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5 Easy Tips for Building Yourself a Strong Network

There is more to success than being task and goal-oriented. Social skills play a vital role so you can excel and succeed in your studies, career, and life in general. According to top-rated Wharton professor Adam Grant, a study conducted on six hundred medical students in Belgium found that self-centered, task-oriented individuals excelled in their first year. However, others who were more generous, helpful, and team-oriented would surpass them in the course of their medical school.
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Seven Things to Know Before Studying Abroad

In pursuit of your educational goals and dream career by studying abroad — are you really prepared for this big step? Studying abroad is exciting, but it can also be intimidating and challenging, especially if this is your first time. You will be leaving the comfort of your home and live in a foreign country. It means you may need to cook your own meals and do your own laundry. You will also have to leave some of your friends at home and learn to make new ones in a new environment. While exciting, there will be many sacrifices in the pursuit of your academic dream.
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Finding Common Purposes Amongst Differences

I was very fortunate to have started my career in a well-managed American global enterprise in the 1990s, with a proper career development plan for young employees ahead of its time. Other than managing its business by geographic markets, the company grouped its revenue sources under three major business divisions, a common practice in many…
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In True Pursuit of Wisdom: Accepting Different Philosophies

What is there in common amongst Marcus Aurelius (a Roman emperor), Epictetus (a slave), Seneca (a wealthy man,) and Confucius (a Chinese teacher.) Yes, they are all great philosophers of the past. This month, let’s talk about PHILOSOPHY! The word “philosophy” literally means the “love” (philo in Greek) of “wisdom” (sophia).
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Life’s Journey: The Real Pilgrimage

Finally, I realise life itself is a pilgrimage since the day we were born. We each have our own route or our Camino, some given, some chosen. Despite the multiple and different routes, we will eventually arrive at the same destination, the discovery of our souls.
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I Am Because You Are

Have you come across the African word “Ubuntu”, which translates to “I am because you are?” The African Journal of Social Work gives it a fuller definition: Ubuntu – A collection of values and practices that people of Africa or African origin view as making people authentic human beings.
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Recipe for Managing Conflict

When was the last time you disagreed and argued with someone over something? Do you remember the unpleasant feeling and how draining it was? It is because, being social creatures, by nature, we loathe conflicts. Often, conflict starts with frustration. Frustration can happen when we least expect it, and it arises when things are not…
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Window Frames of Your Mind

Have you been to Shanghai and visited the famous classical gardens in Suzhou? If so, have you noted the different styles between the Chinese versus the English and French gardens? Besides the usual flowers and trees in every landscaped garden, the classical Chinese gardens feature rocks, ponds, pavilions, walkways joining different halls and towers in…
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What Tiggers Do Best

My very dear friend who grew up loving Winnie-the-Pooh once gave me a Tigger figurine, and it now sits on the shelf next to my work table. Since it is the year of Tiger, I thought to share with you this one and only one “Tigger” in the Hundred Acre Wood that has the audacity…