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How the digital marketplace is leveling the playing field for small and medium enterprises

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of South East Asia’s economy. They account for 96 per cent of all businesses, employ 85 per cent of all workers and contribute more than half of the region’s GDP. These businesses are hugely important, not only as employers and drivers of regional growth but also as contributors to innovation. From cloud services to mobile and tablets,…

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Switching the writing psyche

In the beginning, there were programmers, there were marketers, and there were writers. The three may have met occasionally, at gallery openings, and local cafes, but largely their worlds stayed separated. But then I joined ServisHero, and the three were forced into a Brain Trust session. I had spent the last few years writing about business and finance, while standing strong not to have it…

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The start of my Hero Journal

A year ago I took a leap of faith and decided to move to South East Asia. Not resembling the soul-searching travelogue of Eat Pray Love or your usual self-absorbed spiritual journey – but a memoir that borderlines deranged recklessness and unshrinking conviction in one crazy individual. I came to Malaysia to help start a technology platform. This statement packed with irony is anything but…

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