Cutting Edge

Photo Gallery: Cutting Edge with Howard Yu

PROF Howard Yu was in town on Oct 5 to share his insights on the biggest challenges facing today's companies. This is the first in a series of four quarterly events sponsored by GuocoLand in...

Reinvent rules of the game to beat copycats: Howard Yu

IN a world full of copycats, what can companies do to edge out the competition, and continue to stay at the top?

Using creativity to foil copycats

IP protection is overrated. And to avoid being replaced by machines, we should block out two to three hours each day for deep, creative work. These were some of the insights discussed by Howard Yu...

Tap the past to innovate for the future, firms urged

FIRST-MOVER companies that are experts in their fields stand a good chance of warding off the threat of newcomers, but they must innovate and stay on top of future trends.

ST and BT launch forum to showcase global thought leaders

The Straits Times and The Business Times will launch a public interactive forum next month to showcase prominent thought leaders from around the world in various fields.

New interactive forum to showcase global thought leaders

THE Straits Times and The Business Times will launch a new public interactive forum next month to showcase prominent thought leaders from around the world in various fields.

Take it away

Two Japan-inspired family businesses - sashimi box seller Katto and confectionery shop Kele - have launched kiosks as part of their expansion plans.

The business of conscience

A manufacturer that makes 100 per cent food-digestible disposable tableware and a technology company that designs and implements regenerative urban solutions are conducting their business in a...

The business of learning new skills

From speaking well to creating a work of art - these are skill sets that can be learnt in a methodical way. Voice training school Be The Voice Academy and art school Global Art show that these...

Nourishing the body inside out

YOU are what you eat - or at least that is what husband-and-wife team Kelvin Chua and Huang Pei Shan, co-founders of organic food store Taste Original, believe.

Happiness for sale at Weekends and Simply Toys

Retail therapy has an uplifting power - and the bosses behind Weekends and Simply Toys share their thinking on how you may perhaps be able to buy happiness after all.