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Kumar Vagish

What Singapore teaches about leadership

Singapore started development in 1965 right after it became independent. As the most know, it is a developed country. Let us know and learn a thing or two about humans and development from the nation. Singapore was populated by uneducated population living in slums. Most of it was being run by gangs and mafia. Obviously, this story predates the 60's. Japan colonized the country before world war 2. It lacks space and natural resources. So, what makes a country and society so developed in such a short amount of time? Part 2. Singapore chose the value of transparency and planning at the time of its inception. While most of the countries were ruled by corrupt and psychopathic politicians who failed to see the bigger picture, Singapore chose the efficient and transparent way of politics. The ideal way of Politics. It still imports the sand and food, obviously, because it has minimal natural resources. Still, the ease of business and state owned infrastructures, all built in decades are working great. A small land mass of 270 sq miles in total is now 8th in per capita income. Wow! Part 3. They are implementing the blockchain based financial technology to boost further the transparency. They have applications linked with CCTv cameras around the roads of the country for traffic assistance. The Prime Minister promissed that the country will be an economical superpower but never be a grey urban jungle. The skycrapers there are full of greenery. They have also dedicated a part of their landmass to pure and natural jungle area. They have Marina Beach area developed, world's biggest cassino, world's biggest stadium and vertical jungles. All these were developed in just last decade. Moreover, 17% of population, i.e. 1 out of 6 person has minimum asset of 1 million USD. WOW! While whole world kept bringing corrupt and psychopathic people to power, Singapore's friendly and transparent governance system made the impossible, possible. Whole city is a smart city. And yes, the country is the whole city. It is that small. It is world's 3rd most densely populated country and yet the most sensible, organised and developed. In next 50 years, vertical farming will make Singapore self sufficient in agriculture and food sector. What can we learn from it? We can all benefit by "right" measures. Hurting people and psychopathy are not the only way of development. When leaders, society and whole ecosystem work together in sync, awesome things happen. World will always tell you that you are not practical and a hopeless dreamer. But they're always the dreamers who change the world. Rest.. Fuck You.