Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.   ...

Renewing Passports

One of my pet peeves of being a heavy traveller is the need to renew my passport every several months. That, and immigration officers...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...