By Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi
Big and broad visions produce drastic change. Global experiences show us that large and complex success stories began with such visions. The experience of Singapore, for example, began with the vision of its leader who transformed a small island into a highly successful economy as well as a global commercial center.
Lee Kuan Yew, the man behind Singapore’s renaissance, once said: “Make the man before anything; secure facilities and services and then make him use them in a clean and civilized manner, and pay attention to the details of everyday life.”
Similarly, Mahathir Mohamad, the former prime minister of Malaysia who spearheaded its transformation and believed in the power of initiative to bring about change, once said: “Economic and social development does not occur overnight; people have to move to create it.”
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