28 May '13, 12pm

In case you missed it: To get lucky, think positive

In case you missed it: To get lucky, think positive

Veteran banker Wee Cho Yaw said that the late former deputy prime minister Goh Keng Swee once told him that it is better to be born lucky than to be smart. It is a sentiment most of us would share with Dr Goh; having luck on our side can help us breeze through life. As a reporter, I have met plenty of smart and hardworking people, but while brain-power and sheer hard work play an important role in their careers, it would appear that luck is the big arbitrator in how their lives pan out. A good example would be Mr Wee himself. As he noted when sharing Dr Goh's observation with shareholders of United Overseas Bank (UOB) at its annual general meeting last month, he had been "born lucky". UOB may not be where it is today without Mr Wee's luck. His family had been UOB's biggest shareholder, but when he became its chairman in 1974, the bank only had assets of $2.8 billion with o...

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