SOE BOOKS
An annual publication featuring SOE Award Honourees, the annual SOE Book collects their stories, documenting their journeys as entrepreneurs. An inspiring showcase of how to build a successful business, the SOE Book is now in its 11th edition.

Featured SOE Honourees enjoy:

  • Increased company visibility
  • Strengthened market positioning
  • Recognition of success
  • Enhanced credibility
  • Potential to drive sales revenue

The SOE Book is available at major bookstores in Singapore and at SOE events, and is given to more than 1,200 SOE Nominees.
For more information on participating in the creation of the SOE Book, please write to the Secretariat. We look forward to your support!

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2015

FOOTPRINTS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL MASTERY: REVOLUTIONARY THINKERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY

“Footprints of Entrepreneurial Mastery” edition will help elaborate how our SOE Honourees, ‘revolutionary thinkers of the 21st century’ featured in this book, survived being in the business gladiator arena. They revealed that the harder and wiser they worked, the more they succeeded and with time and practice, they became the best in their significant field!

Featuring inspiring stories from SOE Award winners, including:

  •  Simon Gay, Citiwall Pte Ltd
  • Cheryl T. Hansen, C. T. Hansen International Pte Ltd
  • Ong Tze Boon, Ong&Ong Group
  • Rachel Wong, Marunda Utama Engineering Pte Ltd
  • Jeffrey Tan, AOX Pte Ltd
  • Wong Hong Ting, 2359 Media Pte Ltd 
  • Sreenivas Kurup, Astrums Consulting Pte Ltd
  • Mary Goh, Garden Home Crystal Palace Pte Ltd

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2014

CREATING A LEGACY: START UP. GROW RICH. SUSTAIN THE BUSINESS. MAKE A DIFFERENCE

“Creating a Legacy” is a book that will elaborate and elucidate that successful people may look prim and proper on the surface, but paddles like a madman under hidden underwater to withhold the same courage and ambition to make their dreams a reality and create their legacy.

The book commemorates the abilities and accomplishments behind business leaders featured in the book at the same time, credit their strong spirit in their road to entrepreneurship. Featuring inspiring stories from previous award winners, including:

  • James Pang, My Drum School (MDS) Pte Ltd
  • Rina Lim, Quirk Pte Ltd
  • Kelvin Lee, Datavoice Technology Pte Ltd
  • Sally Chua, Q’Son Equipment Pte Ltd
  • Dennis Teo, Evorich Flooring Group / MMF Timber Hub Pte Ltd
  • Alvin Tan, SureClean Pte Ltd
  • Dato’ Dr. Charles Chen D.I.M.P., FoodNet Consultants Group of Companies
  • Grace Lim, Eagle Success Pte Ltd
  • Jonathan Por, Supreme Floors

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2013

GROWING A VISION WITH BUSINESS LUMINARIES OF SINGAPORE

“Growing a Vison with Business Luminaries of Singapore” will unveil simple people with extraordinary foresight. Featuring inspiring stories from previous award winners, including:

  • Samuel Yik, Dian Xiao Er
  • Ong Chu Poh, ECON Healthcare Group
  • Ye Ning, Sun Japan (S) Systems
  • Wilson Ng, NTC Integration
  • Lawrence Sew, Kwong Seng International
  • Dominic Lee, Credit Management Consultancy Group
  • Willie Wong, WillieWong Group
  • Alan Tan & Chris Loh, Rasel Catering Singapore
  • Vinod Menon, MindWave Solutions

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2012

WILL TO WIN: IGNITING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL PASSION WITHIN
This book features previous award winners, including:

  • Dennis Teo, Evorich Holdings
  • T P Chan, Laundry Network
  • Ingrid Prasatya, The Society Group
  • Roland Teo, Frisco Tech & Services
  • Sky Tan, Sky Creation Design
  • Mohamed Ismail, P & N Holdings
  • Dorothy Lim, iwa Design
  • Leonard Tan, PurpleClick Media
  • Tan Shuh Chern, White Dental Group
  • Willie Wong, WillieWong Group

 

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2011

THE HEART OF SUCCESS: MASTERS OF SUCCESS SHARE KEY SECRETS FROM WITHIN

This book features previous award winners, including:

  • Nicholas Goh, Verztec Consulting
  • Jenny Koh, Matsushita Group (King Koil Sleep Products)
  • Danny Lien, Amos International
  • Mathilda Koh, Bioskin Holdings
  • Vinod Menon, Mindwave Solutions
  • Sunny Tan, Power-Trans Engineering
  • Michael Tan & Daniel Chan, Fullerton Healthcare Group

