Tag: entrepreneurship

How Small Businesses Can Pack More Punch

March 29th, 2012   •   no comments   


Small businesses need to learn to be like David when fighting against Goliath (source of image)

What can Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and independent free lancers do to build their reputations, enhance their businesses, and strengthen their reach? With limited resources and finances, how can these entities carve a space for themselves in an increasingly crowded market with competitors possessing deeper pockets, greater resources and fuller teams?

To stand a chance of winning the hearts and minds of consumers, small businesses need to take advantage of their nimbleness, flexibility and agility to outwit and outmaneuver the bigger boys. Competing along the same dimensions will only result in a sorry ending.
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Evil Plans: A Book Review

February 18th, 2012   •   3 comments   

Written and illustrated by renowned cartoonist and blogger Hugh MacLeod of gapingvoid.com (he just completed his 10th year in the business), Evil Plans: Escape the Rat Race and Start Doing Something You Love is a business book that reads more like a personal motivation tome. True to MacLeod’s craft, every other page (or more) is peppered with his characteristically abstract and witty cartoons, complete with clever captions.

An example of this is found below:

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Corporate Entrepreneurship: A Book Review

February 9th, 2012   •   no comments   

How do companies like 3M, Apple, Google, Xerox, Siemens and Grameen Bank continually generate game changing products and services?

What can large organisations do to retain talent while building innovative cultures?

The answer? Corporate Entrepreurship, which is also the title of a book by Thunderbird School of Global Management’s Robert D Hisrich and Claudine Kearney.
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Poke The Box (Seth Godin): A Book Review

January 26th, 2012   •   no comments   

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?”

With a secondary title like that, you can bet that Poke the BoxSeth Godin’s first title under The Domino Project – is going to be all provocative and punchy. And boy, the renowned marketing cum motivational blogger sure doesn’t disappoint in that department.
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The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk [Book Review]

December 7th, 2011   •   2 comments   

Gary Vaynerchuk has been “crushing” it ever since he was a teenager helping out in his family’s wine business. And his latest book shows how he does it.

Written by the straight-talking serial entrepreneur and founder of Winelibrary.com, The Thank You Economy presents a no-holds-barred approach to how businesses can leverage on the power of social media.
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Hallmarks of Successful Entrepreneurs (A Local Perspective)

November 8th, 2011   •   no comments   

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Are there qualities common to entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs? (Courtesy of Digital Trends)

As the world continues to moan over the demise of Apple head honcho Steve Jobs, numerous articles have been written about his entrepreneurial legacy.

These cover the length and breadth of his astounding career as one of the century’s greatest CEOs.
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Have a “Beery” Good Time with Fine Brews in Chinatown

October 23rd, 2011   •   1 comment   

Fancy a Hobgoblin, Kopparberg pear cider, or Pauvel Kwak with chicken rice or fish ball noodles? How about a lychee flavoured Taiwanese “Xiao Mei Mei” beer to wash down a steaming plate of fish head?

Now you can with The Good Beer Company, Singapore’s first (and only) specialty and craft beer stall in a hawker centre. Opened by Daniel Goh of Young Upstarts fame, its a realisation of a long-time dream come true.

The Good Beer Company

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The 5 Skills of Great Innovators

October 13th, 2011   •   no comments   


Steve Jobs (bless him) associated calligraphy with beautiful fonts in the Macintosh (source)

Ever wondered how disruptive innovators like Steve Jobs (Apple), Jeff Bezos (Amazon.com) and A.G. Lafley (P&G) behave?  What are the traits of these great entrepreneurs and business leaders?

According to INSEAD Professor Hal Gregersen (who co-authored the book “The Innovator’s DNA” with Jeffrey Dyer and Clayton M. Christensen), they have what are called the five discovery skills as follows:

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Book Review: Small is the New Big

September 15th, 2011   •   no comments   

Are you feeling the entrepreneurial (or intrapreneurial) itch lately? If so, Small is the New Big may be the right up your alley.

With 184 “riffs, rants, and remarkable business ideas”, Small is the New Big by uber marketing blogger Seth Godin is a collection of management mantras for entrepreneurs. Written in his usual snappy style, the book isn’t organised into sequential chapters. Instead, entries are written in an alphabetical manner without following any particular logic.
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The Ultimate Start Up Entrepreneur

August 17th, 2011   •   1 comment   

Martell Ultimate Start Up Space

After months of hard canvassing and pitching in a two stage competition, the winner of the Martell V.S.O.P. The Ultimate Start-up Space competition was announced last night. Mr Jeremy Nguee of the business idea “Preparazzi”, was selected by a panel of judges out of 10 finalists.

Martell Ultimate Start Up Space
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