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James Sun Reveals The Secrets of Success

James Sun

James Sun was runner-up in NBC's The Apprentice in 2007, the first Asian to reach the finals.

Entrepreneur, investor, television personality, inspirational speaker. Most certainly a heartthrob as well.

We’re talking about James Sun, the Korean American who’s better known as one of the finalists of Donald Trump‘s The Apprentice in 2007. He was the first Asian to reach the finals and even emerged as runner-up in that hit reality show. For Singaporeans, you may know him as the host of BBC TV programme Sun Tzu – War On Business that was featured on ChannelNews Asia.

Guess what – James will be swinging by Singapore and will be sharing his secrets of success at a luncheon seminar hosted by local artiste management firm Fly Entertainment on 6 May 2010:

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Why should you listen to this 32-year old young punk, you ask? Let’s see:

  • He’s founder and chairman of location search engine,
  • James’ rubbed shoulders with Donald Trump and Barack Obama,
  • He started his own investment firm at 18 with US$5,000 and became a self-made millionaire at age 22, and
  • Did I mention he’s good-looking? (Sorry ladies, he’s taken)

Thanks to Fly Entertainment, we have TWO tickets (worth $98 each) to give away! Simply write a comment on what you’d like to learn from James at this lunchtime seminar, and you’ll be able to meet this walking success story in person if we pick you as one of the two winners.

Contest ends this Friday, 30 April 2010. Winners will be notified by email on Monday, 3 May 2010.

Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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  • Daniel

    Hi Hun Boon and Eugene,

    Congratulations for winning the tickets to James Sun’s The Secrets of Success luncheon seminar! It was great meeting and catching up with you there.

    On behalf of Fly Entertainment, thank you in participating in this giveaway. I hope the seminar was useful to you!

    • Hun Boon

      Hi Daniel,

      Great meeting you too. Good job you’re doing with Young Upstarts!

    • Eugene

      Thanks again Daniel for the ticket and great to meet you! Enjoyed the session with James, and 3 messages that I like:
      – Be an active opportunist
      – Ideas are cheap and executive is expensive
      – Do what’s possible daily to do the impossible

  • Raymond

    I’m impressed by his profile and business acumen (at a very young age). His passion and strong determination has inspired me. He keeps creating new opportunities & excitement for himself. =)

    Thank you for sharing.


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  • Eugene

    Thanks Daniel for giving us the opportunity to meet James. Like Hun Boon, I have been following Sun Tzu’s War On Business. Some of the companies in the show faced the problem of scaling up their business. As the show was edited to fit the time frame, I think a lot more advice was given to the business owner but was not shared with the viewers. Thus, I hope to learn more from James on how to successfully scale up a business, especially on building a good team, improving operations, and exploring new markets.

  • Hun Boon

    I never realised that Barack Obama is a billionaire too. 😉

    I’ve been following his Sun Tzu – War on Business series on CNA (Starhub’s series recording comes in handy here).

    Despite his brash image, I find that he gives very solid and straightforward advice.

    Everyone has to go through a learning process. What I’d like to know is how did he pick up his skills and knowledge, and at what point did he realise he could go it alone?