Friday, October 18, 2019

G20 drive for global fast internet by 2025

Germany wants to use its presidency of the Group of 20 major economies to promote fast internet for all, agree common technical standards and...

Shortage of Women, Minorities in UBER workforce

Uber Technologies Inc. has released its first diversity report, showing that women and non-white employees are underrepresented at the ride-services company – just as...

Your next travel agent may be a chatbot

Humans and machines are steadily growing more and more alike and the tourism industry is one area where so-called chatbots are springing up to...

Hybrid human-robo financial advice launched

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...

Budget 2017 – An Opportunity to Help our SMEs

The Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak is expected to table the Budget 2017 in parliament on 21 October 2016.   ...

Singapore Budget 2016 – Partnering & Transforming for the Future

By Lam Fong Kiew & Edwin Leow, Head of Tax and Tax Director respectively of Nexia TS, Singapore's leading home-grown full service audit and...

My Dad, and the Eat-all-You-Can Concept

As a young man, my dad was a hawker, and his specialty was char-kuey teow, the ubiquitous dish that was a hawker stable. He...

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...

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...

Why Democracy?

“Of the five regimes, democracy is only better than tyranny” - Plato. For many, the ideals of democracy are embodied in universal suffrage – the...

Lessons from the Vegetable Seller

My mom has a favourite vegetable seller in the local market. The stall owner is a gregarious lady who is friend to almost everyone...

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...