25 March 2019
Singapore students have to develop a sense of dare and entrepreneurship, and learn to think bigger as well as think creatively.
Mr Saeed Amidi is the founder of the Plug and Play accelerator, a company that invests in start-ups and links them with corporate clients.
According to him, the key to success in entrepreneurship is the energy and the drive, as well as the passion for success. Also crucial is the readiness to work hard.
Students these days like to have a road map to everything. They require too much structure, whereas entrepreneurship is all about being a little scrappy. Students have also been taught to behave a little too humbly as a result of their civics and moral education classes.
That being said, Singapore students have a first-rate education and they are not afraid of hard work. Students have incredible talent, but they need to think bigger, and that only come with exposure to the outside world.