Sunday, February 26, 2017

Snapshot background of the two co-writers

Govindan ("Govind") Nair has spent a lifelong career in global project management,education and training, and research. He retired as Lead Economist from the World Bank where his 25-year career spanned financial and capital markets, privatization, telecommunications reform, and public-private partnerships. He has been an entrepreneur and adjunct/visiting professor at several universities in USA, Australia, and Malaysia. Govind has worked and travelled in over 80 countries on all continents and is fluent in several languages including French and Spanish. His university education in the United States and France focussed on economics and public policy including at Princeton University and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques ("Sciences Po") in Paris. He has led dozens of senior leader workshops on public policy and business strategy issues, is a frequent global speaker, and is passionate about the new economy and social and organizational innovation.

Since the 1980s, Chong Sun Fu has been a lifelong serial entrepreneur who played a pioneering role in the development of computer hardware and software services during a key period of Malaysia's transformation into a technologically-based economy. Trained as a chartered accountant in Australia, Sun Fu has started and managed seven of his own micro business ventures. He has first-hand leadership in building and managing multi-national corporate teams. In addition, over a 25-year career as corporate advisor, he played a leading role in about 30 other mainly startup companies, either as Board member or corporate officer, spanning a range from retail, property development, manufacturing, investment services, and technology consulting. He has been responsible for building annual revenue streams of up to $US 50 million. Sun Fu is a highly engaging business coach and trainer and public speaker across Asia, including in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, and Japan, as well as in the United States. Sun Fu is passionate about entrepreneurship, community service, and the development of human potential. He serves as business mentor to dozens of rising entrepreneurial professionals from Asia and Africa, including lawyers, engineers, designers, programmers, and accountants, in addition to training hundreds of software and marketing professionals as well as corporate admininstrative staff. He has also been an active civic and community leader and is involved in several charities and non-profit organizations.

Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 the year of TalkLane OPTION

Every Thing, a Body or an Entity has a beginning and so does TalkLane OPTION.

In the year 2016, was born, notably in the Chinese Almanac year of the Monkey. It started with a production of video interviews of a spectrum of people in various walks of life on the theme of Change. TalkLane has its birth place in the country of Malaysia by a change extraordinaire based on his published track record. See Latest News.

As 2016 ended, right on the eve of the Chinese New Year of the Rooster on 27 Jan 2017, is born starting with this first blog post.

Two Malaysians, one in the Western world in the capital city of USA and the other in the Eastern world, in the Capital and City State of Singapore began a draft preface of their book that was planned to be published soon in 2017. They both share an Alma Mater in Kuala Lumpur where several notable leaders of the private and government sector of the country had their middle schooling there. They include a prime minister, a head of state or a Sultan in Malaysia, a head of an International bank, a Microsoft country manager plus many others successful in their own right.

Here is an excerpt of the preface of their book,

"In deciding to write this book, we hope to bring a different perspective through our combined experience. We grew up in a multiracial urban environment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as high school classmates who graduated in the mid 1970s. From our youth to adulthood, the pace of global change never ceased to impress and transform us. Over several decades, we journeyed across multiple geographies, cultures, universities, languages, disciplines, and community and organizational settings. As Malaysia radically transformed from a natural resource-based to technologically-driven economy,we witnessed first-hand what historian Niall Ferguson chronicles in The West And The Rest of non-Western nations gradually “downloading killer apps” --  --  competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic. We worked to help others to adapt to the technological changes which made our adulthood different from our youth. Whether advising on introducing mobile telecommunications in the Sahara, or providing software consultancy in Asia, we engaged directly in the transformation of communities and businesses worldwide. As parents, we saw our children follow technology-enabled learning pathways radically different from our own and on different continents. We also watched our own parents and elders cope with and adapt to a world radically different from the one into which they were born a century ago."

Look out for major conferences, local interviews and workshops organized by TalkLane in your area to learn of the OPTION that can be usefully adapted and applied to diverse individuals and organizational settings, regardless of culture or economic status.