Saturday, January 18, 2020
By Lilian Teo, CFO and Toniya Sundaram, Blockchain Developer of oCap Management Pte Ltd One interesting result from the recent Small Business Credit Survey 2019 shows that the share of applicants who sought loans, credit lines or cash advances from online lenders has grown remarkedly since 2016 from 19% to...

Who’s Calling the Shot?

Tony Soprana, in the hit television series ‘The Sopranos’ famously said, “I'm the motherfuckin' fuckin' one who calls the shots!”. While I don’t condone the vulgarity, it’s a sign of our times that very few of our leaders are able to say the same. There used to be a time...

Lessons From MH370

It is very rare that Malaysia headlines international channels for weeks on end. That's exactly what happened the past few weeks for a very unfortunate reason. We are all saddened by the misadventure of Malaysia Airlines flight 370. The senseless loss of lives hurts, and it hurt more for...
Many of us would have heard the most famous quote of US president John F Kennedy: "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country". He said it against a backdrop of a divided country - when partisanism was at its...

The Glory of Entrepreneurship

I grew up in a family where entrepreneurship is shunned and something to be ashamed of. My elder brothers flung their exams and were forced to apprentice with various contractors, and started their businesses when opportunity so dictates. And for many years they eked out a living that bothers...
Brokerage Charles Schwab Corp (SCHW.N) has launched a service that combines its automated investment management technology with human advisors, as financial institutions race to offer digital financial advice. The service, called Schwab Intelligent Advisory, provides clients with a financial and investment plan, unlimited access to a human advisor via phone...
By Derek Handova, Senior Technical Writer at Synopsys Software Integrity Group An application security vulnerability is “a hole or a weakness in the application, which can be a design flaw or an implementation bug, that allows an attacker to cause harm to the stakeholders of an application,” according to OWASP. These...
Germany wants to use its presidency of the Group of 20 major economies to promote fast internet for all, agree common technical standards and promote lifelong digital learning, Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said. Zypries' comments come ahead of a first meeting of G20 ministers responsible for digital policy later...

Adding Value

Last week, I received my thousandth (or so it feels) invitation to be part of a direct sales business. Like most people, I have attended umpteenth number of such sales presentations, and have signed-up for a few. And like most people, I have never made it to the promised...

Being Critical

“If you have no will to change it, you have no right to criticize it” – Mark Twain People who know me well know that while I can be critical of others, I am most critical of myself. I have always believed that as an entrepreneur and leader, the ball...

Making Things to Last

My mobile phone, which is a little over a year old, will not start. That’s the third time in the past one month. I would have sent it back to the manufacturer, and give them a piece of my mind – but, the warranty has conveniently just expired –...
Hong Kong has long been a prime destination for keen-eyed shoppers of high-quality, low-priced consumer electronics. But aside from competitive pricing, what else can brands do to differentiate themselves from their competitors, attract returning customers and create top-of-brand-awareness? According to a recent study conducted by global loyalty marketing agency...

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