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Would You Follow A Leader Like Duterte, The Donald Trump Of The East?

By KENNETH RAJ SAMUEL and LAY HSUAN, LIM   The world seems to be craving for populist leaders in recent times. To put this in an Asian perspective, look no further than the Philippines where populism has been well epitomised by the newly elected President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Dubbed as “The Punisher”, Duterte is the pugnacious, foul-mouthed mayor of Davao which is located on the island of Mindanao. He is well known for radically transforming Davao into one of the safest cities in the Philippines (ranked fifth safest city in the world according to survey site Numbeo.com). However, Duterte has been sharply denounced for ordering extrajudicial killings to reach that amazing milestone. What makes this eccentric individual so appealing to his supporters? Would you follo...

Intrapreneur is the New Entrepreneur

By SANDY CLARKE Entrepreneurs have brought about some truly astonishing changes, helping to create paradigm-shifting trends that have significantly shaped the modern world. Without leaving Silicon Valley, we have the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Larry Page to thank for being able to access information at lightning speeds on intricate devices that are as incredible as they are expensive. Entrepreneurs are fearless, bombastic types who possess the kind of attitude that would have them figuring out ways to build a parachute after jumping out of the aeroplane. In short, entrepreneurs are fantastically smart people who aren’t afraid to throw caution to the wind. I know this because I’ve been in the company of a few and, more often than not, I’ve needed to go for a lie do...

You Breathe. . . Keep Breathing

By LOUISA DEVADASON Caution: Spoilers ahead. The Revenant is based on the true story of American frontiersman, fur trapper, and explorer, Hugh Glass (portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio). In one of the most accurate historical accounts, Glass survived being mauled by a grizzly bear, leaving him unconscious with a broken leg and gashes on his back that exposed bare ribs in the midst of extremely harsh winter conditions. Abandoned by fellow members of General William Ashley’s 1823 expedition without supplies or weapons, Glass crawled and stumbled 320 kilometres to Fort Kiowa in modern-day South Dakota. The principal antagonist is John Fitzgerald (portrayed by Tom Hardy), the man who is the primary reason Glass is left for dead, and later, becomes the object of retribution for Glass. He is not lac...

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