From Third World to First: The Singapore Story, 1965-2000

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From Third World to First: The Singapore Story, 1965-2000

From Third World to First: The Singapore Story, 1965-2000

  • Author: Lee Kuan Yew
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
  • ISBN: 9814561770
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 830
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Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when independence was thrust upon it in 1965. Today the former British trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with one of the world’s highest per capita income. The story of that transformation is told here by Singapore’s charismatic, controversial founding father Lee Kuan Yew. From Third World To First continues where the best-selling first volume, The Singapore Story, left off, and brings up to date the story of Singapore’s dramatic rise. It was first published in 2000. Delving deep into his own meticulous notes and previously unpublished papers and cabinet records, Lee details the extraordinary efforts it took for an island city-state in Southeast Asia to survive, with just “a razor’s edge” to manoeuvre in, as Albert Winsemius, Singapore’s economic advisor in the 1960s, put it.We read how a young man of 42 and his cabinet colleagues finished off the communist threat to the fledging state’s security, and began the long, hard work of building a nation: creating an army from scratch, stamping out corruption, providing mass public housing, and masterminding a national airline and airport. Lee writes frankly about his trenchant approach to political opponents and his often unorthodox views on human rights, democracy and inherited intelligence, aiming always “to be correct, not politically correct”. Nothing about Singapore escaped his watchful eye: whether choosing shrubs for roadsides, restoring the romance of historic Raffles Hotel of persuading young men to marry women as well-educated as themselves. Today’s safe, tidy Singapore certainly bears his stamp, but as he writes, “If this is a nanny state, I am proud to have fostered one.”

Escape from Paradise

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Escape from Paradise

Escape from Paradise

From Third World to First

  • Author: John Harding,May Chu Harding
  • Publisher: John Harding
  • ISBN: 0971092907
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 442
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Subject: Autobiography. Escape from Paradise is a contemporary and true woman?s story set in Singapore, Brunei, Australia, England, and the United States. It involves Singapore?s famous Tiger Balm family, and a wealthy and mysterious family from Brunei?and the link between them, a young Singaporean woman, May Chu Lee. From its first paragraph, the book draws the reader into the ambiance of a cosmopolitan Asia never touched upon by any other book ?

From Third World to First

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From Third World to First

From Third World to First

The Singapore Story: 1965-2000

  • Author: Lee Kuan Yew
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0060197765
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 752
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Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when it was granted independence in 1965. How is it, then, that today the former British colonial trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with not only the world's number one airline, best airport, and busiest port of trade, but also the world's fourth–highest per capita real income? The story of that transformation is told here by Singapore's charismatic, controversial founding father, Lee Kuan Yew. Rising from a legacy of divisive colonialism, the devastation of the Second World War, and general poverty and disorder following the withdrawal of foreign forces, Singapore now is hailed as a city of the future. This miraculous history is dramatically recounted by the man who not only lived through it all but who fearlessly forged ahead and brought about most of these changes. Delving deep into his own meticulous notes, as well as previously unpublished government papers and official records, Lee details the extraordinary efforts it took for an island city–state in Southeast Asia to survive at that time. Lee explains how he and his cabinet colleagues finished off the communist threat to the fledgling state's security and began the arduous process of nation building: forging basic infrastructural roads through a land that still consisted primarily of swamps, creating an army from a hitherto racially and ideologically divided population, stamping out the last vestiges of colonial–era corruption, providing mass public housing, and establishing a national airline and airport. In this illuminating account, Lee writes frankly about his trenchant approach to political opponents and his often unorthodox views on human rights, democracy, and inherited intelligence, aiming always "to be correct, not politically correct." Nothing in Singapore escaped his watchful eye: whether choosing shrubs for the greening of the country, restoring the romance of the historic Raffles Hotel, or openly, unabashedly persuading young men to marry women as well educated as themselves. Today's safe, tidy Singapore bears Lee's unmistakable stamp, for which he is unapologetic: "If this is a nanny state, I am proud to have fostered one." Though Lee's domestic canvas in Singapore was small, his vigor and talent assured him a larger place in world affairs. With inimitable style, he brings history to life with cogent analyses of some of the greatest strategic issues of recent times and reveals how, over the years, he navigated the shifting tides of relations among America, China, and Taiwan, acting as confidant, sounding board, and messenger for them. He also includes candid, sometimes acerbic pen portraits of his political peers, including the indomitable Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, the poetry–spouting Jiang Zemin, and ideologues George Bush and Deng Xiaoping. Lee also lifts the veil on his family life and writes tenderly of his wife and stalwart partner, Kwa Geok Choo, and of their pride in their three children –– particularly the eldest son, Hsien Loong, who is now Singapore's deputy prime minister. For more than three decades, Lee Kuan Yew has been praised and vilified in equal measure, and he has established himself as a force impossible to ignore in Asian and international politics. From Third World to First offers readers a compelling glimpse into this visionary's heart, soul, and mind.

