Saturday, March 30, 2013

My Mind Map on Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's (Former Prime Minister of Malaysia) Keynote Speech at the 14th ICOT on 23 June 2009 in Kuala Lumpur

This mind map of Tun Dr Mahathir's keynote speech on "Asian Leadership" at the 14th ICOT on 23 June 2009 in Kuala Lumpur is the second of four mind mapped keynote speeches that I promised to post. The viewer is invited to Prof Howard Gardner's Keynote speech in my earlier post.

As usual Dr Mahathir's speech is always covered with interesting anecdotes. One of the things he emphasized is that DEVELOPMENT requires able LEADERS who has the ability to also THINK about DEVELOPMENT.  This inevitably covers one of his best remembered achievements as PM of Malaysia where he stood his ground during the 1997 financial crisis to steer the country towards economic recovery.

Dr Mahathir also mentioned that once LEADERS (e.g. GEORGE BUSH, TONY BLAIR, RICHARD NIXON, MAO TSE TUNG / MAO ZEDONG etc....) are in POWER, it is very difficult to remove them. (These remarks drew laughter from the audience). Yet they, the LEADERS, are important in the development of the country.

I leave viewer(s) with an interesting interpretation for the rest of his excellent speech, that was delivered to a pack audience at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

I am very fortunate and thankful that Dr Mahathir was very kind to autograph my mind map of his keynote speech that I did during his presentation. This is the second time that a Prime Minister has autographed my mind map. For the first, viewers are invited to view my mind map of former PM Goh Chok Tong's keynote speech given at the Singapore Quality Award (SQA) presentation ceremony in 1998 [CLICK HERE]. Please enjoy.

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