As the year 2013 comes to a close, it is a time for reflection on what has passed and look forward to the challenges ahead for the year ahead. I am thankful to my wife, Yuying Deng who has braved through tough moments together and sacrificed a year of career to take care of our daughter Eleanor after two major surgeries in her first year. Of course, we are both thankful to our family, relatives and friends for their support to us over the course of the year. Nevertheless, we see it as part of the process that will make us better people for the future. We should focus on the future because we will be spending the rest of our lives there. Here are some thoughts ahead for 2014. [Read more...]
For those who are curious about my next step after Vistaprint, I am joining Singapore Post as Vice President, Digital Services. Before starting on my new role, I have enjoyed my time working and learning from a group of interesting colleagues in Vistaprint. As it was my first job in the corporate world, I am grateful for the lessons learnt and the friendship built with every team I have worked with during my time here and the experience (I believe) would someday help me in my future endeavours. The role in Singapore Post offers a different set of challenges and learning opportunities and switches my perspective towards general management, focusing on digital products and business. Like every challenge before, I look forward to learn and collaborate with my colleagues in Singapore Post.
An important milestone for the whole SGE family which I am honored to be part of. Today, SGE is officially acquired by Tech In Asia in an undisclosed sum. My colleagues, Gwendolyn Tan and Terence Lee who I have worked closely with over the years, will be moving to join the new setup. Of course, I am thankful to the support from the readers and friends who have supported the site many years. The site has become part and parcel of the startup entrepreneurial ecosystem. Now it has evolved to another incarnation which I believe will take the spirit of what we started to a new level. My heart felt thanks to Willis Wee, the founder of Tech In Asia and his team for their confidence. This serves as more a note to thank also many friends who have been part of the SGE family, most notably, Isaac Tay, Nicholas Aaron Khoo and Lai Weichang who also have been part of the team who made it possible. [Read more...]