Author Archives: Visakan Veerasamy

About Visakan Veerasamy

I work at ReferralCandy, write at PoachedMag and blog at... here. This is my blog. You can find me on Twitter at @visakanv. I deactivated my Facebook account a while ago because the noise was too much for me to handle. How does this authorship nonsense work?

The problem with “6 in 10 Singaporeans think media regulations are balanced”

EDIT: I overgeneralized and misrepresented the out-group earlier by saying “they said they don’t care”. Technically, they didn’t say they care. Minor but significant distinction. It makes the whole thing a little bit murkier. Here’s the article you’re most likely … Continue reading

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TEDtalks I want to watch or rewatch

Formatting is a bit messed up but that’s not the thing so Robert Neuwirth: The hidden world of shadow cities Kevin Kelly: How technology evolves  Ray Kurzweil: The accelerating power of technology  Ashraf Ghani: How to rebuild a broken state … Continue reading

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0150 + 0151 – Restatement of Purpose

I have often felt purposeless, for the most part. Sometimes I get caught up in something and get all excited, but it usually ends up being temporary, illusory. It goes away. It doesn’t map meaningfully onto reality, so it becomes … Continue reading

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0149 – Fury

Defining Fury I have been struggling for a word to describe a condition that sometimes comes over me. I sometimes want to call it Rage, and in the shower earlier I initially thought it might’ve been Lust, and perhaps I … Continue reading

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The PRC guy at my coffeeshop

Original post on Facebook There’s a PRC guy who works at the coffeeshop downstairs from my block. I first encountered him when I first moved into my flat, about a year and a half ago. He only spoke Mandarin then … Continue reading

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Why I Am A Marketer

This is a quick and dirty draft I wrote while at work. There’s this Italian guy on TED- Ernesto Sirolli who said there are three parts to business- you make it, you sell it, you handle the money. Peter Drucker … Continue reading

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Why should we blog?

It’s always been self-evident to me, but let me try to spell it out. A blog is the intersection of conversations and book-publishing. Why should have conversations, and why should we publish books? It allows for the accelerated exchange of … Continue reading

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