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MAKING 3D WORK IN SPACES

Whether we see a product on social media, in a magazine, or even on TV, chances are that its in 2D. You won’t be able to visualise the product in its entirety.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 14, 2021

WHERE WOULD YOU WORK?

SINGAPORE PLACES AMONG THE TOP 10 GLOBAL WORK DESTINATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 11, 2021

SUPERCHARGING THE FOOD MANUFACTURING SECTOR

About 1,000 food manufacturers and 50,500 workers can take advantage of the Food Manufacturing Industry Digital Plan (IDP) launched by Ms Low Yen Ling, Minister of State for Trade and Industry.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 14, 2021

Best Cities In Southeast Asia For Start-Ups

Southeast Asia is a patchwork of different cultures and countries. But the region shares many characteristics across borders that make it such an exciting place to be – high rates of literacy, governments committed to lifting living standards, and hunger for entrepreneurship.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 11, 2021

How Not To Fall Prey To Fake Covid-19 Certs

While the global roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations continues to accelerate, it’s worth remembering that only around 1% of the world’s population have received their full course of injections. But plans are being made internationally to allow those that have been vaccinated or can prove they have had a recent negative test, the freedom to travel to other countries, attend large-scale events, take a new job, and more.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 11, 2021

Is The Customer Always Right?

Is the customer always right?

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Issue 11, 2021

Salespeople Are Not Mind Readers

We, as most businesses, put a lot of work into making it easy for you to find us when you are in need of our services, and rejoice when you contact us. We are ready to help you – but alas, we are not mind readers.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 14, 2021

America's Audacious Plan To Rescue The Economy

Last month, the United States Congress signed off on a US$1.9 trillion pandemic relief plan that will have far-reaching effects on millions of Americans, as well as shake up the world economy.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 14, 2021

Down But Not Out: Can Tourism Make A Comeback?

The tourism sector is used to cyclical downturns. When the economy suffers, the first item that people cut is leisure travel. But 2020 was a downturn like no other. With international travel virtually halted, tourism-related businesses have suffered their worst year on record.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 14, 2021

Integrating The ‘Smart' Into Buildings

As buildings become smarter, the range of subsystems needed to perform its ‘smart’ functions becomes more and more extensive. Increasingly, these are known as ELV (Extra Low Voltage) system technologies.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 13, 2021

Lessons From The Suez Canal Incident

For a week in March, the world was gripped by an improbable drama: a massive container ship had blocked the Suez Canal, one of the world’s most important waterways.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 13, 2021

Myanmar: Hope Lies In Tatters

Before it all changed, Myanmar was seen as Southeast Asia’s last great frontier. With a young, vibrant population of 57 million Myanmar was tapped to be a future leader among emerging economies.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 13, 2021

Mckinsey: Brought Back Down To Earth?

When a company hires a consulting firm to do work for them, often they don’t know what they want. Since the clients are seeking knowledge that they themselves lack, they can’t measure the results, quality, or judge the outcome of the consultant’s recommendations.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 13, 2021

Urgent Vs Important

My late, great friend and colleague, Dr. Stephen Covey introduced people around the world to his four-quadrant diagram. As often is the case with learned and prolific people, Dr. Covey’s wisdom captured and built upon the teaching of a proven leader.

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Issue 13, 2021

THE GIANT AWAKENS

In 1817, Lord Amherst, the British ambassador to China was returning to London when his ship sank. He was rescued by a merchant ship which stopped at Saint Helena.

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Issue 10, 2021

THIS WEEK IN NEWS

THIS WEEK IN NEWS

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Issue 10, 2021

A DELICATE BUBBLE

The latest wrangling over the coronavirus has seen countries taking small steps back to normalcy. International travel has been one of them.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 10, 2021

Screen, Stage, Entrepreneur

The media industry has risen to prominence during the COVID-19 pandemic, as people stuck at home sought out entertainment.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 10, 2021

Dealing With Reality In Business

I used to love the Matrix’s Red Pill / Blue Pill metaphor. Several years ago, I became deeply bummed out about how this metaphor was being used in politics and gender equity situations.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 10, 2021

Enable A Compassionate Email Culture

We are all chasing the same elusive dream: an email inbox that is tidy, up-to-date, and empty. But let’s face it, inbox zero is difficult — and at times even impossible — to achieve.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 10, 2021

Will We See A New Asian Century In Our Lifetime?

Since the end of the Cold War, many have envisioned a world led by the United States and its Western allies. Instead, Asia has led the way since.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 10, 2021

So You've Got Negative Feedback. Here's How You Should Respond

Leadership excellence with Marshall Goldsmith

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 09, 2021

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurship

There are approximately 252 million women entrepreneurs worldwide and this number is growing every day. Today, women entrepreneurs, driven by a desire to pursue their passion and achieve financial independence, play a key role in the global economy and the entrepreneurship scene.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 09, 2021

Tech Is Killing F&B

Before the pandemic, there weren’t many choices when you wanted to order delivery. There were of course the ubiquitous pizza delivery services, joined later by the fast-food giants.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 09, 2021

Good Corporate Governance

In modern times, businesses are engaged in the constant pursuit for higher profits and better returns to shareholders. But in doing so, businesses tend to lose sight of balancing the interest of corporate bottom lines against the needs of other stakeholders such as employees, customers, suppliers, society and the communities in which the companies conduct their business.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 09, 2021

The Risk And Reward Of Trading

Commodities trading contribution to Singaporean GDP: 17 percent (2019) top commodities traded: oil, iron, copper, tobacco, wood

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 09, 2021

The Big Reset Opportunity

Vladimir Lenin said over a century ago. “There are decades where nothing happens and weeks where decades happen.”

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 08, 2021

Does Your Company Lurch From Crisis To Crisis?

I recently sat in on an executive team meeting during which they were dealing with a crisis — a major customer shipment had been botched. The team was in triage mode to minimize the damage, make amends with the customer, and get things back on track.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 08, 2021

Buy Now, Pay Later: Intelligent Or Insidious?

Imagine buying an iPhone or a pair of new sneakers, but paying a quarter of the price for it upfront. You then pay the rest of in interest-free instalments. Sound good to you?

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 08, 2021

Singapore Budget 2021: For Recovery And Innovation

All eyes were on Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat as he unveiled Singapore’s Budget for 2021.

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SME Magazine Singapore
Issue 08, 2021

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