Just about every single thing that is “trending” these days finds its origins on TikTok in one way or another. That song you have been listening to on loop for the past week? Millions of people are dancing to the same song on TikTok. The necklace you see everyone wearing and the books your favorite influencers are reading are also likely TikTok’s doing.
The past couple of years have been extremely difficult for the global startup ecosystem. According to U.S.-based financial services company Moody Analytics, global economic growth estimates have fallen to 2.7% as of September this year, compared to 4.2% in January. Not only has the world undergone a tremendous transformation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you Google “maximalist fashion”, you will be swamped with dressing guides dedicated to this “the more, the better” trend published by leading fashion magazines in 2022. Rapidly gaining popularity in the last couple of years, maximalist styles are breaking out of the runway of an Haute Couture fashion show, a red carpet event or a K-pop performance to conquer streets in high fashion neighborhoods.
Innovation in clean energy, sustainable infrastructure and eco-friendly solutions to environmental hazards are the need of the hour. The burden on the world’s natural recourses is immense, and it is high time we focus on renewability and diversification. While we are only scratching the tip of the iceberg, here are three innovations working to create an environment-friendly future.
Amazon India and Flipkart, the two biggest ecommerce giants in India, have always been in a neck-to-neck competition for supremacy in the country. There is no better occasion to showcase their strength and take advantage of people’s shopping mood than during the Indian festive season, which begins in late September featuring various festivals, like Durga Pooja, Dussehra and Diwali.
Whether you love or hate him, there’s no denying that Jeff Bezos is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our generation. Bezos, the founder of Amazon, has built a business empire encompassing everything from ecommerce and cloud computing to artificial intelligence (AI). What can we learn from Bezos, one of the world’s wealthiest men with a net worth of US$151 billion? Here are six key lessons that all entrepreneurs can learn from the billionaire:
Workplace trends like “hustle culture” and “quiet quitting” are shining the light on unhealthy, toxic work environments and their effects on employees. Hustle culture is when you feel like you have to work yourself to the bone and do way more than others all the time; quiet quitting, a counteragent to hustle culture, is about doing the bare minimum at your job instead of going above and beyond for an exploitative employer.
It seems like just about anyone is creating some kind of cryptocurrency these days. In April this year, news broke that Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg was planning on creating his own centralized-social token (dubbed “Zuck Bucks” by Meta’s employees) to reduce the company’s dependence on advertisers. This currency would operate like tokens inside a video game, meaning that you could use them to buy items on Meta’s platform.
Organization and efficiency have a way of scratching an itch we didn’t even know we had, be it searching through hundreds of boxes in your storage unit for your high school yearbook or having to squeeze in all your makeup and skincare products in your bag before a business trip. At those moments, you’d wish there was a particular product that could make your life so much easier.
When we hear the word “luxury”, we think of the sparkle of chandeliers; we think of the purr of a sports car engine; we think of…gold-plated staple pins? Don’t we?
But what makes these coveted items worth so much more than the average ceiling lights, the average family car and the good old staple pins that you can get a dime a dozen? Well, as they say, the devil is in the details, and the value is in the label of luxury.
You may be wondering how you can use your blog to generate leads (individuals who are interested in a firm’s services in any form). After all, isn’t a blog supposed to be a forum for sharing your thoughts and opinions with the world? It can certainly be that, but it can also serve as a powerful lead generation tool. According to HubSpot, 60% of consumers read blogs.
During World War II, the German term “blitzkrieg” (lightning war in English) described a war tactic that if you carry what you need, you can move very fast, surprise your enemies and win. The startup world equivalent of blitzkrieg is “blitzscaling”, a term coined by LinkedIn co-Founder Reid Hoffman and entrepreneur Chris Yeh in their book Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies published in 2014.
Look around you, and I’m sure you’ll find at least one person who is either into Korean pop music (K-pop) or Korean dramas (K-dramas). The popularity of Korean cultural products, be it music, TV shows, fashion or skincare, is called the Hallyu (Chinese term for the word Korean) wave. Hallyu wave’s acclaim has had a positive impact on the South Korean economy, with boy band BTS contributing US$3.6 billion to the country’s economy all by themselves.
When we think about tattoos, we mostly associate them with self-expression, markers of important milestones, permanence and maybe even healing—but perhaps almost never with doctors, scientists and medicine. However, tattoos and medicine are not exactly strangers to each other. Enter medical tattoo.
Do you love to travel? Are you always looking for new ways to see the world and explore new places? If so, then you may want to consider starting a travel blog. Not only is it a great way to share your adventures and experiences with the world, but you can earn some extra money from it!
Graphic design is quickly becoming one of those in-demand skills that can be an asset across various industries and lines of work. For entrepreneurs, a grasp of basic graphic design skills can open up a wide array of opportunities, from memorable branding to more engaging promotional content.