Hey, I’m back! Wow didn’t realize it’s been years since I last dropped a note here. COVID happened. But one of the biz also went thru the roof sales/volume wise so that kept me totally slammed for the past 2-3 years. Hopefully I’ve built enough foundation to allow myself to ease back into my other stuff this year.

However a post from Robin Sharma prompted me to come back here and drop a quick note – The 7 Trades for Human Greatness. Couldn’t agree more. He’s starting a personal improvement programme for this year so if you are into that type of thing, do check out his Facebook page.

If you have always felt encumbered by your current property lease which keeps you far too long in one place – the world after all is for us to travel – then check out this new startup ROAM who’s proposing a new way for you to lease living spaces.Roam FastCo.jpg

They are already operating in Madrid, Miami and Bali and plan to expand to 8-10 locations by 2017. They are not offering remote residential lease. They are giving us the experience of co-living with a shared community, something which is very crucial when we moved to a new place, especially one that’s far away from where we are.

Read more about them in this FastCompany write-up about ROAM.

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We never win anything by just finishing on time.
~ Jeff Patton

Jeff Patton on Finishing

Agile Malaysia August 2013 Meetup
Venue: MYOB Bangsar South

Back in August last year, the instalment of the Agile Malaysia meetup returned to MYOB’s office in Bangsar South. On the agenda for the night was 1) sharing of some takeaways from the Agile Lean Penang trip, and 2) introduction of Lean Coffee to the group.

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QAKL is a group of QA enthusiast, started by Chong Fong Kai (2012) and they meet monthly to share anything related to Quality Assurance or Testing. Last Wed was their first gathering to kickstart 2014 and I was there to check out the crowd and explore how MYOB could contribute to this community.

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The Agile Malaysia meetup group received a surprised invite from Joseph Chee about an Agile Lean Conference happening up north in Penang on the 23rd July last year. Not much details were initially forthcoming except we knew there would be a few external speakers – Michael James (Collabnet), Nagendra Kumar (McAfee) and Evan Leybourn – and a number of internal speakers from Intel all set for this event.

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Most of you would have heard of Robin Sharma. Many would have read one or two of his books. Thru one of my Facebook contacts’ sharing, I stumbled upon one of his many inspiring articles; this seems the most relevant given we are just kicking off this brand new year and everyone’s busy making resolutions to make this their best year!

My question to you: why not think bigger and make resolutions to make yours a GREAT LIFE? 😛

Allow me to share Robin’s 60 Tips for a Stunningly Great Life with you. A simple checklist of 60 things that Robin believes if we practice them every day, will help us on your way to making our life a great life!

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Agile Malaysia (Facebook) is a meetup group started by Andy Kelk back in 2011 (when he was at iProperty). It went through a hiatus in 2012 until I met up with Andy to discuss about kickstarting this meetup group again.

Our rationale and purpose behind reactivating this group is simple; as proponents of the Agile (& Lean) movement as the approach to build high performing software development team, both of us understood in order to have a talent pool of Agile developers in the local market (and to grow this talent pool), we first have to start a community of practice of likeminded individuals to engage in a process of collective sharing & learning of each other’s experience along the AGILE journey.

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