‘I have spent my life, so much of it, building up this country. There’s nothing more that I need to do. At the end of the day, what have I got? A successful Singapore. What have I given up? My life.’ 

– Lee Kuan Yew

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong quoted the above message on behalf of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew towards the end of loving father’s life.

We all know that our founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew passed away on 23 Mar 2015 morning. Singapore will mourn for his death for the next 7 days.

I considered myself so fortunate to have read his last two books. They are “One Man’s View of the World” in 2013 and “The Big Ideas” last year.

For the Big Ideas, I had summarise some of my thoughts garnered/learned from the book as follows. These were replica of my earlier …