Tan Chee Yang

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The 10 books that inspired me to build a unicorn company

I admit it. I’m an online ‘snack’ addict. After all, with the digital era has come an endless selection of cheap, easy and addictive pieces of online …

Hometalk: how a bootstrapped startup grew organically to 13m monthly users

<i>Note: An earlier version of the article incorrectly stated that Hometalk attracts 58 million monthly users. The correct figure is 13 million monthly</i> …

Top 10 Ask Me Anything sessions in 2015

2015 saw the inception of <i>Tech in Asia</i>‘s Ask Me Anything (AMA) segment, where the community gets to ask our spontaneous hosts questions about their …

37 tools successful salespeople cannot live without

As a salesperson, or as someone concerned with sales in your company, you probably have a say in which tools will help you grow sales. So here’s an …

4 books every aspiring startup founder should read

To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be able to juggle several hats at the same time. Identifying a problem and developing a scalable …

22 business books that blew my mind

<i>I am often asked for tips on good books to read. Recently I have posted an article in Russian listing my favourite business books, which got over 70</i> …

How Southeast Asia’s ecommerce startups close customers with email

One of the most effective ways of rescuing your lost sales is to recover your abandoned carts. The average online shopping cart abandonment rate is …

Why I stopped angel investing (and you should never start)

I started angel investing almost by accident, which sounds strange to say. Who “accidentally” invests tens of thousands of dollars into highly …

In taxi app merger, a surprising alliance between Alibaba and Tencent

In a shock move, China’s two biggest taxi-hailing apps, Kuaidi Dache and Didi Dache, earlier today announced their merger. It’s surprising not only …

UK holidays: Bear Grylls family survival weekend

"Can I eat this?" asks a boy of about 12, picking up a live beetle and showing it to his dad. We’re in the car park – the Bear Grylls family survival course hasn’t even started and children are already volunteering to eat insects. It’s the first sign my daughter Phoebe, 10, and I might be in over …

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