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Charlie’s passion for increasing awareness of the importance of living a healthy and balanced lifestyle lead him to found Platinum Fitness. What’s your story? Hailing from the international hub of Asia: Hong Kong, having studied abroad in New Zealand, I initially fell into the fitness game through my love of Tennis. Having held rank within […]
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‘Trade opens the world that the left closed’. This is the concluding sentence in a 2009 op-ed article in the Swedish conservative broadsheet Svenska Dagbladet, applauding a new entrepreneurial venture called Noko Jeans. This brand, the article explains, is the brainchild of three young advertising professionals, who one day decided to e-mail North Korea and […]
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Developing new business in emerging economies, especially rural ones, is hard. An entrepreneur has to create products and services that are able to withstand the vagaries of the emerging market context: no electricity, no spare parts, hardly any logistics infrastructure, customers with very tight budgets, and with an over responsive sensor for glitchy value propositions, […]
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LAUNCH OF THE FRANCHISE QUALITY MARK (FQM) BY SINGAPORE FRANCHISE TRAINING SCHOOL (SFTS) AND SUPPORTED BY ASTREEM CONSULTING Singapore Franchise Training School (SFTS) has launched the Franchise Quality Mark (FQM), a seal of quality awarded to franchisors after being assessed and evaluated based on a set of Franchise Management Excellence Criteria. It is the first […]
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After completing his B.E. (Bachelors of Engineering) from Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi, India, Amol Arora pursued his MBA from the University of California, Irvine Campus, USA, where he was offered a faculty scholarship with an assistantship. Stemming from this, Amol became a Post Graduate/Doctoral Researcher in Educational Leadership & Management from the University of […]

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A few days ago, thanks to my algorithmic recommendations — not from the sources I usually read, but selected on the basis of subject matter of interest to me — I came across an article about a 57-year-old American who after being released following a 37-year jail term, was asked about his impressions of something as commonplace as a smartphone, or the […]
Access over ownership. After decades of excessive consumerism, this prospect sounded revolutionary. At first. Now that the sharing economy has become mainstream, more critical voices are appearing. So, what will it be? Empowerment or exploitation? A revolution or business as usual? Before getting to the heart of the matter, I’d like to set something straight: […]

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft is talking to Discord about acquiring the social audio company created in 2015, that has more than 250 million users and has so far focused primarily on creating communities of video game fans. The trigger for these talks has been the surprise success of Clubhouse, which is even smaller than Discord, but […]

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I highly recommend reading the McKinsey Global Institute’s new report, “Reskilling China: Transforming The World’s Largest Workforce Into Lifelong Learners”, which focuses on the country’s biggest employment challenge, re-training its workforce and the adoption of practices such as lifelong learning to address the growing digital transformation of its productive fabric. How to transform the country […]

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