Tag: language

A Chit Chat Cafe, a Choir and a Garden Club are Enriching the Lives of Persons with Aphasia What's your story?I am the founder of Aphasia SG, a non-profit organisation that supports persons with aphasia and their caregivers. I’m also a practicing speech and language...
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 accelerate the trend towards cashless as one way to address the country’s labor crunch.
Carol Kuan co-founded U 3rd Age to provide lifelong learning and social opportunities to seniors What's your story?In 2012, I co-founded U 3rd Age (University of the Third Age) in Singapore with my father, Thomas Kuan. U 3rd Age is a community of seniors...
In memory of Joe Armstrong, one of the inventors of the concurrent, functional programming language Erlang and a friendly disruptor. Sun Tzu There are different types of disruption and destruction.
“The future’s so bright I gotta wear shades.” Pat MacDonald How do we visualize the present to create the future? One way to predict the future is to create it collaboratively guided by Supertrends and Wardley Maps. By mapping the technology and business landscape, we can start anticipating the future...
In pursuit of the good life over the course of our lives all of us expect our standard of living to materially improve. Can we expect this to continue or will we need to give new meaning to ‘the good life’ and tell ourselves a different story? To raise living...
Literate cultures use writing as a kind of ‘knowledge technology.’ Unlike older, oral cultures, they are able to store human intelligence outside the human brain. Literate cultures change the kind of knowledge that humanity can experience. In the coming era of machine intelligence, we face a transformation that will similarly transform...
Pursuing her dream of becoming an entrepreneur, Lucia Del Vita founded VerbiVis, a translation company providing high-quality language services. What's your story? I am Italian, born in a small town near Florence, daughter of entrepreneurs. I had a dream: exploring the world; an interest:...
Feeling unmotivated in her career, Claire Martin took a 3 month intensive web development course and now provides software solutions for individuals from different industries. What's your story?Originally born and raised in Greater London, I moved to Asia for work 4 years ago. My...
Broadly speaking, music & the internet has had two phases so far: Phase 1: the great disruption Let’s call it the Napster moment. It led to the first new status quo. The rule it imposed was this: “anything that can be...