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Substance Over Form

"Substance over form in accounting refers to a concept that transactions recorded in the financial statements and accompanying company disclosures must reflect their economic substance rather than their legal form." In other words, if a company sells $1m worth of products and services but receives $100k in commission, it should...
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What Is Legal Might Not Be Ethical

"Legality means an act is in accordance with the law. Ethics is about concepts of right and wrong behaviour. Some actions may be legal but, in some people's opinion, not ethical. For example, testing medicines on animals is legal in many countries, but some believe it is unethical." Source: respectforcopyright.org...
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The Issue of Faith

"Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists." ~ Blaise Pascal, French mathematician,...
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Oh Well, It’s Mental

Blog - Mental Health - Girl
Last weekend, I had a chance to share a meal with Dr. Tan Siang Yang, a retired professor of Psychology at the Fuller Seminary. We spoke about his life, from leaving Singapore when he was 18 to getting married to a Hong Kong-Canadian woman to settling in Pasadena, California. Expectedly, we...
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I Would Love To Bond With You

Blog - Bond - Dad and Daughter
Over the weekend, I heard a heartwarming story about how a daughter in her late 30s reconciled with her father. They had a longstanding, tenuous relationship filled with arguments and hurtful words. What changed was when she got into a relationship where both the guy and she were not ready....
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Thoughts On The Poor

Blog - Poor - Make A Change
I recently read a passage in the Bible that caught my attention. "Blessed is he who considers the poor; The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive, And he will be blessed on the earth; You will not deliver him...
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Charities, Oh Charities

Blog - Charities - Passion Led Us Here
"Hey Sherman, we're helping Fei Yue Community Services with their annual fundraiser, can Salt Media help? Unfortunately, charities have been finding it hard to raise funds in this climate. By the way, it's their 30th anniversary!" -- Not too long ago, an acquaintance approached me with this question. She was...
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