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Mission accomplished!

By Gregory John Smith, published on Dec 18, 2011

It was all over the news in Singapore and everyone at school was talking about it; Hayley Mills and Trevor Howard were staying at the Raffles Hotel for the filming of “Pretty Polly”. Obviously this was nothing new for the already famous Raffles, which had hosted celebrities like Charlie Chaplin, John Wayne and Ava Gardner, as well as other personalities such as Somerset Maugham, Pablo Neruda and James Mitchener. The hotel had been the setting for innumerable film productions and was now to set the scene for Hayley’s latest film, so as a teenage fan of the then 21-year old actress, I simply... (more)

Tags: hollywood, film, actor, actress, singapore, raffles, raffles hotel, hayley mills, trevor howard, pretty polly, film making, cinema, 1967, true-life

Can a Government run like a Corporation?

By Shane Joseph, published on Oct 29, 2011

The global shift to the right has resulted in governments of countries trying to run themselves like corporations; Dubai and Singapore are examples that come to mind. Privatization, less government, less taxes, and less social benefits are in fashion. And yet some governments are on the verge of bankruptcy, if not broke already. Is this due to the cause of “more government” or the effect of “less government”? Let’s look at these two entities a bit closer…

A corporation is organized to run an economic activity that provides a return to its shareholders. Beyond this important but narrow... (more)

Tags: dubai, singapore, corporate and government governancne, global shifts, corporate social responsibility

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