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Beyond Reason: Using emotions as you negotiate by Roger Fisher and David Shapiro

Recently finished a book “Beyond Reason: Using emotions as you negotiate” by Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro. A very useful book for me. Of course, what the book is saying is not anything really that new, but putting it together in a structured and systematic way, made it easier to remember. One very useful take-away…… Continue reading Beyond Reason: Using emotions as you negotiate by Roger Fisher and David Shapiro

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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott remains one of my favourite books. Used to read Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men and Jo’s Boys repeatedly when I was much younger. I never really liked Good Wives but I was so fond of Little Women. Only later did I realize that the characters in Little Men…… Continue reading

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Resolve

The resolve to arrive in lectures early always gets hijacked by bad planning and over-optimistic expectations. I remember in Singapore, when I commuted regularly to and from school, I will recognise certain people on the MRT, simply because we always take the same train. I never recognise anyone on the tube. Although to be honest,…… Continue reading Resolve

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Excerpts from Cherian George’s Air-Conditioned Nation

Thought provoking excerpts from: George, Cherian (2000) Singapore The Air-Conditioned Nation: Essays on the politics of comfort and control 1990 – 2000, Singapore: Landmark Books Pte Ltd The PM’s new shoes, page 37 Relative to the impossibly articulate and frighteningly intelligent Lees, however, Goh was an everyman. At some unconscious level, many Singaporeans could identify…… Continue reading Excerpts from Cherian George’s Air-Conditioned Nation