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Having held key positions in public life with Malaysia’s telco regulator MCMC and in the International Telecommunications Unions (ITU), Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation, World Bank and the United Nations Development Program, Dato’ Sharil Tarmizi has a unique viewpoint on the local and international regulatory landscape.
He has successfully parlayed this with his own background in law to invest in his personal capacity in some of Malaysia’s most successful startups, while continuing to play a directorship role in PLCs, GLCs and private companies like POS Malaysia, Digital Nasional Bhd, Amanat Lebuhraya Rakyat, Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia, Opcom Holdings, Bina Darulaman, Privasia Technology, QuantePhi Sdn Bhd, Lotus Cars UK, Endeavor Malaysia, Multimedia Development Corporation and BinaFikir Sdn Bhd.
In this latest edition of the Do More Podcast’s Think Inspire Series with Endeavor Malaysia and CGS-CIMB, Sharil shares some of his wisdom and experience with Khoo Hsu Chuang.
00:01:45 – What Sharil Looks For Before Investing in a Business
00:02:42 – What Makes a Good Entrepreneur?
00:04:36 – Lessons Learnt From Passing on Twitter (!)
00:08:08 – Metrics to Seek When Analysing a Business?
00:10:11 – Key Differences Between US and Asian Startups
00:12:06 – Why Do These Differences Exist?
00:14:31 – There Are Different Types of Entrepreneur ..
00:18:25 – The Trouble With Too Many Handouts
00:20:54 – Malaysia’s Entitlement Malaise
00:27:00 – Does Malaysia Inc. Stymie Entrepreneurs?
00:29:14 – Malaysia’s 5G Lethargy – Why?
00:34:26 – Dealing With Structural Limitations
00:37:58 – Should the Govt Shrink?
00:41:05 – Govt Engagement and Policy: Sufficient?
00:46:53 – What’s Wrong With a Foreign Listing?
00:49:52 – Advice To Entrepreneur in a Competitive ASEAN
00:52:53 – No Safety Net: What Happens?
00:55:12 – Older Entrepreneurs Means Experience
00:56:10 – One Rule Above All to Succeed in Business
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