Disclosure: The following post is inspired from the recently published book: ‘Why You Should Fail – Practical Wisdom from Twenty-Three of Singapore’s Top Entrepreneurs’, co-authored by Grace Lin and Vincent Ng (2017).

Full Disclosure: I’ve known Grace since meeting her in SMU and also contributed to this publication by introducing 1 of the 23 featured bosses from the local scene to her. When the book launched, no questions were asked. I reached for my credit card and went all:

Take my money!

Here’s the book! As you can see, it’s already beginning to show signs of wear and tear from my keen perusing of the copy ????

It’s an easy read and tackles quite an unorthodox topic given Singapore’s kiasi (extreme risk avoidance) and kiasu (fear of losing) culture – how often do you hear of anyone on the island embracing or championing failure?

The book shares the more poignant failures …