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Singaporean Ricky Ow, who started out in TV as a child actor and today oversees the Asia-Pacific portfolio of media and entertainment giant Turner, shares what the future of show business holds for the storied group whose TV brands run from CNN to Cartoon Network.

"As a leader, your job is to tell a story...the narrative of what the future will be. Whatever the circumstances, if you tell them the story of the future and what you are working towards and how you want them to behave, you will give them inspiration and direction and they will know how to run towards it." - Ricky Ow.

IT may seem somewhat counter-intuitive but Ricky Ow - child actor in a Chinese drama at the pivotal age of ten and someone who has spent over two decades in the "show" business - is, self-admittedly, camera shy.

But in a way it explains the chosen career path of the Hong Kong-based...

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