Singapore media extracts
Viewpoint by Oldman
National Value Cannot Be Built By Commercialized Programs
Today’s newspaper commentary highlights the essence of “Instant Noodle” mindset that’s common to the Lion City state. Such strategy might work well in the commercial world where companies headhunt talents from everywhere, to achieve their enterprise goals. Whereas for sports, this is ONLY applicable to the sport clubs such as NBA basketball and the English and European soccer.
Once the same strategy is used on National level and overdone, it can backfire!
The result? A polarization and splitting view about is it worth to just get a few medals with “self-proclaimed” value? The fact is, half of the population don’t buy it.
A lesson to be learned.