After meeting hundreds of people at events and conferences this year, I’ve realised something — most people have no idea what I do for a living.
I daresay that growth hacking just isn’t widely understood all over the world, more so in Asia, which is still comparatively
Chinese students receive a 50 percent discount on their meal, in return for saying their pleases and thank-yous.
Money can’t buy manners, but Anhui Normal University in China is betting that a generous discount might. Students at the university in the city of Wuhu are being offered half price meals at the canteen in exchange for treating the staff with respect and politeness. In return for saying their pleases and thank-yous, students receive a 50 percent discount on their meal, reducing the price from CNY six — USD 1 — to three.
The scheme is part of a campus-wide effort to improve etiquette at the university, but has attracted criticism from commentators, who think politeness should be an expected standard, not something to be rewarded. We have seen university students rewarded in this way before, for good behavior such as not checking their phones during lectures or taking 10,000 steps. What other positive actions could be encouraged like this?
Posted with permission from Springwise.com
A matchmaking site in China is encouraging users to display their ‘social credit’ scores, which is calculated by data gathered through their online shopping habits.
While a person’s credit score is usually a mystery — and considered a social taboo to talk about — Baihe.com is encouraging users to upload it to their dating profile. This is the latest collaboration by Sesame Credit, an offshoot of the Alibaba Group and Tencent, which has disrupted the Chinese credit industry by gamifying the whole concept. Users receive a ‘social credit’ score between 350 and 950, largely influenced by their online shopping habits, and are encouraged to share it with their friends. Those with high scores are better able to access upmarket hotel suites and car rental services, and, in theory, provide a better life for their partners.
Though the potential to strengthen social immobility and elitism should not be dismissed, China is moving to make social credit scores mandatory by 2020. How can this system be replicated to foster equality instead?
Posted with permission from Springwise.com
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In New Zealand, 40,000 public donations helped the government buy the NZD 2 million Awaroa Inlet, which will be turned into a national park.
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I began Ship Street Studio just over two months ago, I already spent most of my free time
drawing out potential designs and my friends and family encouraged me to
Jumpstart Kids, a new startup program for kids launches a crowdfunding campaign to back their English-Cantonese book for kids, titled “How to be a good babysitter.”
Hong Kong – July 2016
Jumpstart Magazine, Hong Kong’s first print publication dedicated to startups and SMEs, launched a summer program
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List of Startups Competing in the Inaugural “IngDan IoT Fund” Roadshow Officially Announced: 10 Shortlisted Startups to Enter into the IngDan Platform
18 July 2016, Hong Kong—The “IngDan IoT Fund”, which aims to promote and support entrepreneurs in their startup stages, has successfully held the world’s first