Lessons from ‘The Economics of Business Contracts’ by Professor Michael Klausner

I recently had the honour of attending Professor Klausner’s lecture on ‘The Economics of Business Contracts’ at NUS Law. Having a keen interest in both commercial law and economics, I was fascinated by Professor Klausner’s thesis that economic concepts can illuminate many aspects of contractual relationships. In this article, I hope to share some of … More Lessons from ‘The Economics of Business Contracts’ by Professor Michael Klausner

An ode to running

When I was young, the idea of a 100m sprint puzzled me. Sure, between our games of Catch and ‘Fire and Ice’, I saw that some of my peers were more adept in darting through tight corners or gaining on a flagging runner, but I tended to attribute their prowess to a competitive streak or … More An ode to running

What I learned getting people to read what I wrote

Content marketers may speak smugly of their ‘viral’ content, ‘scalable’ strategies, or ‘growth hacks’, but at our core, we are the corporate equivalent of people handing out free samples at supermarkets. Only less popular. People generally prefer eating cookies to reading articles. As a marketing strategy, content marketing seeks first to educate or entertain rather … More What I learned getting people to read what I wrote

On Teaching

The first day I twisted a tie around my neck, slipped into my suit, and wrestled on a pair of sober, sombre socks, I felt a nervous jolt of energy. After waiting around interminably for 3 months to receive my National Service enlistment notice, I realised I wouldn’t be able to enlist in the February … More On Teaching

The dull peals of defeat

“Thirty seconds,” someone shouted urgently, amidst the scuffle of groundsheets against the parade square, the slap of ziplock bags being thrown into field-packs, the screech of zips and velcro secured hastily, and the silent sibilance of field-packs being dragged into position.   Twenty seconds later, another voice started counting down from twenty. The obnoxious countdown … More The dull peals of defeat