This is the sequel to the bestselling book, The Little Red Dot, published in 2005. While the first volume consisted of a collection of essays by Singapore's first- and second-generation diplomats, this second volume contains essays written by the third generation of young ambassadors. The Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Raymond Lim, has contributed the Foreword. Written in an entertaining and accessible manner, this book is a highly enjoyable read for all who are interested in Singapore current affairs and in the art and science of diplomacy. It contains many inspiring stories which have not been told before.
This book is also available as a set with The Little Red Dot.
Life's Lessons (266k)
Contents:Life's Lessons (L Anderson)From Tanglin to Baghdad (A Chua)Earthquake, SARS, Tsunami and Cyclone: Lessons from Crisis Management (R Chua)Of BMWs, Guerrillas and the Highway of Death: Snippets of a Diplomat's Life (S T De Cruz)Learning with Master Chefs: Cooking a Treaty (B Gafoor)September 11: Ground Zero in Washington DC (S Loh)Intellectual Property and Public Health: Negotiating at the World Trade Organization (V G Menon)Singapore's Diplomatic Assets (A Selverajah)Lessons from Multilateral Diplomacy (Y W Tan)Would I Choose MFA Again? (K P Wong)and other essays
Readership: General readers interested in Singapore current affairs, diplomacy and international relations.
Singapore;Diplomacy;Foreign Policy;Asia;International RelationsKey Features: Contains a collection of essays by the third generation of Singapore's diplomats, reflecting on their recent experiences and lessons learned Includes a comprehensive Annex of the milestones of Singapore's external relations, updated to 2008