Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Report from Asean training

I remember around 2000, I asked a Director of Genting about some decisions of the policy makers in Star Cruises. I viewed the project I was undertaking as one of national Interest. His explantion to me was this "Raymond, you see things from the national perspective, that is a wide perspective but the policy makers are viewing things from an International perspective which is wider still. That is why you can't see the rationale of their decisions.

And that is what I found from GM Ziaur Rahman's training. We also spoke about the importance of psychology in this mental sport and I noticed he was listening intensely during my session in the camp.

For me, to get our own GM, we need to see from a wider perspective. Outside the confines of just the 64 squares. A GM sees from a wider perspective.

Ziaur did well, he teaches from the love of the game and it shows. Most of the participants benefited greatly. However there were some shortcomings. We were not suitably prepared for the very youngest. That is something First GM will look into for future training.

So we are off to Subic Bay with training thanks to Air Asia and I am the appointed Mind Coach for the contingent.


  1. Welcome on board to your first discovery in the learning curve process with ref to "preparation for the youngest".

    One of the anon's writer.

  2. U r appointed as mind coach? who appoint u? r there any rational to appoint as mind coach? maybe they r out of mind to select u.

  3. It's great to see the kids mingle with the GM. Have breakfast with him. Talk. Share. There is definite benifit it that.

  4. With reference to teaching the youngest. My view is that we first need to understand how to stop the backslide of the older juniors. From there we need to move backwards and see what not to do with the youngest. It is indeed a big learning curve and one we need to embark on. But at least we now have the semblance of a plan.