How You Can Rock a Gig Economy

September 6th, 2016   •   no comments   


The good old days of double digit economic growth and abundant choice jobs are over.

We are now entering an unusual stage in the global economy characterised by slow growth and painful economic restructuring.
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7 Ways To Feel Right At Home In Singapore

August 9th, 2016   •   no comments   

7 Ways to Feel At Home In Singapore

Courtesy of Martial House

Congratulations and welcome to Singapore!

If you are somebody who traveled thousands of miles to arrive on our sunny tropical shores, you may have hundreds of random thoughts in your head right now.
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Five Ways Singapore Retailers Can Beat the Gloom

July 10th, 2016   •   1 comment   

Five Ways Singapore Retailers Can Beat the Gloom

Capitol Piazza is spanking new, but it’s shops are already offering offers and discounts – even during weekends.

It was the best of times. It’s now the worst of times?

Retailers and shopping mall owners in Singapore are breaking out in a cold sweat these days.
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How Freaks Can Be Great Entrepreneurs

July 8th, 2016   •   no comments   

Why Freaks Make Great Entrepreneurs

Chris Brogan (above) is a freak. And a very successful one too.

Author of numerous bestselling books on social media and influencer marketing, including The Impact Equation, Chris has consulted with huge companies like Disney, Microsoft, Coke and Google, and is the publisher of Owner Magazine. He has also sold multi-million dollar companies, and amassed huge followings on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.
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Roadside MBA: Lessons from Small Businesses

April 20th, 2016   •   no comments   

The Roadside MBA

I love traveling. I love David versus Goliath tales. And I enjoy reading about business strategies.

Put this together and what have we got? The Roadside MBA by economics and business professors Michael Mazzeo, Paul Oyer and Scott Schaefer.

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8 Winning Ways to Think Like a Freak

March 17th, 2016   •   no comments   

Think Like a Freak Stephen Dubner Steven Levitt

Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner (courtesy of Freakonomics Facebook page)

Conventional wisdom can be a bitch. While there may be occasional wisdom in crowds, the truth is that fools seldom differ.

If going with the flow could land us in hot soup, how then should we solve the many problems in our world?
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Cultural Intelligence 101 [Book Review]

January 11th, 2016   •   no comments   

the cultural intelligence difference

How do you work effectively in a cross-cultural team? What should you do to seal a deal with a foreign partner?

The answers to these and more are found in The Cultural Intelligence Difference by cultural intelligence thought leader David Livermore.
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9 Ways to Reduce Mistakes and Improve Decisions

January 5th, 2016   •   no comments   

Eran Katz Mind Hacking Mini Marathon

The human mind is one of the most brilliant creations on Earth. There isn’t a computer invented by man that can rival what happens between his ears.

Unfortunately, our minds are vulnerable to various quirks and idiosyncrasies which makes us prone to errors. Don’t believe me? Just look at the examples highlighted by Dan Ariely in Predictably Irrational.
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The Future of Us – a Grand Finale to SG50

December 3rd, 2015   •   no comments   

The Future of Us exhibition in Singapore

Courtesy of The Future of Us

How will the future of Singapore be like? What can we do to shape our collective destinies as a nation?

Held to bring Singapore’s 50th birthday celebration (aka SG50) to a rousing close, The Future of Us exhibition is an immersive multi-sensory experience which encourages Singaporeans to imagine how we can live, work, learn and care in the future. 
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The Maker Movement Manifesto [Entrepreneurship]

September 24th, 2015   •   no comments   

Maker Movement Manifesto
Classes at TechShop’s Menlo Park Premises (courtesy of The passionate maker)

Can you imagine a future where you can design and fabricate your own vehicle? Or perhaps create a custom-built gadget to solve the prevailing haze problem?

Well, apparently you now can. At least in certain parts of the world.
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