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The Seduction of the Simple: Insights on Singapore's future directions by Devadas Krishnadas

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PRELUDE

REASONS

When I completed my first book Sensing Singapore in February 2014, I had planned to conclude my time as a public commentator. However, I found myself compelled to pick up my pen time and again. About half of the content of this particular book was produced whilst I was working on my second book, FUSE®: Foresight driven Understanding, Strategy and Execution (Marshall Cavendish, Singapore, 2015) and while I was trying to consolidate my budding business. It was, to say the least, a hectic task and there were many instances when I had occasion to ask myself, why bother?

The answer is multi-layered.

The first is a certain inner compulsion to play a civic role. A recurring theme in and behind all my writing is that Singaporeans should ...

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