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Workshops Write-up


How to Manage Failures Successfully

Excerpts from "I Once Wore Diapers"

Cartoons from "I Once Wore Diapers"

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Television Publicity

Foto Gallery

Drawings & Caricatures

Community Service

Dear Dr. Failure

Contributions Wanted

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Caricature of Michael Lum drawn by an Eastern European
street artist in La Rambla, Barcelona
  • Bachelor of Accountancy (NUS)
  • Master of Commerce (University of New South Wales, Sydney)
  • Graduate Diploma in Training and Development (Civil Service College)

American Board of NLP Certified Trainer
American Board of Hypnotherapy Trainer
Time Line Therapy
® Certified Trainer
Louis Allen Leadership Program® Leader
Evelyn Wood Speed Reading Licensed Instructor
American Management Association Certified Trainer
Laughter Yoga Instructor
NGH Certified Hypnotherapist
Advanced Toastmaster (Gold)
MCDS Family Life Ambassador
IACT Stress Management Consultant
Abe Wagner’s “Breaking the Communication Barrier” Facilitator
ITAA Transactional Analyst (under supervision)

“I Once Wore Diapers”,
“No Failures; Only Success Delayed”,
“Who Broke My Rice Bowl?”,
"From Beggars to Millionaires" and
" Theory K".


1 Sophia Road #04-26
Peace Centre
Singpaore 228146

Tel: (65) 6338 1128 | Fax: (65) 6333 1128
Mobile: (65) 979 11128
Email: lum1128@HardKnocksCollege.com

No Failure; Only Success Delayed

"For God so loved Failures that He made so many of them"
- Michael Lum Y.

Michael is an international Master Trainer and author. An aficionado for failures, a health nut, an animal lover and a lacto-vegetarian, Michael lives a holistic life with passionate pursuits in public speaking and writing. He lives by his personal philosophy: "No Failures; only Success Delayed".

An accountant by training, Michael holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from National University of Singapore, a Graduate Diploma (Training and Development) from Civil Service College and a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, Australia. A life-long learner, he is currently pursuing his PhD. His previous jobs include financial controller, marketing manager and general manager with American and British MNCs in Australia and Singapore.

Michael is the certified trainer with American Board of NLP, Time Line Therapy Association and American Board of Hypnotherapy.

He is a certified trainer with American Management Association International and a certified Program Leader in the Louis Allen Leadership Management Program. Dr Katari, founder of Laughter Clubs, trained Michael as a Laughter Yoga instructor.

Michael is a certified hypnotherapist with National Guild of Hypnotists and a certified stressologist with International Association of Counselors and Therapists. He is an Advanced Toastmaster (Gold) with Toastmasters International.

Using andragogy, accelerated learning and an eclectic approach, he conducts management training programs for government and MNCs.

Michael is the author of "I Once Wore Diapers”, “No Failure; Only Success Delayed”, “Who Broke My Rice Bowl?”, “Theory K” and “From Beggars to Millionaires”.

Through training and authoring, Michael's crusade is to illuminate the lives of failures to the level of enlightenment by switching on their light bulbs. Hence the name of his company, Lumiere (French for enlightenment, lamp or light).

"Let there be Light. And there was Light" Genesis 1:3

Michael Lum at Singapore's Orchard MRT underpass. Photo taken by Lianhe Zaobao during press interview