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Twin Towers @LIVE 2011

May 26, 2011   //   by Julian Gan   //   Blog  //  No Comments

What is the best way to enjoy a concert? For me, the answer is now “as a part of the organising committee or crew!” Read more >>

Harvard Business Review on Why Face-to-Face Meetings Make All the Difference

Apr 21, 2011   //   by Admin   //   Blog  //  1 Comment

“In today’s economy, where the fast growth of emerging markets outpaces America and the developed world, if you haven’t gone global yet, it’s time to get moving. But going global is easier said than done — especially for smaller companies. One of the biggest challenges they face is how to manage a diverse group of people across a broad geographic scope,” writes Stephen Greer for The Conversation on the Harvard Business Review.

A recommended read!

Almost a Twitter Party at our Paying It Forward Session

Mar 6, 2011   //   by Admin   //   Blog  //  No Comments

9 February 2011

In a true world cafe style, conversations and cross conversations overlapping one topic on another, we went through our 3rd session of Paying It Forward comfortably. We left PappaRich Bangsar feeling truly satiated with Twitter, the new communication tool. Ohh those 140 character limit had an impact to the world, to people above 35 and of course to 11 of us yesterday, then to Dr Murly too. Mac, iPad, some laptopless ‘hugging’ around in the strong spirit of giving and receiving, munching, talking and getting to know one another.


You are a Professional? Please…

Mar 6, 2011   //   by Admin   //   Blog  //  No Comments

We had a ‘pecah perut’ (laughing so hard, your stomach almost burst at the seams) conversation not too recently with a bunch of ‘no need to work one’ businesspeople, talking and lamenting on a very interesting topic – Professionalism.


Hi-Tea Dialogue with YB Datuk Mukhriz at MITI

Feb 8, 2011   //   by Admin   //   Blog  //  No Comments

I bluntly said no at first. Simply because I don’t gatecrash any event. Still my date insisted I was going to be her chosen partner. I obliged with a disclaimer, “Do tell Tengku Faizwa (the successful organiser of MYFREN conference and this particular event) that I’m passed the age limit of young entrepreneurs.” And as fate intended, there I was, sitting at the spacious newly renovated hall of Dewan Zamrud on Level 16 Bangunan MITI (Ministry of International Trade and Industry) last thursday. The event is a post gathering from the much acclaimed MYFREN conference, a platform that gathers and celebrate young entrepreneurs. By ‘young’ I meant 20 to 40 years of age.


Entrepreneurship, THE Social Solution for Malaysian Women Inmates

Jan 13, 2011   //   by Admin   //   Blog  //  No Comments

All doors open for all women in Malaysia, including inmates.

Good fortune came my way today as part of a group of women entrepreneurs heading their way to Kajang Women Prison. It was a first visit for all 8 of us, including Jimmy the ‘board game’ guy. We couldn’t contain our excitement as we sat together in the plain white Toyota Hiace 10-seater, chattering away imagining curled barbed wire and scenes from ’24′. The barbed wire I saw alright but no unbecoming scene… In fact we were politely ushered to a nice auditorium, still no criminal faces at sight. Instead, Malay women, almost 100 odd Malay women in pretty scarves and colourful baju kurung filled up the seats.


When Passion Trumps Disability

Nov 30, 2010   //   by Julian Gan   //   Blog  //  No Comments

University Days

I enrolled into Universiti Tun Abdul Razak in April 2007 and pursued my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. I was already an active member of an international non-profit organization called ‘Toastmasters International’. Having met with so many members from District 51 (consisting of Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia prior to 2010), exchanging name cards have been somewhat of a habit of mine.