Humans have an innate need to constantly connect things. We built bridges to connect lands, the telephone to connect voices, social networks to connect people. We’ve also found a way to connect two applications or systems together. In fact, this technological bridge is around us in so many different ways without us realising it. This bridge is called an API or Application Program Interface. Here’s an easy way to understand APIs. Let’s find out how this simple tool can be used to increase the speed and security of data transference.
Our client is a major telecommunications service provider in Asia who also actively invests in fast-growing businesses. They needed help gathering information on a very prominent startup that was making waves across the region and they needed is fast. Supahands had the first and only discussion regarding the project on Thursday afternoon, received the brief the next day, launched the project that evening itself and completely it by Sunday afternoon. That’s 5,000 rows of data populated in under 48 hours. This is how we did it.
The Founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, was recently quoted in saying that “humans must some day merge with machines in order to avoid becoming obsolete”. A bold but not unexpected statement made by the man who turned electric vehicles into the must-have of recent years. But is it necessarily true? We explore the notion from an outsourcing point of view where human labour has become the silent driving factors behind some of the world’s largest companies.
Whether you’re a successful CEO, a startup founder or a job-seeking executive looking for new opportunities, a LinkedIn account is a must-have if you want to be discovered and have the credibility. LinkedIn is a platform where co-workers, employers, clients, vendors and partners can endorse your skills and review their experience working with you.
There are also a lot of influencers on LinkedIn that regularly publish articles or provide valuable insight into various topics. The influencers you follow also give an indication to others about how much you may know about the industry that you’re currently in. Here are seven influencers that have caught our eye. You’ll definitely learn a thing or two from them and use that knowledge to improve your skills.
According to a recent study conducted by Ernst & Young, nearly one-third of millennials say managing their work, family, and personal responsibilities has become more difficult in the last five years. Work-life balance is hard to define. To some, work is life and others feel the term means making time for your love ones or having a social life.
Work-life integration, on the other hand, suggests that we incorporate our work and life into one fulfilling purpose. We talked to a few busy entrepreneurs/executives to know what are their personal opinions on work-life balance and integration.
With a sample of Young Global Leaders from The World Economic Forum, The Empathy Business recently releases its 2016 Empathy Global Index. According to the research, social media giant, Facebook, is at the first spot in this year’s index. Some of you (if not all) might ask, “What’s the big deal?” or “What does it have to do with business?”
If you’re still in the dark, empathy is a powerful appendage of sensories for understanding the experiences of those around us. This soft skill will help you as a leader and boost your business in the long run.
With that, here are our top reasons for why empathy is important for businesses;
Customer service may not be a flamboyant topic, but it’s certainly not an easy feat. Even though it isn’t something that you can measure, it’s the utmost crucial aspect of growing your brand. Here’s why it should be a top priority for every business, especially for startups. It’s time to start redefining customer care.
You just started your new company, you need some capital injection to get it up and running and you know that there are plenty of ways to obtain funding. Well, we’ve already shared venture capital firms in APAC with you. Now let’s consider an alternative – crowdfunding.
Now that we’ve shared with you the top APAC countries to start a business , the next step is to hire and manage your new team. The downside of relying on paperwork or expanding Excel sheets means we will be overwhelmed one day and mistakes are bound to happen. Thankfully, companies around APAC have come up with solutions to solve different HR pain points. From recruiting to payroll management, read on to discover them individually or scroll down to the end of each section see our comparison table.
Professional gaming or “eSports” as it is more commonly referred to, is a huge industry that has been attracting investors over in western countries for the past 3 years. Unless you have some form of interest in gaming, you’d be forgiven for being completely unaware of the massive size of the eSports industry that’s valued at US$892mil in 2016. Still unconvinced? Here are 4 reasons why you should start paying attention to eSports as it makes its way to our Southeast Asian shores:
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs
To begin with, there is no specific definition when it comes to describing UX design. Oxford Journals of Interacting With Computers illustrated the idea of user experience (UX) design as a way “to improve customer satisfaction and loyalty through the utility, ease of use, and pleasure provided in the interaction with a product.”