When young, NUS Business Graduate Mr Adam Khoo (BBA Hons 1999) had low self-esteem and performed poorly in school. Yet, Mr Khoo graduated with an honors degree, became a self-made millionaire by the age of 26, and today owns and runs several businesses in education, training, event management and advertising, all with a combined annual turnover of $30 million.
Apart from a book by Dennis Wakely that gave him his positive mindset, Mr Khoo is also thankful for the education he received at the School.
Mr Khoo believes the school helped expedite his learning. “If I didn’t learn about Finance and Marketing, Management Theories and Accounting, it would have taken longer for me to get to where I am today.”
“I also have to thank the people who believed in me – including Prof Singh – for giving me opportunities when I was in NUS Business School,” says Mr Khoo. Professor Kulwant Singh (BBA Hons 1982, MBA 1989), Interim Dean of the School, had taught Mr Khoo.
As an undergraduate, Mr Khoo was given the opportunity to be a pioneer member of the prestigious Talent Development Program (TDP).
Today, he is an entrepreneur, a best-selling author and a peak performance trainer. He is the Executive Chairman and Chief Master Trainer of Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group Pte Ltd and a Director of seven other private companies. Mr Khoo is also a Director of the Singapore Health Promotion Board (HPB).
“I started doing business since I was 15,” says Mr Khoo. “It was out of passion that I pursued what I’m doing today.”
Mr Khoo was ranked best-selling author of seven books including “I Am Gifted, So Are You!” and ‘Clueless in Starting a Business’.
Over the last 15 years, Adam has trained over 650,000 students and professional to tap their personal power and achieve excellence in their various fields of endeavor.
He advises current students to “read widely beyond the textbooks and to work when you study.”
Despite being busy, Mr Khoo continues to contribute to his alma mater. He has spoken at the NUS Business School Alumni Association flagship CEO Unplugged Series, as well as at various university functions.
“I love to share and teach,” says Mr Khoo. In the same light, he encourages people to “do what you love.”