It’s the third time in one week that I’m pushing an IKEA trolley towards the checkout counter. This time, my trolley has a huge 20kg box of two dozen black filing boxes, an 18 piece cutlery set, desk organizers and other “finishing” items for the new office. …

When we recently unveiled our bot platform Q, we had some great questions about bots and what it means for businesses. My two co-founders Janet and Chris who have been implementing bots for our clients shared some of their learnings.

“Why do businesses want or need bots?”

Janet Teo: “It…

For the last 10 years, I’ve hired hundreds of people in 5 cities. I’ve always been attracted to those who have a passion outside the office.

I hired a champion sailor who turned out to be a champion suit, an MC who was amazing at writing, two DJs — one drums up business and another thinks, a fish breeder who travels the world managing a large account, a photographer who is one of the best coders I’ve met, a baker who was a creative genius, a car tinkerer who lays down the law with senior clients and a chef who now manages a team of strategists across Asia.

In an ideas driven world, diversity is your secret weapon.

Photo credit

This article was originally published on my LinkedIn on May 14, 2015.

Vic Sithasanan

Co-founder of Hyperlab, one of Asia’s most awarded AI startups. Father of two, car nut and gadget geek.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store