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Lessons from a Professional Gamer

By Koh Wanzi

Many people think of gaming as a fun and light-hearted matter, but a considerable amount of strategy, teamwork, and grit is required at the high levels of competitive gaming. Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) is currently recognised as the number one team in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) – the latest iteration of the classic first-person shooter. The Ninjas achieved an unprecedented 87-win streak during the earlier half of their career and have made the grand finals of almost every tournament they attended, making them the most consistent and highest performing team in the scene. In an interview with onGamers, NiP player Robin “Fifflaren” Johansson shares his thoughts on what makes NiP tick. He reveals insights that we can apply to our jobs, where we would do well with lessons on how to function effectively as a team and co-operate with our co-workers. (Read More Here!)

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3 Career Lessons from Mindy Kaling

By Desiree Yang

US actress Mindy Kaling may not be a household name, but the 34-year-old has made it to People’s 2014 World’s Most Beautiful List – alongside Hollywood luminaries such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kaley Cucuo and Scarlett Johansson.

Yes, Mindy Kaling! (Read More Here!)

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‘The lessons I learned from my favourite boss’

A great boss can inspire and motivate you. A great boss can shape your career and the type of manager you become. A great boss can also teach you valuable career and life lessons. We asked workers to share stories about the best bosses they’ve ever had and what they learned from those leaders that still influences them today. (Read More Here!)

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3 Leadership Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Photo credits: Library of Congress, New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection

By: Durga Elamaran

The late Sir Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Born on January 15 1929, King had always been a bright and ambitious individual. He entered college at 15 and stood high in the world by the age of 27. Even though he was offered numerous high paying jobs, he chose to fight for the freedom and rights of his fellow African-Americans, inspiring people around the world with his leadership and vision. Here are three leadership lessons that we can learn from the extraordinary Nobel Peace Prize winner and humanitarian.(Read More Here!)

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Candy Crush Saga – Takeaways for the Workplace

By: Gerald Goh

Popular online game Candy Crush Saga (henceforth to be known as Candy Crush) has taken the world by storm. From working professionals to housewives, Candy Crush fever is everywhere, and it’s become a favoured pastime for many to unwind after a long, hard day at the office.

With even a faux movie trailer for Candy Crush, odds are that many of your colleagues will instinctively know what you’re talking about when you ask them for an extra life. (Read More Here!)

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Channel your inner 007

By Julailah Wahid

Men want to be him and women simply want him – the name’s Bond, James Bond.

We may not have a license to kill but there are many other ways that we can emulate the iconic James Bond persona in our career. Here are four quick tips on how to channel your inner 007 to get ahead in the workplace.

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Career lessons from movies

By Ethan Sia

Lion King has taught us that one should never forget about his homeland. Titanic on the other hand, conveys the message that true love means having to make tragic sacrifices. Movies may not always be the main source of advice but they sure carry significant lessons that we can apply to life and even our careers.
In the same way, there are some lessons from certain movies we can apply to our workplace. Here are four career takeaways from our favourite movies.

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5 Career Lessons You Can Learn From Batman


By Nur Shakylla Nadhra

Most – if not all – of us have people that we look up to, people whose life experiences we can learn from. It could be anyone: from a politician, a singer, to a social activist. Well, what about a man who prowls through the night fighting crime in a bat costume?

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5 Career Lessons from K-Pop

By Jacelyn Lim

Originating from the land of bibimbap, Korean Pop, more popularly known as K-pop, has spread like wildfire across most Asian countries and is already eyeing the Western music industry with its intoxicating blend of infectious hooks and flashy dance moves.

Characterised by multi-talented artistes with boundless energy and photogenic good looks, the secret behind the success of K-pop’s artistes is their ability to endear themselves to their fans, despite the language and cultural gap.

Before you dismiss the Hallyu wave as just another passing fad, you would do well to fully understand how these artistes have managed to gain a stranglehold of the hearts and minds of millions of people. Here are 5 lessons derived from the success of K-pop that you can easily apply to your career.

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5 Career Lessons to Pick Up from Draw Something

By Juliet Soh

Are you hooked on Draw Something, a game application that many people can’t seem to get their fingers (or stylus) away from? Don’t worry, there are many more around the world suffering the same fate as you.

However, don’t fret if you think you’re wasting your precious time away drawing your latest Lady Gaga masterpiece for your friends; there are actually nuggets of wisdom that you can pick up in the game! Here are five career lessons that you can derive from Draw Something:

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