- October 23, 2022
- Posted by: adrianwee
- Category: 文章 Article
Mastermind Council International (MMC) education platform
Share resources and expand your network, gain wisdom and create business opportunities together
KUALA LUMPUR: “‘The Mastermind Council International (MMC) education platform has become the latest learning model and trend for business ecosystem, connecting the business mindsets of the post-80s and post-00s generations, speaking the same language to find business breakthroughs and soar together!” remarked Dato’ Sri Adrian Wee, who founded the Mastermind Council International (MMC), championing active and passive learning.
He pointed up that MMC advocates “Internal Economy & Beyond”, which is to create a cohesive circle for its family members to tap into each other’s resources; which is not limited to money, as they gain wisdom, connections and business opportunities together. In other words, it’s all about growing and succeeding together.
15 days of courses to communicate with a common language
“There are different elites in different industries, but if they only speak their own languages, cross-industry communication can be tough. Understanding such shortcomings, I have come up with courses specifically designed for our MMC family members, over a combined duration of 15 days. As they get together under one roof, they learn together by sharing their entrepreneurial knowledge and experience, speaking the same language, building the same business ecosystem together.”
He quoted the “Tower of Babel” story as an example, saying that when everyone comes from a different place with a different background and speaks their own language, they just cannot stick together, therefore it is so challenging to accomplish anything.
According to Dato’s Sri Adrian Wee, industry analysis shows that there is a big gap between the post-80s and post-00s in terms of business knowledge and mindset. The MMC family is able to connect the different “worlds” of these two generations together, removing the entrepreneurial language while improving each other’s productivity.
“Before the 1990s, advanced computer technology was not yet developed and computer usage was not common too, therefore the post-80s could only rely on the traditional methods to explore or follow the business learning models passed down from previous generations. However, the post-00s have been exposed to advanced computer technology since childhood, of which the way they absorb knowledge and see the future is all different than their predecessors. In an effort to bridge such differences, MMC aims to help all the family members find ‘wisdom’ from the collective power of each other’s different perspectives.”
He said that in the MMC family, although there are students from different industries such as F&B, personal and corporate branding, clothing and accessories, and automobile, they can just sit at the same table and talk about their problems and difficulties that they face in their businesses. For students of other industries, their success in their respective businesses can be a good way to join into the discussion. Put simply, any social gathering of MMC family members can always double up as a group discussion, sharing the challenges and finding the solutions together.
“MMC is an integrated teaching method, combining the best of the East and West, emphasizing openness in learning while avoiding blind following. The key is always be opened to new knowledge and one must not be feeling content. Always learn how to keep the business fluid through careful analysis. When facing difficulties, bring that up to the group and find solutions together.”
Seeing things from the outside for breakthrough
“MMC has something valuable for its family members. When people from different industries get together, the outsiders can always see the things missed out by the insiders. As they integrate the advantages of different industries together, this will bring new perspectives that go beyond the original framework, paving the way for new breakthroughs in terms of new marketing and business models.”
For example, Fedex logistics boss used to be a banker, but soon after joining the logistics industry, he questioned why the payment transaction for logistics operation would take a week or more to process? Compared with the banking industry, cheques can be cleared in 3 days, and so he injected the banking operation model into his logistics business, giving him the advantage over its competitors. This is a classic example of how an outsider mindset can deliver a breakthrough in the end.
Exploring business opportunities through internal economy
Dato’ Sri Adrian Wee highlighted that MMC was born during the prevalence of COVID-19 with a clear mission in mind – to assist SMEs overcome the economic hardships. It all started with the internal economy through resources sharing, connecting with other industry players while supporting each other in one way or another.
“What SMEs are lacking most is the connection in terms of people network. But once they are exposed to the scientific way of learning new knowledge and skills, they will be able to employ innovative ideas in their businesses for new changes. “
He said that as the SME network expands, business connection will grow at the same time. When this is coupled with online marketing, the internal economy of MMC will just keep moving, bringing in more new business opportunities.
“The MMC education reminds us of one important thing that going alone is leading us nowhere. Being alone, you are weak and unable to find the breakthrough solutions. But when you run your business on a strong network, the collective resources of MMC can really be a big force to take you to a new milestone.”
Dato’ Sri Adrian Wee added that the “wisdom” of MMC entrepreneurial education is not something that one can learn in university. Unlike the master’s or doctoral classes, MMC is all about ‘business’ experience happening in real life and the sharing of such knowledge plays an important role in transforming the business mindset of the SMEs as they put whatever they learn into practice.
