How Important Is Instagram For Marketing?

A few years ago, blogs and industry pubs were full of hopeful predictions of how Facebook and Twitter would usher in a new age of cost-free or low-cost marketing. Brands would...

Putting Sky-High Startup Valuation Into Perspective

We have all seen statements such as "Uber is worth four times more than Hertz, and it doesn't own a single car." While there is a kernel of truth to this...

The Failure of Steve Jobs & Walt Disney

There is an awful lot one can learn from the remarkable Steve Jobs, of course, but one thing stands out to me--one single thing that can get lost among the many...

The Meaning Of Price

Buying something means paying a price. But what exactly is "price? " Price is the money someone charges for a good or service. For example, an item of clothing will cost a certain amount...

Designing Brand Identity

Defining the core of your business and projecting it to consumers is a difficult task. It requires an in depth analysis of your company, how it functions, and its dynamic. These...

Enter The Mind Of Bruce Lee

“You will never get any more out of life than you expect.” Bruce Lee (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) is best known for his performances in martial arts and films. But he...

The World’s Most Powerful Women In Tech 2016

The power of female leadership is often underplayed. But recent changes in our world has opened up more opportunities for women take the top helm. Recently, more and more countries have...

Disney vs. Studio Ghibli

Disney and Studio Ghibli are often compared when it comes to making really great animation. Both continue to push the envelope of what animation is and what it means to tell...

The Secrets of China’s Tech Industry

China is a rather mysterious country, there are plenty of things that you probably don’t know. Here are some Chinese tech facts that you certainly must know! China has 1.3 Billion people,...

Apple Pay Is Transforming More Than Just Your Wallet

Twelve years ago, Apple put a lot of record stores out of business with the launch of its iTunes Store. Eight years ago, the iPhone did the same to makers of...

What is Raspberry Pi?

A number of technology innovations have been recently enabled through Raspberry Pi. What is Raspberry Pi? In a nutshell, it is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that you can plug into...

How Technology Has Changed Marketing

Communication helps businesses grow and prosper, creates relationships, strengthens the effectiveness of organizations, and allows people to learn about one another. Technologies, such as the Internet, mobile phones, social media, and customer relationship management systems...

Globalization’s Impact on Tourism

Globalization can be defined in several ways. One broad definition is: "A complex web of social processes that intensify and expand worldwide economic, cultural, political and technological exchanges and connections." Globalization can also...

Will Others Actually Find Your Startup Idea Valuable?

I love smoke tests. They’re a great way of testing whether or not there is any serious demand for our value proposition. One common form of smoke test is a landing page...

China tackles the 3D Printing Consumer Market

In Beijing’s suburban Huairou district, Chinese engineers in an economic and development zone hope to make 3D printers a household item and transform China’s economy in the process. One of about 300...

4 Teen Entrepreneurs Prove Age Is Just A Number

While most teens are texting nonstop, skipping class and missing their curfews, a new crop of super-teens is busy making their way in the corporate world, using innovative ideas, niche markets...

Everything You Ever Really Needed To Know About Personal Finance

A few days ago, I had lunch with an individual who is considering hiring me to give a multi-hour seminar to a business convention on personal finance. This person knows me...

Meet the “Tesla of Japan”

The Tommykaira ZZ is Japan’s first mass-marketed electric sports car. Made almost entirely from parts produced in Kyoto, the lean, mean machine has impressive thrust. It goes from zero to 100kph...

Why Big Data Won’t Improve Business Strategy

Over the years, I've heard a lot of people talk about algorithmic business and how big data will improve business strategy. For most, I strongly suspect it won't. To explain why,...

How Silicon Valley Came To Be

As I write this, I have been in foreign territory for a little over a month. A month is very short to understand the workings of a place, as anyone knows...

The Gift & Curse of Being CEO

A CEO's pride and determination can be a company's greatest asset or its greatest weakness. So how does a company ensure that it functions as the former and not the latter?...

How Digitally Mature Is Your Business?

At the Centre for Digital Business we have recently been discussing what digital business is, the future of digital business and ways to understand the stages of digital development for any business. The contrasts between Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)and Large Multi-national...

Cloud Computing’s Future In Malaysia

The past few years, there’s been a strong buzz on “Cloud Computing”. You find many local businesses now offering “Cloud” services and applications. In America, virtually every technological product out there...
Mobile E-commerce Industry in Asia

Advancing Asia’s E-commerce Industry into 2017

Asia's e-commerce industry has been nothing short of explosive over recent years. Total e-commerce retail sales in Asia are expected to hit more than US$1,000 billion by the end of 2016,...

21 Entrepreneurs Share Why You Should Launch A Startup In Asia

Are you an entrepreneur? Or secretly building your startup and soon to be the next entrepreneur? When considering where to startup, you might want to consider Silicon Valley. Building a new startup in Silicon Valley...

Leadership Barriers that Women Face In Asia

Taking advantage of recent economic growth and rising incomes, women in Asia have made enormous strides in labour participation rates. However, in the formal economy, women remain significantly underrepresented at the...

Do Entrepreneurs Earn More Than Other Jobs?

It’s widely believed that entrepreneurs earn more than salaried workers. However, until recently the research did not seem to back this up. In fact, the findings of several studies in 1989...

The Egg Asiancy Is Trying To Solve Infertility in Asia

Today, visiting us at The Asian Entrepreneur is Wei Zhang, who founded The Egg Asiancy a startup dedicated to the noble cause of solving infertility in Asia. Wei Zhang, how did...

This Japanese Startup Is Manufacturing Blood

Ever since Nobel Prize laureate Karl Landsteiner discovered the A, B and O blood types in 1900, doctors and hospitals have relied on donations to ensure they have enough blood on...

Why Startup Financing Is So Difficult

Okay, let's get serious and talk private equity. The process of realising and growing a business venture inevitably raises the important question of how to finance it. This consideration is a...

Startup Advice for Asian Entrepreneurs

15 Common Characteristics Of Successful Home-Based Entrepreneurs

Regardless of your definition of success, there are, oddly enough, a great number of common characteristics that are shared by successful businesspeople. You can...

Startup Survival Rules

These are 13 steps that will ensure that you survive as a startup.

Common Mistakes When Hiring Freelancers

If you have a small to medium-sized business, you are probably already benefiting from the use of Freelancers in your everyday operations. Freelancers bring with...

You Can Become A Millionaire

Think being a millionaire is out of the question? Guess again. If you avoid consumer debt and start investing when you're in your twenties...

Risk Management For Small Business

It can be easy to neglect risk planning when you first open your start-up. However, it is very important to attempt to assess the...