Tag: culture

Why You Should Marry Culture with Content Marketing

May 17th, 2016   •   no comments   

How to Marry Culture with Content Marketing

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How does culture influence content marketing? How can you navigate the cultural seas of your prospects and customers?

Much has been written about content creation, SEO, online communities, big data, analytics and influencers in content marketing. Unfortunately, little attention has been paid to culture.
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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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Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

May 20th, 2015   •   no comments   

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“If the end of the twentieth century can be characterised by futurism, the twenty-first can be defined by presentism.”

So begins Present Shock, an intellectual tour de force by renowned media theorist and social futurist Douglas Rushkoff.
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Transforming Lives Through Culture – Project Intan 2014

September 11th, 2014   •   no comments   

Alvin Mark Yapp, Founder of The Intan; DPM Teo Chee Hean; Mr Koh Choon Hui (Chairman of Singapore Children’s Society) and Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin at Project Intan 2014 (courtesy of The Fat Farmer)

Alvin Mark Yapp is a man on a mission. Boss of outdoor advertising specialist Bus Ads, the Peranakan entrepreneur opens up his beautiful Peranakan-themed home every year to raise funds for the needy. And boy are his tireless efforts making waves!

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Generation Like – The World of Teens and Social Media

May 21st, 2014   •   1 comment   

Generation Like - The World of Teens and Social Media
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What do we call the kids these days who thrive on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter?

How about Generation Like – a term coined by author, cyber-culture czar and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff.
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Lessons from Jiro Ono – a World Class Sushi Chef

April 6th, 2014   •   no comments   

Lessons from Jiro Ono – a World Class Sushi Chef
Jiro Ono (courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)

85 year old Jiro Ono of Sukiyabashi Jiro is an exceptional sushi chef.

He is so good in his craft that his tiny 10-seater restaurant in a subway in Tokyo is accorded with three Michelin stars. And he is still working there, almost every single day of the year.
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The 8 Ds of Great Leaders

March 23rd, 2014   •   1 comment   

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Leadership is something that many aspire to have but few truly achieve. It is a long and winding road that requires special qualities which sets these extraordinary human beings from the mere mortals. Often, being a leader requires courage, sacrifice and that extra “oomph”.

What should a great leader have to differentiate himself or herself from the hoi polloi? For ease of remembrance, let us call these the 8 Ds of leadership.

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The Ebb and Flow of the Social Web

March 12th, 2014   •   no comments   

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Catalysed by the ubiquitous social web, our lives are becoming inseparable from that of our networks. We are addicted to the constant online “strokes” delivered by our friends, and crave their likes, shares, comments and retweets.

Like it or loathe it, much of what happens in real life (IRL) is intimately intertwined to how we behave in the virtual world. And we’re lovin’ it.
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Mothernist – Helping Mothers Cope with Modern Living

January 1st, 2014   •   1 comment   

Life in a modern city can be hectic and stressful. Especially if you’re a working mother trying to balance multiple roles – career/business, caregiver, mother, wife, and friend.

The tremendous strain of continually juggling numerous balls may also result in the deterioration of one’s mental, spiritual and emotional health.

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The Necessity of Strangers: Book Review

November 28th, 2013   •   no comments   

Since time immemorial, we’re told that our network of friends and family members are vital to our success. Who haven’t heard that “a friend in need is a friend indeed” or that “blood runs thicker than water”?

Well, the tables may soon be turned. At least according to innovation consultant Alan Gregerman.
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