This article first appeared in Forum, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on August 8, 2022 - August 14, 2022. - A + A As Singapore approaches its 57th birthday, it faces a more troubled operating environment. This is the product of a dizzying series of events in the past six months which saw geopolitical conflicts, a decisive monetary tightening, high energy prices and growing risks in China. While Singapore’s economy starts off from a strong position in 2022, the going will get tougher as we move into 2023 and beyond. Nevertheless, the republic should adopt a positive approach, taking the more challenging environment as an opportunity to undertake reforms to strengthen its ability to accommodate the changed world. Singapore must deal with a world that has been decisively transformed First, worsening tensions among the world’s big powers have created a more dangerous world for Singapore. Russia’s “special military operation” in Ukraine has put it in conflict … [Read more...] about My Say: Singapore at 57: Looking ahead with confidence
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This article first appeared in The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on August 1, 2022 - August 07, 2022. - A + A Small and medium enterprises have put capital expenditure on hold despite the reopening of the economy BUSINESS activities in the country have been in full swing for several months now, after two years of pandemic-induced movement restrictions. Demand has been strong since borders reopened, but the rising cost of raw materials, global economic uncertainties and, more pressingly, labour shortages have impacted the business growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Usually, strong orders from clients mean that business owners will start thinking about making investments to meet the demand. However, at this point in time, very few SMEs are considering capital expenditure. “Many of our members are holding back on capital investment despite the pandemic seemingly coming to a tail end. Without certainty in our ability to deliver on orders, or for … [Read more...] about Cover Story: Investment winter hits SMEs
People who are familiar with the story of Honest Tea may recall that I launched the company with my former Yale School of Management professor Barry Nalebuff. With Barry as board chair and me as the "TeaEO," we made a dynamic duo that built the idea from a startup with five thermoses and an empty Snapple bottle to a national brand acquired by the Coca-Cola Company in 2011. Barry, who kept his job as a Yale professor, is still a close friend and occasionally provides advice or helps edit our label messages. But as we mark Honest Tea's 20th anniversary this spring, there is another founder who didn't have her name on the label but has been the soul of the brand: my wife, Julie Farkas. In 1997, when I thought about leaving a promising job at Calvert mutual funds to launch a startup in an industry where I had no relevant experience (except that I drank beverages), Julie was the first person to support the idea. Even though we had three boys under the age of 6, including a … [Read more...] about Why My Spouse Was My Most Important Asset in Launching My Company
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Student loan forgiveness is on the horizon, with experts saying that President Joe Biden might cancel student loans for more than 40 million Americans any day now, erasing debt balances averaging over $37,000. But what if you don’t qualify? Or what if it doesn’t happen? Working remote and traveling might be the answer. Lucky for you, many companies recognize that their employees need help repaying student loan debt—along with the fact that many people want to work from home or work and travel. FlexJobs—a job-search search site that specializes in flexible and remote employment—has identified 30 companies that provide student loan repayment assistance and hire for remote jobs. This means you can travel the world, earn money and not have to worry about student loans. Many of the companies on the FlexJobs list offer student loan support via a monthly payment to people who are currently repaying debt. Other … [Read more...] about Student Loan Forgiveness: Is Travel The Answer?