Monday, 25 May 2015

Penned Ideas: Growing Money Bank

A growing money bank means as it says, a growing money bank. The idea is a traditional moeny bank that grow in size as to its content. The money bank will be a solid made out of a stretching foam, just like yhe materials that kids play with. The production of this item will be a novelty and not a mass production. Pen your ideas before they disappear

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Dream Of Big

Since I start working from the age of 19, I have worked in 1 big organisation; that have more then 50 employees, 1 medium company; about 15 employees; and 5 small companies with 4 and less staffs.

From my experience, it is easier and more dynamic to be in a small company. You get to dip your finger in many jars. Yes! It is fun and fine to 'gain experience' while you are young and hungry to learn.

Soon I find out that staying with a small company can be emotionally draining.

Why? Simply because the director or owner who put in their own money for the company are self-pressured to perform and make money. They tend to be tempremental, demanding and sometimes I would call bipolar. Their mood swings like a pendulum. Laughing and joking one minute and the next minute they become the obnoxious of a human being.

Unlike a director of a big cooperation, they are most of the time more patient and better teacher. They communicate better too.

So here is my theory. An entrepreneur should never ever try to grow their business on their own. They need a professional coach for themselves and business consultant to guide their business to the next level. That is why VCs will lay down their rules and conditions when they give the company funds to expand.

I would love to be part of a big cooperation again. Where there are departments, annual DnD, Wellness Wednesdays, annual bonuses, off-site team building, management meeting and monthly birthday celebration. At the age of late 30s, would it still be possible?

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Discovered Persuasion

I dread reading Jane Austen's stories but ironically I love the drama adaptations of them.

My first love for Jane Austen's stories was for Sense and Sensibility acted by Emma Thompson. The movie was hopeful and pure. I watched the movie on my own because no one in my circle cared for such stories.

When I was in England, I took the time to visit Bath and the fashion
of the 17th Century. I felt at home. Yes, I am hopelessly
romantic when it comes to courtship. The admiration, the introduction
and the communication of the good society then was very much elegant
and genuine.

Then, I was introduced to Mr Darcy (Colin Firth) much talked about in Bridget Jones Diary. I bought the infamous BBC Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth and I understood the buzz about "Mr Darcy", the character and the actor. I watch the DVD almost every night for 2 weeks. Over and over again. Even the movie version by Keira Knightly did not make the cut for me.

Until recently when I found out that BBC or ITV had a Jane Austen's month and telecast adaptations of Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. I watched the drama online (shamefully) and was blowned away with all 3 dramas, especially Persuasion. The producers did a wonderful job of casting very very good looking lead actors. The screenplay was engaging, the costumes were inviting and magic of Jane Austen once again been relived in this hopefully romantic soul.

Dashing actor in Persuasion, Rupert Penry-Jones. (Ah....) definately will be the next Mr Darcy.

Jane Austen's stories are truly timeless. I wish to have lived during those period.