Buvan Rajendra

396 Added | 10 Magazines | 3 Likes | 5 Following | 156 Followers | @buvanrajendra | A budding business professional from Malaysia in the field of Technology & Finance with a passion for Sports, Education & the Environment. 

Trams are great for city transport – why doesn't the UK have more?

The UK used to be covered in trams, with networks in virtually every city and town, but now just eight (or six, depending on what you include) …

Trains

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

South Korea’s brand-new Olympic bullet train will make Americans jealous

Americans who want improved transit or railway extensions can expect to wait decades before they ever see their dreams to fruition. In the U.S., a …

Holograms Might Become a Big Part of Your Life Sooner Than You Think

Companies are developing augmented reality technology they hope will be used by everyone from soccer players to your doctor.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>From where I'm standing, I can see Tom twice. The broad-shouldered sales manager is standing next to me, beaming as he watches …

Augmented Reality

The Surprising Way to Be More Effective at Storytelling | Inc.com

By now, most of us are familiar with "the irresistible power of storytelling as a business tool" (as <i>Harvard Business Review</i> describes it) to get people's attention, involve them emotionally and help them remember the content you're trying to convey.<p>But you may not know that the traditional way we …

Star Wars

China transforming Malaysia

Although the influx of Chinese investments is only a recent phenomenon, these funds are bringing speedy changes to local industries and the economic …

As Singapore ages, low tax model creaks

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Beneath its modern and glitzy exterior, Singapore is aging.<p>For the first time in its short history, the Southeast Asian nation is expected to have as many people aged 65 and older as under 15 this year, a demographic crux that challenges the low-tax economic model that helped …

Internet users are taking back control as Steemit and Datawallet monetize data

Recent studies, from even as far back as 2012, show that the global data economy is growing exponentially, much faster than previously anticipated. The information that internet users output in their day to day use of the web has rapidly built an industry which is manufacturing and marketing a new …

Checking Out Amazon Go, The First No-Checkout Convenience Store

The cashierless shop, which uses AI to ring up your purchases, could be a key part of Amazon’s expanding vision of retail’s future. And it opens on Monday.<p>Every part of the U.S. has a different local term for a convenience store: the bodega, the corner store—even “the Wawa,” a chain name that …

eCommerce

How to Make Companies Share Their Bounty

Five ways to ensure cutting the corporate tax rate actually benefits American workers.<p>The theory behind the claim that cutting corporate taxes will increase workers' incomes goes something like this:<p>The corporate tax should affect labor market outcomes by affecting the distribution of capital …

Economics

3 Cryptocurrencies to Consider Buying Over Bitcoin

It's time to forget about bitcoin! These virtual currencies have much more to offer over the long run.<p>It may be hard to believe, but it's the truth: …

Blockchain

The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: 'There is reason for hope'

Until recently the battle to avert catastrophic climate change – floods, droughts, famine, mass migrations – seemed to be lost. But with the tipping point just years away, the tide is finally turning, thanks to innovations ranging from cheap renewables to lab-grown meat and electric …

Fossil Fuels

Imagine How You'll Feel on January 18 (if You Start a 100-Day Goal on October 10) | Inc.com

Recently, I wrote about how 100 days is the perfect amount of time to achieve a key life goal. It's enough time to accomplish something big--but short enough to be able to see the finish line from the start, and to discourage procrastination.<p>I've done these kinds of 100-day challenges a few times: …

Motivation

The Mysterious Case of the Missing Internet Billionaire

A dozen years ago, the largest internet company in China wasn’t Alibaba or Tencent, but game developer Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. Its …

China

The Women Tasked With Fixing Uber Speak Out About The Challenges Ahead

“The party’s over here; I’m over here,” says Bozoma Saint John. She’s joking, of course.<p>The former Apple marketing executive made headlines when she …

Six Google search tips to find anything faster

Start searching smarter.<p>Google is the go-to destination when you need to find something on the web—the verb "to google" even made it into the dictionary. But while everyone's heard of the popular search engine, very few know how to make the most of it.<p>Behind the unassuming Google interface, you'll …

AdWords

This election ignores the most pressing issue: our economic outlook is disastrous

Politicians cannot avoid addressing the fall in living standards forever – it is foremost in the minds of voters<p>This is clearly a very different sort of general election campaign. Conducted in advance of a Brexit process that will profoundly reshape Britain, the focus is on the nature of the deal …

United Kingdom

What happens if Donald Trump is impeached and who would be the next president?

