MTC#01: Get Featured In Media + Find An Influential Mentor

* This event is part of the Dream 100 Community, a community formed by readers of the book Why You Should Fail, which aims to bring readers together to network, collaborate and meet the Entrepreneurs and CEOs featured in the book.

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Complimentary tickets to this event are available when you purchase a copy of the book online. Please message Vincent at (65) 9829 5138 for more information.


You've read the book... now here's your chance to connect with the featured CEOs in person and ask them your most burning questions!

In this first ever Meet-The-CEOs series, come meet Mr P N Balji (Chapter 9: Media) and Ms Christine Sim (Chapter 3: Mentorship)!

Come learn how to:
  • Craft an irresistible headline and compelling story angle
  • Entice journalists to feature your business in local media outlets
  • Connect and build meaningful relationships with VIPs and influential people
  • Find the best mentors to guide you along your entrepreneurship journey
And many more!


7pm - 7.20pm: Registration and Open Networking
7.20pm - 7.40pm: Introduction
7.40pm - 8.00pm: Sharing by Mr P N Balji
8.00pm - 8.20pm: Sharing by Ms Christine Sim
8.20pm - 8.50pm: Panel Discussion + Q&A
8.50pm - 9.30pm: Open Networking

We wish to make this a cozy session so that everyone will have an opportunity to ask questions and meet with the CEOs individually so tickets are limited to 20 only.

Register early to avoid disappointment!


About The Speakers:

Speaker #1:

Mr P N Balji, Former Deputy Editor, The Straits Times, Former Editor, The New Paper and Former CEO, Today

Chapter 9: Getting Exposure The "Write" Way

P N Balji is one of Singapore’s most accomplished and recognised media personalities. A highly respected figure in the industry, the 69-year-old has played major roles in the launch of two of Singapore’s leading daily newspapers – The New Paper and Today, while counting over four decades of journalistic experience and media consultancy in his résumé.

As the Editor of The New Paper, he turned a publication regarded as a "fluffy little rag" by Singaporeans accustomed to reading the more content heavy Straits Times into a success - with circulation soaring past 100,000 copies a day when he left.

He also played a major role in the birth of Today as its CEO and Chief Editor, making history as the first newspaper in Singapore that did not belong to the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).

Never one to shy away from controversy and tough views, he is currently an editor of online news site The Independent Singapore and is an active contributor to Yahoo. In recognition of his expertise, he was appointed director of the Asia Journalism Fellowship and adjunct Associate Professor at the Communications School at Nanyang Technological University.

He remains a leading media personality and a much sought-after consultant, recently being appointed senior consultant to RHT ARC Comms & Relations, a local public relations firm. He has also published a book, along with three other co-authors, on managing public relations crises titled We Have A Problem – Crisis and Reputation Management in the Digital Age.

He is also the author of an upcoming book: Confessions of a Reluctant Editor: How I Walked the Tightrope of Singapore Journalism

Speaker #2:

Ms Christine Sim, CEO, The Entre Club and Book Advisor, Why You Should Fail

Chapter 3: Finding The One: How The Right Mentor Can Help You Create An Extraordinary Life

Christine Sim started her career in humble beginnings as a secretary almost 30 years ago. Her view of the world changed after she began work with a series of three tycoons who started from ground zero.

Over the years, she has gone on to build successful businesses both as an entrepreneur and intrapreneur, also serving at a Director's level for multiple Human Resource companies and as President of several non-profit organisations.

She is currently the Singapore Ambassador for Tomorrow's Company, a corporate social responsibility think tank in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Her years of service have seen her win numerous awards, such as the Singapore ASME Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000 and Top Honouree for the Singapore Institute of Management (Spirit of Enterprise) Award in 2008.

Looking back at her accomplishments, she attributes her meteoric rise to one surprisingly simple strategy that has benefited successful people who have built world-changing companies, amassed great wealth and achieved extraordinary success. That strategy is having a mentor.

Thu Oct 12, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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