Experience

Not All Glitters for the Diamond Industry: An Inside Look

Mention of the word diamond elicits images of wealth, an excess of it, besides the obvious beauty of the item itself thus the diamond trade could be dismissed as out of the normal reach...

The Online Advertising Industry is a Huge Bubble about to Burst

An article in The Correspondent, “The new dot com bubble is here: it’s called online advertising”, discusses an oft-commented problem on this page: the valuation of advertising, the business that supports most internet content...

Top 6 Critical Mistakes that Startups Make

I’ve worked in a number of startups, and even started a few of my own, over the last 19 years. Everything from bootstrapped, idea phase to funded with millions and running off the ground....

The Rise of Pet Tech

It will come as a surprise to precisely nobody that we love our furry friends. Yet although the bond between humans and animals goes back thousands of years, the way we approach...

JCI Lead Tropicana host New Entrepreneur Championship Conference for the Second Year

Junior Chamber International Lead Tropicana(“JCI LT”), a non-profit organization continues its mission to empower Malaysian youths in developing entrepreneurial skills by hosting its flagship program, the New Entrepreneur Championship Conference 2.0 (“NECC 2.0”)in...

Some Reflections on Collective Technologies

I’ve been thinking about collectives in technology for a while. Collectives in the sense of organisation, and collective in the sense of shared, social value, distinct from individual benefits. In tech, that simultaneously means...

What I Learnt from Scaling one of Asia’s Fastest Growing Startups

I joined iPrice in the summer of 2016. At the time, a very promising regional affiliate player with an encouraging initial traction and around 1M monthly users. I left at...

What Startups can Learn from The Ghostbusters

Ray the Scientist, Egon the Engineer, Peter the Charmer and Winston the Muscle. Different competencies putting on matching overalls and embarking on a shared mission: saving NYC from ghosts.

Tech Companies Need a Social Risk Reboot

Tech companies are facing a growing tsunami of social and ethical risks, and it’s one that they’re desperately ill-prepared to face. Yet by embracing new and emerging ideas around risk and responsibility,...

The History and Future of Live Music

"Music is about human beings communicating with other human beings,” said Andrew Dubber, professor of music industry innovation at Birmingham City University and director at Music Tech Fest. Live music has...