“Our MMC students have regular meetings in the first and third weeks of each month, from 8am to 11am. They can be from everywhere, including those from Penang, Johor and Sabah. Each meeting will have an internal referral link to support each other, involving resource exchanges worth over hundreds of thousands of Ringgit.”
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, it will be MMC family members’ own, respective group activities, usually in the form of social gathering that allows them to share their thoughts as they gather for meals, for instance.
MMC is just like a family
“In MMC, we are just like family members. We learn, we grow and we support each other. As the saying goes, your circle of friends dictates your future. Exactly! When you connect with forward-thinking business people, you can only keep moving forward. No holding back!
He also pointed up that SMEs can be really “lonely”. People could hardly understand the hardships they endure, and most of the time they just don’t know how to tell it. Even if they tell it to the outsiders, they speak a different language, and don’t know how to express it clearly, making it difficult for people to understand.
“Well, for MMC, it’s a different story. This is a safe haven for the MMC family members to build trust and seek new ideas.”
Expanding across Southeast Asia
Dato’ Sri Adrian Wee also highlighted that MMC is not confined to Malaysia as it will soon get registered in Singapore. The goal is to connect with the Southeast Asian market, so that students from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia can understand this education system better by speaking the same language. And by joining the big, extended MMC family, they get to know each other better and closer as they join forces to build the business ecosystem together.
“We look forward to attracting at least 3,000 students next year; and then by 2025, our target is to have 5,000 MMC family members across Southeast Asia, which is driven by the spirit of sharing, love and care.”
He explained that MMC will have many sub-groups of no more than 20 people each with each group representing a different industry.
At present, there are about 1,500 Malaysian MMC family members, in which 200 of them are active all the time. He is hoping that old members can become active once again, and together with the new members, MMC shall be growing from strength to strength as time goes by.
Quoting an example, there’s one MMC student in hairdressing business who couldn’t find a breakthrough after more than 10 years in the industry. However, because of his consistent communication with other MMC family members, he achieved a record-breaking RM124,000 of revenue in just 6 months! This is the true power of ‘leverage’ among MMC members, of how it helps build success within its own circle of people.
New App to be launched in Singapore
Dato’ Sri Adrian Wee revealed that the development of a purpose-built App with unified education content is already underway, which will be officially launched in Singapore very soon. The App will then be introduced into other Southeast Asian countries and serve as the cross-country connecting point in the name of education.
According to him, MMC will play a key role in helping its family members expand their business network that saves cost while avoiding the wrong ways of doing things and putting them on the right path to success.
“Put simply, in business, if you don’t integrate your resources with that of others and restart the journey; when others do that ahead of you, for sure you will be losing out.”
According to Dato’ Sri Adrian Wee, healthy competition in business is good. However, he reminded businesspeople not to attack their opponents with dirty or unethical tactics. The most practical way is to add value to the market, and let the market determine your survival value. Of course, product innovation, together with team support, is a must.
“Apart from focusing on business education, MMC will also carry out its social responsibility through a series of charitable activities. Giving back to the society of where we belong is such a noble act after all. So, whenever the opportunity arises, we will just do it,” he assured.
Dato’ Sri Adrian Wee
MMC education is a bridge
“There is no shortage of knowledge in this world, it’s just lacking in wisdom. MMC education is like a bridge, integrating people of the old and new eras for wisdom seeking. And through this platform, MMC family members can always learn something by tapping into each other’s strengths to make up for their own weaknesses.”
Dato’ Sri Adrian Wee also pointed up that the current market is focusing more on personal branding rather than corporate branding. Therefore, he reminded the business community to take the advantage of the situation of how consumers support a particular brand because they recognize the people behind it first, instead of the product itself.
“That’s how you build a reputation and work towards becoming number one in your industry,” he remarked.
The big, friendly family of MMC provides a safe haven for its members when faced with challenges.
Spending meaningful time with local students during the Vietnam tour.
When the MMC family members get together, expect lots of fun connecting and supporting each other while exploring new business opportunities together.
The Vietnam charity tour has touched many lives.
Dato’ Sri Adrian Wee is seen interacting with a physically challenged friend.
On 4 September 2020, the 1Love1Home charity campaign led by Dato’ Sri Adrian Wee visited Beautiful Gate Foundation For The Disabled in Puchong.
Students concentrate on the class for new knowledge.