Lessons from an out-of-the-box game changer

Every generation should know how it got here and what its predecessors did to make the transition possible

Former Deputy Prime Minister Goh Keng Swee, seen here in 1976, first started Singapore on the road to building up its reserves. ST PHOTO: MAK KIAN SENG
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When then Deputy Prime Minister Goh Keng Swee was setting up the Government's sovereign wealth fund in 1981, his first task was to recruit experienced fund managers.

He did not hire headhunters to do it, which is what you would do today.

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