Work Smart: Do More with Less

I was inspired by the work of my hubby and his colleague when they came up with this slogan and poster, which won 2nd place in our Do More with Less campaign: “We can do more with less by working smart. This requires critical thinking to reduce the understanding of a complex problem or goal to…

Greed is Good….Or Is it?

This is the third of the 5-part essay that attempts to answer the question:  Is it good for society if the financial services sector is motivated by greed?.  (READ:  Greed is Good, Greed and Society),  This post discusses some of the theories that provide the framework for different arguments for or against greed. Specifically, I discuss…

Greed and Society

Here’s an essay I wrote back in 2010 when I was taking up Ethics in my MSc in Capital Markets, Regulation and Compliance course at the ICMA Center, University of Reading, UK.  The paper itself is quite lengthy, so I will be posting bits and pieces.  It seems so obvious that greed is not good,…

How to Make Time for Things that Matter

Pursuing a balanced life is not easy.  It never is.  We would always have the excuse that it is impossible to “find” time to do the all things that are important to our well-being:  spending more time with the kids, exercising, eating the right food, relaxing, dating the hubby, etc.  There are so many urgent things to do: …

A Balanced Leader

Our mentoring program has started me thinking on what my work philosophy is and how this influences my leadership style.  I have never really thought too much about it, but now I realize that my work philosophy has actually evolved over the years.  At the core, I strive for excellence, grounded by the highest standards of…