Monday, November 19, 2007

Businessweek Asia's Best Young Entrepreneurs

About one year ago, I was reading an online issue of Businessweek.

They had compiled their yearly list of "Asia's Young Entrepreneurs" which entailed the Top 25 Young Entrepreneurs in Asia from countries all around Asia.

Back then we were only working on the early stages of Nuffnang and was even yet to launch so I remember thinking to myself how young those entrepreneurs were, and yet they have achieved so MUCH!

It was something to look up to indeed. Curiously I remember to slide back and forth in slideshow of the 25 entrepreneurs to find the entrepreneur from Malaysia but there wasn't one.

All the entrepreneurs in that list were from Japan, China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia... even Singapore.. but not Malaysia.

I remember telling myself that maybe one day... with that dotcom which was about to be called Nuffnang... just maybe... I might be the Malaysian in that list.

A few days ago Businessweek released its list for this year which narrowed down 25 finalists for the Best Young Entrepreneur in Asia... and believe it or not. Ming and I are in it for Nuffnang.

I don't know how they picked us out but this paragraph on their website kind of sums it up.

This year, BusinessWeek's annual report on Asian entrepreneurship features 25 finalists for the title of Best Young Entrepreneur in Asia. BusinessWeek readers nominated candidates and the magazine's editors and reporters in Asia suggested names, too. We then narrowed down our list to 25 people whom we feel best represent the creativity and energy that's now increasingly common among startups across the region. Readers can see profiles of the Top 25 and vote for their favorite here.
It is humbling to be in that list not just because I seem to be the youngest there hence having "eaten the least rice" of the lot but because of all the achievements that the other Top 25 Entrepreneurs in Asia have under their belt.

Yet, I'm a little proud as a Malaysian. I don't know if I'm the only Malaysian in the list... but I DO know... that I'm glad our country made it this time.

To check out the article and view the slide show click here and here.

You guys don't have to vote for me okay?

It's already an honour that I'm even in that Top 25 list.

43 comments:

BumbleBee™ said...

1st... For sure will vote for you tim :D

Jasonmumbles said...

You made us proud!

Chun Huey said...

Congratulation! Cherish the moment and continue with the good work!

*shy* my first blog comment :P

Shu said...

Congrats!! You have my support!

Chapree Da Grande said...

Congrats!!
Why stop there? Let us push you to the award itself. ^_^

nadnut said...

not bad! will vote for you guys! :)

tracychong said...

Congrats. Love reading your blog, it's very inspiring.

vss3t said...

*standing ovation*
=D

Hope i could join Nuffnang one day after my graduation in this cold cold country of Spice Girls.

Melissa said...

Already voted for you! Congrats Tim. Who knew, from the days of Lengmou? to this? =)

Effrick said...

congrats...i've been reading your blog since the days of lengmou. i will vote for you for sure ;)

Boss Stewie said...

bumble: aww thank U :P

jasonmumbles: you make me proud too

chun: hgehehe no need shy wan.. comment more often!

shu: thanks shu

chapree: hahaahah no lar.. slowly slowly

nadnut: thanks nad

tracy: aww thank u tracy

vss: well treasure those moments.. i know i enjoyed it when i was there

melissa: hahaha :P thank you melissa

effrick: thank you for following me for sooo long!

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

Congratulation! So when can 'belanja' me more ads??? Yes! Well I am happy to be part of Nuffnang! Beside this any more award? 'Best available male' or most 'handsome bacheloh' by FHM perhaps???Have a nice day!

Hui Yi said...

Congratulation!! A great achievement!! From the news i only notice that u r so young.

Boss Stewie said...

hor ny: ahah thank you hor ny... i don't think i have the looks to enter any of these lifestyle magazines like fhm ler :P besides.. fhm is for guys to read.

hui yi: yah i am :P thank you

Ricci's Chica said...

congrats for making it to de TOP!!! u r really deserving it..both u n Ming really earn something back for all de hard effort n work n time in Nuffnang..al de best..u wil get some votes!!

Alan said...

Congrats!

michelle said...

how not to vote for you? :p

Genova said...

congrats boss !..
does 'dont have to vote for you' means vote for you ?
lol. will do

Christine said...

Congrats!!!Congrats!!! Congrats!!!

eve said...

hey, congrats!
proud to be a Malaysian~ ;)

KY said...

nice piece of reverse psychology at the end! :P

Boss Stewie said...

ricci: thank you so much.. you're soo nice

alan; thank you alan

michelle: hahahahaha can vote for ming mah

genova: haah no lar... why u read it that way hahaha

christine: thank you christine

eve: thank u :P

ky: hahaha funny lar u!

-blake- said...

congrats!
when I grow up I wanna be just like you. HAHA

kelly said...

omg!!!
thats really awesome!
way to go dude

whisperingshout said...

Congrats!
Now tell us how to storm BusinessWeek to ensure winning :)

Michelle said...
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Michelle said...

double wow!!~
u made us all proud.. grats!
*hugs*

Boss Stewie said...

blake: haha careful what you wish for

kelly: thanks kelly

whisper: hahaha no need ler dude

michelle; thank U :P

Cheng Chun said...

Congrats Boss. You have done Malaysia proud and definitely Malaysia boleh!!! You are the best. :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

congrats wor..millionaire d i m sure?

Michael Song said...

congrats mate... happy 4 u...

Boss Stewie said...

cheng chun: hey thanks dude.. will be glad if i really did Malaysia proud

joe: hahaha pls lar!

michael: thanks mate

Cely said...

Congrats ... Really happy for u..

BTW, where is the vote button ? din see it leh~

Boss Stewie said...

cely: heh.. no need to vote lar! it's ok

.:: gHoOi ~* said...

hey boss ! congratulation ;) voted for both of u :P you're the youngest eh.

beh tong.

kimfei said...

wow...congrats ooo..waiting to see u grab the award ya..hehe

Boss Stewie said...

ghooi: yah kinda the youngest i think.. u really dind't have to vote ler.. but thanks for voting


kimfei: hahaa pls lar.. i wun win lar

yippy said...

congragulations!

iamthewitch said...

congratulations... for making Malaysia proud :)

jlshyang said...

congratulations tim!

lufiasism said...

Congrats man !

§pinzer said...

silly boi, u do know i've already voted for you kan?

keep up the amazing work dude, i'm watching from afar and waiting for my own time ;)

AbysmalCreature said...

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