Wellness app review
App Review – Wellness

1. Headspace What: ‘Headspace’ is a meditation app that helps you concentrate on your outstanding goals and tasks through guided breathing and visualisation exercises. How it works: Meditation is an activity that traditionally takes time. Be it engaging in an intensive yoga session or doing some deep-breathing exercises, meditation seems to be a luxury for […]

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Border-crossing and financial inclusion: The story of Fintech in ASEAN

Fintech is booming in Singapore, a city known for being a global financial hub. The island city-state has received the lion’s share of funding in Southeast Asia over the past five years, and funding has only increased exponentially. In 2019 alone, fintech-related deals accumulated over a billion SGD, far outstripping the amount of funding received […]

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Consumer Trends 2021
Consumer Trends 2021

Introduction    Driven by the digital revolution, the retail industry is going through a transformation – one that has completely altered the shopping experience for the modern consumer. According to the third annual Digital Consumer Study, almost 50% of consumers report having performed shopping-related tasks on their mobile phones in the past three months. Consumers surveyed […]

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On Millennials and the Need for Businesses to Adapt
On Millennials and the Need for Businesses to Adapt

is 2019, and the mood among millennials in the workforce is sombre. In an increasingly fragmented and polarised social and political landscape, many millennials are anxious and pessimistic about future prospects for social progress. In particular, many are increasingly concerned about environmental issues such as anthropogenic climate change and sustainable growth, as Arctic ice continues […]

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Rethinking Plastic
Rethinking Plastic

Cheap, malleable and light plastic may be but it sure exacts a huge price on our environment. Weaning humans off plastic is not about banning plastic, but using plastic more intelligently and finding useful alternatives.   The Plastic Crisis Since plastic was first used as Bakelite – a heat-resistant synthetic material made from phenol and […]

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Riding the Tailwind of Covid-19

When Covid-19 struck in early 2020, universities and schools around the world found themselves suddenly shifting to digital education, a scenario many had never conceived of before. Teachers and professors rapidly switched to Zoom with mixed results. In this period of rapid technological adoption, the existing educational technology industry, or EdTech, led the way in […]

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The importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in a time of crisis

During the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of corporations’ community support became crystal clear. As a globe, we faced an unprecedented level of disruption. In a democratic society, it falls on all of us to do our part to attend to the needs of the vulnerable and disadvantaged. The onus is thus […]

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WeChat is reshaping marketing in China
WeChat as the Major Trend of the Future

Transfigured from a mere messaging app to a multi-faceted social media giant in China, WeChat now pervades the Chinese society, playing an indubitable role in shaping trends and perceptions across the governmental, business and societal landscapes. With more than 1 billion daily users relying on WeChat for communication, their dose of latest news, updates and […]

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What will the office look like in the Post-Covid world?

Videoconferencing and work-from-home arrangements have suddenly superseded the office as the primary mode of labour. Offices have been with us since the 19th century, and in the 21st century, we were gearing towards open plans that encouraged collaboration and social interaction. Covid reversed the trend – this year, offices have pivoted towards social distancing instead, […]

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