INSPIRE

Disruptive innovation is not a tactic. It’s a mindset.

Luke Williams
It’s not how many ideas you have. It’s how many you make happen.

Anonymous
If at first the idea is not absurd, then there will be no hope for it.

Albert Einstein
  • 5 Things Entrepreneurs Need To Navigate The Maze

    The initial euphoria of starting a business can soon diminish in the face of multiple challenges that may block the road to success. One-time entrepreneur Alfonzo Emanuel, now with Malaysian telco start-up Ohana Communications, shared some important insights on how to navigate this maze. The recent session organised by VNET Research & Consulting as part of the MSC Malaysia ‘Adding Value’ Programme, featured speakers from MDEC and Ohana Communications who spoke about the rise of the e-commerce sector and the various hurdles of the entrepreneur’s journey. The top five tips for entrepreneurs included: solve a real problem, work with the right partners, be adaptable, be realistic and most important of all – be passionate about what you are doing.
  • Going Pink With Pride

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As part of the month-long campaigns happening around the country, Omesti colleagues dressed up in their finest recently to attend the Pride Foundation Charity Ball in support of Breast Cancer Care. Pride is a charity that aims to enhance awareness and improve accessibility to treatment and care of breast cancer. Omesti supported the event by donating funds and purchasing a table. Learn more about the Pride Foundation and the resources available here
  • Playing Our Part, Saving Lives

    Omesti employees did their bit recently for the National Blood Drive, with around 30 people arriving at Menara SMI downtown KL to donate blood. Organised by the National Blood Bank, the Drive is a hugely valuable programme to build up much-needed reserves of blood that is used by hospitals nationwide. Thanks to the caring concern of our colleagues, almost 30 pints of blood were collected, a quantity which has the potential to save 90 lives! A big thank you to all those who took part!
  • Creating An Identity

    May Shaun – or Violet as she is also known – has inspired not only the residents in PJ’s SS2 district but herself with a project to create a giant-size mural in the neighbourhood. Called “Stay Under The Roof”, the huge and hugely intricate work of art, that took 8 days to complete, depicts the many facets of our colourful Malaysian culture living under one roof.
    “I decided to take part in the “Bestnya Malaysiaku” SS2 Wall Art Competition jointly organised by the local council and Street Art Movement (SAM). My inspiration came from a Chinese brush painting depicting an elderly person sitting under a willow tree. Researching the artist’s work, I set about learning the drawing technique, mixing it with my own illustration style to arrive at a unique blend.
    “When it came time to start the actual painting, the task was made even more challenging since the organiser was not able to provide a projector so I had to hand-draw the outline from my sketch onto the wall. The whole process took 8 days, working 8 hours a day, to complete. Coping with our tropical weather – both the heat and the rain – and hauling the heavy equipment around were just some of the challenges along the way. But my hope it that the painting will remind people about the 80’s lifestyle and encourage a greater appreciation of our heritage, our traditions and the arts!”
  • All In A Day’s Work

    To most, the idea of running round the block can seem daunting. Just imagine then swimming nearly 4km, a bike ride of 180km – from KL almost to Ipoh – and then a full 42.2km marathon on top of that! All in the same day! That is the Ironman, widely regarded as one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world. And that is exactly what our Group CTO Chia Yong Wei did recently. Here’s more on this amazing achievement.
    “The race was pure pain and pleasure. This was my first Ironman event and I had trained for 9 months. I managed to finish in 13hrs 10mins and 24sec, comfortably ahead of the 16hr 30mins cut-off. It is extremely satisfying have completed it. It really goes to show that anything is possible if you have the mindset, the will and desire to do it.
    “Juggling work, family and 12 to 15 hours of training a week was no easy task. The long training hours may seem like a distraction, but I think that is a positive thing. It takes you away from your day-to-day and gives you a new perspective on things. It’s good to create space for thinking time in our day-to-day lives, if not to reflect at least to stay healthy!”
Inside View
  • My family is my solar panel that charges my batteries and supplies me with a constant source of energy
    ‘Buck’ Mohd Bakhtiar
  • Never stop learning – it keeps me alive; never stop dreaming – it gives me hope; never stop trying new things – adds to life’s experiences!
    Jayme Lee
  • Everyday heroes inspire me – whether someone who saves a drowning person or the woman who gave her life to protect her pregnant colleague against a terrorist attack. It’s proof that angels do live among us.
    Nantha Kumar
  • People who stand up against all odds and emerge triumphant inspire me. Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai are just two examples.
    Navrita Kaur
  • Most people think of marathons as a slow and steady run. Not true! There’s strategy involved, milestones to be planned and execution is key. As in life… and the way we go about it..
    Chia Yong Wei

INSPIRE

Disruptive innovation is not a tactic. It’s a mindset.

