Adam Khoo is an entrepreneur, a best-selling author and a peak performance trainer. A self-made millionaire by the age of 26, he owns and runs several businesses in education, training, event management and advertising, all with a combined annual turnover of $30 million.
But...... Who would have thought he had included a most lazy student in Singapore.
When he was eight, he was expelled from school for misbehavior and his parents had to go round the country begging other primary schools to let him study in their school. He was a total misfit.
He did so poorly for his primary school leaving examinations that he was rejected from ALL the secondary schools of his choice and he was dumped into a school called Ping Yi.
He was academically very weak and was always the slowest in class. He failed in four subjects of the eight he was taking and soon enough he found himself placed at the bottom of his entire cohort.
Not only was he poor in studies, he was also felt physically weak and mentally lethargic. He had poor social skills, he was bored, indifferent and soon he was labeled as a 'problem student'.
He joined the boy scouts in an effort to learn valuable skills and widen his social circle but after only six months, he was thrown out of the club because he couldn't pass the most basic test needed to qualify as a scout. He didn't even bother to try again.
To make things even worse, his cousins were gifted students and attended the best schools in the country. Because of that, he really began to think he was born lazy, slow, unmotivated, maybe even stupid.
Like most troubled teenagers, he soon found himself addicted to the TV and video games and he allowed himself to sink into a catatonic stupor just to escape all the pain.
But NOW ...
He is the Executive Chairman and Chief Master Trainer of Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group Pte Ltd and a director of seven other private companies. Adam is also a member of the Singapore Chapter of the Young President’s Organization (YPO).
He is also the best-selling author of 11 books including ˜ I Am Gifted, So Are You!™’ that was ranked MPH#1 best-seller in 1998 and 1999. His other books include ˜How to Multiply Your Child’s Intelligence™’ & ˜Clueless in Starting a Business™’.
His book ˜Master Your Mind, Design Your Destiny™’ which was the second highest selling book in Singapore in 2004, was on the best-sellers list for 36 consecutive weeks. His latest two books are ‘The Secrets Of Self-Made Millionaires’ and ‘Secrets of Millionaire Investors’ which have both stayed on the Number One Spot on the Straits Times Best Sellers List for more than 52 weeks. His most recent books are ‘Nurturing the Winner and Genius in Your Child’, launched in April 2008, ‘Secrets of Building Multi-Million Dollar Businesses’ launched October 2008, ‘Profit from the Panic’ launched in January 2009, ‘Secrets of Successful Teens’ in June 2009. His latest book is ‘Profit from the Asian Recovery’ co-authored by Jason Wee.
Adam holds an honors degree in business administration from the National University of Singapore. As an undergraduate, he was ranked among the top one percent of academic achievers and became a pioneer in the Talent Development Program, which is the university’s Gifted program. He is also a licensed Master Practitioner and Trainer in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).
Over the last 15 years, he has trained over 500,000+ students, teachers, professionals, executives and business owners to tap their personal power and achieve excellence in their various fields of endeavor. Some of his corporate clients include ST Engineering, Singapore Police Force, F&N Coca Cola, Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), Ministry of Defence, AIA, Prudential Assurance, Ernst & Young, Exxon Mobil, Unilever, Citibank, UOB, ABN Ambro, NETS, Great Eastern Life, Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, Texas Instruments, Mediacorp Apple Inc, Accenture Consulting and many more.
His success and achievements are regularly featured in regional media like the Straits Times, the Business Times, the New Paper, Lianhe Zaobao, Channel News Asia, Channel U, Channel 8, Newsradio 938, The Hindu, The Malaysian Sun and many more. In 2007, he was ranked among the top 25 richest Singaporeans under the age of 40 by the Executive Magazine. In 2008, Adam was awarded the NUS Business School Eminent Alumni Award for being one of Singapore’s most successful and prominent business leaders.