Wow, what an inspiration!

Ng Joo Seng, a businessman with a rags-to-riches-to-rags (ok, maybe not quite rags) story was featured in Goh Eng Yeow’s column in The Sunday Times. While the article is sketchy on details (The Straits Times should do a follow-up on this), I find the fact that a person, regardless of age, attempting to climb back to where he once was is a wonderful story on its own. Let’s not forget that Colonel Sanders of KFC fame was also in his 60s when he started his business so age shouldn’t be an issue.

In Mr Ng’s case, his experience of going bust during a financial crisis and his boardroom battles should be instructive in helping him build an even more resilient business and I’m hoping that the lessons he learnt will be shared with all of us.