The Art of Leading by Enabling

By Emilia Ismail

September 2017 PROFILE
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Boonsiri Somchit (centre) and her family.
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Boonsiri Somchit casts a long shadow; she has spent almost two decades as vice president of US semiconductor giant AMD. In 2016 she decided it was time to write a leadership book: When the Chicken Dies Everyone Cries recounts how her childhood in the kampung provided her with leadership skills. How did Boonsiri overcome her challenges and what is the “Art of menggoreng”? Penang Monthly finds out.What inspired you to write When the Chicken Dies Everyone Cries?In May 2015 I...

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Emilia Ismail

is a freelance writer who has a love-hate relationship with the weighing scale.