Tag: entrepreneurship

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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BizAcademy Brews Brighter Future for Youths

July 21st, 2013   •   no comments   


Courtesy of Halogen Foundation Singapore

Life is challenging for youths these days. With growing competition in so many dimensions, they need to rise beyond school smarts to have a fighting chance of success in their latter years.

This is where programmes like BizAcademy comes in.

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Nothing But Green – a Company with a Conscience

May 22nd, 2013   •   3 comments   


Jacqueline Tan, founder and general manager of Nothing But Green

Founded by three mummies with a passion for sustainable living, Nothing But Green is an eco friendly retail cum F&B outlet located in the heart of the city. Stocking a wide range of organic/green/eco friendly products – baby care, personal care, household, clothing, accessories, food and more – it offers both onsite and online shopping to cater to environmentally conscious consumers.

Guided by the philosophy that “every small thing we do can save the world”, the outlet’s deli uses fresh organic ingredients in all its dishes and serves meals that suit most dietary requirements. Items on its menu include sandwiches, salads, wraps, soups as well as Asian favourites like sliced fish soup, chicken rice, and Thai green chicken curry.

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PlayMoolah Makes Online Virtue Of Thrift

April 21st, 2013   •   no comments   


Audrey (left) and Min Xuan of PlayMoolah

Money makes the world go round. Like charity, however, money management habits should begin at home.

With the world still reeling from the 2008 financial crisis and the more recent European sovereign debt crisis, it is clear that greater financial education is in order. While we Singaporeans (and many of our Asian counterparts) still have some moolah in the bank, it is difficult to foresee what the future may hold.
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The Lean Startup: Book Review

April 17th, 2013   •   5 comments   

The Lean Startup

Creators of new products in environments of extreme uncertainty, startups face enormous risks.

In the US, about 50% of small businesses fail in the first five years. Insufficient capital, over investment, and low sales are just some of the reasons leading to this sobering statistic.

As a startup owner, what can you do to “growth hack” your business and improve your chances of success?

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Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck: Book Review

April 15th, 2013   •   no comments   

What are entrepreneurs and business builders made of? Who should you bring to your team at different stages of growth, and why?

The answers, according to venture capitalists and business leaders Anthony K. Tjan, Richard J. Harrington and Tsun-Yan Hsieh, are contained their book Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck (HSGL). Tackling the human aspect of entrepreneurship, leadership and management, the book surmised that each of us are biased towards one of four traits – namely heart, smarts, guts, or luck – in our decision-making processes.
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WTF! The Story of Two Fry Guys

April 9th, 2013   •   no comments   

27 year old Melvin Ong (above) has a vision. And that is to be the king of fries in Singapore.

Together with his partner Steve Tan (also 27), Melvin owns and operates What The Fries! – a snack food outlet located at the basement of J Cube Mall. With the cheeky acronym WTF, the stall has been in operation slightly over a year (it opened on 2 Apr 2012). It serves savoury snacks like Golden Nuggets, Mexicali Wings, Roasted Drumlets, Sunny Hunny Wings, and lots of fries.

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Why Marketers Need to Teach

March 21st, 2013   •   1 comment   

Courtesy of Freepik

Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day.

Teach him to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime.
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The Innovator’s Dilemma: Book Review

March 13th, 2013   •   3 comments   

GrabCar Disruptive Innovation

GrabCar and Uber has disrupted taxis in Singapore and around the world (Courtesy of GrabCar)

Have you wondered how innovations can be “disruptive”? Or why entire industries can be wiped out with new entrants?

Last night, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke about the impact of disruptive innovations during the National Day Rally Speech.
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