14 May '11, 9am

DBS chairman says failure is important

DBS chairman says failure is important

DBS Chairman Peter Seah, 64, has a successful 34-year career in banking but he firmly believes that failure is an important step in achieving success. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA DBS Chairman Peter Seah, 64, has a successful 34-year career in banking but he firmly believes that failure is an important step in achieving success. 'Failures and setbacks are opportunities where you learn to do things better, where you toughen up,' he explained. Mr Seah was sharing his personal and professional experiences with a group of students and old boys of Saint Joseph's Institution at the Fullerton-SJI leadership lecture series held at the Fullerton Hotel on Friday. He graduated from SJI in 1964 and still stays in touch with his classmates. During his career, Mr Seah also learnt the importance of organisational culture when he moved from American bank, Citibank to the family-owned Asian ...

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