Young Upstarts

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Entrepreneurs: Born or Made?

“So are great entrepreneurs born or made? I think it is neither.  Firstly they are not born with it.  If it were in the genes, we would not have witnessed so many (family) businesses withering after the third generation.  And entrepreneurs cannot be manufactured either. Singapore has the habit of trying to make everything; hence the oxymoron ‘making an entrepreneur’ can appear in our context.” – Sim Wong Hoo, Chairman, Creative Technology

Strangely wise words from one of Singapore’s most prominent, yet much-maligned, entrepreneurs.


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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