A practice of gratitude - Thanksgiving at ConnectOne 2018

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A spin on the word thanksgiving as “thanks” and “giving” by Brisa, one of our interns led to this little reflection today. Although unintended but it was a powerful reminder that as the year closes on a high for us, that we have to be:

1)#thankful for all the joys and junks of the year

2)#giving of our time helping motivated individuals find meaningful jobs and startup founders raise human capital!

Personally, this must be a year where our small and humble beginnings have started to scale somewhat. Many have heard that it was a very rough first 2 years for us. But along came a few individuals who believed that we were motivated, able and with the right opportunity, will produce results. And we did. We are very thankful for them and for a wonderful community of talent and founders who along with them, believe in us.

Successful people have three things in common: motivation, ability, and opportunity
— Adam Grant, author of Give and Take

Last but not least, a toast to my co-founder, Fiona who supported my crazy idea back in 2013 to work with startups and continue to support more crazy ideas as we launch our new programs in 2019!

Cheers to all and wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy 2019!!

All my best,

Elena Chow, Co-Founder of ConnectOne


As part of our party activity, we asked our key partners, clients and candidates what they are most grateful for this year and three words to sum up 2018. Below are the gathered thoughts and heartfelt reflections. May they act as a reminder for us to be thankful for the little things in life as well as inspire us to live with a greater purpose in 2019!

What are you most grateful for this year?

Grateful that investors trusted me enough to invest in my startup, which allowed me to commit 200%. No looking back now! Hired a highly qualified CTO, currently building a dedicated and eager team to kick-start things!
— Lius Widjaja, Founder and CEO of Gomodo Technologies Pte Ltd
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Grateful for health of loved ones and being able to have some family time
— Min Joo Yang, UI UX Designer
New season in life, country, job , experience as well as friendships
— Jen Lin, Head of Travel Platform
Opportunities to change, to grow, to influence and to help
— Bryan Long, Co-Founder and CEO of Stacck
For all the amazing members and partners I’ve met in the ecosystem. For those who has made an impact in my life through the positive sharing, knowledge transferred and the love and kindness
— Andee Chua, Head of Community of Found.
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Awesome company & colleagues, New home, New life partner
— Sabrinna Soh, Senior Consultant of ConnectOne

Three words to sum up your 2018

Tough, Challenging, Hope
— Terence Yow, Managing Director of Enviably Me Pte Ltd
Momentum, Validation, Empowering
— Lius Widjaja, Founder and CEO of Gomodo Technologies Pte Ltd
Transparency, Integrity,
Humility
— Jae Lee, CTO of Online Travel Platform
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Opportunities, Growth, Possibilities
— Jael Chng, Founder of My Working Title
Eventful, Clarity, Transitional
— Mindy, Head BD of Online Marketplace
AI, Evolution,
Re-examination
— Tomithy Too, Investment Manager of ST Telemedia
Fulfilling, Empowered, Inspired
— Michelle Quek, Community Manager of Found.
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Hectic, Hell, (But) Happy
— Kenny Lew, Senior Consultant at ConnectOne
Affirmation, Relationships, Great food and travels
— Pamela Tan, Consultant, Talent Community Lead of ConnectOne
Happiness, Laughter, Gratitude
— Yvonne Sia, Finance & Admin Lead of ConnectOne
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Thank you for celebrating 2018 with us!