Dwi Emas’ Anne Tham – From Tuition Teacher to Education Entrepreneur
Anne Tham could have been any one of us. The only difference is that she took the plunge. To try and make a difference.
Otherwise she would have remained a tuition teacher, griping at the system’s many flaws, like so many other Malaysians.
Instead, she is today the head of a number of schools trying to make a difference, fully aware that an education – a proper one – is the key to unlocking a better future.
(Many thanks to the Asia School of Business for their collaboration with The Do More Podcast, in whose studio this conversation was recorded. The Asia School of Business is a partnership between MIT Sloan School of Management and Bank Negara Malaysia).
00:00:00 – Intro
00:02:21 – The Origins of Dwi Emas
00:04:00 – How a Teacher Morphs Into Entrepreneur
00:07:36 – Left-Brain Right-Brain Abilities, a Very Rare Phenomenon
00:09:41 – Learning a Language in Five Minutes
00:14:30 – Replicating Education
00:15:51 – What Happens When Your Teachers Leave
00:20:08 – Using Technology and Social Media to Scale Teaching English
00:21:52 – Why Evolve Via IGCSE and not KSSM?
00:24:30 – A Complete Re-Engineering
00:30:01 – Human Skills are CRITICAL
00:32:21 – Why Malaysian Grads Are Still Appealing
00:39:00 – ChatGPT: Friend or Foe?
00:41:50 – Aren’t Private Schools Elitist? Poor Kids Can’t Afford ..
00:47:32 – Is There a Robin Hood Model
00:48:19 – Why Entrepreneurship Needs Communicating and Leadership
00:50:30 – Why Public Education Has Failed Miserably
00:56:19 – Why Education Must be Tied to Useable Life Skills
00:56:58 – How Education Can Be Completely Rethought
01:00:32 – How Business and Life Coalesce
01:03:51 – Convent Light Street in Penang – A New School
01:05:22 – The Skills One Needs to Succeed in Life
01:07:27 – Advice for Those Seeking a Life Change
01:08:47 – The Best Thing About Being an Entrepreneur
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