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Over the past 12 years as a career coach, I’ve heard from many professionals who are interested in coaching for one key purpose: to get promoted. They’ve shared with me that, in their minds, a promotion will finally tell the world (and themselves) that they’ve “arrived’ – that they’re important, valued and finally fairly compensated and recognized for their contributions. The harsh reality about promotions, however,...

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Your best developer might be interviewing with your competition, and you won’t know it until he or she gives notice. According to Recruiting Developers in 2017, 59 percent of developers are open to new job opportunities. This means almost two-thirds of your software development team is open to hearing about other roles—possibly from your competitors. Consequently, with such fierce competition for talent in the marketplace, retaining your quality...

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In Silicon Valley, as in many parts of the world, we have long prioritized the promise of technology over the risks. After all, no founder purposefully builds a company that aspires “to do evil” or seeks to “destroy the world’s information.” Technology founders are, by and large, thoughtful, responsible individuals who genuinely believe that they’re making the world a better place. So, why then are we...

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Our criteria to rank the top 10 online marketplaces are as below: • Site traffic is the no.1 factor (no traffic, no sales for merchants, right?) • Enable local merchants to sell online (but not limited) to local market • Offer any kind of physical products, bar Zalora which focus mainly on fashion • Facilitate online payment, bar Mudah,my which is more like a classified site 1. Lelong.my Alexa rank in Malaysia: #21 Estimated monthly visits (Nov 2014): 5,000,000 2. Lazada Alexa...

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About the author: Swati is a TIA Star Contributor and publishes high-value content that serves the Asian tech community. I was consulting for an education company when I met this newbie entrepreneur-cum-CEO who was working on an edtech platform. As part of my work, I had to spend some time trying to understand what they had done so far. What I learned was that they were building a “Taj...

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The bigger your business gets, the harder it is to oversee your marketing department — and the more likely it is that marketing dollars are being spent on efforts with little to no trackable return on investment. With budgets tighter than ever, now is the time to identify the sneaky habits and tactics that could be draining your marketing dollars without you even knowing about it. The biggest...

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Coding Sans, a software development company, released its State of Software Development at Startups survey looking at 126 tech workers at startup companies. Of those polled, 35 percent cited hiring talent as one of the "biggest challenges in software development," and 90 percent expect the demand for software developers will only grow in the next five years. The survey also uncovered some interesting tactics startups use to compete...

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During the past several decades, Vietnam has shown what the World Bank describes as a "resilient" economy, thanks to rapid GDP growth. Society-wide, overall health and education outcomes have risen in recent years and the rate of extreme poverty dropped to 3%. This year, Vietnam's economic growth could reach 6.7%. However, there's still plenty of room for improvement. Looking at financial inclusion alone, only 31% of adults in Vietnam have bank accounts. But smartphone...

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What shouldn't you do when interviewing? Here are the most common job interview mistakes, blunders, and errors a candidate for employment can make. Unfortunately, it's easy to make these mistakes without even realizing it — and many of them are more common than you might think! Take the time to prepare before your interview, so you don't have to stress out about blunders after it. Read on for the top 10 most...

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A few weeks ago, Grab announced its next move: a financial services venture. AirAsia similarly announced a new digital payments platform, BigPay. Add that to Go-Pay, WeChat Pay, Sea Group’s AirPay, and we have a host of digital payment platforms from companies that didn’t originally start out in fintech. We asked two experts why this is the case. Editor’s note: Answers have been edited for clarity. Lawrence Cheok, senior research manager at...

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