Wednesday, July 17, 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...

Reaping What We Sow

“For whatever you sow, that will you reap” (Galatians 6:7-8) "According to the seed that’s sown, so is the fruit you reap there from” (Samyutta Nikaya) The saying...

Consumer brands in HK win trust for their product quality but not in communication...

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...

Order Amidst Chaos

I have never looked forward to going to India on business. Yet, every trip has been interesting, to say the least. The country is...

Impact of Blockchain on SME Lending

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Are We Working Hard Enough?

In an emotional speech to the Parliament recently, Singapore’s PM Lee Hsien Loong asked fellow Singaporeans to give him and his government more time...

Doing Business in a VUCA World

If you think the world has gone upside down, rest assured you are not alone. The world has indeed changed in many ways since...

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...