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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  • How to evaluate “Uber for X” companies | Bernard

    bernardleong.com 04 Jul '15, 7am

    For Uber to reach the scale of UPS or Fedex, they have to end up building up their own fleets. The only situation that I can ever see Uber doing this is to have a fleet of self-driving cars and that’s when they can compete in the space of traditional logistics companies. So, why are U...

  • Inverting The Pyramid By Jonathan Wilson

    bernardleong.com 04 Mar '16, 8am

    If you are interested in the history of football and tracked the development how the idea of football formations come about, Jonathan Wilson’s book “Inverting the Pyramid” will be a great exposition on the subject. It is reminiscent of international chess history books that tracked th...

  • 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 ...

  • The Shokunin Way

    bernardleong.com 01 Jul '15, 10pm

    In the past few years as I am developing the set of skills for my next journey, I have adapted the shokunin into both product and general management skills. In my roles, I focus my thinking as a craftsman by being laser focused on the product and the task in management, and keep itera...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • On Mentoring in Startups & Corporates

    bernardleong.com 23 Feb '14, 5pm

    For any intern I have mentored, I actually plan what they would do in my startup or the work environment that I am in. I would relate my experience in Chalkboard because I have trained not just one but at least five successful interns (and I won’t name them). I typically start them wi...