Metro Learning Centre 2014 Career Talk-My Career Story

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My Career Story: From Slave Employee to Cloud Entrepreneur
> a journey to freedom

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Metro Learning Centre 2014 Career Talk-My Career Story

  1. 1. 1 ©Conpex Solutions Sdn Bhd, 2014 Metro Learning Centre 2014 Career Talk <My Career story> MetroLC-careerTalk-mystory-slides-eg,r.1-260514
  2. 2. 2 Topic From Slave Employee to Cloud Entrepreneur >A journey to freedom Metro Learning Centre Career Talk: My Career story
  3. 3. 3 1] Early school years [Primary/second ary] > parents:- Chinese school teachers >english mission school >yellow banana > Classmate: Ajib Kor Hyperlink>>Najib-PM -pic-SJI-1967.jpg Metro Learning Centre Career Talk: My Career story
  4. 4. 4 Early school years [Primary/second ary] > parents:- Chinese school teachers >english mission school >yellow banana > Classmate: Ajib Kor >1Msia PM famous quotes  You hmIhu >what C want Lesson learnt >are humans born EQUAL ? > are humans good or evil by nature? Metro Learning Centre Career Talk: My Career story
  5. 5. 5 2] University years >1 week in UM >went to NUS >arch [4th choice] >Caught by spore needs Lesson learnt  No career guidance  Education don’t match skill >spore focused need [housing]  Story of cat catches mice  choose a univ/country where you can learn the best Overstay 1 year >lazy/Punting Metro Learning Centre Career Talk: My Career story
  6. 6. 6 3] 1st 5 Employee years >from Asst Architect to China Man autocratic developer >slave employee >midnight meeting >project architect >[Wisma Sime darby] >learnt good documentation >piling disaster Headhunted>Petronas >1st in-house PMT For Petronas HQ Bldg > Project aborted Lesson learnt >don’t apply to advertised jobs > Search for target cos. Petronas agenda on “shadow employee” >1st 5 slave years: suffer hard knocks Any consolation price??? Metro Learning Centre Career Talk: My Career story
  7. 7. 7 Lesson learnt >don’t apply to advertised jobs > Search for target cos. Petronas agenda on “shadow employee” >Bonus found ??? Storyline> Suffer to gain something good >A test of God’s purpose? Metro Learning Centre Career Talk: My Career story
  8. 8. 8 4] Next 10 Employee Years >Senior Architect[proj Architect] >Promet in-house Architect firm  Langkawi [Dr M’s dream]  >The rise & fall of Promet  Recession  Went to HDB- spore  Lesson learnt  Hunt for ceo  Proj mgr rules over architect  > mgmt shake-up >HDB spin off>Surbana as global company Repeat story of cat catches mice Metro Learning Centre Career Talk: My Career story
  9. 9. 9 5]Next 5 Employee years  Return Msia to Sunrise  1st 3 mths >jaga pintu  iso/QA Mgr  Learnt process mapping Sunrise> the good, bad and ugly  Sunrise politics  The office is a war zone  The story of 6 kingdoms  Managing  The emperor  The generals  Soldiers  Authorities  Client  Home minister Metro Learning Centre Career Talk: My Career story Lesson learnt >When facing the enemies who will fight for you?
  10. 10. 10 Lesson Learnt  TKM Mgmt Style  Staff engagement  Monthly pep talk  Call-up lunch  Mgmt by small note book  Be 1st in something  1st ISO Co.  1st alum form constrn  1st sky gym/lounge/beach  1st strata bungalows  2 steps ahead of competitors  Revitalize Fiabci Msia  From site office Lesson learnt  Make a difference  TKM>do good to win respect  Gain followers  Jesus Mgmt Style? Metro Learning Centre Career Talk: My Career story
  11. 11. 11 5]Next 5 Employee years Con’t  Left sunrise  GM for proxy co. of 2nd most powerful politician  Went to west africa  Ghana/ivory cost/Senegal  Era of Dr M  Era of a thousand MOUs  Msia Boleh at its peak  RM 1 b undersea cable Lesson Learnt  the power of the pen  Mgmt by proxy  God-father politics 1997-98 >Asian currency crisis  Business collapses  Employees cut pay/Retrenchm ent  Out of job  Entrepreneur by default Lesson Learnt; Be prepared for the worst > maximize your credit card limit What do you do when faced with a “do or die” crisis? Metro Learning Centre Career Talk: My Career story
  12. 12. 12 6] Entrepreneurs Years  Self start with laptop  K+E not good enough  Client don’t trust start-up  Survival by;  >giving seminars  Lecturing PM programs to master students  Fiabci Networking As connector  Face Personal financial crisis>  reborn in Christ [10 April 2004]  TAK connect to Dubai The Vietnam Years Encounter with Vietnam CEO Via mentor Lesson Learnt:  Network X3  Have your CV always on Metro Learning Centre Career Talk: My Career story
  13. 13. 13 7] Biz Transformation >Self re- invention  K+E Not enough  Consultancy not good enough  >no brand, no recognition  New Biz model  K-developer > K in the clouds Hyperlink>RED Cloud bizModel-b2cd Map.r.3-050613.ppt Metro Learning Centre Career Talk: My Career story
  14. 14. 14 8] The new Millennial Generation>The rise of social media Virtual networking via >BF >Linkedin >Twitter Speaking and deliver Seminars via the cloud Latest Seminar to Africans participants Great testimony from African CEO See next slide Metro Learning Centre Career Talk: My Career story
  15. 15. 15 Eric, you stole the show! You broke down scientific approaches into simple terms for all non scientific people to understand. Thank you so much, surely I will get back to you when I settle in office. Thanks [From David Alimubanji-CEO, Uganda Micro Credit Foundation, Uganda] Lesson Learnt  Ready to go when opportunity arises Return to africa? Metro Learning Centre Career Talk: My Career story
  16. 16. 16  About the Speaker The speaker started his career as an employee architect, project manager, quality / management systems manager and general manager-property before embarking on entrepreneurship as a seminar trainer, project management consultant, strategic advisory consultant and Cloud Entrepreneur. He uses the Cloud Platform as a business tool to enhance his work deliverables. He is on a journey to become a transformed RED Mobile Entrepreneur seeking to pull all his knowledge to the clouds and push to mobile devices/ gadgets. He spends 50 percent of his physical time in Kuala Lumpur and overseas work. The balance 50 percent of his time is spent in the clouds.
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