Mon - Fri 10:00-18:00 (GMT +8)
in Singapore
Contact Us
Contact Us

Empowering Future Leaders: NTU Students Dive into Strategic Thinking with Industry Experts 

March 25, 2023: The event commenced with an energetic Ice Breaking & Introduction session, where students engaged in team-building activities. This initial interaction set the tone for a day of collaboration and learning, encouraging students to connect and work together effectively.

Workshop 1: Mastering the Mindset & Ability to Think Strategically 

Led by industry experts Paddy Tan and Jeslin Bay, students delved deep into the art of problem-solving with a strategic mindset. This session equipped them with essential techniques to approach challenges strategically and vital skills in the ever-evolving business landscape.

Activity 2: Build a Case – Applying Strategic Thinking to Real-Life Challenges 

The afternoon began with the “Build a Case” activity, where students applied their strategic thinking skills to real-life case studies. Working in teams, they navigated complexities, analysed situations, and formulated effective solutions. This interactive session provided a platform for students to test their strategic understanding in a practical setting.

Figure: A team was presenting their business case 

Workshop 2: Beyond Expertise – Integrating Strategy, Teamwork, & Curiosity 

The learning continued with the second workshop, “Beyond Expertise: Strategy, Teamwork, & the Curious Mind.” Here, students explored the synergy between expertise and strategic thinking. Emphasising teamwork and curiosity, the workshop encouraged students to innovate collaboratively, fostering an environment of shared knowledge and creative problem-solving.

Showcasing Strategic Solutions 

The day’s highlight was the “Present your Case & Ask Strategic Questions” session. Each group had the opportunity to present their case study findings, demonstrating their strategic solutions. The presentations, followed by a Q&A session, showcased the depth of their strategic thinking and provided a platform for valuable feedback from their peers and the esteemed industry leaders Paddy Tan and Jeslin Bay.

No alternative text description for this image

Figure: A team was presenting their business case 

Looking Ahead: A Future Fueled by Strategic Thinkers 

As the day concluded, NTU students departed with a strengthened strategic mindset, ready to face future challenges. The workshop served as a catalyst, inspiring the next generation of leaders to think strategically, work collaboratively, and approach problems with a curious mind.  

About BlackStorm Consulting 

BlackStorm Consulting (http://blackstormco.asia) is a Singapore-based boutique growth consultancy firm specialising in corporate strategy, profit management and investment management. We scale businesses in Southeast Asia. Our clients and connections are internationally present and range from small and medium-sized businesses to MNCs to government agencies.

About National Technological University (NTU)  

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore (https://www.ntu.edu.sg/) is a top-ranked young university known for excellence in communication and media. NTU is a research-intensive public university with 33,000 students and is consistently ranked among the world’s best. Its main campus is renowned for academic quality and stunning aesthetics, with its commitment to sustainability reflected in its 100% Green Mark Platinum certification for eligible building projects.