Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop advises young people to learn skills, even if they are blue collar skills as there is demand for that. Secondly, he says don’t lead an extravagant lifestyle that will result in falling into debt. He also shares several of his favourite philosophies, namely: always do your best and don’t worry too much about the results; choose your battles, go for the ones you can win; and lastly be brave and do what’s right rather than what’s popular.