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Overcoming the SME talent crunch

SINGAPORE loves SMEs. The government has extended many incentives to woo entrepreneurs with the likes of incubator infrastructure, capital grants, government-backed loans and tax incentives. And...

Have you got the EMO for success?

AMERICAN inventor-entrepreneur Thomas Edison tried 1,000 times before he succeeded in designing a light bulb that worked. Henry Ford reportedly went broke five times before he became known as the...

Is the '996' work culture the way to go in Singapore?

CHINESE billionaire and co-founder of Alibaba Group Jack Ma faced a backlash when he voiced support for the infamous "996". No, it is not a symbol of the end times, but refers instead to the...

How Grab can outwit the incumbents

VERTEX Ventures' Chua Kee Lock may try to tell startups at a pitch that it is no big deal.

Mobike's backpedal, and a lesson on ambition

WHEN Qiming Ventures invested in Mobike, it saw a disruptive force tackling the issue of getting around dense cities in the world's most populous country, observed Helen Wong, the partner who was...

Bike-sharing firms seek ways to stay afloat

Each morning, Ms He Xiaoyuan rides a shared electric scooter to the train station, hops on the train for three stops, before riding a shared bicycle to her workplace.

The accounting profession: on the cusp of a technological revolution

ACCOUNTING is experiencing more disruption than ever before. Manual or repetitive tasks will be replaced by automation, robotics and machine learning in the near future. However, this does not...

A plan for the Singapore of tomorrow

THE world in 2030 will likely look very different from today. Within a little more than a decade, the global economic centre of gravity will shift toward the East and remain centred there.

Forward-looking Budget for the long term

From doing away with streaming in schools to having more schemes that support young companies, this year's Budget came up with a range of new policies and initiatives that will keep Singapore...

Sorry is the hardest word in the office

"I'VE never made a mistake at work in my entire life," declared no one ever. Not to be dismissive, but the only way one can say that is if one doesn't actually do anything.