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Kishore Mahbubani's Big Ideas

Published on Jun 13, 2014 3:59 PM
 

This year, our regular columnist Kishore Mahbubani has devoted his monthly columns in The Straits Times to new Big Ideas which will help Singapore succeed in the next 50 yearsThis year, our regular columnist Kishore Mahbubani has devoted his monthly columns in The Straits Times to new Big Ideas which will help Singapore succeed in the next 50 years.

His first Big Idea is for the country to have fewer cars. The second Big Idea is to make our public transportation No.1 in the world. The third one is to strengthen the Singapore spirit and the fourth idea is to prepare for a political crisis. His fifth Big Idea is to get Singaporeans to learn our National Language.

His sixth Big Idea is for Singaporeans to be happy for one year - from Aug 10 to Aug 9 next year.

Click the following links to read his Big Idea pieces.

Big Idea No. 9: To future-proof the country, build a wise citizenry. 

Big Idea No. 8: Develop the art of compromise, and learn to disagree agreeably.

Big Idea No. 7: Be Bold. The civil service in particular needs to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit.

Big Idea No. 6: $5 meals, $500 holidays and $50k homes for SG50

Big Idea No. 5: Speak the National Language

Prepare for a political crisis

Three stories to strengthen the Singapore spirit 

Public transport: No. 1 in the world?

Big Idea No. 1: A ‘less-car’ Singapore

Professor Mahbubani, who heads the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, has been hailed by British current affairs magazine Prospect as one of this year's top 50 world thinkers.

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