Thriving Through Adversity by Mr Edwin Chan
Edwin’s childhood was marked by one disappointment after another, the biggest being the sudden death of his parents when he was in secondary school. His neighbours commented that ‘It’s the end for this family’. But those hurting words lighted the fire in him to achieve success.
He started off his career as a salesman selling Olivetti typewriters. He eventually went on to being a regional manager of Times STP Distributors, selling books and encyclopedias. Finally, in 1997 during the Asian financial crisis, he formed his own business – a sole distributor for a self-study language program that evolved into a language school a year later.
In 2010, Edwin was offered $10 M to part with his company. He refused and, as fate would have it, soon found his company stacked with debts. He informed the Council of Private Education of his intention to put the school on hold to focus on paying off the debts. If all goes as planned, Edwin will be back doing business in 2016.
Edwin will use his personal story to draw out lessons for those who dream of becoming his or her own boss one day. His mantra is: “Tough times never last. Tough people do.” Mr BN Balji, previously the editor-in Chief of Today newpaper, said, “You couldn’t find a better battled-hardened man to tell you about success and failure.”
About the speaker
Edwin Chan is the Founder of Cambridge Educational Group Pte Ltd and the Singapore Entrepreneur Academy Pte Ltd.
He has an MBA from the University of Hull (UK) and is an Associate Meta Coach and a certified practitoner in Neuro-semantics and Neuro-Linguistics programming. Edwin has more than 30 years of experience in the sales and marketing of office equipment, home appliances, chemicals and educational products.
In business, he has gone through the baptism of fire. Edwin will use his personal story to draw out lessons for those who dream of becoming his or her own boss one day. Edwin’s mantra is: “Tough times never last. Tough people do.” PN Balji, previously the Editor-in-Chief of the TODAY newspaper said “You couldn’t find a better battled-hardened man to tell you about successes and failures.”
Registration starts at 6:30pm, do join us!
This complimentary business seminar is organized by The Entre Club.
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
- National Library Board
On sale until Feb 25, 2016, 12:00:00 PM
- Venue Address
- The Drama Centre (Level 3, Function Room 1) National Library Board (NLB) 100 Victoria Street, S188064 Singapore
Bras Basah, City Hall, Dhoby Ghaut MRT stations
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