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CEO lost a job because his O-level results were too good

He wanted to be a technician but was advised to further studies, and now heads 6 companies.

The Newsmaker: Singapore’s IT guru Sim Wong Hoo gears up for a comeback

SINGAPORE - Sim Wong Hoo is back. And when Singapore’s most elusive technopreneur gets himself back into the limelight, the reason can only be this: a new Creative product is on its way.

Chicken farming not as easy as it looks

CHICKEN meat is one of the cheapest forms of protein in many countries, but in the African country of Rwanda, it is a luxury most people can afford only once a year.

Benjamin Barker's Nelson Yap: Making it in menswear

Despite the cool retail climate, it is still possible for a home-grown brand to thrive and be successful here. In fact, because of the lower rents, local menswear label Benjamin Barker opened two...

Young men in an old man's trade

DESPITE having only two products, The Golden Duck has made quite a splash so far. The gourmet snacks startup came to be just two years ago. Salted egg yolk was a trending wave that everyone wanted...

Bike-sharing firm pedals ahead despite challenges

When plans for a government- backed bicycle-sharing scheme were shelved two months ago, Singapore-based oBike decided to continue with its own plans.

Founders of Wolf Burgers: Not a lone wolf on the burger scene

Throw a private equity professional, a private banker, a self-taught cook and a musician into a room together and what do you get?

Home care for seniors a sunrise industry

Care of the elderly is a booming business as Asia's ageing population grows. Singapore-based Active Global Specialised Caregivers has seen its turnover rising steadily since it started operations...

Debate coach undergrads start education firm, go regional with "global skills" training

AFTER six years of debating, Walter Yeo tried to find work as a debate coach, but was surprised to find the jobs filled by insurance agents and fitness trainers.

EngageRocket aims to bring HR analytics to SMEs

The fast-emerging human resources (HR) technology field is booming, with a market for tools that enable management to gather feedback from staff . Last year, the market for feedback tools was...