Basic Is Beautiful

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Basic Is Beautiful

Basic Is Beautiful

Basic Ecclesial Communities from Third World to First World

  • Author: Margaret Hebblethwaite
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Basic Christian communities
  • Page: 202
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The complete guide to the Basic Community movement that has swept through the Third World and is creating a revolution in a growing number of churches in the First World, Basic Is Beautiful includes case studies, reflections on experiences, and a series of questions and answers about the movement. Line drawings.

Real Leadership

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Real Leadership

Real Leadership

Helping People and Organizations Face Their Toughest Challenges

  • Author: Dean WIlliams
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • ISBN: 1609943775
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 270
  • View: 8874
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Too many organizations today play follow the leader: the commander articulates a "vision" and people uncritically go along with it. But this style of leadership is ultimately ineffective and even dangerous. It hampers people's ability to anticipate and react to changing circumstances. And if the leader's vision is flawed, the entire organization will suffer. In Real Leadership, Dean Williams argues that the true task of the leader is to get people to face the reality of any situation themselves and develop strategies to deal with problems or take advantage of opportunities. Leaders who are responsible with their power and authority don't dictate; they help people determine what shifts in their values, habits, practices and priorities will be needed to accommodate changing conditions and new demands. Williams details how to apply this new approach to six different challenges that every organization faces. Throughout, he uses examples from his own experiences--working with organizations as diverse as the government of Singapore, Aetna Life and Casualty, and the nomadic Penan tribe in Borneo--as well as historical examples and the insights gleaned from his many interviews with presidents, prime ministers, and business leaders to demonstrate the practical application of real leadership in the real world. At a time when so many "visionary" leaders have led their organizations to disaster, Real Leadership offers a needed, proven alternative.

