Money

3 Things To Do Before You Start Trading

Trading in stocks, shares, or other investments is one of the best ways to build a better future for yourself and your family. Rather than just leaving your income to metaphorically gather...

The Cashless Situation in Japan

Back in October, I wrote about how Japan’s traditionally cash-centric culture was a barrier to the advent of cashless technologies. At the time, I also noted that the Abe government was seeking to...

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...

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...

5 Important Reasons Not to Raise Capital for Your Startup

I recently had dinner with co-founders of a startup who’d just raised quite a bit of money for their company, a deal which incidentally I’d passed on. The meal was fantastic: fresh salmon from...

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...

Why Angel Investors are Shaking Up the Global Startup Scene

Candace Johnson is someone who has made a global impact on our modern international telecom and broadcast business. She co-initiated the foundation of SES-Astra and SES Global, which today owns a fleet of 54...

The Problems with Mergers & Acquisitions

As history shows in most cases, more than 50% according to many studies and research indicates M&A usually have negative implications for the acquirer rather than the acquired in terms of financial expectations versus...

Venture Capital Will Be Obsolete

I don’t think it is too much to say that a venture capital played a major role in the innovation in Silicon Valley. However, in my humble opinion, it will be obsolete in the...

Blockchain can Revolutionise Business

It won't, however, be the saviour it's being touted to be from the perspective of marketers and businesspeople who don't understand it. Its real value lies in its ability to decentralise trust, taking that...