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Bernie Madoff vs. FTX: How Charming Men Get Away with Fraud

The recent FTX scandal has all the trappings of a Netflix drama series where the business tycoon—once lauded for his power moves—is brought down by greed, selfishness and the judiciary system (The Wolf of Wall Street, much?). The CEO of crypto exchange FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried, has come into the spotlight for bringing about the downfall of FTX and his other company Alameda Research. In November 2022, he filed for bankruptcy for both companies after a devastating collapse in the public eye.

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Kanye West’s Biggest Losses of 2022

Kanye West’s Biggest Losses of 2022

Singer, rapper and chaotic personality Kanye West, a.k.a. Ye, has been all over the news and the place for the past few months. What’s more? Media personality Kim Kardashian is not all that he has lost. The famous rapper has also lost his billionaire status as his over-a-decade-long relationship with Adidas ended following his antisemitic (i.e. against the Jewish community) comments on social media. Now, he is worth US$400 million.

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3 Inspirational Young Entrepreneurs Making a Difference

Entrepreneurship is not an age-specific venture. From Baby Toon by Cassidy Crowly to Minomynas by Hillary Yip, the rise of youth entrepreneurs has captured the world’s attention, showcasing the talent and creativity of our future leaders. According to a survey, about 60% of teenagers are interested in starting their own business instead of working a traditional job.

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Reynold Poernomo on KOI, His Inspirations and Life after Masterchef

28-year-old Reynold Poernomo may have moved on from his MasterChef Australia days, but the world certainly will never forget the contestant who urged even the infamously austere Gordon Ramsay to soften and dub his dessert—White Noise—“breathtaking”. Watching Reynold on screen was akin to viewing a sporting event, where you are constantly rooting for him with foam fingers and pom poms because you marvel at his skill and aspire to have his courage and creativity.

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Five Must-Have People Skills in the Workplace

Five Must-Have People Skills in the Workplace

As per McKinsey, by 2030, the need for finely tuned social and emotional skills will rapidly grow as the world’s adoption of new technologies, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) expands. While hard skills, like coding or accounting, are still in high demand, people skills are becoming increasingly important in the workplace. Employers are looking for empathetic, friendly workers who can interact effectively with others.

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Why Are Tech Companies like Meta and Amazon Laying off Employees

Why Are Tech Companies like Meta and Amazon Laying off Employees?

It has not been an easy year for those in the tech industry, witnessing massive layoffs and hiring freezes. For those on the sidelines, the tech bust has been eye-opening, and we understand that even though tech may be the future of the world, it might not be so for employment, as has been validated by CEOs.

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The Downsides of Celebrity Endorsements

Brands Cut Ties with Kanye: The Downsides of Celebrity Endorsements

On October 21, the designer clothing brand Balenciaga announced that it would no longer be working with Kanye West. Soon after, other companies, such as Adidas, Gap, the shoe-retailer Foot Locker, talent agency CAA and record label Def Jam, also cut ties with the artist. All of these brands decided to let go of West in such quick succession because of the antisemitic comments he made on social media in early October.

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Jumpstart’s Picks: 5 Black Friday Deals You Don’t Want To Miss

Jumpstart’s Picks: 5 Black Friday Deals You Don’t Want To Miss

Black Friday is just around the corner, with Amazon, Walmart, Target and Best Buy already rolling out big sales ahead. If you’re wondering where to find the best Black Friday deals, good news—we’ve done the job for you! The Jumpstart Team has compiled a list of the best Black Friday gadgets offers available right now to help you save a good amount of money. Whether you’re looking for a new TV, smartphone, laptop or gaming console, be sure to check out our list of Black Friday deals. You won’t be disappointed!

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Why You Need to Update Your Customer Experience Strategy

Why You Need to Update Your Customer Experience Strategy

We live in a time when customers are always willing to pay for something that provides a great experience. We’re not the only ones saying this: Numbers are backing this claim as well. American Express found that 86% of customers are willing to pay more for a better customer experience (CX). Another report stated that a business that earns over US$1 billion each year could expect to earn an additional US$700 million on average within three years of investing in customer experience. What a big number!

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Navigating Tough Seasons as a CEO: A Look at Google, Apple and More

The ongoing inflationary environment has spared no one. Tech giants, like Meta and Amazon, have resorted to laying off employees. Companies are reevaluating their spending, initiating hiring freezes and becoming more frugal. In times like these, employees need someone at the helm who knows how to navigate such a season without drowning the company, unlike Elon Musk, who appears to be taking Twitter down for good.

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How to Deal With Meeting Overload at Workplace

How to Deal With Meeting Overload at Workplace

Meetings—they’re essential for getting things done in a workplace, but they can also be huge time-suckers if not appropriately managed. A new study from organizational psychologist Steven Rogelberg and tech firm Otter.ai found that, on average, organizations invest US$80,000 on unproductive meetings and could save US$25,000 or more per employee annually by reducing their attendance at unnecessary meetings. That’s a lot of wasted money!

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Top 4 Billing & Invoicing Software to Streamline Your Business

Top 4 Billing & Invoicing Software to Streamline Your Business

If you own a business, you need to bill your clients or customers for the goods or services you give to keep things operating properly. However, if you’re still going about it the old-fashioned way (e.g., paper invoices and manual invoicing), you’re losing a lot of time that you could otherwise spend on building your business. Enter billing and invoicing software, where you can automate the billing process, track bills, manage contact details, send invoices etc., with ease.

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Your Emotional Guide to Starting Over after Being Laid Off

Your Emotional Guide to Starting Over after Being Laid Off

The ongoing layoffs from tech giants, like Meta and Twitter, have sent thousands of employees into limbo, wondering what their future will look like. This resulted in not only a feeling of physical displacement but also emotional turmoil. Sometimes, you might be expecting a layoff, for instance, when your company has not been doing well consistently, giving you time to prepare. Other times, it comes like the rain on a beautiful sunny day, disrupting your life and sweeping the floor from beneath your feet.

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5 Things to Do Before Opening a Salon

5 Things to Do Before Opening a Salon

Spas and beauty salons are becoming more popular as the need for wellness services grows. The rising urbanization and changing lifestyle are the key factors driving the industry’s growth. If we look at the numbers, the salon industry is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6%, reaching more than US$217.25 billion by 2026.

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An Interview with the Founders of YPSN Hong Kong

Champions for Change: An Interview with the Founders of YPSN Hong Kong

As of 2021, the global maritime industry is worth US$1.6 billion and is expected to reach US$2.9 billion by 2027. For our readers who may not be familiar with this space, maritime refers to the movement of people and goods across the world over water. This industry is the backbone of the shipping sector, handling over 80% of international trade.

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Are Millennials Going to Be Able to Retire?

Are Millennials Going to Be Able to Retire?

Over one-third of millennials feel that they will never be able to stop working. Many of them believe that, even though they want to retire before they turn 60, they will be performing some sort of casual job. A CNBC report revealed that 61% of millennials feel that they will be working a part-time job when they retire, with over 10% of them feeling unsure as to what their future is going to look like.

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