Co-founder of Apple Inc, maker of the iconic Mac computers, iPod, iPhone and iPad, Steve Jobs has passed away.
Beyond being the person who shaped the devices that I avidly use for everything from leisure to facilitating my work processes as a financial adviser, Steve Jobs was someone whose actions and life story greatly inspire me.
Two-thirds of the year is coming to a close and it has been quite a busy year so far with new experiences. Have been meaning to write a new entry for the past few days, but my schedule of late has been quite hectic with quite a lot of things to do.
There has been seemingly unlimited things to learn and I have been enjoying every bit. I have been told to be a very technical person and I am perpetually hungry for new information.
Polling Day is a mere two days away. Have you decided which Tan to vote for?
I would like to talk about Mr. Tan Kin Lian. Amongst the four Tans, he is the one most familiar to me. I was still young and politically apathetic when Dr. Tony Tan and Dr. Tan Cheng Bock were in government, and Mr. Tan Jee Say only came into prominence when he stood under the opposition ticket in the General Elections a few months ago. Mr. Tan Kin Lian has been a CEO of a major insurer for three decades, and it is natural for any practitioner dealing with life insurance to have heard of him. He is well-known in the industry, though perhaps for not very desirable reasons.
I was recently reminded of this incident that happened a few months ago. I met this person who was recommended an ILP by her agent. The agent went as far as to use skewed calculation and fuzzy Maths to show her that the ILP was much better than a term policy.
Feeling uncomfortable about the recommendation, she sought a second opinion and that was how I came about to give her some advice.