Luke Williams

It’s not how many ideas you have. It’s how many you make happen.

Anonymous

If at first the idea is not absurd, then there will be no hope for it.

Albert Einstein

5 Things Entrepreneurs Need To Navigate The Maze

The initial euphoria of starting a business can soon diminish in the face of multiple challenges that may block the road to success. One-time entrepreneur Alfonzo Emanuel, now with Malaysian telco start-up Ohana Communications, shared some important insights on how to navigate this maze. The recent session organised by VNET Research & Consulting as part of the MSC Malaysia ‘Adding Value’ Programme, featured speakers from MDEC and Ohana Communications who spoke about the rise of the e-commerce sector and the various hurdles of the entrepreneur’s journey. The top five tips for entrepreneurs included: solve a real problem, work with the right partners, be adaptable, be realistic and most important of all – be passionate about what you are doing.

Going Pink With Pride

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As part of the month-long campaigns happening around the country, Omesti colleagues dressed up in their finest recently to attend the Pride Foundation Charity Ball in support of Breast Cancer Care. Pride is a charity that aims to enhance awareness and improve accessibility to treatment and care of breast cancer. Omesti supported the event by donating funds and purchasing a table. Learn more about the Pride Foundation and the resources available here

Playing Our Part, Saving Lives

Omesti employees did their bit recently for the National Blood Drive, with around 30 people arriving at Menara SMI downtown KL to donate blood. Organised by the National Blood Bank, the Drive is a hugely valuable programme to build up much-needed reserves of blood that is used by hospitals nationwide. Thanks to the caring concern of our colleagues, almost 30 pints of blood were collected, a quantity which has the potential to save 90 lives! A big thank you to all those who took part!

Creating An Identity

May Shaun – or Violet as she is also known – has inspired not only the residents in PJ’s SS2 district but herself with a project to create a giant-size mural in the neighbourhood. Called “Stay Under The Roof”, the huge and hugely intricate work of art, that took 8 days to complete, depicts the many facets of our colourful Malaysian culture living under one roof.

“I decided to take part in the “Bestnya Malaysiaku” SS2 Wall Art Competition jointly organised by the local council and Street Art Movement (SAM). My inspiration came from a Chinese brush painting depicting an elderly person sitting under a willow tree. Researching the artist’s work, I set about learning the drawing technique, mixing it with my own illustration style to arrive at a unique blend.

“When it came time to start the actual painting, the task was made even more challenging since the organiser was not able to provide a projector so I had to hand-draw the outline from my sketch onto the wall. The whole process took 8 days, working 8 hours a day, to complete. Coping with our tropical weather – both the heat and the rain – and hauling the heavy equipment around were just some of the challenges along the way. But my hope it that the painting will remind people about the 80’s lifestyle and encourage a greater appreciation of our heritage, our traditions and the arts!”

All In A Day’s Work

To most, the idea of running round the block can seem daunting. Just imagine then swimming nearly 4km, a bike ride of 180km – from KL almost to Ipoh – and then a full 42.2km marathon on top of that! All in the same day! That is the Ironman, widely regarded as one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world. And that is exactly what our Group CTO Chia Yong Wei did recently. Here’s more on this amazing achievement.

“The race was pure pain and pleasure. This was my first Ironman event and I had trained for 9 months. I managed to finish in 13hrs 10mins and 24sec, comfortably ahead of the 16hr 30mins cut-off. It is extremely satisfying have completed it. It really goes to show that anything is possible if you have the mindset, the will and desire to do it.

“Juggling work, family and 12 to 15 hours of training a week was no easy task. The long training hours may seem like a distraction, but I think that is a positive thing. It takes you away from your day-to-day and gives you a new perspective on things. It’s good to create space for thinking time in our day-to-day lives, if not to reflect at least to stay healthy!”

Inside View

My family is my solar panel that charges my batteries and supplies me with a constant source of energy

‘Buck’ Mohd Bakhtiar

Never stop learning – it keeps me alive; never stop dreaming – it gives me hope; never stop trying new things – adds to life’s experiences!

Jayme Lee

Everyday heroes inspire me – whether someone who saves a drowning person or the woman who gave her life to protect her pregnant colleague against a terrorist attack. It’s proof that angels do live among us.

Nantha Kumar

People who stand up against all odds and emerge triumphant inspire me. Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai are just two examples.

Navrita Kaur

Most people think of marathons as a slow and steady run. Not true! There’s strategy involved, milestones to be planned and execution is key. As in life… and the way we go about it..

