What is your vision for M+S?
Kemmy Tan (KT) My vision is to build outstanding legacies for future generations to be proud of, and be the trusted partner of choice for communities looking for transformational living and breathing spaces to live, work and play.
What do you consider your biggest weakness?
KT I consider my impatience a double-edged sword. I move fast because of it, but at the same time, I end up being more hands-on than I would like to be.
What would you tell your 18-year-old self?
KT I would tell my 18-year-old self to understand yourself and know your strengths and weaknesses as it will guide you to what you will embark on. This will be the precursor to your career choices, so work hard to turn it into reality.
Most importantly, remember the lessons behind the biblical story, Parable of the Talents, where the master of the house entrusted different amounts of gold to his three servants according to their abilities. When you're given a talent or an opportunity, harness it and make the most of it. Otherwise, even what has been given to you will be taken away. This parable is something I constantly remind my children of.
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