Apr 102012
 

Chess is a game of strategy and tactics. ChessIt demonstrates how to–efficiently and effectively–utilise and mobilise all resources, towards achieving long-term goals while overcoming short-term challenges. It is about taking risks and making difficult decisions, while operating in complex situations and under strict time pressures. It is a real test of native leadership and management abilities. A game of chess demonstrates:

  • Assertiveness
  • Critical thinking
  • Creative and lateral thinking
  • Rational and logical thinking
  • Tactical flexibility
  • Pattern recognition
  • Multi-tasking
  • Results orientation
  • Positive emotional reactions
  • Capacity to endure frustrations
  • Taking initiative
  • Decision-making skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Computational skills
  • Attention to details
  • Composure under pressure or hostile situations
  • Planning, vision, common sense, and imagination

I love a game of chess, anywhere, anytime.

Invite me to a game of chess while we discuss your business needs and how I can help.

Don’t worry, I will let you win!

Apr 102012
 

Golf is a game of precision, coordination, flexibility, speed, strategy, and physical and emotional balance. Professional golfers can accelerate a club from zero to ~180 km/hr in less than 0.3 second, which is unmatched by any other sport. During a golf swing, more than 17 muscle systems in the human body are stretched to extreme length, then contracted rapidly. All muscle activities must be coordinated to produce smooth but ultra-high acceleration of the club-head. To drop a golf ball into a hole, some 400+ meters away from the tee in four shots, while overcoming various topographic barriers, wind, and mental stress, requires more than brute force.

I like golf because it is the perfect human sport: every muscle, from toes to hips to shoulders to wrests, are all synchronised within micro-second precision. It is a test of physical, mental, and emotional coordination, flexibility, and balance. In many ways, golf is similar to chess, in that it utilises and mobilises all human resources, towards achieving long-range goals while overcoming short-range challenges.

My interest in golf is more about the biomechanics of the human structure, which remains a significant challenge and a benchmark for engineering robotics. It is a challenge to engineering design, automation, materials sciences, and artificial intelligence.

Invite me to a game of golf while we discuss your business needs and how I can help.

Don’t worry, I will let you win!

Apr 102012
 

I love reading on everything non-fiction: technical, engineering, science, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, sociology, economics, religions, public affairs, finance…you name it: encyclopaedias, maps, books, magazines, manuals, journals, hard copy, electronic, or any other format. I like to read and know about everything. Kind of Knowledge for the sake of knowledge. I am intimidated by the risk of ignorance. (see My Mottoes)

I like debating, especially when arguing a point of view that I do not personally hold or agree with. I find debating on behalf of the other side entertaining and enriching.  More significantly, debating helps me empathise with others and understand their motivations and where they come from. Being able to know and understand how others think and feel is empowering.

As a consultant, I am able to put my feet in your shoes and see things from your perspective; your interests, motivations, and concerns. My expert advice is, then, as authentic and genuine as if it were your own.