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Question Time with Mentor John – Senior Entrepreneurs

Question Time with Mentor John – Senior Entrepreneurs When Dr Mahathir became President of Malaysia for the second time, at the ripe age of 92 years, he demonstrated it is possible to continue working productively, as we enter our twilight years. Rather than picking up bridge or knitting, some seniors are choosing to start a…
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Question Time with Mentor John – Growing the business

Question Time with Mentor John – Growing the business When it comes to growing a company, what are the best strategies? In today’s competitive landscape, many entrepreneurs struggle to bring their business to the next level. Mentor John shares his wisdom on how to improve your chances of business success. What are the common traits…
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Question Time with Mentor John – Handling a difficult situation

Question Time with Mentor John – Handling a difficult situation Everyone knows the saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” However, there are two ways of interpreting this. Firstly, in difficult times, those who are resilient will work hard to solve the challenges. And secondly, when people who had initially appeared to…
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Question Time with Mentor John – Mums at Work

This article first appeared in Business Times on 12 May 2018 Question Time with Mentor John – Mums at Work There has been a growing number of women entering Singapore’s workforce. Not only is this great for gender equality, it helps families reduce reliance on a single breadwinner, while also providing increased job satisfaction. However,…
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Question Time with Mentor John – Article 2, People Management

Question Time with Mentor John – Getting along with Others This article first appeared in Business Times on 28 April 2018 Getting along with others is essential. In world politics, it’s the difference between war and peace. In the workplace, it can be the difference between getting fired or a promotion. However, difficult colleagues or…
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Question Time with Mentor John

This article first appeared in Business Times on 14 April 2018 Question time with Mentor John Entrepreneurship and innovation are the latest buzzwords in Singapore, and everyone wants to start a company or work for a start-up. However, starting a company is not easy. Mentor John explains… What do I need to start and run…
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Coping with changes in your business

Coping with changes in your business By John Bittleston This article was first published in Business Times on 23 January 2018 “To deal with change, change” seemed a good way to open a discussion on the subject recently. I might as well have opened Pandora’s box. There was uproar. Everyone was already doing that, they…
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Mentor Extraordinaire

Known by Business Times, as the “Mentor Extraordinaire”, John Bittleston shares his insights on mentoring, work and life at large… Source: The Business Times,Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Permission required for reproduction. Attachments 21777977 (5 MB)

Negotiating with someone like Trump

John Bittleston wrote an opinion article on negotiation tactics in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. This was published in The Business Times on 9 May 2017, and the full text is below. DONALD Trump negotiated his way to the White House. It wasn’t a pretty sight. The fact that most people don’t wish…
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To grow your SME change your mind-set

The 2016 Singapore Budget was balanced, provident and visionary. Changes to corporate taxation were sensibly encouraging; for personal tax, edging towards more fairness without any violent swings was socially prudent. Most importantly the recognition that Singapore SMEs need help and support to grow into regional and international MNCs will be welcomed by those who see…
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