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Top 5 Global Trends that Entrepreneurs Should Know About

Top 5 Global Trends that Entrepreneurs Should Know About

Entrepreneurship is a dynamic field, with trends constantly evolving owing to technological advancements, economies and sociopolitical scenarios. These trends may vary, depending on where in the world you look. Today, we bring you a list of emerging trends that are rapidly gaining global traction.

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QFit Advent Box of Surprises A Gift That Keeps on Giving

QFit Advent Box of Surprises: A Gift That Keeps on Giving

One thing that most world cultures have in common is gift-giving. And yet, somehow it is incredibly hard to find the right gift. It is because gift-givers rarely think about the long-term value or usability of a gift. Focusing only on wowing the receiver as they unwrap the gift, you might end up buying something that would eventually collect dust in your loved one’s house.

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What is Data Harvesting And How to Prevent It

What is Data Harvesting And How to Prevent It

Despite the plummeting stock price since February this year, Facebook, or Meta, is one of the OG social media platforms where people share information and stay in touch with friends and family. However, it has come under fire for misconducts over the last decades, including misinformation, dark pattern usage and, lately (or again; i.e. the 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal), data harvesting practices that compromise user privacy.

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How to Get Your Business Listed on Google

How to Get Your Business Listed on Google?

Google is the world’s largest search engine, handling approximately 8.5 billion searches per day. Leading the search engine business, Google accounts for 91.9 percent of the global search engine market share. Given that, it’s no wonder businesses want their products and services to be seen by Google users.

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Digital Currency Race

What Countries Are Joining the Digital Currency Race?

Central banks worldwide are exploring ways to issue their digital currency, also known as central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). In a report released in January 2020, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) surveyed 66 central banks and found that 80 percent were developing CBDCs.

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How Organizations Can Cope with Change

How Organizations Can Cope with Change

It is almost inevitable that you will experience some changes in the workplace during your career. Be it through digitalization or employee restructuring—businesses need to keep themselves ahead of the curve by quickly adapting to change.

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What LaMDA’s “Sentience” Means for AI

What LaMDA’s “Sentience” Means for AI

With the advent of self-driving cars and artificial intelligence (AI) artists, AI is getting closer and closer to replicating human capabilities each day. However, there is one thing that separates humans from AI—emotional intelligence or sentience. Or, at least, so we thought.
In June this year, Google software engineer Blake Lemoine came out with the claim that Google’s AI chatbot LaMDA (short for language model for dialogue applications) had become sentient.

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PLC Ultima A Cryptocurrency for Mass Use or a Scam

PLC Ultima: A Cryptocurrency for Mass Use or a Scam?

In December 2021, a new contender entered the cryptocurrency market. Going by the name PLC Ultima (PLCU), the currency was just valued at US$0.10 when it first came into existence. To put this into perspective, 6000 cryptocurrencies had been launched in 2021, taking the total number of cryptos in the market from 10,000 to 16,000.

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Budget Southeast Asia Getaways for Entrepreneurs

5 Budget Southeast Asia Getaways for Founders

As an entrepreneur, you’re always on the go, pushing yourself to the limits and working hard to achieve your goals. While starting your own business can be incredibly rewarding, you need to take some time off from time to time. Not just for your mental health—though that’s important, too—taking a break from having to constantly juggle life, work and family obligations 24/7 also helps keep those creative juices flowing.

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Top 7 Luxury Watches to Invest in 2022

Top 7 Luxury Watches to Invest in 2022

This year, luxury watches overtook Bitcoin and vintage cars to become the most coveted investment option among the three. Though watch prices have fallen since the infamous crypto crash, they are still significantly up from their prices in 2019. In fact, during the pandemic, people used their saved up money to invest in watches, including Rolex and Patek Philippe. Renowned watch brands caught everyone’s attention as their resale values surged.

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Art Theft The Disturbing New Issue on NFT Platforms

Art Theft: The Disturbing New Issue on NFT Platforms

The dark side of the non-fungible tokens (NFTs) market started to reveal itself after NFTs became mainstream last year. Previously, we have explored how the NFT marketplace is riddled with scams, such as artist impersonations and insider trading. Not only have such hoaxes become a big issue for buyers hoping to get their hands on genuine artist works but also for the artists themselves.

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3 Secrets of Disney’s Marketing Strategies

Magical World Unmasked—3 Secrets of Disney’s Marketing Strategies

Established in 1923 by American animator and film producer Walt Disney, Disney has ballooned its business from animation to parks and resorts, consumer products, media networks and studio entertainment. For many years, it has been an icon and a household name worldwide. Customers have returned to Disneyland or Disney World again and again to get a taste of that Disney magic, especially when the world enters the post-Covid era.

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Are NFTs the Future of the Wine Industry?

Are NFTs the Future of the Wine Industry?

After making it to the mainstream during the pandemic, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) seem to be everywhere. If you go onto some well-known NFT marketplaces, such as OpenSea and Crypto.com, you can easily find all sorts of NFTs in their dropdown menus, ranging from art, memes and music to photography and sports for purchase or rental. Lately, the NFT market has even welcomed wine NFTs to the space.

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Why Silicon Valley Is Dealing with a Slew of Layoffs

Tech Downturn: Why Silicon Valley Is Dealing with a Slew of Layoffs

The end of the pandemic is proving to be a difficult time for the tech sector, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite down by 4% since April—the worst-performing month since the 2008 financial crisis. This is not a short-term fall, when you consider that Nasdaq has fallen by 28% since the start of the year.

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What Is Design Thinking and How Can It Help Startups?

What Is Design Thinking and How Can It Help Startups?

One of the most important skills an entrepreneur should possess is the ability to think on their feet and make quick decisions. To do so, entrepreneurs can rely on design thinking—a problem-solving approach that focuses on the needs of users and comes up with creative solutions that are not obvious at first glance. While it is user-centric, it also considers the technological feasibility and business goals.

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