12 years ago in 2004, Rich Ho graduated as a pioneer student from SMU, started his movie production company, and became the first Singaporean nominated for a Golden Horse Awards “Best International Digital Short Film”. He was appearing in the news every other month, and investors were waiting to finance his next big film project. Then came the fateful day, that brought the fateful question, and he asked, “There must be more to life than this.” And he left the film industry at the beginning/height of his success and disappeared for a long 9-year sabbatical.
Join him as he shares with hindsight, the unexpected adventures that life brought him through, filled with tears and miracles, to prepare him for more adventures ahead.
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Incorporated on 12 January 2000, Singapore Management University (SMU) aims to groom outstanding business leaders and creative entrepreneurs capable of excelling in a rapidly changing and dynamic world. The University is known to be a pioneer for its interactive pedagogy of seminar-style teaching in small class sizes which remains its unique hallmark. Today, SMU is home to more than 6,000 students and comprises six schools: Lee Kong Chian School of Business, School of Accountancy, School of Economics, School of Social Sciences, School of Information Systems and School of Law. SMU offers bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degree programmes in business and management-related areas, ranging from Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Wealth Management, Law, Information Systems and Social Science. It also has a dedicated Office of Research, a number of institutes and centres of excellence, and provides public and customised programmes for working professionals through Executive Education. Collaborations with leading institutions, including The Wharton School, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago, allow SMU to draw on academic and research strengths across all major disciplines. The SMU campus is a state-of-the art facility located right in the heart of Singapore's civic and business district.