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3 Tips To Enjoy “Overnight Success”

My title is misleading. But it’s worth making this point – even if it should be obvious – there is really no substitute for working really, really, really hard. Yet despite this, and despite all the evidence that hard work is an important ingredient of success, many people still chase the idea that working smart

Crucial Apps for Business: 5 Things You Can Do With Your Smartphone

Albert Einstein’s fear of a generation of idiots being raised because of an eventual over-dependence on technology has amounted to nothing more than just that: a fear. Technology–so far– has done quite a lot to improve our lives. Take smartphones as an example. Who would’ve thought that the device we originally used to call and

Bigger IS Better: Expanding Your Horizons

One of the most successful books in the 20th century is “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. It mainly talks about the relationship between how people think and their success. It is a product of interviews of more than 500 of the most successful men in the U.S. during that time, giving it credibility.

Career Advice for Starters

I’ve been in business for close to 13 years now – and this is not including summer jobs and my mini-childish-rackets. My very first company was a single-proprietorship when I was 16 years old making websites for companies abroad. I was actually supposed to have a partner but a few weeks into it it was

Online Marketing Ideas To Better Promote Your Restaurant

More and more apps and online tools are bridging the market with the restaurant industry. Restaurants don’t necessarily need a huge budget to stay ahead of the game. Most of the time, having a strong online and social media presence can already do wonders. Here are some suggestions for building a powerful marketing campaign for restaurants:

Unlimited Motivation

People are often driven to do something. Motivation is extremely important in encouraging actions. In the 21st century, money is still often seen as the key driver. And so, in a past Better Business Brunch about the Philippine Economy organized by New Leaf Ventures, the participants were asked what they would do if they had UNLIMITED MONEY. I had the opportunity to

Fits and Starts: Conquering Career-Change Fears

Whether you’re starting at a new job or starting your first business, the fear of the unfamiliar and the idea of being put in an environment without the comforts and routines we’ve grown used to is daunting to say the least. Because although new beginnings present new opportunities, they also present new risks. We fear

For SAAS in Southeast Asia, it’s Software AND a Service

“Why does New Leaf Ventures invest so much on implementation and training teams?” There’s a lot of excitement about the Southeast Asian tech scene. A lot of it has to do with the publicity international tech companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, and the incredible growth of Alibaba from China, are making in general.