Remaining relevant in a changing world

Remaining relevant in a changing world

What were, for you, the biggest takeaways from the Prime Minister’s National Day Rally speech this year? How would these impact your business?

Transition and change are never easy. A certain yearning for the past is inevitable as we grow older. Government has to make that change clear but gentle. A National Day Rally speech in Singapore is inevitably a glance in the rear mirror even as we chart the road ahead.

Without question the most important takeaway from the Prime Minister’s speeches this year was the identity that has emerged as Singaporean. Crafted by Mr Lee Kuan Yew and developed so that it remains relevant to the changing world, Singapore has come to understand itself in the same way that a youngster discovers himself or herself in late teens. The biggest impact for successful businesses from this year’s rally speeches is the confidence of increasing maturity and the knowledge that a creatively driven future will ensure Singapore’s success and prosperity for the years ahead.