Being Genuine – Goh Jing Rong

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Who?

Goh Jing Rong has kickstarted many different projects and has been part of various programs. He is the director of Risk Lighthouse and co-Founder of Anapi. He is also working in a social enterprise which works on connecting people who need help with people who can provide the help in light of Covid-19.

Quick Summary

Could you tell us a bit more about what you do?

Anapi is a company that works on helping start ups get the coverage that they need. Risk Lighthouse is a risk consulting firm that works on advising various kinds of projects from business’ and states to assess the potential risk levels. He also does some part time teaching in Singaporean universities where he teaches various different subjects from finance to data.

Why should we foster a place where people can give back and how can we do so?

Jing Rong refers back to a Chinese saying which says “when you are giving back, don’t brag about it.” People want to bring light and happiness to others out of their own will. However, he thinks that by giving recognition to those who are helping others and spending their time to support other people, we will encourage more people to participate in giving back.

From a speakers perspective, how do you keep your audience engaged?

Jing Rong has tried different styles of delivering his information. His biggest piece of advice would be to be genuine and truly excited about what you are speaking about. The audience can really read through you so it is important to be authentic. This goes for both teaching in the classroom as well as big formal conferences.

If you could leave the youth with one piece of advice, what would it be?

You are not defined by your grades or qualifications; you’re defined by who you are as a person.

“When you are giving back, don’t brag about it.” (Chinese saying) – Goh Jing Rong

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