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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 | Poverty | Scoop.it
Who are some of Singapore’s most successful business executives? How did they grow their businesses from their humble beginnings?

Via NeoJiaLing, Zeke Chew, Lee Li Ying, Xin Rong
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Kar Hang Cheung's curator insight, June 30, 2013 10:56 AM

After reading this article, i understand that these successful faces of Singapore also have their dark and grey days in life. Despite the unknown future that awaits them or the obsticles that makes their life harder,they did not give up. The reason on why they are successful now is due to their constant hard work and effort.I have learnt that in order to be a successful person, you must have the heart to learn,the determination in your mindset and the bravery to take risk .The few succesful persons that i have read in this article have showned that everything is possible as long as we have the will to do it. I find and believe that the stories in this article will serve as a motivation and a model for all of us to follow. I wonder if these people would have a lecture with those who are struggling in life to encourage them.

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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The War on Poverty Turns 50: Why Aren't We Winning?

The War on Poverty Turns 50: Why Aren't We Winning? | Poverty | Scoop.it
Half a century after LBJ's famous declaration, poverty remains stubbornly high. It's not just the evolution of the low-wage economy; it's the devolution of the two-parent household.

Via David Simpson
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ETD1's comment, January 9, 2014 10:53 PM
It is a good question. Perhaps the question is whether there is a concerted effort on reducing poverty.
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When the definition of poverty harms the poor - The Hindu

When the definition of poverty harms the poor - The Hindu | Poverty | Scoop.it
The Hindu
When the definition of poverty harms the poor
The Hindu
The idea that poverty is determined, defined and measured by a group of people mostly unaffected by it is an intriguing one.
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I see that the writer of this online newspaper is arguing about the difference in the way the india government and how the poor define proverty. The writer said that the state is using economic indexes to argue that the poverty situation has improved in india and that poverty is a state of mind. However, the poor define poverty as accessibility to safe water, sanitation, housing, nutrition, health and education.

 

I think that the logic of measurement by the state seems to be flawed because the economic indexes takes into account the earnings of the rich.

 

I wonder if it is a situation whereby the income disparity is actually great and so the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. If so, the state's way of  defining poverty may a sign that they do not want to acknowledge to severity of the issue. 

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Etd7's curator insight, January 9, 2014 10:29 PM

This practice of categorising people according to a so called caste system was intitailly intended for a good cause. However, what society had done was to take it into its own hand and created a border within which selected members of a particular caste benefited from it. The segregation broadened and has escalated to such an extent that now t is very very difficult for the government or self help groups to eradicate this caste system totally from India. 

Etd13's curator insight, January 9, 2014 10:52 PM

The poor becomes poorer

Etd13's curator insight, February 17, 2014 3:14 AM

I see that the definition of poverty does not help alleviate the problem.

I think that the author's point of view is that policy makers are not feeling the ground.

I wonder if ...

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Education will help eradicate poverty: Narendra Modi

Education will help eradicate poverty: Narendra Modi | Poverty | Scoop.it
CHENNAI: Education is the route to eradicate poverty and every child in India must be educated, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi here on Sunday. Speaking at the 9th convocation of...
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Etd7's curator insight, February 17, 2014 3:04 AM

I see an article about how education can eradicate poverty

I think the writer is trying to emphasise how education is an important tool for third world countries to deal with their problems

I wonder how else can poverty be eradicated in these third world countries

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ETD1's curator insight, February 17, 2014 3:12 AM

I see an article on how education can help eradicate poverty

I think that it needs more 

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▶ 25 Sobering Statistics On Global Poverty That Might Upset You - YouTube

Everyone knows there is poverty in the world. But what exactly does that mean? These are 25 sobering statistics on global poverty that might upset you. https...
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Etd13's comment, January 9, 2014 10:30 PM
My colleague Ms Tay HP who completed a second degree in Mathematics shared that once you acquire a good understanding of statistics... you will not believe statistic ever again.