Atmosphere is good for reading, chilling and working. Walls are covered with books, lots of books (feels like that "Beauty and the Beast" library scene, as you walk in), books of all kinds, including manga for the fans.
The idea of building a business is exciting and the outcome can be extremely rewarding. Take Jack Ma for example, before he founded Alibaba Group, he was an English teacher making around USD12 a month at a local university. Today he is one of the wealthiest men in the world, with an estimated net worth of USD22.5 billion.
As cliché as it is, most successful businessmen have their humble beginnings; the same goes to Ma. Here is a collection of some valuable lessons from him that aspiring entrepreneurs should take note of.
Over the past few years, we’ve seen all kinds of creative—and some not so creative—startups that sprung up here in Malaysia. While many of them were able to raise seed funding from a wide range of different sources, only a few are ever able to finish well.
From my understanding, every startup should aim for an exit strategy either through an acquisition or through an Initial Public Offering. Yet, over the past few years we’ve only had a few notable exits.
Everybody knows how the staple dish for Asians is a bowl of fluffy white rice that can be sampled for breakfast, lunch, dinner—and sometimes even supper. On the other hand, rice bowl is also the term used when someone is earning their wages through a job. As such, it is only apt that the coveted startup awards which encompasses startups all across Southeast Asia, is named the The Rice Bowl Startup Awards.
2014 brought us a good number of Malaysian startups that got us fairly excited. From sites that can connect you with the job of your dreams to sites that will find you the perfect person to get the job done for you, there is no lack of variety in what creative Malaysians have come up with in 2014.
While some will only be available later this year, most of the sites here are readily available for your convenience. Here’s a list of the Malaysian startups that we should all be using in 2015.
We can’t deny that entrepreneurship is a growing trend, especially here in Malaysia. In an average week, you might meet at least one person that’s either some sort of an entrepreneur or someone that’s about to quit their boring 9-to-5 job (seems like everyone wants to be their own boss) to pursue their dream of becoming the next Malaysian Richard Branson.
Jinnyboy aka Jin Lim is no longer a stranger to us in the Malaysian YouTube scene. Most of us have seen his comedic videos on his YouTube channel JinnyboyTV which he co-founded with his partner Reuben Kang. They both started the YouTube channel in 2012. To-date, JinnyboyTV boasts of over 563,000 subscribers and has garnered more than 74 million views.
Most of us know him as the co-founder of Facebook; the man who, in 2011, renounced his US citizenship to move to Singapore. And thanks to the film The Social Network — which Eduardo Saverin himself considers to be “Hollywood fantasy” — we also know a bit more about his exit from the social media giant (albeit a more dramatic version).