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TikTok: Beneath Its Fun, A Sinister Purpose?

Three years since TikTok was launched, the video-sharing social network grown rapidly to accumulate more than two billion downloads, one of the most popular apps of the moment, beating even Instagram or YouTube in consumption time in the...

How the Coronavirus Is Going To Change the Food Sector Forever

The coronavirus pandemic will radically accelerate automated self-service in the food sector. At the time of writing this, I was sequestered at home with my wife and boys...

How Coronavirus Is Going To Change Education Forever

I particularly enjoyed this story about how some people are using videos of themselves paying attention, which they then play on a loop, so they can do other things while supposedly attending a...

6 Questions to Understand a Product

1. What is the product vision? The product vision is the single most important goal that you are aiming for with your product. It is the reason that the...

Localising a Global Campaign in Japan: Divestment

On the surface, Japan seems to have all the ingredients for successful organising and digital campaigning. It is a longtime democracy with high levels of broadband penetration and newspaper readership. Japan also retains global economic...

How Google Conducts Meetings on Fridays

Many companies claim that their talent is one of their most valued assets, but how many back that up with concrete actions? According to Laszlo Bock, head of Google’s People Operations, their...

Fusion is Now

Fusion is now – Where is Asia in the fusion race? I spoke with Chris Mowry, CEO of General Fusion at EmTech Asia Singapore 2019, a gathering of the world’s most influential leaders and innovators...

Governments Are Not Startups

Since Obama’s investiture in 2008 and his promotion of civic innovation and open data, civic tech startups a.k.a startups working on the citizens issues have gotten the attention of the public. Entrepreneurs and investors...

7 Habits that Killing Your Productivity

It feels good to be productive, right? To get the most productivity out of your day, it’s not just a matter of working hard. It’s also a matter of getting rid of obstacles that...

How to LOSE Friends & Influence over People

Four years ago, I had three radical life-altering events thrust upon me in quick succession. My father was diagnosed with terminal kidney failure. I was diagnosed with appendicitis far too late and it wreaked...