In today's age of social media connectivity, we may be adhering to a different set of rules when it comes to communicating. A 140 character message and some daily photo updates may be all well and good when it comes to getting those likes from your online peers, but are we forgetting how to connect offline? In building more authentic and meaningful relationships, we must begin by taking stock of how we interact with the people right in front of us. Author Mark Goulston draws on his experience as a psychiatrist, business consultant, and coach, and backed by the latest scientific research, shares simple but powerful techniques to really get through to people--whether they're co-workers, friends, strangers, or enemies.
Tom Gearing, CEO of Cult Wines, comes on the Breakfast Grille to talk about the business of investing in wines. While investing in wine is not new, a few wine funds globally have run into trouble. As such some of questioned it as a form of investment, but Gearing says it can still be a part of an investor's portfolio. We ask him about the risks, whether it has gained traction globally and the outlook in general of investing in wine.
Indonesia recently approved a plantations bill, with a controversial foreign ownership clause dropped from the final version. The draft bill would have retroactively limited foreign ownership of plantations to no more than 30 percent, down from the current maximum of 95 percent. Melisa Idris speaks to Gerald Tan, Plantations Practice Leader at KRA Group, to find out how the bill that was passed is different from the draft, why was it passed in such a hurry, and what this now means for foreign investment risk.
Occupational therapy assists people in doing the things they need to do to continue living normal lives, often in the face of major life changes and illness. Addressing the state of occupational therapists in Australia (and what lessons they may offer Malaysia) as well as the work that the KeepAble cancer community is doing in assisting cancer survivors with life skills and adaptations, are Professor Lynette MacKenzie and Dr Loh Siew Yim.
From the Eco Care Centre in Terengganu to the Imbak Canyon Conservation Area in Sabah, find out from Malaysia Nature Society’s Henry Goh and naturalist Jemy Omar about environment conservation initiatives in the country, how far we’ve come, and how the private sector is increasingly playing a role in these efforts.