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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...

What I Learnt from Healthcare VCs

With a healthy dose of curiosity and openness, four healthcare VCs shared a deeper level of what life as a VC is really like. I moderated this interesting panel — including Dr. Juan Cueva (Applied Ventures),...

The Entrepreneurial Impact of Open Data

The impact of open data on entrepreneurship has been touted for years. Almost five years ago, McKinsey estimated that the economic value of such data in the United States is worth as much as...

Understanding Korean Hyper Consumerism

The wonder drug for Korean startup growth, domestic hyper-consumerism, is pivotal in the development of the startup market and for this reason deserves a more in-depth analysis than the window dressing it normally receives. For...

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 years Silicon Valley...

Do Aesthetics Matter?

Asa product designer, sometimes I question how important beauty is when it comes to software. Look at this list of some of the most popular websites on the Internet: Craigslist Reddit Hacker News Wikipedia Drudge...

Why Entrepreneurs Are Settling in Bali

Bali, with its tropical climate, laid-back lifestyle, beaches, jungles and cheap beer, has long been a holiday-maker’s paradise. The ‘Island of the Gods’, a province of Indonesia, is a popular playground and place of...

Will Financial Liberalisation Trigger a Crisis in China?

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been liberalizing its financial system for nearly 4 decades. While it now has a comprehensive financial system with a large number of financial institutions and large financial...

Understanding Cryptic Startup Terms

The startup world throws around a lot of jargon. Some of it is fluff, some of it is important. Rather than pretend like you know what people are talking about, I’ve found it’s good to make...