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Last month, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) launched Accreditation@IDA, a scheme designed to “accredit promising and innovative Singapore-based technology product start-ups to establish credentials and position them as qualified contenders to enterprise buyers, including the Singapore Government”.

A Closer Look

While Accreditation@IDA certainly sounds promising in theory, I am skeptical about…

Last year, I visited Cabo da Roca — the western most point of continental Europe. Amidst the incredible scenery, I couldn’t help but notice the irony that surrounded me. Tourists were busy scuttling around, taking photos of all possible permutations, before hopping back onto their buses.

Are we so…

Perceived logic vs conceptual logic

As with any review site, we had to deal with user ratings. In our case, our users rated a place between 0 (bad) to 10 (great!).

One straightforward approach to aggregate ratings is to use a simple average. But that comes with an inherent problem. …

Every opportunity has its costs. On hindsight, we celebrate the great ones and try not to regret the missed ones. How then, should we approach opportunities that come our way?

To me, it’s about understanding how we want to mold ourselves, and using that to influence our decisions accordingly.



He arguably fries one of the best plates of char kway teow, an intricate noodle dish constructed from the most basic of ingredients. For the past 40 years, Mr Kwee has been frying the same plate of noodles, every day.

Mr Kwee is a hawker in Singapore. Hawkers serve food…

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