Category: Grapevine

The twists and turns of the industry…. but there is always something for everyone.

The missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 | the search continues

6 months later, the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 continues…. I thought this writeup By David Fickling, at Bloomberg | September 11, 2014 was interesting and worthy of a repeat here, which highlighted the numerous developments and the many difficulties encountered

Insurance innovation focuses on claims | a changing frontier

Many activities are stand-alone solutions, process solutions, or simply new ways of approaching a traditional task. Advancements are found in all aspects of the value chain – from location based services being provided at the point of first notice of loss, to photo recognition tools






Warning: Stocks Will Collapse by 50% in 2014

“We are in a gigantic financial asset bubble,” warns Swiss adviser and fund manager Marc Faber. “It could burst any day.” ….doesn’t hesitate to put the blame squarely on President Obama’s big government policies and the Federal Reserve’s risky low-rate policies, which, he says, “penalize the income earners, the savers who save, your parents — why should your parents be forced to speculate in stocks and in real estate






KARPAL SINGH (1940 – 2014) died in a car accident

Why a great man like Karpal had to died in such manner….? May our great Lord bless his soul and have a place in heaven for him.
A condolence to his family and, Malaysian shall mourn his death for days and months to come.
Farewell. … Our Tiger Of Jelutong, farewell….






Google In Insurance Thought Leadership

Google continues to push forward, moving well beyond its platform for searches, marketing, and advertising and embedding its technology into the lives of every person, gathering new data to use in innovative ways.






Widow of Zurich CFO to confront insurer at AGM over suicide

Seven months after the suicide of Zurich Insurance finance chief Pierre Wauthier, his widow is set to confront the company over its handling of the tragedy, reopening a scandal that unsettled investors….






Insurance Of Men’s Most ‘Prized Private Part’

Talking about men’s most prized private part, i.e. the penis, an underwear company in Canada has decided to provide insurance of the penis to help spur the sales of or perhaps to ignite further the interest in their underwear. I…

Time to file your taxes | Malaysian Tax system

I stumble on this infograph recently, which I think is useful for readers of Malaysia Insurance Online for this is the tax season of the year. Hope you likewise find this useful…. Courtesy: imoney.my

Hiring the best for the insurance industry | Learning from Google

Leadership – in particular emergent leadership as opposed to traditional leadership. Traditional leadership is, were you president of the chess club? Were you vice-president of sales? How quickly did you get there? “We don’t care. What we care about is, when faced with a problem and you’re a member of a team, do you, at the appropriate time, step in and lead. And just as critically, do you step back and stop leading, do you let someone else? “Because what’s critical to be an effective leader in this environment is you have to be willing to relinquish power.”






Insuring the lackadaisical attitudes of men in authority

The 44-page report highlights the systematic failure by the government agencies for not assuming full responsibility and exercising the jurisdiction and power accorded to them, details that have been speculated by the public all this while. It was further cemented in strong words by the panel as per item 3.5 of the report entitled ‘Lackadaisical Attitude on Road Safety’: The Panel is deeply….