Chia Yong Wei

 

INSPIRE

Disruptive innovation is not a tactic. It’s a mindset.

Luke Williams

It’s not how many ideas you have. It’s how many you make happen.

Anonymous

If at first the idea is not absurd, then there will be no hope for it.

Albert Einstein

5 Things Entrepreneurs Need To Navigate The Maze

The initial euphoria of starting a business can soon diminish in the face of multiple challenges that may block the road to success. One-time entrepreneur Alfonzo Emanuel, now with Malaysian telco start-up Ohana Communications, shared some important insights on how to navigate this maze. The recent session organised by VNET Research & Consulting as part of the MSC Malaysia ‘Adding Value’ Programme, featured speakers from MDEC and Ohana Communications who spoke about the rise of the e-commerce sector and the various hurdles of the entrepreneur’s journey. The top five tips for entrepreneurs included: solve a real problem, work with the right partners, be adaptable, be realistic and most important of all – be passionate about what you are doing.

Going Pink With Pride

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As part of the month-long campaigns happening around the country, Omesti colleagues dressed up in their finest recently to attend the Pride Foundation Charity Ball in support of Breast Cancer Care. Pride is a charity that aims to enhance awareness and improve accessibility to treatment and care of breast cancer. Omesti supported the event by donating funds and purchasing a table. Learn more about the Pride Foundation and the resources available here

Playing Our Part, Saving Lives

Omesti employees did their bit recently for the National Blood Drive, with around 30 people arriving at Menara SMI downtown KL to donate blood. Organised by the National Blood Bank, the Drive is a hugely valuable programme to build up much-needed reserves of blood that is used by hospitals nationwide. Thanks to the caring concern of our colleagues, almost 30 pints of blood were collected, a quantity which has the potential to save 90 lives! A big thank you to all those who took part!

Creating An Identity

May Shaun – or Violet as she is also known – has inspired not only the residents in PJ’s SS2 district but herself with a project to create a giant-size mural in the neighbourhood. Called “Stay Under The Roof”, the huge and hugely intricate work of art, that took 8 days to complete, depicts the many facets of our colourful Malaysian culture living under one roof.

“I decided to take part in the “Bestnya Malaysiaku” SS2 Wall Art Competition jointly organised by the local council and Street Art Movement (SAM). My inspiration came from a Chinese brush painting depicting an elderly person sitting under a willow tree. Researching the artist’s work, I set about learning the drawing technique, mixing it with my own illustration style to arrive at a unique blend.

“When it came time to start the actual painting, the task was made even more challenging since the organiser was not able to provide a projector so I had to hand-draw the outline from my sketch onto the wall. The whole process took 8 days, working 8 hours a day, to complete. Coping with our tropical weather – both the heat and the rain – and hauling the heavy equipment around were just some of the challenges along the way. But my hope it that the painting will remind people about the 80’s lifestyle and encourage a greater appreciation of our heritage, our traditions and the arts!”

All In A Day’s Work

To most, the idea of running round the block can seem daunting. Just imagine then swimming nearly 4km, a bike ride of 180km – from KL almost to Ipoh – and then a full 42.2km marathon on top of that! All in the same day! That is the Ironman, widely regarded as one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world. And that is exactly what our Group CTO Chia Yong Wei did recently. Here’s more on this amazing achievement.

“The race was pure pain and pleasure. This was my first Ironman event and I had trained for 9 months. I managed to finish in 13hrs 10mins and 24sec, comfortably ahead of the 16hr 30mins cut-off. It is extremely satisfying have completed it. It really goes to show that anything is possible if you have the mindset, the will and desire to do it.

“Juggling work, family and 12 to 15 hours of training a week was no easy task. The long training hours may seem like a distraction, but I think that is a positive thing. It takes you away from your day-to-day and gives you a new perspective on things. It’s good to create space for thinking time in our day-to-day lives, if not to reflect at least to stay healthy!”

Inside View

My family is my solar panel that charges my batteries and supplies me with a constant source of energy

‘Buck’ Mohd Bakhtiar

Never stop learning – it keeps me alive; never stop dreaming – it gives me hope; never stop trying new things – adds to life’s experiences!

Jayme Lee

Everyday heroes inspire me – whether someone who saves a drowning person or the woman who gave her life to protect her pregnant colleague against a terrorist attack. It’s proof that angels do live among us.

Nantha Kumar

People who stand up against all odds and emerge triumphant inspire me. Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai are just two examples.

Navrita Kaur

Most people think of marathons as a slow and steady run. Not true! There’s strategy involved, milestones to be planned and execution is key. As in life… and the way we go about it..

Chia Yong Wei