M Imam A Akbar

1,849 Added | 3 Magazines | 5 Likes | 4 Following | 110 Followers | @auliakbar | Corporate strategist and group in-house consultant for a Singapore based holding company. Co-founder, Director of Strategy and Operations for BrosBC.

6 Proven Ways to Empower Your Brand's Instagram Marketing

Instagram is the hot new thing but it's already been around long enough for marketers to know what works.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to PEW Research Center, the majority of Americans (55 percent to be exact) use Instagram to some degree. Given the …


Instagram Analytics: 4 Metrics You Should Be Tracking

In the modern connected era, social media is key for every personal brand and business, and Instagram is quickly becoming one of the primary …

China gives world rare look at aircraft carrier with Hong Kong port call

<b>(CNN) —</b> China's only operational aircraft carrier sails into Hong Kong this week, giving the world its first up-close look at the pride of China's navy.<p>The Liaoning will dock in Hong Kong on Saturday July 7, in one of the largest symbolic displays of Chinese military force in the former British …

Hong Kong

Over 20,000 people lit up a park to celebrate pride

More than 20,000 Singaporeans came to Pink Dot, the city's annual LGBTQ festival this year, according to organisers.<p>There were so many people who …

Hong Kong

America’s global standing plummets under Donald Trump

IT IS no surprise that a fast-tweeting, pugnacious president, with little regard for diplomatic niceties or enthusiasm for treaty obligations, is not …

Obama pushes tolerance, respect in childhood home Jakarta

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Following another week of dustups between the U.S. media and President Donald Trump, his predecessor shared a bit of wisdom …

Barack Obama

Hong Kong Versus Singapore in Chase for Expatriates

Hong Kong has long been a popular destination for foreign workers, but it has faced tough competition from Singapore. So who is ahead in the expat …

Hong Kong

Cold Shoulder: Why Beijing Snubbed Singapore at the Belt and Road Summit

Among the 29 Heads of State who converged on Beijing for the Belt and Road Summit earlier this week were leaders of seven of the ten ASEAN states. One leader was noticeably missing: Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.<p>Various observers have noted this absence, including Hugh White, who …


This is How Top Bloggers Get 90% of Their Traffic

Get your SEO strategy figured out, then go crazy creating content.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to driving traffic to your blog, one of the most common mistakes people make is spending too much effort on things that barely move the needle. The entire …


Worst traffic in the world could teach Australia something

Not after spending a week in Jakarta — the Indonesian capital where time stands still the moment you enter a vehicle. My taxi journey to my hotel was …

World Bank

South Korean media is warning about 'Trump's mouth' threatening US alliance

Seoul (AFP) — South Korean media on Monday warned of a "Trump risk" threatening the alliance between Washington and Seoul amid high tensions over the North's weapons ambitions.<p>The two countries are bound by a defence pact and 28,500 US troops are stationed in the South.<p>But the new US president has …

North Korea

Japan sends biggest warship to protect US supply vessel

<b>Japan has dispatched its biggest warship, in the first such operation since it passed controversial laws expanding the role of its military.</b><p>The helicopter carrier Izumo is escorting a US supply vessel within Japanese waters.<p>The US ship is heading to refuel the naval fleet in the region, including …


3 Social Media Trends That Need to Be on Your Radar for the Rest of This Year

If you're a betting man (or woman), put your money on live video, virtual reality and platform crossover.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s difficult to wax poetic about the social media trends of today, because, based on social media's very nature, those trends could …

Virtual Reality

Is Singapore really the world’s most expensive city?

For the fourth year in a row, the Economist Intelligence Unit has declared Singapore the world’s priciest city. But is it really as bad as the headlines would have you believe?<p>Retail clerks in Singapore have a habit of forcing receipts into your hand whether you want them or not. As a result, every …

Real Estate

8 Stupid Office Rules That Drive Everyone Crazy

When companies create ridiculous and demoralizing rules to halt the outlandish behavior of a few individuals, it's a management problem.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Companies need to have rules -- that’s a given -- but they don’t have to be shortsighted and lazy …

The Workplace

Indonesia Wakes Up And Smells Its Own Coffee — Then Drinks It

The Indonesian island of Java has long been synonymous with coffee. But it's only in the past decade or so that Indonesians have begun to wake up and smell the coffee — their own, that is.<p>Big changes are brewing in the country's coffee industry, as demand from a rising middle class fuels …


Here's Why There's Anime Fan Art Of President Trump All Over Your Facebook

Here's how Japan's infamous online army, the netto-uyoku, has shaped the far-right movement in America.

China's Millennials Are Hustling for Part-Time Gigs Instead of Traditional Jobs

With a fur-lined jacket and a Miu Miu shoulder bag, Zhang Chen isn’t your traditional Chinese migrant worker. She huddles with about 40 others in the …


RANKED: These will be the 32 most powerful economies in the world by 2050

A report from professional services giant PwC looks at which economies around the world will be the biggest and most powerful in 33 years time.<p>The report, titled "The long view: how will the global economic order change by 2050?" ranked 32 countries by their projected global gross domestic product …


Where the wind blows: how China's dirty air becomes Hong Kong's problem

At the age of three, Margaux Giraudon developed something akin to a smoker’s cough. Thereafter, she became all too familiar with the inside of her doctor’s office in Hong Kong.<p>For years, her father Nicolas Giraudon was told the same thing by doctors: “Your daughter is sensitive to changes in the …

Hong Kong

A Quarter of the World’s GDP Is Undergoing Big Experiments

Radical. That’s probably the single adjective that best covers the disparate economic policies being pursued in Asia’s three largest economies. In …