Thank you, Wong Kim Hoh of the Sunday Times (23 April 2017) for the interview with Mrs Nanz Chong-Komo. Mr Wong has won many awards for his column It Changed My Life, and he unpacked the many years of Nanz's life in Singapore and her career in one single article.
Mr Wong's story chronicled all the things that have led Nanz to this point in her life, becoming the distributor for SodaStream.
"Candidly, she lets on that the thought of starting a business again unnerved her.
"'It's harder when you're older. I asked myself, 'Why do this when you could retire in Hawaii?' says Mrs Chong-Komo, whose husband is from Hawaii. 'But they're a global company and they believe in us. I'll regret it if I didn't do it. I see so much potential in Singapore and the region.'
"She hopes to avoid the mistakes she made with ONE.99. 'I outsource what I don't do well. I don't run my own warehouse. I don't open retail stores. I work with partners. Everybody makes a profit."
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