My name is Marcus Chew and I’m the Knowledge Manager at QPQ. I’ve been with the company for a little over a year and a half, having previously worked as a content creator for an English language website.
What first attracted me to QPQ was the clear ambition of its leadership to create something capable of making a genuinely groundbreaking and positive global impact. Here, a barrier is never seen as impassable – it will either be navigated around or steamrolled over, which is why, despite the difficulties we face as a startup bringing radical change, the company continues to evolve and move forward.
As President Kennedy said, announcing in late 1962 the ambition of the United States to land a man on the moon before the end of that decade, despite the domestic and international turmoil engulfing his nation at the time: “We do not choose to go to the moon because it is easy, we do it because it is hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills.”
One of the best things about being part of the QPQ family is that it provides an environment where employees can progress or upskill in a variety of areas and directions, depending on their personal choice, ambition, or willingness to learn and adapt.
Here, there is no such thing as a “typical” day, or a “typical” job. That means that though the most basic function of my role is to maintain the company’s knowledge base, I can also harness the skills I have developed over the years through academia and having authored a book to create content in the form of articles and blog posts for the QPQ website.
My own motivation for my work stems from a desire to be part of something capable of being truly special. I don’t believe in relying on inspiration from others. In a top-level, professional sports team, for example, the manager or coach should not need to spend time trying to motivate his or her players. If you are part of an elite group, you should be self-motivated and disciplined. That is how I see the team at QPQ. Everyone rows together towards a common goal, and I want to still have an oar in my hand when QPQ reaches it.