Bernard Leong

I wished that I knew about the book “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits” by Verne Harnish when I was working on my startup a few years back.

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  • A new post I have written for the start of 2015: Startups Dilemmas in Asia: Bad Revenues & Pivot

    Startups Dilemmas in Asia: Bad Revenues & Pivot

    bernardleong.com 02 Jan '15, 1am

    Can the bad revenues sustain about 50% of the burn rate of the company while you work on the pivot? : The reason for this is that you buy yourself some time with the runway you have got. Depending on the situation, I advise differently. If the company has a lot of runway, then I will ...

  • Written a new post: "Why I want to reach #Flow again"

    Why I want to reach Flow again

    bernardleong.com 04 Feb '15, 4am

    For myself, I have only reached flow once when I was studying in Cambridge. I was solving a chain of difficult problems in quantum field theory, string theory and black holes. The overdrive and relentless pursuit to focus took me weeks to solve them. In fact, it was so challenging tha...

  • New Questions on Mobile: An Asian Perspective

    bernardleong.com 30 Dec '14, 9am

    When it comes to messaging apps, Silicon Valley will look to Asia for inspiration and not the other way round. My bet is on Facebook cloning WeChat (owned by Tencent) by enhancing Whatsapp in the coming year. Currently, the revenue model for Facebook is totally predicated on advertisi...

  • Perspectives on Venture Capital in Asia by @bleongcw is a great read

    Perspectives on Venture Capital in Asia

    bernardleong.com 06 Dec '14, 3pm

    Building a company valued at least US$100M (or exit either by sale or taking it public) or running a public company of at least US$1B market capitalisation. The reason to impose this condition is that I am equipped with the ability to manage a company in a massive scale. On that scale...

  • The Future Media Barons of the World

    The Future Media Barons of the World

    bernardleong.com 25 Jan '15, 11pm

    The inspiration of this post arises from watching the series “The Newsroom ” written by Aaron Sorkin. I remain very much a fan from the days of “The West Wing” till today. In the last two episodes, Sorkin condensed the conundrum of the traditional newsroom steeped in journalistic inte...

  • ICYMI: My reflections for 2014 and what I am looking forward to in #2015:

    Goodbye 2014, Welcome 2015

    bernardleong.com 31 Dec '14, 8am

    Share & Comment Facebook 0 Twitter 1 Google+ 1 LinkedIn 6 Before I even know it, 2014 is finally over. I have also passed an important milestone of my life: turning 40. It just means that the search for the next in one million has just begun. Reflecting over a fast paced year, I am on...

  • My new post "Digital Disruption in Traditional Companies":

    Digital Disruption in Traditional Companies

    bernardleong.com 17 Nov '14, 3pm

    Most people see the threat of digital businesses too late. First they are perceived to be too small when they first started. They typically target the niche market that is adjacent to the traditional market. With high quality customer service and easy access, they generate network eff...

  • Contact

    bernardleong.com 02 Jan '15, 12pm

    You can always contact me through various channels but my recommendation is that you get an introduction thru someone who I have worked (either through my workplace or projects I am involved with) with or known through the Southeast Asia entrepreneurial ecosystem.