Joanne Lim MeiYen

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Everything you ever wanted to know about advisors, Part 2

Nivi · February 27th, 2008<p>Here are more frequently asked questions about advisors. See Part 1 for the rest. If you have more questions, email us at …

Investing

South Korea’s unstoppable taste for haste

How did the people go from transplanting rice to downloading torrents in just a few decades?<p>On a recent evening at Ttobagi Driver’s Restaurant in Seoul’s Gwanak District, I surreptitiously started a timer upon placing my order. The waitress strolled off in a leisurely fashion, returning with kimchi …

South Korea

I subscribe, therefore I am?

<b>Imagine my distress when, around about the time my internet went down, it struck me: I don’t really own anything.</b><p>It’s precisely three years since I moved across the world to take up this job. Offered a container to cart my belongings to America, I instead decided to shed most of the belongings I’d …

Vinyl Records

Your Foolproof Guide to Moving on After You Messed Up at Work

Maybe you forgot to attach a document to your email before hitting send. Oops!<p>Maybe your workplace snafu was a little bigger than that—a costly …

How to become a LinkedIn influencer

Here’s where to start if you want to build your following and raise your status on the business social media platform.<p>Jim Keenan says he’s probably on LinkedIn more than he should be—at least a few times a day. But if the measure of where professionals should spend their time is looking at what …

Marketing

4 Lessons Every Startup Can Take Away From Failed Product Launches

Not every product is a winner. Fortunately, failure can provide an incredible opportunity for growth.<p>No one likes to fail.<p>But as the founder of a startup, I've had to get comfortable with the fact that not every product my company brings to market will be a home run.<p>No matter how much time, money, …

Product Management

20 Composition Techniques That Will Improve Your Photos

There are no unbreakable rules when it comes to how you should compose your photographs. After all, who likes rules except for your old school …

Landscape Photography

The Singapore Strategy Fascinates Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un

Reporting of the historic Singapore Summit between President Donald J. Trump and Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un has been fascinating. The lead story in Pyongyang has been on the Supreme Leader’s Singapore walk around, and his desire to learn about economic development from the Singapore Strategy. In …

Asia

The Secret to Making Facebook Ads Work for Your Business

For those who are having trouble creating a Facebook ad that will generate leads and sales, here are the steps you need to take.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Did you know that the attention of a goldfish is nine seconds? Ours is shorter -- we only have an …

Google brings offline neural machine translations for 59 languages to its Translate app

Currently, when the Google Translate apps for iOS and Android has access to the internet, its translations are far superior to those it produces when it’s offline. That’s because the offline translations are phrase-based, meaning they use an older machine translation technique than the machine …

Best Ways To Improve Your SEO And Why You Need To Do It

In today’s hyperconnected world and highly competitive business environment, it’s crucial for a business to be able to reach its target audience online with its core message, products and services or latest promotions.<p>This is where search engine optimization comes (SEO) in. If done right, and in …

The Rise Of Experiential Commerce: Why Relationships, Not Prices, Are The Future Of Commerce

Price competition among retailers isn’t new, but it’s a whole different ballgame for online merchants. They’re forced to compete with shops from around the world that can give customers steep discounts, creating a “race to the bottom” that most retailers can’t afford to win.<p>eMarketer recently …

How To Reset Your Gut In 3 Days, According To Science

It's well-known that our diet can have a big influence on the health of our gut, but did you know it can make lasting changes in as little as three …

Wellness

Why China’s Payment Apps Give U.S. Bankers Nightmares

Thousands of wallets are buried in a glass box to raise awareness of mobile payments in Shanghai, China. Source: VCG/Getty Images<p>By Jennifer …

The Petronas-Sarawak oil intrigue

Change in political landscape paves way for a decision on who has control over oil and gas resources once and for all

GST vs SST: What’s the difference?

As the new Pakatan Harapan government carries out its pledge of abolishing the goods and services tax (GST) and bringing back the sales and services …

How the Tetra Pak became a million dollar idea

Tetra Paks - those reinforced paper cartons that are used in their billions the world over for milk, juices and soups - who came up with them?<p>And how did they get their deceptively simple design?<p><i>Video journalist: Jeremy Howell</i>

How the plastic in your beauty regime could be harming the environment

<b>From the moment you wake up and wash your face in the morning, your beauty routine could be harming the environment.</b><p>Around 12.2m tonnes of plastic waste are deposited in the marine environment each year, according to The Green Alliance.<p>The government's ban of microbeads aims to cut down on plastic …

Seven charts that explain the plastic pollution problem

<b>Marine life is facing "irreparable damage" from the millions of tonnes of plastic waste which ends up in the oceans each year, the United Nations has warned.</b><p>"This is a planetary crisis... we are ruining the ecosystem of the ocean," UN oceans chief Lisa Svensson told the BBC this week.<p>But how does …

How Microsoft, Nabisco, and GM Make Customers Happier by Raising Prices

You can charge more for your product and simultaneously create more customer loyalty.<p>Business owners often worry that if they raise their prices, they'll lose customers and understandably so, since customers are likely to feel gouged when told they must pay more money for the exact same …

Customer Service

3 Key Concepts That Will Make You A Better Person And Entrepreneur

Always make your future bigger than your past<p>Dan Sullivan is the founder of Strategic Coach, which is arguably the #1 coaching program for entrepreneurs in the world. He wrote a really great book called, THE LAWS OF LIFETIME GROWTH.<p>In this article, I'm going to focus on three of those laws. But …

Self-improvement

Your commute sucks. Here's how it will get way better in the future

Since we spend roughly one-third of our lifetimes working, exploring how we make the most of our time ‘at work’ is a ripe area for innovation. In the …

Commuting

35 Business Leaders Share Their Daily Habits

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6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day

Becoming and staying productive isn’t about hard-to-follow programs or logging your every move in an app. It’s about self-care. Here are daily to-dos to get you started.<p>It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d …

Time Management

Daily Reading Rituals That Will Make You More Productive

Daily reading habits can expand your thinking. Here’s what you should be reading and how to take make the most of the time you have.<p>What we do daily has a profound effect on our lives. A good daily reading ritual can keep you informed about the world and your industry. But if you’re a curious …

Your Smartphone Is the Best Computer You Own

What’s keeping your phone from tackling more PC tasks? Just a keyboard, mouse and big screen<p>What’s the difference between your phone and a computer? Seriously, look at your phone, and at your laptop. What separates them? You’re probably thinking about power, memory and all the Serious Stuff phones …

Mobile

The 7 Furniture Arranging Mistakes Interior Designers Always Notice

We try our best when it comes to decorating, but sometimes, no matter how much thought we give to a room, something still feels off. It's hard to put …

So You Want to Equity Crowdfund: A No-B.S. Guide to Crowdfunding Your Business

Crowdfunding campaigns tend to look like sexy, overnight successes, but rarely are the successful ones so effortless.<p>What I’m about to say sounds …

Venture Capital

Valuation caps on convertible notes, explained with graphs

Published by Martin Kleppmann on 05 May 2010.<p>When you’re an entrepreneur out to raise funding, you’re faced with a whole lot of legal and financial …

Pain Point Discovery: It’s All About Asking the Right Questions

No matter what industry you’re in, your products and services are designed to provide solutions to the problems your customers face. So why is it …

Online Life