Archive for September 2009

Agassi is the closest we’ve seen to a Steve Jobs of clean tech — visionary, technologist, businessman. What’s it like working with him? Exhilarating, exhausting, challenging, gratifying.

Absolutely. Just listen to Agassi’s Ted Talk.


Amazing explanation of the economics of electric cars that would matter to people on the ground.

I also like his explanation of eMiles. It follows Moore’s law and that’s what I love so much about a tech entrepreneur going into the electric car market. They think not just about selling cars but the economics of it that are classic to tech markets.

I’m really excited about the proposition that Better Place brings. I’ve not seen an idea this big, at such a scale for a long long time. No wonder Shai raised $200m for his seed round!

Jeffrey Sachs Over Indonesia

“It is not fair to compare Indonesia with it’s neighboring countries such as Singapore and Malaysia, or any other country in the world in that case. Indonesia has changed from a totally centralized country to a decentralized country virtually overnight. Indonesia has changed from a Dictatorship to a Democracy virtually overnight. Indonesia has changed to a liberal country virtually overnight. No other country has been through what Indonesia has been through virtually overnight. The closest example is the USSR. When the USSR split up, it experienced similar changes to what Indonesia had, virtually overnight. In that condition, Russia’s economy had a NEGATIVE growth that year. In that same condition, Indonesia’s Economy GREW. It had POSITIVE growth. If I were an Indonesian, I would be proud of that achievement. And I would predict a much brighter future”.

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That’s amazing for a big country. That’s all I have to say.

The heartbeat of Singapore. Clean, efficient, delicious. We have our meals served by hardworking people. They fill our stomachs so we can make it through each day.

The lovely auntie and uncle who baby sat me when I was a little boy more than 25yrs ago! They still look the same. Was so happy to bump into them at the mall. I think they’re very happy to see me too. So many challenges in life but when you think about it it’s moments like these which make my heart fill with nostalgia. People come and go in my life but I don’t think my baby sitters will ever leave mine because they brought me up and taught me so much during my formative years. Putting me in the right trajectory was all they were required to do and they did that right with their caring hearts. How could I ever thank them? Indeed these are the people who sweated and toiled to bring us up. They built this city that we’ve all come to enjoy.

Surprised Singapore had such ads

At kel’s resort. So delicious I lapped it all up and added soup!

We have to manage the attractiveness of the tea break against the rest of the meeting. Sometimes, you find that the teh tarik stall out in the reception area is so attractive that they don’t want to go back to the meeting. We have to manage that.

$100m conference… and people seem to care more about the Teh Tarik.


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  • bigsurf: yeah it's really cool.. well i guess you can also come to Singapore as there's a big cosplay thing going on here too!
  • Lasitha Silva: I also like to have a snap with a Star wars character. And I think..I need to be at Tokyo for that. Coz I love to be there too.
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