The passing of Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew on 23 March 2015, was the founding father of modern Singapore. And brought that country from third world to first world status in a single generation. To truly understand the approach on his stewardship during his tenure, these quotes of his sums it all.
"That was my intention. If the new PM fails, I have failed… Mahathir never thought that way. He undermined his successors.”
"If you can select a population and they're educated and they're properly brought up, then you don't have to use too much of the stick because they would already have been trained. It's like with dogs. You train it in a proper way from small. It will know that it's got to leave, go outside to pee and to defecate. No, we are not that kind of society. We had to train adult dogs who even today deliberately urinate in the lifts."