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Are Self-Service Terminals The Way to go for Restaurants?

Self-service ordering and payment kiosks, initially deployed by McDonalds and Golden Village Cinemas, are now widely available among fast food franchises in Singapore. In fact, they have mushroomed across the food & beverage (F&B) sector, especially among the chain establishments…. Continue Reading →

Why no English media reported THAT Blue incident

A few days ago, we published a blog post on how Bluegogo, the bike sharing company once valued at US$150m, went into free fall after a bizarre incident. Since then, we received a lot of enquiries from our readers. Many… Continue Reading →

Stop striving to be productive, think more and embrace change

  Many leaders know that they are on a different lane, but still want to put themselves in their employees’ shoes. Somehow, the notion of teamwork and brotherhood (or sisterhood) led them to having all the wrong ideas on what a… Continue Reading →

Lazada squeezes the likes of Ezbuy out in Southeast Asia

We have always been arguing that with the giants such as Alibaba, Lazada and JD.com entering the Southeast Asian market, smaller e-commerce platforms will increasingly find it difficult to survive, let alone grow. The same is happening to the Daigou… Continue Reading →

The economics of bike sharing

Many people still want to discuss China’s “sharing economy” with us: shared bikes, power banks, basketballs, or umbrellas. It seems everyone has an opinion on whether it would work or not, and why. Nonetheless, it strikes us that many have… Continue Reading →

Innovation – you never arrive

The other day, someone told me while it was easier to start a business in this day and age, it is hard to do a good business due to depressed profits, and intense competition. My response was straight to point,… Continue Reading →

Decision making in a startup: give up some to gain more

Most startups a have limited runway, constantly running against time, market, and competition. It is imperative to ensure that the right person calls the shots to avoid costly delays or deadlocks.  A proper, and efficient, decision making mechanism makes great… Continue Reading →

Twitter’s problem is not 140 vs. 280, but failure to expand horizontally

Big news that Twitter is experimenting expanding size limit of each tweet from 140 characters to 280 characters. This is entirely missing the point Twitter’s problem is not whether users want to express ‘a bit more’ or not – but its… Continue Reading →

Why Chinese bike sharing companies are suddenly everywhere overseas

Just a few months ago, you would hear Chinese bike sharing companies making announcements here and there, but not see actual bikes being deployed. Back then, all these public shows seemed to serve only one purpose – to tell the… Continue Reading →

Comfort DelGro’s potential tie-up with Uber is not enough to revive its fortunes

Comfort DelGro, Singapore’s largest taxi operator with a fleet of 16000 cars, announced on Tuesday that it is in talks with Uber about a tie-up making its fleet available on the Uber Platform. Uber’s rival in Southeast Asia Grab has… Continue Reading →

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