The Seduction Of The Simple
At the crossroads of Singapore history, noted public intellectual and entrepreneur Devadas Krishnadas shares his insights on the intersecting realms of the social, political, and economic spheres of Singapore and where he thinks the country is headed. In the past two years, pivotal events such as the 2015 General Election, SG50: Singapore’s Golden Jubilee, and the passing of Lee Kuan Yew have captured the nation’s attention and provide cause for much-needed reflection and debate. This book is a compilation of articles where Devadas examines the ebbs and flows in Singapore’s societal, political, economic and external environment over the last two years and offers practical solutions to the challenges that lay ahead for Singapore.
Devadas Krishnadas is the founder and CEO of Future-Moves Group, a boutique consultancy focused on public policy and corporate strategy. Prior to founding Future-Moves Group, Devadas played a leading role in developing Singapore’s fiscal and social policy where he led efforts in long term planning and strategic thinking. He served two and half years in the Singapore Infantry and ten years as a Senior Police Officer, including as Commanding Officer and a Head of Operations. He served for three years as Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the President of Singapore, the late President S. R. Nathan. He also served five years in public policy in multiple Ministries, including the Ministry of Finance.
Devadas is the author of Sensing Singapore: Reflections in a Time of Change (2014), FUSE: Foresight-Driven Understanding, Strategy and Execution (2015), and The Seduction of the Simple (2016). His work is often cited and published in international publications on foresight and strategy.