3 Beliefs Ofsuccessa Singaporean Perspective
el ie f# 1B     knowledge  is measured by  good grades
I’m from           Singapore
aveweh       world-class          education
LIKE MANY OTHER COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.....                                         we are                            ...
we choose eitherpolytechnic   or   junior college       at tertiary level
grading systemgpa grading   vs         a levels
teaching approachpragmatic                       vs   academic(preparing for the workforce)        (preparing for further ...
university admission10%-15%                        vs   60%-80%   estimate*                         estimate*(with tons tr...
examination approachacademic      =       academic
NOT HOW WELL..   YOU DRAW    YOU SPEAKYOU PROGRAM      YOU WRITE  YOU APPLY THEORY TO LIFE
but how well..                    Y ou Me morize                 & RE  GURGITATE
is this culturewhat we want?
45 percentduring their first two years in college.showed no improvement in critical thinking,complex reasoning or written ...
what are wereally GOING FOR?
Ask not..        what do     i want to do
Ask...     W  H O         what do      i want to do BE
knowledgeis measured bygood grades    W isdom
e lie f# 2B       everything is      uniform
we believe there is afixed path for everycareer
“While everything changes,Everything remains the same.” -Aristotle
the path to success:jc/poly -> uni -> work -> success  start                    end
there isn’t onejc/poly -> uni -> work -> success        t   starage                  end  aver                     great
“ you  must  get a degree! it’s the only way ” - The Bimbo Singaporean
when youlook fOR   A JOB
when you PURSUE                  higher                  education
gradesappear to bea requisite
You n                            eed t                                     hat       piec            ePAP                o...
“ Don’t Kay Kiang       study hard        and find a job ”      - The Bimbo SingaporeanKay Kiang: Hokkien phrase which tra...
oh waitthat didn’t  stop them
“The ones who are crazy enoughto think that they can change the    world, are the ones who do.”                    -Steve ...
LIfe’s too short tofollow thestatus quo
make your ownpath
be disru ptivewhile you’re at it                     !
sub-par gradesare notthe end
"You can make more money onaverage if you go to college, butits not true for everybody,"- Richard Freeman  Harvard Economi...
EMBRACE YOURSTRENGTHS
STAND OUTOF THE CROWD
“Dont aim for successif you want it; justdo what you love andbelieve in, and it willcome naturally.”- David Frost
everything isuniform     g    ch angin
e lie f# 3B        your jobs        determine    your success
we forgo our passionsthe dollar
DOING THINGS WEDISLIKE
LEARNING THINGS WENEVER USE
“ aim for an office job  they are stable ”- The Bimbo Singaporean
STARING AT      SUCCESSTHIS EVERYDAY
but cubicles sure are stable
“Its not how much moneywe make that ultimatelymakes us happy betweennine and five. Its whetheror not our work fulfills us....
YOUR JOB DOES NOTDEFINE YOU
“Your time is limited, so dontwaste it living someone elses life.”- Steve Jobs
e li e f# 3   attitudeB         your jobs         determine    your success
do yourself afavour
CHASE YOUR OWNDREAMS& Not Someone Else’s Ideals
YOU REALLYDESERVE IT
1. REMEMBER THAT  kNOWLEDGE IS MEASURED BY WISDOM2. BECAUSE in this age, EVERYTHING IS CHANGING3. AND AS SUCH  ATTITUDE DE...
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Ourdeepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It isour light, n...
THANK YOU     image cREDITSInstitute for the Study of Labor      Wikimedia Commons       The Stock.Xchange     info source...
LET’S CONNECT EUGENE CHENG    itseugene.me    gplus.to/itseugene    /itseugenedesign    @itseugenec    /in/itseugene
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  1. 1. 3 Beliefs Ofsuccessa Singaporean Perspective
  2. 2. el ie f# 1B knowledge is measured by good grades
  3. 3. I’m from Singapore
  4. 4. aveweh world-class education
  5. 5. LIKE MANY OTHER COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD..... we are mostly measured by grades
  6. 6. we choose eitherpolytechnic or junior college at tertiary level
  7. 7. grading systemgpa grading vs a levels
  8. 8. teaching approachpragmatic vs academic(preparing for the workforce) (preparing for further education)
  9. 9. university admission10%-15% vs 60%-80% estimate* estimate*(with tons trying to get in)
  10. 10. examination approachacademic = academic
  11. 11. NOT HOW WELL.. YOU DRAW YOU SPEAKYOU PROGRAM YOU WRITE YOU APPLY THEORY TO LIFE
  12. 12. but how well.. Y ou Me morize & RE GURGITATE
  13. 13. is this culturewhat we want?
