Education has been at the core of Sibuians' concern. From pre-school to tertiary levels, Sibuians have never let education be compromised. The flurry of comments/feedback on Tan Kee Hian's "Polytechnic" University Strategy bears testimony to this point.
The first Key Capability for "Sibu In The Blue Ocean" is "Changing Mindset, Values and Beliefs". The critical Blue Ocean Mindset involves the following:
Get out of the comfort zone
-More of the same is not good enough, "Business is not usual"
"Execution and transaction" is not sufficient for breakthrough
Inveast in thinking and innovation
Find and create your own space
Development is about creating economic and social value first......Not just building more houses and shops
Creating exceptional value for customers
-Outside-in, know your customers
Control your own destiny
The picture shows Sibu Lantern Festival 2009. Like what Kee Hian said, Sibu needs to invest in thinking and innovation to bring in tourists. Photo: Wong Meng Lei