Feeling lost, hopeless or maybe, just unmotivated?
There are many others who have felt this way before but they went on to achieve great things in life. Learn more about The Phoenix Perspective and how you too can rise above your challenges and achieve the success of your dreams.
Why You Should Read
The Phoenix Perspective Today:
The Phoenix Perspective is a brand new book from award winning journalist and writer, Eibhlin Lim, who has had more than seven years of experience writing for leading newspapers and publications in Malaysia, Hong Kong and USA. In this book, Eibhlin interviews nine leaders, innovators and change-makers from around the globe to uncover their secrets to overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges and setbacks such as homelessness, illiteracy and bankruptcy and shares what she has learned from them while providing deeper insight into their individual journeys to success. Among the individuals Eibhlin has interviewed for this book include:
the youngest female entrepreneur in USA to sell a company
creator of Google Glass and previous head of product experience at X, Google’s semi-secret innovation lab
the youngest artistic director in Cirque Du Soleil’s history
Asia’s leading Internet entrepreneur who has taken five companies from the start-up stage to IPO and sold two companies, one of them, iProperty Group for US$534 million
the founder of 104 Job Bank, the No.1 online recruitment service provider in Taiwan
Ahmad Izham Omar
entertainment visionary who introduced Malaysians to the Alternative music genre and transformed the local TV channels into a talent creation platform
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The New Generation!
A few weeks ago, I was visiting a school in Malaysia where I met a Form 5 student. I asked her about her dream career. She said, “I want to be a psychologist.” Then she adds, “But my English is very bad. I don’t think I can be a psychologist.”
Many youths today face difficulties believing that they will able to achieve their own dreams let alone imagining that they would be able to contribute something positive to humanity in the future. If you ask them if they believe they will be able to: innovate new technologies like Tom Chi or start successful companies and create new career opportunities for their communities like Stacey Ferreira and the other entrepreneurs in this book have done, most youths would definitely say: “NO!” To be fair, most of us would never in our wildest dream believe we would be able to achieve such stratospheric success too.
However, what most people don’t know is that all these individuals interviewed for this book had pretty ordinary upbringings. In fact, some of them might have had it worse than some of us while they were growing up. For example, Tom Chi did not know how to read, write or speak for the first seven years of his life and Binh Tran is a Vietnam War survivor. In 2014, when I started Phoenix Newsletters and shared these individuals' life stories, students reached out to me to tell me how learning about their idols came from nothing and still made it big today inspired them to reach for their own dreams with more courage and determination. A Form 5 student from SMK Seafield, Selangor wrote:
“His story was very inspiring - dreams were made to be achieved, and so long as I can dream it, I will achieve it. Thanks for the great newsletter! I look forward to the next one!”
I believe when we share more about the life stories and journeys of some of the most successful people around today, we can help to inspire the new generation to believe more in themselves and their dreams, and in turn, light the path for them to carry the torch for humanity forward. You too can make a difference!
We are currently working with individuals and companies to sponsor or subsidize the book so that students from all backgrounds would be able to read the stories and benefit from them. A Taiwanese entrepreneur has sponsored 350 copies of books for university students in Taiwan and top entrepreneurs in Malaysia have come together to subsidize more than 230 copies of books for high school students in country. That said, there are still many students in Malaysia whom have ordered the book and countless other students around the world who could benefit from reading the stories. If you would like to sponsor or subsidize the book for the youth in Malaysia or in your country, please reach out to us in the contact form below.
I look forward to working with you to inspiring the new generation of leaders, innovators and change-makers. Thank you in advance for your willingness to make a positive difference!
Please feel free to drop us a note here if you would like to:
- Learn more about how you can support and contribute to our student movement.
- Bring The Phoenix Perspective to your students/company. (Discount available for bulk orders)
-Invite author Eibhlin Lim to speak at your school/event.
-Or for any other reason :-)