Friday 28 October 2022

Are You Confident Enough To Recommend Others Your Favourite Eating Places?


I have a Filipino sales colleague at my weekend sales gig who have his in-laws coming to Singapore to visit.

He asked me about the usual touristy Maxwell and Novena hawker centres. Which stalls good, what food to recommend, etc...

I smiled and asked, "Near your home you don't have your favourite hawker centres and coffee shops?"

His eyes suddenly lit up, "I like you recommendation! Thanks!"

I didn't say anything!!!

That's coaching by the way - let others figure out the answer for themselves.

This Filipino colleague has been in Singapore for 5 years already. He is in his mid 30s. 

Before joining us as Showroom Sales, he was "sitting at home" for 2 years.

Previously, he was Shop Manager at one of our local DIY shops - which unfortunately closed down...

He is no bei kambing; he is shepherd.

That's why he got the "answer" to his own question immediately. Wink.

Bei kambings need to be spoon-fed.

Long time readers at this watering hole may find this post kind of familiar... Deja vu?

It's this 10 year old post lah - What's Your Favourite Chicken Rice Stall?

When friends or relatives ask you what stocks to buy or what asset class good to invest, how would you reply to them? 

That's quite telling about your level of craftsmanship, isn't it?


  1. Analysts and Gurus are confident to recommend which stocks to buy or sell. LoL!

    1. CW,

      The problem is are the analysts and "gurus" recommending their favourite eating places?

      Or just parroting and hiding behind the Michelin star hawkers?

      Or are they just mouthing off Novena and Maxwell hawkers that they hardly eat there themselves?

      (I Singaporean yet I can count on one hand how many times I've been to Novena hawker centre...)


      The responsibility is on us to Trust but Verify.

      Unless we are OK with what others say, we believe!


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