Archive for March 2009

Singapore‘s Top Ten Favourite Brands 2009

1. Colgate

2. Google

3. StarHub

4. NTUC Fairprice

5. Sony

6. SingTel

7. Yahoo

8. Straits Times

9. 7Eleven

10. Nippon Paint

Hey if you're interested to win a pitch session with Michael Moritz, do take part in the following competition!
Wanna win a meeting with Michael Moritz of Sequoia, investor of youtube, google, paypal etc etc? 

Women 2.0 announces Pitch 2009, an event that provides startups to showcase their business idea in front of a panel of angel investors and noted venture capital partners like Mohr Davidow Ventures, Clearstone Ventures, CMEA Capital and First Round Capital. The Pitch 2009 contest winner will also be awarded an hour meeting with Michael Moritz of Sequoia Capital, free office space, legal services, and marketing and PR support. To find out more, http://pitch.women2.org

If one thing is clear, it’s that Gmail has become an increasingly mature product that can be used for business. With the Postini acquisition, Google is beginning to offer enterprise-level services (like compliance archiving, service level agreements, and more comprehensive spam policies).

Of course, what really matters about this Skype app is its communication quality. To that end, a call I made to a friend in Israel sounded better than a regular mobile phone call. Few of the calls I made got dropped, and those that were can be attributed more to network congestion than to Skype.

Om Malik reviews the skype phone and likes it!

Today a group of entrepreneurs from Harvard visited our office at the Garag3.

I shared with them how the Garag3 was started, the types of entrepreneurs we hope to attract and the success stories we've incubated.

Small companies with low overhead, reliable owners, a small number of committed employees, personal client relationships, and sustainable business models that drive a reasonable profit are the great opportunity of our time.

Small is the new black i guess haha.

Michael Dell had invited me down to its annual meeting of The Business Council, and I was put on a panel with several other CEOs, which was moderated by the tremendous journalist Michael Lewis. The topic of our panel was, What Do Employees Want? And the CEOs took their turn describing all the benefits they gave their employees, and how they gave out free M&Ms on Wednesdays, and appeased them with stock options and free parking spaces. When I spoke, I thought everyone would laugh at me, snickering How indulgent! How naïve! Because my point was essentially a variation on the theme of this Fast Company article — employees don’t want M&Ms, they want to love what they do. Highly-motivated people are the productive engine of modern civilization.

Indeed! Loving what you do is very important. The number one driving factor is that it must feel good getting out of bed to go to work!


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  • bigsurf: yeah it's really cool.. well i guess you can also come to Singapore as there's a big cosplay thing going on here too!
  • Lasitha Silva: I also like to have a snap with a Star wars character. And I think..I need to be at Tokyo for that. Coz I love to be there too.
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