Tan Kee Hian in his sharing with me after the forum pointed out that most, if not all newspaper reports (on "Sibu In The Blue Ocean") referred to the 5 Blue Ocean Strategies and ignored the equally important 5 Capabilities.
In the views of Kee Hian, the 5 Blue Ocean Strategies and the 5 Capabilities together make up the 10 Blue Ocean Ideas. He stressed the importance of the 5 Capabilities, without which the probability and degree of success of the 5 strategies would be severely compromised.
I have given detailed coverage of the 5 Blue Ocean Strategies. To refresh your memory, the 5 strategies are as follows:
1. Centre of Excellence for Gerontology
2. Agri-business hub
3. Hub for mass tourism
4. Arts and Crafts Cluster
5. "Polytechnic" University
The stage has now been set right for us to move on to look at the 5 Capabilities.
The timber industry is now a sunset industry in Sibu. We badly need to transform Sibu to get it out of its present dilemma. Photo: Wong Meng Lei