Technology entrepreneur and founder of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos, once said this, “One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.”
This quote is significant, and it is even listed by Forbes as one of 32 quotes that entrepreneurs should live by. Due to space constraints, I can’t list them all down but one thing is for certain, entrepreneurs are passionate people.
As the CEO of Top 100 SME Singapore Elite Enterprises, it is with great excitement that I can scour the many available industries, together with my team of capable colleagues, to effectively sift out the outstanding companies in the SME category.
Why am I excited? Because behind each high-performing company is an individual who dare to dream and create inroads for himself. Besides the evident passion, there are also the various qualities on display: determination, vision, foresight and mental toughness. These things can’t be inculcated overnight.
It is imperative that such qualities mustn’t be lost on the generations to come, and I hope that these wonderful traits would be imparted with great dexterity and commitment. I hope that the awards given out will be part of this process, to not only recognise abilities and strengths, but to also become a cornerstone which future leaders and entrepreneurs can aim for.
Not many people are able to compete on an even plain, but I believe in the ideology that as long as there is a presence of creativity paired with hard work and dedication, success will come. I want to help bring some fanfare to the companies who deserve them, and to prove to onlookers that rewards can be both tangible and non-tangible.
You reap what you sow is a famous phrase that probably sums up what our company is trying to do here. We want to drum up the coverage for companies who have shown exceptional strength and fight in battling to be the best, yet showcasing corporate responsibility and brilliant staff welfare.
We wish for the community to learn and incorporate similar habits – virtuous habits – and to inspire the next generation of people who will take the entrepreneurial world by storm.