Today marks my return to writing a weekly column and feature series, this time for NST. I began my column writing career writing for The Bangkok Post nearly two decades ago. As for feature writing, my first attempt at that was for The Nikkei Weekly. Later, I would move to local media and at different times, I wrote columns for The Sun, The Edge and even The Star (briefly). Now, I'm writing for New Sunday Times, so you could say I've done the rounds!
Each Sunday, I'll be writing an opinion column entitled "Future Proof". The theme centres around innovation and changing with the times. My first one, out today, is about the need to change business models -- this applies to companies as well as individuals. The feature profile is about Teoh Mei Ying, a social media consultant.
It's good to be back and writing again. Just as it's important to exercise your muscles in order to prevent atrophy, you also have to exercise your brains to keep it from going rusty. For the past five years or so, I've been very busy editing other people's work. It's something I still do but it's about time I start writing myself.
The stories are not online so you'll have to buy a copy of the paper if you want to read it. But I promise you it'll be worth it!