Opening more roads to success for every student in Singapore

It is time to look beyond paper qualifications and cater to the diverse needs and talents of our students

Recommendations to be implemented include enhancing the ITEs’ curricular structure. PHOTO: ST FILE
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It has often been said that running a business takes more than just book knowledge. To get ahead, the businessman should be able to understand the lay of the land, adjust deftly to the market, read people well, and communicate effectively, among other less tangible skills conveniently called "street smarts".

After starting several businesses and closing a few in the past 10 years, I can say that those smarts are essential not only in the people running the business, but also in the employees.

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