Sharing baking secrets with students is Sue Khalid’s passion. When her students succeed, posting their own photos of her recipes, she is happy. “To me, their success is my success.”

What’s your story?
I run home based baking workshops. My workshops are mostly private or one on one. On weekends, I conduct group baking workshops. My students are mostly locals but I also have students who come from Mumbai, Hong Kong, Australia and Bangkok.

What excites you most about your industry?
When I see my students post pictures of their orders. To me, their success is my success.

What’s your connection to Asia?
I love travelling throughout Asia seeking knowledge and upgrading my skills.

Eddie Spence pasted image 0

Favourite city in Asia for business and why?
Thailand – for their pastries and cakes.

What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?
Never get yourself involved in a price war because you can never win.

Who inspires you?
My mother.

What have you just learnt recently that blew you away?
I just learnt that there are so many people out there who are not willing to pay to attend classes but are now begging other students who attended my baking workshops, for my recipes.

If you had your time again, what would you do differently?
I would set up a baking studio.

How do you unwind?
I exercise and visit a beauty parlour.

Favourite Asian destination for relaxation? Why?
Damai Beach Resort, Sarawak. I just love the beach.

Everyone in business should read this book:
40 Ideas for Positive Thinking.

Shameless plug for your business:
For my business, Lydia’s Oven, I would say a plug or message for my services comes from the repeated positive feedback I get from my happy customers and students.

How can people connect with you?
facebook.com/lydias.oven

This interview was part of the Callum Connect’s column found on The Asian Entrepreneur:

CallumConnectsCallum Laing invests and buys small businesses in a range of industries around Asia.  He has previously started, built and sold half a dozen businesses and is the founder & owner of Fitness-Buffet a company delivering employee wellness solutions in 12 countries.  He is a Director of, amongst others, Key Person of Influence.  A 40 week training program for business owners and executives.

Take the ‘Key Person of Influence’ scorecard <http://www.keypersonofinfluence.com/scorecard/>

Connect with Callum here:
twitter.com/laingcallum
linkedin.com/in/callumlaing
Get his free ‘Asia Snapshot’ report from www.callumlaing.com

Recently Published

Key Takeaway: Conspiracy theories are prevalent and can involve various factors. People believe false conspiracy theories for various reasons, such as the existence of real conspiracies. However, unfounded conspiracy theories often lack evidence and substitute elements that should be red flags for skeptics. To vet a claim, one should seek out evidence, test the allegation, […]
Key Takeaway: Recent research has focused on replicating the chemical reactions that constitute life as we know it in conditions plausible for early Earth around 4 billion years ago. However, the rise of experimental work has led to many contradictory theories. Some scientists believe that life emerged in deep-sea hydrothermal vents, where the conditions provided […]

Top Picks

Key Takeaway: NASA’s Curiosity and Perseverance rover missions are investigating the planet’s evidence for life, known as its “biosignatures,” in unprecedented detail. The rovers are acting as extraterrestrial detectives, hunting for clues that life may have existed eons ago, including evidence of long-gone liquid surface water, life-sustaining minerals, and organic molecules. The Mars of today […]
Key Takeaway: Jonathan Haidt’s book, The Anxious Generation, calls for action to limit teenagers’ smartphone access and address the mental health crisis caused by the widespread use of smartphones. Haidt cites the “great rewiring” period from 2010 to 2015 as a time when adolescents’ neural systems were primed for anxiety and depression by daily smartphone […]
Key Takeaway: Concerns about AI’s potential roguehood and potential harm to privacy and dignity are a significant concern. AI’s algorithms, programmed by humans, are also biased and discriminatory. However, a psychologist’s research suggests that AI is a threat to making people less disciplined and skilled in making thoughtful decisions. Making thoughtful decisions involves understanding the […]
Key Takeaway: A study published in the Journal of Personality suggests that long-term single people can be secure and thriving, possibly due to their attachment style. The research found that 78% of singles were insecure, with 22% being secure. Secure singles are comfortable with intimacy and closeness in relationships, while anxious singles worry about rejection […]

Trending

I highly recommend reading the McKinsey Global Institute’s new report, “Reskilling China: Transforming The World’s Largest Workforce Into Lifelong Learners”, which focuses on the country’s biggest employment challenge, re-training its workforce and the adoption of practices such as lifelong learning to address the growing digital transformation of its productive fabric. How to transform the country […]

Join our Newsletter

Get our monthly recap with the latest news, articles and resources.

Login

Welcome to Empirics

We are glad you have decided to join our mission of gathering the collective knowledge of Asia!
Join Empirics