Tag: entrepreneurship

Crowdtivate Unveils 12 Asia-based Projects for Crowdfunding

July 22nd, 2014   •   no comments   

Do you wanna fund a start-up?

If so, good news! StarHub’s Crowdtivate – an Asian-focused crowdfunding platform launched in April this year – now has 12 Asia-based projects available for support. As a rewards-based platform, Crowdtivate mandates that listed projects should provide different levels of rewards for funders of differing quantums, with a minimum sum of S$5. Often, funders will enjoy a special “early bird” price for a new product as its backers.
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StarHub embraces Crowdfunding with Crowdtivate

April 15th, 2014   •   1 comment   

Poster child of the burgeoning crowdsourcing movement, crowdfunding is estimated by Massolution to have raised some US$5.1 billion globally in 2013. Internationally, US-based players like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and RocketHub have kicked butt, while the Asian scene has been relatively quiet.

Until now.
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The 8 Ds of Great Leaders

March 23rd, 2014   •   1 comment   

Smiling senior Asian businessman offering handshake

Are you ready to be a Great Leader?Designed by Freepik

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 mere mortals. Often, being a leader requires courage, sacrifice and that extra “oomph”.
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Sustainability and Longevity

March 9th, 2014   •   no comments   


Can your business outlast you? (courtesy of Ignorance is Bliss)

Who are the poster children of business success these days?

More often than not, they are innovators and iconoclasts like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos. Companies like Google, Amazon, Apple and Starbucks are admired – and even worshipped – for their abilities to buck the trend and swim against conventional wisdom.
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Can Small Really Become The New Big?

February 26th, 2014   •   2 comments   


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I just read an interesting HBR blog post by Hemant Taneja on The Economies of Unscale. In the post, Taneja claimed that the advent of global manufacturing, trade, and the Internet have created a new playing field for small businesses.

Quoting from the post:

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Like a Virgin by Richard Branson: Book Review

January 29th, 2014   •   no comments   

Richard Branson Like a Virgin Book Review

Courtesy of Vincent Huberta

Everybody knows Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group.

With an estimated net worth of US$4.6 billion, Branson is financially successful beyond anybody’s wildest dreams.
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The 4 Rs, 4 Ps and 3 Laws of Marketing

January 19th, 2014   •   no comments   

The 4 Rs 4Ps and 3 Laws of Marketing

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Want to raise over $100,000 in Kickstarter in just nine days?

Well, you can pick up some tips from Mike Del Ponte, founder of SOMA – an aesthetically pleasing and sustainable water filtration system.
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Something Beautiful – A Marriage of Art with Fashion

October 6th, 2013   •   1 comment   


Kay Wong and Adeline Yeo at the launch of their collection

What do you get when you mix women’s fashion, finger painting art and motherhood? The answer is Something Beautiful

Hatched in far away Prague during a Spotlight Singapore business trip led by my friend art administrator Colin Goh, this collaborative effort came about when Singapore fashion designer Kay Wong of online fashion retailer Milky Way teamed up with finger-painting artist Adeline Yeo. Through the partnership, Kay and Adeline combined their creative and entrepreneurial talents in a business venture that infuses the beauty of art into ladies wear targeted at mothers.
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Why Good Entrepreneurs Are Like Scientists

August 18th, 2013   •   1 comment   

Scientist Entrepreneur
You don’t have to be a mad scientist to benefit from experiments (courtesy of Cliparts.co)

Imagine that you’re an entrepreneur tasked to start a new business. Or perhaps launch a new product.

How would you go about doing it?
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The Most Successful Small Business in the World: Book Review

July 31st, 2013   •   6 comments   

“What we have done for ourselves alone die with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal” – Albert Pike

Entrepreneurship is one of the most challenging ways to make a living. Done right, however, it can be the most rewarding, allowing one to fulfill one’s dream, vision, purpose, and mission.

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