Are Your Weaknesses Holding Your Business Back?

It’s the question that most of us dread the most in job interviews: “What are your weaknesses?” Most of us try to come up with an answer that makes a positive...

Bitcoin in China

There has been renewed interest in Bitcoin in China as an alternative currency and speculative asset. Much like the impact of shifts in demand in China on global markets, shifts in the volume and direction of Bitcoin...

Science is the Next Big Thing in Startups

From pharmaceuticals to petrochemical processes: Newcomer companies and investors and investors alike are setting their sights on science. How the start-up scene moves beyond the mobile apps bubble... For the last two...

What’s Worrying/Exciting about Bitcoin in 2017

Looking forward into the next year and more of bitcoin, I see three main areas of concern, each related to the other. Let’s look at the problems, and the work going...

Top 5 Event Tech Trends of 2017

When it comes to staging an event, technology is proving a major boon for organizers, exhibitors and attendees alike. Not only does it allow for an improved immersive experience for those...

Entrepreneurship & Dictatorship: North Korean Startup

'Trade opens the world that the left closed'. This is the concluding sentence in a 2009 op-ed article in the Swedish conservative broadsheet Svenska Dagbladet, applauding a new entrepreneurial venture called...

Your Second Job as a Facebook User

Many of us have a second job. We steal time from our family, from our employer and from our hobbies in order to work on it. It doesn’t pay anything, in spite...

Technology’s Relationship with Wealth

There is a question so important to the modern economy that it often hides in plain view. I’m talking about the role that technology plays in the distribution of wealth. This...

Innovation in Healthcare in Asia

The countries comprising the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives) commonly known as South Asia face serious healthcare...

Top 6 Business Trends Of 2017

Looking ahead into 2017, it’s important to not only be on top of new trends in the business world, but to incorporate them. Adopting trends is important for small business owners...

Many Young Entrepreneurs Are Simply Too Naive

With the spotlight on new never seen before inventions, first of its kind products, and ground breaking ideas. There is a sense of optimism and enthusiasm that everyone can be the...

The Current State of The Advertising Industry in India

The global advertisement growth rate is around 4.5%, while the expansion rate in India this year was around 12%: Source Deciphering the above figures gives us the opportunity to understand the potential of...

How Mobile Apps Will Change ECommerce

2016 has seen remarkable changes in how people view online shopping as a whole. In 2015, physical stores were full of people swarming to grab the lowest Black Friday deals, but...

The Secrets of Social Entrepreneurship in China

One of the biggest surprises I’ve had recently was seeing the importance of social entrepreneurship in China. In a country that is often described as combining the worst of the capitalist...

Riding the Asian E-Commerce Wave

In October 1999, Goldman Sachs invested $3.3 million in an unknown Chinese Internet startup operating out of its founder’s apartment. Shortly after came the dotcom bust in 2000, but the startup...

Conscious Business Leadership: Alexandra Amouyel, Executive Director at SOLVE

(This is one in a series of articles and interviews about conscious business leadership, which is about leaders creating and promoting workplaces of understanding, honesty, and compassion, for the betterment of...

Bridging Microfinance & SME Finance in South Asia

With financial inclusion finding a place in the international policy agenda, many developing countries are facilitating the development of their microfinance sectors. However, not enough attention has been paid to carving...

The Digital Romance Economy

Love. Sex. Romance – are and always have been key in the adoption and use of new media technologies. Pornography and dating sites are the most frequented internet sites across the...

There are no Women Entrepreneurs, there are just Women who become Entrepreneurs.

There are no Women Entrepreneurs There are just Women who become Entrepreneurs. Here are their top 7 traits:- 1. They see a male dominated society or industry and they don’t bat an eyelash. From a...

Tranched Investments Are Bad For You

I've heard a few people talking recently about taking larger sums of money - lets say $3m - from an equity investor where the investor is proposing to tranche the investment...

Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son’s Decision Making Framework

Masayoshi Son says he first came up with this framework when he was 26 years old. And the 30 years of success is the proof of the validity of it. He continues...

Yakuza, The Biggest Private Equity Firm in Japan?

Japan's powerful yakuza organised crime syndicates are mounting a widespread assault on the country's financial markets that may have left hundreds of listed companies riddled with mob connections. In a surprisingly stark...

How Profitable Are Coworking Spaces

Coworking spaces work on different business principles from other companies. Most of them don’t hide their prices, nor do they lock people into long contracts. The collaborative atmosphere so valued in...

The Philosophy of Success

When we think of success, the first thing that comes to mind is an individual achieving something great. But how is that achievement measured? Well there is no answer to that...

Staying Relevant with your Business

We live in a knowledge economy, an economy where we aim to stay relevant by leveraging the the internet of things and the internet of everything to answer our every question as...

The Business Model of NESPRESSO

Nespresso is a machine-and-pod coffee concept for making espresso, developed by the food multinational Nestlé. By fitting an aluminium coffee pod into the machine, perfect espresso can be made at the push...

Why Korea Will Become The Next Silicon Valley

South Korea will become the next Silicon Valley. In four chronological layers that span several decades of development, Korea has fostered six key variables that feed off each other to create this...

Most Startups Fail, How Will Yours Be Different?

The large majority of startups fail, several sources say 9 out of 10, but this proportion only includes those that have reached the stage where they could be noticed and included...

The Millennial Problem

There’s a belief, at least around Silicon Valley, that the so-called Millennials (those born somewhere between the years 1980 and 2000) just simply aren’t engaged at work. Source: Vimeo This isn’t limited to...

Women on Top in Tech – Lisa Kuhn Phillips, VP at Allied Payment Network...

(Women on Top in Tech is a series about Women Founders, CEOs, and Leaders in technology. It aims to amplify and bring to the fore diversity in leadership in technology.) Here is...
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Startup Advice for Asian Entrepreneurs

The common notion of ‘startup success’, isn’t even close to it!

If you have been reading up digital news frequently, you already know what’s the most hep topic of conversations today — startups. Call it need of the...

When Should A Student Startup?

Look at it from the perspective that the entrepreneur is the product. And one of the things that will hold you back as you...

8 Ways You Can Hurt Your Brand

Everyone understands that brand development is one of the most important aspects of business success and sometimes many business owners allocate a substantial amount...

Basics of Investing in Startups

Are you thinking about investing in a startup company for the first time? If so, such topics as preferred stock, convertible notes, and dilution...

To Feng Shui or Not to Feng Shui?

With the abject rise in the popularity of Feng Shui, the majority of followers fall into the group of Believers, Sceptics and the In-Betweeners....