 

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2010

SUCCESS BLUEPRINT: LEADING ENTREPRENEURS REVEAL SECRETS TO STARTING UP, GROWING RICH & MAKING A DIFFERENCE

This book features previous award winners, including:

  • Rachel Wong, Marunda Utama Engineering
  • Harold Lee, XDel Singapore
  • Henry Tan, Nexia TS Public Accounting Corporation
  • Glenndle Sim, Mencast Holdings
  • Sa’at Ismail, SiliconPlus Communications
  • Dr Earnest Rex Tan & Grace Chong-Tan, Smile Inc. Dental Surgeons
  • Siva Ananda Rajah, Atos Wellness
  • Wong Hoong An, GTW Holdings (HungryGoWhere.com)
  • Aileen Ng, Virtual HR

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2009

BUILDING A BUSINESS: THE SECRETS SHARED!

This book features previous award winners, including:

  • Prof Christopher Chen, Christopher Chen Centre of Reproductive Medicine
  • Steven Fang, CordLife Pte Ltd
  • Moe Ibrahim, 3 Degrees
  • Andrew Kwan, Globalmatrix Holdings Pte Ltd
  • Patrick Liew, HSR International Realtors Pte Ltd
  • Michael Ma, IndoChine Group

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2008
 
THRIVE: ORDINARY ENTERPRISES, EXTRAORDINARY ENTREPRENEURS
By Sant Qui
This book features previous award winners, including:

  • Carolyn Ng, Kinetic
  • CK Low & CY Low, Home-Fix
  • Eddie Tay, TC Centre
  • Mohamed Ismail, Propnex Realty
  • TP Chan, Laundry Network
  • Charles Wong, Charles & Keith
  • Donna Lee, Kindergolf
  • Harish Nim, Emerio Globesoft
  • Rachel Ng, Lifestream Group
  • Tony Seow, Purple Sage

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2007

TOP SECRETS TO BECOMING AN ENTREPRENEUR

Based on the real-life experiences of 156 nominees for the 2007 SOE Awards, Top Secrets to Becoming an Entrepreneur gives you the tools to feel confident in managing a new business. This handy reference book will be an indispensable part of your entrepreneurial armour, grounding you in the beliefs of “planning, not reaction” and “experience, not luck”.

Rich in ideas, this book presents the reader with a methodology for running a business, including:

  • What it Takes
  • How to Get Started
  • Managing and Motivating Staff
  • Providing Excellent Customer Service
  • Growing your Business
  • Avoiding and Rectifying Mistakes
  • Appreciating the Benefits

For this book, entrepreneurs of small and medium businesses responded to a questionnaire designed by SOE. Their answers and stories, as gathered by student interviewers, are contained within this book, making it a practical guidebook on how to achieve entrepreneurial success today. You will also find solutions offered by entrepreneurs to assist in decision-making

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2006

I'M THE BOSS!
By Larry Haverkamp

Hear 24 stories and 24 real-life lessons from 24 nominees of the 2006 SOE Awards, as they share their highs and lows, shortcuts and pitfalls, and experiences and insights in their journeys to become entrepreneurs. Why did they start on their ventures? What kept them going? What plans do they have for the future? Read this book to find out why!

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2005

IT’S MY LIFE!
By Colin Cheong

Be inspired to be your own boss with more than 100 true stories from more than 100 entrepreneurs.

Learn what to do and what not to do, and how to respond to your banker, financier, partners, suppliers, staff, competitors, family, and detractors when they question, probe, and criticise you.

Everyone can benefit from this book. Why? Because everyone and anyone has the potential to be their own boss.

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2004

MORE INSPIRING STORIES BY SINGAPORE’S ENTREPRENEURS
by Adeline Chen

Do you want to ditch the workplace and strike out on your own, turn that creative idea into a business reality, or simply, be your own boss?

If so, you may be stumped by reality-biting questions like: How do I start? Do I have what it takes? What if it doesn’t turn out quite as I planned?

Take it from those who have been there and done it, with this book that details how more than 100 entrepreneurs have made that jump.

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2003

SINGAPORE’S HOMEGROWN ENTREPRENEURS
by Russell R. Miller

More than 100 entrepreneurs tell you how they have been there, done that, and are still loving it!

Learn how to run a business through these detailed, no-holds-barred stories, which trace the “eureka” beginnings, tales of the blood, sweat, and tears expended, heart wrenching moments and the joys of owning a business.