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By:  一叶知秋


1. 即使是高级经理(如金融业,投资等专业)也无法幸免!

2. 许多专业人士,经理,工程,技师等都首当其冲,失业后有超过50% 无法再重回职场。那些能重新找到工作的”幸运儿”也都无法重回他们的行内专业,只能作出牺牲,少拿了一大半的薪金,在新的行业重新起步。这些人为数不少是大学资格,年约在四十岁以上。

3. 各企业对这些”职场下放男/女”都不感性趣,因为这些人的工作经验都与新行业不符合。完全没有竞争力。尤其是那些专业人士被裁之后去加入短期工(如Uber 驾驶之类),就更加无法被专业界重新认同了。

* 以下是网上一则对比美国与某国的人生心理状态的差异的情境 Scenarios。

** 以下为另一则当地新闻报道与网上相关评论。



By:  路边观察

Mar 2, 2017 




所以产业界与其政府之间变成了”我等你,你等我” 的 Non-positive (不积极)局面。这一个局面若不打开而走向真正共识,接下来恐怕要花在”对话”的时间会多过”协手奋发”的时间。

新加坡经济前景的不确定性 和 Stakeholders 之间的不同期望

By:  路边观察





By:  旁观者

Feb 23, 2017 




Singapore 2017 Fiscal Budget ~ A Balanced Plan For The Time Being 

By:  Simple Minded 

Feb 20, 2017 

Key observation:  The Great, Good & Not So Good

1. Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) 环球创新联盟。 But will this concept really work?  Nobody would share their key development ideas and new discoveries with others, this is the fact. Ask yourself frankly, when did Microsoft, Apple, Tasla, Facebook, Google, and many other innovation undertakings share their new discoveries, methods/skills and insights with outsiders in the process?  A good idea (ie. GIA) but also a flaw concept from the start. Historically all great stuff (especially with great economic/commercial benefits type of innovations) come from COMPETITION. Internal alliances (mixed sectors) are more viable than cross-country/society alliances in innovation; the environment and intense competition make it very different from those international laboratory works or International Space Station (ISS) exploration. 

And, innovation outcome is NOT just simply based on a set of (new) skills that can be transferred to achieve it. (Otherwise, the world would be full of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates etc. etc.) 

2. SME transformation and upscale.  Have to push  but the budget plan did not mention about the most important factor for them (SMEs) ~ where’s the targeted market expansion? The SMEs continue to operate within a small domestic market plus the neighboring countries with limitations. Very very few could really expand overseas in a big way. The question: How to make the cake larger?

3. Investment on education and industrial skill training.  A must do task but it is a huge challenge becos the local job market (60% coming from the SMEs) is no longer able to continue expand in area of ‘aspiring job positions’   for younger graduates and also  professional upgrades; and costs will remain a major concern for SMEs due to inability to expand into new or larger overseas markets. It is an inward loop.

4. Digital society, economy & opportunities.  Very good as this is the trend but, it is more of a long term vision than an economic solution for now. It also highly depends on the pace of neighboring economies to be of motivation for SMEs to strive to link up with and expand into larger markets. 

5. Inclusive society. This is very good. Lots of subsidies for families and social support schemes.

6. Finally and probably most important for this few years, is to bring forward many (govt) infrastructure developments  for (saving) the construction and goods & services/supply industries.  Otherwise, more SMEs may fail and resulting in more retrenchments. 

Overall, the 2017 Fiscal Budget is a balanced plan for all for the time being, though many from the industries might not be overly excited yet. Things will get clearer towards end of the year and probably follow-up economic policy details may be disclosed. 



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