February 17, 2012 by Terence LEE
Very few Asian entrepreneurs have the audacity to do crazy things. While more entrepreneurs and do-gooders have arisen in the continent over the past decade — and that is a good sign, don’t get me wrong — many of them are found hopping onto the latest fads, daily deals one moment, SoLoMo the next.
Nicholas Leong, on the other hand, is truly one-of-a-kind.
A Singaporean commercial photographer in his previous life, Nicholas gave it all up to pursue a different path: Training the next Lance Armstrong. In Kenya.
He’s not doing this on the side, he told me while he was in Singapore a few weeks ago. Committing his life savings to this endeavor, he’s on full throttle, charging full speed ahead with his wacky idea. By the time you’re reading this, he’ll be in Africa, preparing his cyclists for their next race.
Everything started with a spinter in his feet. Read more