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Global SMEs Set To Benefit From Blockchain-Based Financial Services Marketplace

Last week Chinese financial services company Ant Financial raised a $14 billion funding round giving it a valuation of up to $150 billion, a staggering figure by any tech industry standard.<p>While the image of 150 so-called unicorns jumping and cavorting wildly in front of this writer’s eyes comes …

Financial Services

Four ways for AI to change government

Will AI become so intelligent that we don’t need government any more? That’s the suggestion from Taiwan’s digital chief, who notes that “We can …

Artificial Intelligence

Singapore pushes to simplify procurement for SMEs

The Singapore Government is simplifying procurement processes to encourage small and medium companies to work with it.<p>SMEs accounted for almost …

Procurement

How This Founder Turned Her Love For Travel Into A Profitable Business

If you’ve planned a vacation, you know that it can be time-consuming to search for the best things to see and do during your stay. Melissa Biggs Bradley, the founder of Indagare, created the solution she wanted for herself. Indagare is a members-only travel agency for luxury travelers — with …

Profit

Agile Life: Applying The Lean Startup Methodology To Your Life And Business

Take a moment to think about the most successful decisions you’ve made recently. They can be personal or professional. Did you make your decisions based on assumptions? Did you try to validate those assumptions? If an assumption was proven wrong, did you change your decision? Or did you proceed …

Project Management

The Uberization of telcos

For the past decade, telecommunications companies around the globe have been grappling with falling average revenues per user equaling stagnant growth rates.<p>While particularly mobile operators have enabled increasing prosperity in third-world countries, new ways of working and fueled entirely new …

Internet of Things

Working up a sweat at work sounds gross, but some start-ups are putting their office in the gym

Class Act Sports is a digital media company that started out creating videos that highlight positive stories about athletes giving back to the …

Startups

These 5 technologies have the potential to change global trade forever

International trade has dominated the global headlines recently. Much of the discussions have been focused on the threat of a trade war, the …

Globalization

Kate Spade Built a Fashion Empire Worth $2.4 Billion Out of Her 1-Bedroom Apartment

She started out with no retail design experience<p>The legacy of Kate Spade’s billion-dollar brand she built from the ground up was remembered Tuesday …

Kate Spade

Managing and Developing Product Managers – The Black Box of Product Management

The mental model for managing PMs<p>What is a good mental model for managing PMs? Let’s start with describing what makes them tick.<p>Who are PMs?<p>Being a …

Product Management

New Research Reveals What People Regret Most of All: 5 Ways to Make Sure You Never Do

We all have regrets. But one type of regret discourages people the most and lasts the longest. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen to you.<p>Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future impossible to predict. Look back, though, and all your dots seem to connect...except, of course, …

Motivation

What mobile payment providers can learn from Starbucks

The road to ubiquity in mobile payments is a customer experience that goes much farther than the transaction itself.<p>It’s no surprise that customers’ …

Customer Experience

London street performers are now accepting contactless payments

<b>What just happened?</b> If ever there was evidence that we are moving toward a truly cashless society, this is it. The city of London has introduced a …

FinTech

I Want to Be Rich and I’m Not Sorry

My junior year of high school, I entered a creative-writing contest that awarded a significant cash stipend. I faced stiff competition from a number of Ivy League-bound classmates, but I submitted my essay with a reasonable expectation of winning. I am a great writer, a conviction I kept private …

Women of Color

Mobile payment companies struggle to dethrone cash in Southeast Asia

Published May 25, 2018, 10:00 PM<p><b>By (Reuters)</b><p>Singapore/Hanoi – Bui Mai Phuong is an avid online shopper, ordering anything from clothing to …

The Third Age of credit

Society is beginning to wake up to a tremendous shift in one of the most fundamental underpinnings to how we live our lives: the credit system. Even though it’s not commonly known, credit infrastructure has existed about as long as civilization itself. In one way or another, credit systems have …

50 tech CEOs come to Paris to talk about tech for good

Ahead of VivaTech, 50 tech CEOs came to Paris to have lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron. Then, they all worked together on “tech for good”. The event was all about leveraging tech around three topics — education, labor and diversity.<p>At the end of the day, French Prime Minister Édouard …

CEOs

What can we do to enhance problem-solving skills?

The ability to solve complex problems is crucial for effective leadership, yet is rarely mastered by MBA graduates entering the workplace. Drawing …

What you can do to prevent Alzheimer's | Lisa Genova

Blockchain Technology Is Being Used in Early Disruption of Kenya's Agribusiness

[New Times] For the three years that Jannifer Waceke has managed her own store in Nairobi, she has struggled to overcome one barrier: accessing small …

Shrinking to survive: Japan's banks face a quiet crisis

TOKYO -- "Welcome to our bank!" chime the three uniformed clerks as customers enter Mizuho Bank's branch in Tokyo's Tanashi neighborhood.<p>The …

One Of The Five Female Fintech Founders To Have Raised Fifty Million In Funds

Jennifer Fitzgerald, the CEO, and Founder of Policygenius has more to her story than being a top fintech fundraiser. Still, that statistic is incredibly revealing about the under-representation of women in fintech and entrepreneurial funding.<p>Just out of college with a focus on international …

Municipal Government

Find the biggest problem worth solving with these three product rules

<b>I used these three product rules to find the biggest problem people have with documents.</b> <i>And I’ve solved it.</i> Learn more about my new product FYI.<p>About …

Say Goodbye To The Information Age: It’s All About Reputation Now

In a world of fake news, the only antidote is our ability to judge the reputation of the people supplying us with information.<p>There is an underappreciated paradox of knowledge that plays a pivotal role in our advanced hyper-connected liberal democracies: the greater the amount of information that …

Peer Review

Deloitte report has some good news about women in technology

There are more CEOs named David or John than there are women CEOs in the S&P1500.Weird statistics like that can make it seem like we’ll never see any …

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What are your favorite and least favorite aspects of product management?

Someone asked me this recently and here are my thoughts. Does this resonate with you? What else will you add?<p><b>Favorite</b>:<p><b>Solving customer problems:</b> The …

PayPal to roll out banking products for the ‘unbanked’ in the weeks ahead

PayPal is expanding into traditional banking through partnership with smaller banks to offer consumers debit cards connected to their PayPal accounts, along with direct deposit for paychecks and other services, according to news the company shared with The Wall St. Journal. The company says its new …

5 TED Talks That Are an Instant Dose of Optimism

Life got you down lately? These talks are just what you need to feel more optimistic.<p>Optimism can be hard to maintain these days. The polar ice caps are melting, world leaders are taunting each other like schoolyard bullies, and billion dollar companies are revealing themselves to be clueless about …

Self-improvement

Samsung, Uniqlo, and hundreds of other big firms use this startup to grab more customers

The Insider founding team / Photo credit: InsiderSingapore-headquartered Insider was born when its founding team realized there was a gap in the …