Goh Keng Swee

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Goh Keng Swee

Goh Keng Swee

A Legacy of Public Service

  • Author: Emrys Chew,Chong Guan Kwa
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9814397571
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 348
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Dr. Goh Keng Swee's extensive career as a public servant was dynamic as well as distinguished, in many ways decisively instrumental in the making of the Republic of Singapore. This distinctive collection of essays attempts an assessment of the long-term influence and significance of Dr. Goh's major contributions. Envisaged as a companion volume to Goh Keng Swee: A Public Career Remembered, this volume brings together an exceptional team of Singaporean scholars whose interdisciplinary expertise and cross-generational perspectives offer a balanced analysis and nuanced appraisal of Dr. Goh's lifetime of public service. The book's contributors argue that Dr. Goh's past endeavours bequeathed an enduring legacy, meriting fresh examination and careful evaluation in order to appreciate the heroic scale of such achievement. Particularly instructive are the examples of Dr. Goh's thinking patriotism, fiscal prudence, strategic pragmatism, and creative imagination at work — technocracy at its finest — which could be of immediate, practical benefit to a wider ‘nation of technocrats’. Further illumination comes from the insights of those contributors who had worked with the former Deputy Prime Minister and knew him personally. For a half-century that witnessed key turning points and phases of development in Singapore's transformation from colonial port city to independent global city, Dr. Goh played a leading role in the crafting and conduct of public policy, as with the creation of public institutions, which made the difference between survival and success. The organization of this volume reflects both a thematic approach and a chronological arrangement of material, the focus and the order of chapters corresponding to the historical sequence of public offices that Dr. Goh held: social welfare; political and constitutional evolution; development economics and finance; the armed forces and defence industry; the education system, from schools through higher education to the research institutes; Chinese studies, from Confucianism to ‘China watching’; and cultural development, with special emphasis on the creation of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Goh Keng Swee: A Legacy of Public Service will be read by present and future generations of public servants, by Singaporeans in general, and by all students and laypersons with an interest in the modern history of Singapore — social, economic, political, military, and cultural — to which a characteristically simple and frugal Dr. Goh contributed both decisively and unreservedly. Contents:Introduction — Goh Keng Swee: Heroic Public Servant and History-Maker of Modern Singapore (Emrys Chew)Goh Keng Swee in a Social Welfare History of Singapore (Ho Chi Tim)Goh Keng Swee in Politics and Parliament (Kevin Y L Tan)Goh Keng Swee, the Development Economist (Lee Soo Ann)Goh Keng Swee and Finance (Linda Low)Goh Keng Swee and the Emergence of a Modern SAF: The Rearing of a Poisonous Shrimp (Bernard Fook Weng Loo)Goh Keng Swee and Singapore's Defence Industrial Policy (Adrian Wee Jin Kuah)Goh Keng Swee and the Singapore Education System (Alistair Chew)Goh Keng Swee's Contributions to Higher Education, Military Studies, and the Research Institutes (Ernest Chew)Goh Keng Swee and Chinese Studies in Singapore: From Confucianism to ‘China Watching’ (John Wong)Goh Keng Swee's Cultural Contributions and the Making of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (Bernard T G Tan)Concluding Reflections: Goh Keng Swee as a 'Great Man' (Kwa Chong Guan) Readership: Researchers, academics, undergraduates and graduates, in addition to professionals and the general public interested in politics, history, and Singapore's founding fathers. Keywords:Goh Keng Swee;Singapore;Singapore Story;History;Founding Father;Old Guard;People's Action Party (PAP);Nation;Nation-Building;Civil Service;Public Service;Policy;Policy-Making;Politics;Political Economy;Government;Governance;Globalization;Economic Development;Strategy;Singapore Armed Forces;Defence;National Service;Industry;Jurong Industrial Estate;Education;Meritocracy;Streaming;Confucianism;Research Institute;Jurong Bird Park;Singapore Zoo;Singapore Symphony OrchestraKey Features:Dr. Goh's colonial civil service record, with salary details, made public for the first timeAnalytical commentaries on Dr. Goh with regard to a ‘social welfare Singapore’, the establishment of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, military studies and ‘China watching’, among othersOffers the only comprehensive ‘panoptic’ survey that attempts coverage of the entirety of Dr. Goh's epic career, spanning five eventful decades of public service, from his employment in a colonial civil service through the fight for national independence to nation-building and beyondProvides a significant reframing of the ‘Singapore Story’ — including a redefinition of its protagonists — by addressing the academic discourse on founding fathers and national heroes: who is worthy of such honour, and why do they deserve to be remembered or celebrated?Presents a study of connections between the evolution of Dr. Goh's ‘official mind’ and the outworking of decision-making processes impacting upon specific areas of Singaporean society, in which the broad range of career experiences and examples elucidated in this volume could serve a didactic purpose, furnishing practical lessons for the edification of present and future generations of public servants

Goh Keng Swee

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Goh Keng Swee

Goh Keng Swee

A Legacy of Public Service

  • Author: Emrys Chew,Chong Guan Kwa
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9814390763
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 348
  • View: 1826
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Goh's thinking patriotism, fiscal prudence, strategic pragmatism, and creative imagination at work - technocracy at its finest - which could be of immediate, practical benefit to a wider 'nation of technocrats'. Further illumination comes from the insights of those contributors who had worked with the former Deputy Prime Minister and knew him personally. For a half-century that witnessed key turning points and phases of development in Singapore's transformation from colonial port city to independent global city, Dr. Goh played a leading role in the crafting and conduct of public policy, as with the creation of public institutions, which made the difference between survival and success. The organization of this volume reflects both a thematic approach and a chronological arrangement of material, the focus and the order of chapters corresponding to the historical sequence of public offices that Dr.

Brand Singapore

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Brand Singapore

Brand Singapore

Nation Branding After Lee Kuan Yew, in a Divisive World

  • Author: Buck Song Koh
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Limited
  • ISBN: 9789814779241
  • Category: Branding (Marketing)
  • Page: 240
  • View: 9337
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�First independent book about Singapore's national brand�Balanced critique of what has had an impact on shaping the Singapore brand through history�What next? Nation branding in the post- LKY era�What will take for Singapore to reach SG100�Easy-to-read yet incisive insights, drawn from author's over 25 years of practical experience in journalism, public service and communications consultancy

For The Slice of American Life!! ( Journey FROM Third World TO United States )

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For The Slice of American Life!! ( Journey FROM Third World TO United States )

For The Slice of American Life!! ( Journey FROM Third World TO United States )

  • Author: Abbey R
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0615515908
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 88
  • View: 9958
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To chronicle why young people especially students want to come to United States, what they go through to come here, what their dreams are before they land here, what they experience in the United States and do they really succeed and fulfill their dreams or do they end up somewhere else?