Allegations that Donald Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation into Michael Flynn's links to Russia have spurred calls for the president to be impeached.<p>The explosive new development, stemming from a memo written by Mr Comey, followed a week of tumult at the White House after …

China building biggest infrastructure project in history

Americans and Europeans are again riveted on intelligence leaks, cyber hacking and the latest surge of inward-looking fervor. In Beijing, though, the …

China

Taxes will go up. Here’s why.

Let’s be clear: America is an undertaxed society. Our wants and needs from government — the two blur — exceed our willingness to be taxed. This has been true for decades, but it’s especially relevant now because the number of older Americans, who are the largest beneficiaries of federal spending, …

Economics

American Airlines gave its workers a raise. Wall Street freaked out.

This is why we can’t have nice things.<p>American Airlines agreed this week to do something nice for its employees and arguably foresighted for its business by giving flight attendants and pilots a preemptive raise, in order to close a gap that had opened up between their compensation and the …

American Airlines

Iceland's recovery shows benefits of letting over-reaching banks go bust

It looks set to be a week packed with big financial milestones. In the US, the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates, putting the country on a path towards getting back to a normal price for money. In the Netherlands, a tense election may deal the fragile eurozone another blow. In this country, …

I’m the Founder of a Multimillion-Dollar Business: Here’s Why I Owe It All to a Decision I Made at 25.

In a legendary moment during the 1932 World Series, Babe Ruth pointed to the stands to show exactly where he was going to hit a homerun — and then …

Pro-life Movement

Global Consultancies Are Buying Up Agencies and Reshaping the Brand Marketing World

In the waning weeks of 2015, Mike Barrett, president of San Francisco agency Heat, and his partners, John Elder and Steve Stone, faced the biggest …

EA Sports

Why a drop in Snap's share price on its opening day would be great for the company — but not so good for its bankers

<i>Martinez was working at Facebook at the time of its initial public offering in 2012. Facebook's stock opened at $42 and closed its opening day at $38.37, which led to many observers to declaring its public debut a disaster for the company. Here, Martinez describes why the opposite was the case for</i> …

Markets

Guan Eng’s deception and disinformation game

<b>Guan Eng is pretending he was not aware of the PAS-Pribumi talks on Thursday and only found out about it after reading the newspapers. Actually, Guan</b> …

Asia

Can an app change human behavior? This behavioral economics professor is banking on it

Whether personal or professional, change is hard. And the cumulative data is <i>not on</i> our side.<p>Take something obviously detrimental, like smoking. A …

How to quit smoking - and stay cigarette free for good

As January arrives, a significant proportion of the population will make belated resolutions to finally quit smoking.<p>The party season is over, and there’s no longer an excuse to drink a week’s allowance of alcohol in one day, while merrily puffing your way through a 20-pack.<p>A cheeky drag outside a …

The Morality of Banking in It’s a Wonderful Life

In addition to its holiday cheesiness and religious moralizing, the 1946 classic touches on financial themes that remain painfully relevant.<p>Seventy years after its release, Frank Capra’s <i>It’s a Wonderful Life</i> remains a holiday classic, with warm and fuzzy messages about the importance of love and …

Great Depression

Keynesian economics: is it time for the theory to rise from the dead?

John Maynard Keynes penned his General Theory in 1936. Faced with the upheaval of 2016, what would a cryogenically frozen Keynes do?<p>Imagine this. In late 1936, shortly after the publication of his classic General Theory, John Maynard Keynes is cryogenically frozen so he can return 80 years …

Economics