Book Night with Singapore’s leading VCs, entrepreneurs and big thinkers

Wednesday, November 22nd

7:00 pm - Book Night with Singapore’s leading VCs, entrepreneurs and big thinkers

Join Singapore’s leading VCs, entrepreneurs and big thinkers on November 22 for an intimate discussion of the New York Times Bestseller “Principles: Life & Work”, recently released by the legendary Ray Dalio.

About the Speakers

Vishal Harnal, General Partner 500 Startups
Vishal is a General Partner at 500 Startups, the most active early-stage venture capital firm in the world. Vishal leads 500 Startups’ investments and operations across South-East Asia. Over the past 4 years, 500 Startups South-East Asia has invested in over 160 companies including flagships Grab, Carousell, Bukalapak, Kudo (acq. Grab), Nugit, Fave (previously KFit), Revolution Precrafted and Gilmour Space.

Michael Lints, Partner Golden Gate Ventures
Michael is a Partner at Golden Gate Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm investing across Southeast Asia with $60 million in operation. Since 2011, the firm has invested in over 30 companies across more than 10 countries in Asia. In his role as a Partner, Michael is focused on fundraising and developing partnerships between portfolio companies and outside stakeholders.

Mohan Belani, Co-Founder and CEO e27
Co-Founder and CEO of e27, Mohan is one of the captains of Asia’s leading community and resource platform for innovation-led businesses. Acting as CEO of e27, Mohan encourages a new generation of technology leaders, creators, entrepreneurs and investors throughout Asia. Mohan was instrumental in kicking off Echelon, the largest annual tech conference in Asia.

Bernard Leong, Head of Digital at Singapore Post and founder of AnalyseAsia podcast
Bernard is Head of Digital at Singapore Post, where he is leading & managing the Post Office Network and Digital Services business unit of 500+ employees. Under Bernard’s leadership, SingPost recently launched Alpha drone – the first end to end authenticated drone delivery system in the world. Outside his corporate role, Bernard is the founder of Analyse Asia, a weekly podcast on technology, business and media and an entrepreneur-in-residence for INSEAD Business School in Singapore. Bernard recently graduated from Global Solutions Program 2016, Singularity University.

Moderated by Olga Sych, Founder Great Owls
Olga is the Founder of Great Owls, an entrepreneur network and knowledge sharing website. Prior to launching Great Owls, Olga was Managing Director Digital for Tatler in Asia responsible for building and scaling pan-Asian digital operations. She has also been an MD for Digitas, a global digital ad agency, and has led the digital transformation for numerous media titles.

About the book “Principles” by Ray Dalio
“Ray Dalio has provided me with invaluable guidance and insights that are now available to you in Principles.” Bill Gates

Dalio is one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs. He is the founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, managing about $160 billion. In this book, Dalio shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

If you haven’t read Ray Dalio’s book “Principles: Life & Work” yet, you can start by reading a summary of the book. Other options to get up to speed are to watch Dalio’s TED Talk, listen to Tim Ferris’ interview or watch Tony Robbins interview.


  • 7.00pm – 7.30pm ~ Welcome; drinks and snacks on arrival
  • 7.30pm – 8.30pm ~ Book discussion and Q&A
  • 8.30pm – 9.00pm ~ Networking

Ready to deep-dive into Dalio’s “Principles”with us?


Places are limited!

Great Owls is an entrepreneur network and a knowledge sharing website. We feature the most innovative people in Singapore and drill down into the critical resources that shaped them. Learn from the best!


Wednesday, November 22nd
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

80 Robinson Road, #08-01, Singapore 068898

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