiblities & Conflict and prejudice | Scoop.it

We’ve all read stories about people going from rags to riches, but how about from riches to rags? Just a few days ago, Richard wrote an article about the Richest People In America. It explained how the richest people here in the States got rich in the first place. Since there are so many different ways to be rich in life, I want to specify that I’m talking about rich when it comes to financial means. I know a lot of people aspire to be rich, and it got me thinking about what happens when we get there.

 

If you think acquiring a lot of money is a challenge sometimes, you might consider thinking about what you’d do with it once you have it. For some people, keeping money once they’ve got it can be even more of a feat than getting it in the first place. We’ve all heard stories of people who have won millions of dollars in the lottery but ended up broke a few years later. Have you ever stopped to wonder how that could happen? I’ve often thought maybe they got scammed somehow, or perhaps it was just a string of poor financial decisions.

 

In this infographic called From Riches To Rags: 9 Musicians Who Lost It All by paydayloan (designed by NowSourcing), you’ll see several examples of people who went from riches to rags so to speak. I’m blown away that at one point, MC Hammer maintained a payroll expense of $500,000 a month. That was back in the ’90s when it would have seemed like even more money than it does today. It seems Toni Braxton has filed bankruptcy twice in 12 years. Apparently one way to go from riches to rags is to let someone in your family manage your money. That happened to Billy Joel, and he lost 90 million dollars because of that decision. There is a lot we can all learn from this about the importance of living within (or beneath) our means, regardless of how much money we have. It’s all relative if you know what I mean.

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Isiah's curator insight, October 9, 2015 10:15 AM

How are you broke when you own multiple houses and cars worth a fortune. Is filing bankruptcy a way to get out of payiing for debt?

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The Different Types of Prejudice | eHow

The Different Types of Prejudice | eHow | Possiblities & Conflict and prejudice | Scoop.it
Prejudice is a preconceived judgment or opinion that is usually based on limited information about a group or groups of people.

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Jasmine Goh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 1:47 PM

This article describes the different types of prejudice that lead to stereotyping and misjudgments. From this article, I have learnt that prejudice is a preconceived judgment or opinion that is usually based on limited information about a group or groups of people. The most common types of prejudice are those based on race, gender, sexual orientation and disability.
I feel that we should not judge people based on their skin colour or gender as it is unfair and rude to make false comments about them. Everyone should be treated with justice in spite of their race, religion and gender. We all should think twice before making comments or evaluating one's character and personality.
I wonder what good can even come out of making judgments and if there are none, why do people still judge?

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:26 AM

From this article i can infer that there are still many acts of discrimination happening in the world today like racism or gender discrimination. There is also social discrimination happening in schools and even in school places. This does not only happen in our time as in the past many acts of discrimination is practised throught the world.This can be seen as the blacks were socially discriminated in europe centuries due to their skin colour. Women in the past are discriminated as they aren't allowed to study, work or have any form of political power in the past as they are females. Eventhough these acts of discrimanation is actively happening in the past it is also rather saddening that mankind does realise his mistakes and infact still practises discrimmination.For example, in school, some of the students are discrimanted as they fat, ugly and slow in processing knowledge. I sometimes wonder when will people change their and begin accepting these group of people in the society. Thus I believe that we should stop discriminating each other but accept each strength and weakness in order to create a utopian society.

Asha Begum's curator insight, July 6, 5:29 AM

This article talks about the different types of acts of prejudice existing today. Prejudice is judgement people make of others which may not be a truth.

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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 | Possiblities & Conflict and prejudice | 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?