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Custom Publishing

Authorised biography of maverick top civil servant Philip Yeo

The client:

Neither Civil Nor Servant: The Philip Yeo Story

The brief:

Tell the story of Singapore's economic czar and how his rise through the government service intertwined with the impressive growth story of modern Singapore, across fields as diverse as defence, electronics, wafer fabrication, chemicals and biomedical sciences.

The work:

A surprise winner which spent a record consecutive 52 weeks on The Straits Times' bestseller list between 2016 and 2017, and sold more than 25,000 copies. The book by our partner Peh Shing Huei has reintroduced Philip Yeo to a new generation, offering fascinating insights into one of Singapore's most unconventional pioneer civil servants.

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