21 Feb '12, 9pm

Many Singaporeans don't have the confidence or the drive to be entrepreneurs: Voices

I was not surprised when the Education Minister said recently that some chief executives and entrepreneurs feel that Singaporeans lack the drive and confidence to venture out of their comfort zone. I believe that not many are confident or driven enough to go through the mill of being an entrepreneur, someone with a dream who wants to fulfill it at all costs, due to our singular use of education as the way to achieve success in life. I feel that a person cannot really be taught to be entrepreneurial simply through workshops or seminars. The overall business environment, natural push factors and, more importantly, a person's personality are crucial in determining who will succeed as an entrepreneur. I was heartened to recently meet a 26-year-old lady who has set up an events business. She was confident and articulate. I think she will go far, as she believes in delayed grati...

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