  14. 14. 45 percentduring their first two years in college.showed no improvement in critical thinking,complex reasoning or written communication Source: Academically Adrift (based on u.s students)
  15. 15. what are wereally GOING FOR?
  16. 16. Ask not.. what do i want to do
  17. 17. Ask... W H O what do i want to do BE
  18. 18. knowledgeis measured bygood grades W isdom
  19. 19. e lie f# 2B everything is uniform
  20. 20. we believe there is afixed path for everycareer
  21. 21. “While everything changes,Everything remains the same.” -Aristotle
  22. 22. the path to success:jc/poly -> uni -> work -> success start end
  23. 23. there isn’t onejc/poly -> uni -> work -> success t starage end aver great
  24. 24. “ you must get a degree! it’s the only way ” - The Bimbo Singaporean
  25. 25. when youlook fOR A JOB
  26. 26. when you PURSUE higher education
  27. 27. gradesappear to bea requisite
  28. 28. You n eed t hat piec ePAP ofto p ER rov e yo ur w ort Do you really? h
  29. 29. “ Don’t Kay Kiang study hard and find a job ” - The Bimbo SingaporeanKay Kiang: Hokkien phrase which translates as "acting smart". It is usually used to describe someone as biting off more than one can chew - to be acting smarter than one actually is.
  30. 30. oh waitthat didn’t stop them
  31. 31. “The ones who are crazy enoughto think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” -Steve Jobs
  32. 32. LIfe’s too short tofollow thestatus quo
  33. 33. make your ownpath
  34. 34. be disru ptivewhile you’re at it !
  35. 35. sub-par gradesare notthe end
  36. 36. "You can make more money onaverage if you go to college, butits not true for everybody,"- Richard Freeman Harvard EconomistSource: ABC Action News
  37. 37. EMBRACE YOURSTRENGTHS
  38. 38. STAND OUTOF THE CROWD
  39. 39. “Dont aim for successif you want it; justdo what you love andbelieve in, and it willcome naturally.”- David Frost
  40. 40. everything isuniform g ch angin
  41. 41. e lie f# 3B your jobs determine your success
  42. 42. we forgo our passionsthe dollar
  43. 43. DOING THINGS WEDISLIKE
  44. 44. LEARNING THINGS WENEVER USE
  45. 45. “ aim for an office job they are stable ”- The Bimbo Singaporean
  46. 46. STARING AT SUCCESSTHIS EVERYDAY
  47. 47. but cubicles sure are stable
  48. 48. “Its not how much moneywe make that ultimatelymakes us happy betweennine and five. Its whetheror not our work fulfills us.”-Malcolm Gladwell
  49. 49. YOUR JOB DOES NOTDEFINE YOU
  50. 50. “Your time is limited, so dontwaste it living someone elses life.”- Steve Jobs
  51. 51. e li e f# 3 attitudeB your jobs determine your success
  52. 52. do yourself afavour
  53. 53. CHASE YOUR OWNDREAMS& Not Someone Else’s Ideals
  54. 54. YOU REALLYDESERVE IT
  55. 55. 1. REMEMBER THAT kNOWLEDGE IS MEASURED BY WISDOM2. BECAUSE in this age, EVERYTHING IS CHANGING3. AND AS SUCH ATTITUDE DETERMINES YOUR SUCCESS
  56. 56. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Ourdeepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It isour light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”- Marrianne Williamson
  57. 57. THANK YOU image cREDITSInstitute for the Study of Labor Wikimedia Commons The Stock.Xchange info sources ABC Action News Academically Adrift
  58. 58. LET’S CONNECT EUGENE CHENG itseugene.me gplus.to/itseugene /itseugenedesign @itseugenec /in/itseugene
  59. 59. Click Here todownloadFor a Tweet
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