The Success of the K-Pop Industry

K-pop. It's now a word that has spread around the globe. It is an industry that jumped to a worth of over billions of dollars in less than a few decades....

Born for Business: The Marwari People

Rajasthan state is located in the northwestern part of India and the name means as the ‘land of the kings.’ It is one of the popular travelers’ destinations that fall under...

The Story of How My Startup Dealt With Investment

About 12 months ago I was all about seeking investment. We had decided that the only way forward for our startup, The Perch Project, was to secure cash investment. That became...

The Perception of Success

Success is easy to describe isn’t it? It’s a simple word with a straightforward meaning. Only it’s not. Not to me, not anymore. If you are at the beginning of, currently...

Asia is Innovating

This is the Asian Century. The region is changing faster than arguably anywhere at any time in history, and innovation is at the heart of this transformation. In our new monthly...

P2P and the Future of Finance

P2P is now an utterance that commonly haunts and regularly hangs by the mouths of both pin-stripe suited financiers at Wall Street as well as hoodied entrepreneurs at Silicon Valley when...

Pokemon Go is Making Us Change

Pokemon Go has been hyped for a while and despite some issues with the servers, it’s a huge hit. Some are already heralding it as the most addicting app in years....

How Businesses Explore Emerging Markets

Over the past few years, emerging and frontier markets have been considered synonymous with (untapped) opportunities and (long term) prosperity, rightly so, as these markets have experienced more rapid economic growth...

How Bitcoins Can Help Asia

The remittance industry continues to grow at a rapid pace each year. The much cited data by the World Bank (mainly because there is a lack of available data aggregators) points...

Women, the Key to Economic Growth in Asia

In the next 50 years, most economic growth worldwide will take place outside the G7 countries. But that’s only half the story. Who are the people who will be the driving...

Fintech and Financial Inclusion in Asia

Due to innovations in financial technology and changes in the enabling environment, the number of financially excluded adults across Asia and the Pacific has dropped to about 1 billion. Increased access to...

Things To Know Before Joining A Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) Company

I have long intended to write about MLMs from an insider's point of view but I've always been put it off until recently, when I can clearly see a "market bubble"...

Asia is Rethinking It’s Work Culture

According to Andrew Chung there are several reasons for Asian businesses to adopt a flexible work strategy. First of all, the 2016 Greater China Employee Intentions report by Michael Page suggests that half of respondents are...

20 Challenges that Family Businesses Face

Every business organization has a unique set of challenges and problems.  The family business is no different.  Many of these problems exist in corporate business environments, but can be exaggerated in...

Why is Word of Mouth So Trusted in Asia?

Research indicates that people across Asia trust ‘earned’ forms of marketing and communications more than in other parts of the world, notably personal recommendations, online reviews and mainstream media articles. Why? Culture. Asian societies continue to...

Godzilla – An Icon of World Peace?

World War II can be considered one of the most influential moments in Japan’s history. Ever since Japan surrendered and a new constitution was written, with Article 9 saying that the...

The Importance of Social Media for Startups

The cornerstone of every successful startup and the launch of the company is actually a great and carefully thought out social media strategy. We can’t escape the fact that social media...

Pros & Cons of Competing in International Markets

As Kia’s experience illustrates, fueled by globalization, international business has become a huge segment of the world’s overall economic activity. Amazingly, current projections suggest that, within a few years, the total...

10 Indian Startup Success Stories That Will Inspire You

They had an idea in mind. They left their cushy jobs. They worked hard. They created history. India is witnessing a brand new generation of startups, making their presence felt not just...

4 Reasons You Should Believe the FinTech Hype in Asia

Over the past year, the fintech industry has transformed from a hypothetical hotspot to an actual one. Fintech’s obituary has been written many times, but it’s thriving. In 2012, the sector was...

Does Your Business Partner Have These Important Qualities?

As co-founder of three companies, many young entrepreneurs have asked me how I select the individuals I go into business with. The following criteria are common traits amongst my current business partners, and...

Data: How Your Business Should Use It

“More data don’t guarantee better decisions. … The right data, however, do,” said Dr. Michael Hasler, program director for the business analytics Master's program at the McCombs School of Business. The idea...

Don’t Let These Myths Hold You Back From Starting Your Own Company

Do you want to start your own company but are hesitant to do so? Risk is an inherent part of life, and there will always be excuses. In the preliminary stages of each...

The Regrets I Have With The Career Choices I Made

I've only held three full-time software development jobs since graduating from college, including my current one. The second one was supposed to be my big breakthrough, my time to shine and...

15 Interesting Things about North Korea

North Korea is one of the most illusive and isolated places on Earth and here are 15 things you probably didn't know: ...

The Problem with Startup Pivoting

Today it’s impossible to know if your startup idea will be a winner without repeated experimentation. To succeed, startups need to make and test predictions about what will and won’t work...

How To Not Worry About What Other’s Think

Over the course of teaching for more than 15 years, I have experienced many embarrassing moments. One occurred last year, when I mistakenly failed to switch off my lapel mic during...

These are the 3D Printing Companies You Should Watch

The number of 3D printing startups continues to grow. Here are the most promising 3D printing companies you should watch, with notes on their current status. In the technology sector, you can...

In India, You Really Can Achieve Anything

There are great inspiring stories of entrepreneurship, but this one will make you sit up and read it again. How often do you find a senior executive leave his job at...

Smarter Lives with Today’s Gadgets

In today’s world, gadgets are a part of our daily lives and since more functionality is being incorporated, our lives might be fully dependent on gadgets in the near future. Developers...

Startup Advice for Asian Entrepreneurs

The Role of The Growth Hacker in the Startup World

Did you know? A growth hacker is the one, whose main passion and focus is on boosting a metric through using testable and proven...

A Step-by-Step Guide To Raise Money For Your Startup

Raising money is hard but it does not have to be necessarily.

7 Secrets That Made Steve Jobs Successful

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15 Things Entrepreneurs Need To Know

This is the cheatsheet that every entrepreneur needs to keep in his pocket. A summary of the important insights and considerations they should keep...

7 Tips To Capture Your Audience & Customers

After finally asking the young lady for a date, the nervous young man asked his father how to avoid moments of awkward silence. His father...