Tag: innovation

How DBS Transformed into a Digital Powerhouse

May 3rd, 2017   •   no comments   

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Courtesy of Five Stars and a Moon

Do you know that banking is now a digital platform business? Or that the CEO of DBS Bank probably knows a lot more about IT than many of us?

With the disruptive forces of e-commerce and m-commerce at play, banks need to shift their business model – from bricks and mortar to clicks and mortar.
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How Amazon Amazes Through Digital Innovation

March 31st, 2017   •   1 comment   

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Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos (courtesy of Geek Wire)

Founded by the legendary Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com is the world’s largest and most successful e-commerce company.

Also known as just Amazon, the leading e-commerce player generates a staggering US$107 billion in annual sales. Beginning as an online bookstore, it has since diversified into practically anything and everything which you can buy online.
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The Maker Movement Manifesto [Entrepreneurship]

September 24th, 2015   •   no comments   

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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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How to prevent yourself from dying a slow death

July 31st, 2015   •   no comments   

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Have you heard the story of the frog in a boiling pot?

Well, if you drop a live frog into a boiling pot of water, it would immediately leap out and save its life. If, however, our webbed protagonist sits comfortably in a pot of room temperature water which is slowly heated up, it would be slowly boiled to death.

Frog legs, anyone?
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How LEGO rewrote the rules of innovation

July 26th, 2015   •   no comments   

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LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon – the most highly sought after toy for geeks! (source of image)

Everybody loves LEGO. Boys, girls, mums, dads, and construction toy geeks of all ages.

However, do you know that the world’s favourite toy building blocks is also a powerhouse of innovation?
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Three Ways to Gamify Your Business

May 7th, 2015   •   1 comment   

Gamification Revolution Book

Do you know that in 1795, French despot Napoleon Bonaparte offered 12,000 francs as a reward for a grand challenge to preserve food?

Or that Nike’s gamified platform Nike+ helped it to capture nearly 50% of the running shoe market?
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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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Are You Thinking in New Boxes?

February 23rd, 2014   •   no comments   


Courtesy of Applicant

We all know that the world is changing at a blinding pace. Yesteryear’s market leaders like Barnes & Noble, Kodak, Blockbuster and Tower Records fade away. Meanwhile, new business darlings like Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google take the stage.

Time and again, we’ve been told that if we don’t think “out-of-the-box” and reinvent our businesses, we will suffer the same untimely fate. The challenge, however, is how.
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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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