Posts Categorized: Opinion



How one woman’s battle with Tourette’s and discrimination turned her into an advocate for fairness in the workplace

Despite blatant discrimination in the workplace, Ann Khoo is fighting the good fight day in, day out.

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 4:04 pm
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Yo, meet your Indian cousin, ZipDial

Both are examples of contextual communication. But Yo still needs to find its own way.

  • July 19, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Line seeks to emulate Hello Kitty with an empire of cute

A look at how one chat app could provide a blueprint for Japan's cultural resurgence.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Tech in Asia doesn’t sell stage time in a conference. Deal with it

Event organizers shouldn’t be selling their stage time and sponsors shouldn’t assume they can broadcast and sell their products on stage...

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 9:18 am
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Why India must fix its obsession with software services and pivot to products

Bangalore arrived on the world stage in the nineties as a hub for software services and outsourcing. This rode on the back of a global rise ...

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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Singapore: a nation of entrepreneurs or wealth managers?

Do we train more engineers and programmers, or bankers and accountants? Do we value creativity and diversity, or place a premium on complian...

  • June 18, 2014
  • at 6:10 pm
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Dealing with entrepreneur depression the Asian way

Asian entrepreneurs tend to be less open with their feelings in order to "save face".

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Earning the halo: How to build relationships with angel investors, even when they won’t invest in you

Rui Ma is the Greater China Venture Partner for the global seed fund and accelerator 500 Startups. She has been working in finance for over ...

  • June 9, 2014
  • at 3:52 pm
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A portrait of China’s biggest tech CEOs: visionaries, copycats, and playboys

I interviewed about a dozen native Chinese people in Beijing to find out a) who they saw as their entrepreneurial celebrities and b) what th...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 3:18 pm
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Are you sexist and you don’t know it? Why you should ask yourself that if you’re in tech

Startup hubs like to portray themselves as meritocracies but sexism is pervasive. To a man it may not be apparent. To a woman it can feel li...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 11:48 am
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A Los Angeles crowd goes in search of 36 plastic Angry Bird orbs stuffed with cash. Photo courtesy of Time.

Because we all love free money, startups should try marketing with a @HiddenCash scavenger hunt

An enterprising startup should bring the @HiddenCash concept to Asia, and here’s why.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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A look at the privacy storm Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg kicked up

Does clicking on the 'Accept' button of Facebook's data use policy, which it tweaks from time to time, constitute 'informed consent'?

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 9:53 pm
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What Singapore entrepreneurs can learn from Israel

Israeli startups are more ambitious and original. Here's how Singapore companies can catch up.

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 8:31 pm
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The case for bootstrapping: building and selling a startup without a cent of funding

In Yongfook’s opinion, bootstrapping is the fastest route to profitability.

  • June 20, 2014
  • at 11:21 am
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5 arguments for foreign startups in China to register in Hong Kong

Besides a joint venture, other options include the Cayman Islands, Singapore, and other tax havens, but all have larger barriers to entry.

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 4:38 pm
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Why Uber will fail in Jakarta, and why it won’t

Indonesia could be Uber's most challenging market yet. We figure out why.

  • June 9, 2014
  • at 6:01 pm
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How Chinese tech companies are going global

Chinese companies that dominate in their home markets are flush with cash, and they are keen to stretch their influence abroad to get ahead ...

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 8:53 pm
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Don’t PANIC, find a mentor

Should I ever find myself starting to panic on any topic, it is a fair bet that it is time to find a mentor who can help in the following wa...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 7:29 pm
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