AS A TEENAGER, Benedict Cheong was fascinated with school timetables. How are these drawn up, such that everyone gets their classes and each teacher also has his share of breaks in between classes?

THE initial shock and surprise at the March 13 announcement that insurer AIA's then group chief Mark Tucker was leaving and would be succeeded by his trusted aide of many years, Ng Keng Hooi,...

SCENIC Jinji Lake in the heart of China's Suzhou Industrial Park is a waterfront hub that's popular with visitors to the Chinese city. ...

MANY organisations boast about being at the forefront of disruption and innovation, but Thakral Corp chief executive Inderbethal Singh Thakral humbly concedes that his company has rather been driven...

MEGHNAD Desai is a polymath of the social sciences. He has been a professor at the London School of Economics. He has also been a politician, affiliated to Britain's Labour party and a member of...

DEFYING odds is at the crux of the story of Hong Kong self-made tycoon toymaker Lam Leung-tim. Born into poverty, he rose from rags to riches, armed with nothing more than a primary school education...

ON the "infinite highway of air" (as Wilbur Wright put it, about the desire to fly) Swiss aeronaut Bertrand Piccard has for years let his dreams take flight, literally, in hang gliders,...

SHE had raised her hand for the job a few years ago, when as group head of wealth management at Standard Chartered Bank, she felt she could make a different kind of impact in the Singapore franchise...

NIRMAL Sethia was never born to be common.

WHEN an abnormally high number of babies died in heart surgery in a hospital in Bristol in the United Kingdom in the late 1990s, investigators running a public inquiry turned to David Spiegelhalter...