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Nail problems without hammering people

Former civil service chief Lim Siong Guan offers answers to life's hardest questions in his book

Published on Mar 21, 2014 7:11 PM
 
Mr Lim makes it clear that he means for this book to be read by all, be they stay-at-home mothers, emergency room nurses or secondary school students, and he takes the tone of a benevolent uncle. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM

The Leader, The Teacher And You: Leadership Through A Third Generation

By Lim Siong Guan and Joanne H. Lim

152 pages/World Scientific Publishing/$51.36 with GST (hardcover) or $29.96 with GST (softcover) from major bookstores

IN 1980, high-flying civil servant Lim Siong Guan met a Singaporean manager who had studied and worked so well in Japan that even the Japanese mistook him for a countryman.

 
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THE BIG READ

FIVE QUESTIONS THIS BOOK ANSWERS

1. What is the secret of happiness?

2. How can you best build confidence in yourself and others?

3. Why should you do things that do not interest you?

4. How can you communicate best with everyone else?

5. Why is building a nation not the same as building a city?