Warung Pintar: Developing Indonesia’s Most Popular Micro Businesses

By : Nathalie Depari   Every Indonesian knows the word “warung”. Warung is an Indonesian word for ‘small kiosk’. These kiosks are very popular: the warung is a favorite place for many Indonesians, where they can purchase food or small daily goods and chat with other patrons. Located widely across cities and

How Tokenization Can Disrupt the Bond Market

By : Adrian Lai   Blockchain isn't just for coins, as World Bank proved in 2018 with the issuance of its tokenized bond. Now, as regulators examine the risks and rewards of tokenization, it's time to look at what tokenized bonds could mean for financial markets.   The World Bank has issued two tranches

Persuasion-Marketing 7 principles that alter how we make decisions

Robert Cialdini is a well known psychologist who wrote a book called Influence, in which he outlined 7 different principles of persuasion that can alter how we make decisions. We can see a lot of these principles in the everyday marketing we’re exposed to.     Reciprocity - “If I’m nice to


By Keina Chiu | We're Not Kitten Around when we say you can now collect, breed, and trade cats via blockchain. Powered by the Ethereum network, CryptoKitties is the ultimate 3-in-1 combo of crypto, gaming, and art for anyone who’s looking to deploy blockchain technology for rearing and trading virtual cats. In


By Felix Wong | Landing pages are often used as marketing tools to help non-technical business units produce effective results. There are tools like Unbounce, Instapage, and Landen that you can use to rapidly build attractive landing pages. If every component on your landing page is optimized, you can provide a


The Sweet Spot of Work-Life Balance In today’s fast-paced world, we never seem to be able to strike a perfect balance between work and life. In addition to being a mom to a 7-year-old boy, I also run a PR firm, take on emcee gigs, engage in illustration projects, and study

Bringing about a healthier startup ecosystem through the Venture Capital Method   By Douglas Abrams | There’s an epidemic of overvaluation raging in Southeast Asia’s entrepreneurial community. It appears to be highly contagious, as most entrepreneurs I meet seem to be infected. Overvaluation is dangerous for startups and can even be fatal in extreme

The world’s first user-designed eyewear The eyewear industry is not as it would appear. Nine out of ten frames you reach for will be from the same manufacturer: Luxottica Group. Their near-monopoly on the designer eyewear space means those Ray Bans or Dior sunnies you saved up to purchase cost almost

3 steps to achieve better marketing performance     Content marketing (CM) is not a new concept. Marketers have been using content to disseminate information about brands and products for centuries. Its history traces back to the year 1732 C.E., when Benjamin Franklin issued the Poor Richard’s Almanack to promote his printing business.   Instead


Tell us about SunPort! SunPort is a device that allows anyone to plug in and use solar power out of the grid, without needing to own solar panels. I does this by measuring how much power you take from the wall and matching it to solar credits that come from real

6000 tweets are sent every second on Twitter. This adds up to about 500 million tweets every day. That might seem like a lot, but did you know that you could search every single tweet or the profiles attached to them?   Twitter has an amazing tool that allows you to do

  Almost everyone wants to better their  lifestyle, but making changes to diet and exercise is easier said than done. Many adults struggle to keep up with nutritious meals while balancing work, family, and other responsibilities. With this problem in mind, it makes sense for a third party to step in


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