Sunday, March 22, 2020

Time to Press Reset as WHO declared COVID-19 Pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11 declared COVID-19 a pandemic. I am trying to make sense of what is going on. I thought it is an opportunity to reset the world and pause-and-reset my own thinking (not to empty my thoughts, certainly a need to challenge my own ideas/thoughts that may not longer fit the new context).
I set up my first public blog in 2005. I started blogging inside my company, and then open my thoughts to everyone from 2009. I have been posting on and off on
Other times, I read and learn from my network on LinkedIn and twitter, and posting my thoughts, comments and questions on And I continue to blog inside my company.
I am indebted to Dr Brenda Dervin for her mentoring, guidance and challenge to my thinking and my practice in the past 20 years. Dervin and Mr. Squiggly always remind me to stay human (no matter how much great technologies I have at my disposal, and how excited to have led multiple digital transformation programmes ). I also learn that when I lower my ego to listen, and to treat others as living breathing human beings, doors are open.
I am worried I will forget the drastic change the world is changing in such a short time, and I wonder how I will change, how my colleagues, my family, my community, my country will change. Let’s see….
[Blog written on 22 Mar 2020, 5pm, Cambridge, United Kingdom]
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