Two-Minute Dictionary With Gen.T Honourees. Part 1: Grit

By Denise Ng

Every successful young leader needs plenty of grit. We asked 10 Gen.T honourees from Singapore to describe what the word means to them. Here's what they said

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Last month, we unveiled the 400 honourees on the Gen.T List 2019 at launch events across Asia. 

Before meeting many of them for the first time, we identified a list of commonalities that ties these leaders from diverse industries together. Whether an entrepreneur, a politician or a top chef, we surmised, you need grit, you must have impact, you need to be innovative, and so on. 

We took these words and asked the honourees to define them for us in our new series, Two-Minute Dictionary. 

Above  Video: Denise Ng. Videography: Nicola Ng

First up is grit. We asked ten 2019 Gen.T honourees from Singapore to tell us what the word means to them. Watch the video to see what they had to say. 

In order of apearance in the video:

Amanda Chong
Co-founder, ReadAble

Benjamin Swan
CEO, Sustenir Group

Charlie Lim

Emily Teng
Founder, Blessings in a Bag

Jackson Aw
Founder and CEO, Mighty Jaxx

Cheryl Ou
Founder and director, The Nail Social and The Social Space

Julius Tan
Co-founder and chief strategy officer, Electrify

Raena Lim
Co-founder and COO, Style Theory

David Pynt
Owner and Chef, Burnt Ends

Sharul Channa
Stand-up comedian

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