Author: Melvin Poh, Investor & Founder

Melvin Poh is the Founder of The Asian Entrepreneur and a private equity investor. Melvin was listed on Forbes in 2019 for his work and received his education at University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and Harvard University.
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The coronavirus pandemic raging across the world has taken a huge toll on global lives and economies. Already it is being seen as the most consequential global crisis since the Second World War. To date, the pandemic has forced countries around the world to take unprecedented measures ranging from effectively shutting down their borders shut, […]
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As part of its overall strategy, Netflix actively employs  intellectual properties in its attempt to innovate and secure its long term competitive advantage. Reflecting the nature of its business model which sees several different service offerings, rather than focus on a particular intellectual property strategy, Netflix utilizes a variety of different intellectual properties in its […]
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Blackberry’s business-level strategies can be best understood and appreciated with a careful analysis of its strategic development to date. Importantly, in early 2007, when Apple introduced the world to the iPhone, Blackberry maintained and pursued strategies that did not account for the true disruptive nature of the smartphone. At the time, Blackberry was a highly valued company […]
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It is not hard to fathom the ramifications that crowdfunding pose towards the existing funding gap. To begin with, compared to traditional funding methods, the barriers to access crowdfunding are not high and many platforms are essentially open to anyone. Potentially, anyone with computer and internet access can access these platforms and begin using their […]

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Meaning in life reflects the feeling that one’s existence has significance, purpose, and coherence (see Heintzelman and King, 2014). A growing body of research identifies meaning in life as a fundamental human need that strongly influences both psychological and physical well-being (see Vail and Routledge, 2020). Individuals who perceive their lives as full of meaning live longer, […]
Netflix and Disney have both announced their programming for 2021, underscoring increased home consumption, partly as a result of a year of lockdowns, but also as part of a long-term trend. Almost the entire industry is trying to ensure that these changing trends don’t catch them out of step: Warner has said all of its 2021 releases will be […]

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