Meeting the Masters: Charity or Social Enterprise? The Definition Matters

Dialogue has been condensed and edited for clarity.  Are social enterprises thriving in Singapore? The short answer is no, and boils down to a disagreement over its definition.  I discovered this in a packed room a couple of Saturdays ago at a Meet the Masters panel held at SCAPE Singapore.   Four social entrepreneurs tackling various… Continue reading Meeting the Masters: Charity or Social Enterprise? The Definition Matters

Indonesia Welcomes an IKEA Competitor to the Market

The showroom is quiet. Fanie Fikri, Head of Marketing at Fabelio, one of Indonesia’s up and coming startups, isn’t worried, the usual mall traffic is out to lunch. “Our experience centers contribute a healthy 15% of our total revenue.” He’s referring to the number of customers who have “signed in” to any of the company’s… Continue reading Indonesia Welcomes an IKEA Competitor to the Market

2019: A year of figuring out (and getting) what I want

I didn't make any New Year's resolutions. Why not? Because it's easy to put together a tidy list of agreeable goals, but then surprise birthday parties happen (say no to cake???), your favourite yoga studio shuts down (hello disrupted downward dog) and new targets at work mean longer hours and takeaway (sorry kitchen, maybe next… Continue reading 2019: A year of figuring out (and getting) what I want

India’s youth

10 December days in India. This shot was taken at Humayun's Tomb in New Delhi on Christmas Eve. A few not for profit organisations you can get involved with: Salaam Baalak Trust - caring for the children on the streets of India Smile Foundation India - helping underprivileged children Helpage India - caring for the seniors in… Continue reading India’s youth