As an individual or a corporation, everyone has the responsibility to give back to the community – one way or another. Typically the thought of a CSR effort makes one automatically assume that a monetary contribution is in order, but donating money isn’t the only way to make the world a better place. Giving back also can be contributions in the form of your time and effort to a community that’s in need. Getting in the spirit of giving and wanting to start the year with good vibes, Supahands recently joined Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) to help with their regular food drives for the less fortunate around central Kuala Lumpur.
Being a successful business owner requires a mix of characteristics that are both innate and learnt. However, there are a few characteristics many entrepreneurs have in common. Do you have any of these traits? Maybe you were born to be an entrepreneur. If you don’t – no worries. Good thing is they can all be picked up with some practice.
Our SupaBoss, Mark Koh, was recently invited to Malaysia Business Student Summit 2017 (MBSS), organised by Universiti Malaya, to be part of the panel for its symposium – Create Opportunities: The Inner Dimensions of Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business. Other speakers involved were Tan Ban Eu, co-founder of Offpeak and Boat Noodle’s founder & CEO, Tony Lim.
Moderated by Feixiang Lim, CEO of Major Drop, we found the panel discussion very informative and engaging. Here’s a handy roundup of what we’ve learnt from it. Some of which also act as a reminder for those among us who are going on the path to be entrepreneurs.
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.
According to the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced or will experience either physical and/or sexual violence in their life. As an effort to change the perceptions about the root cause of this issue, the All Women’s Action Society (AWAM) held its White Ribbon Run for the fourth year in collaboration with the Canadian High Commission in Malaysia. We, Supahands, also worked together with the organisation to support the cause and raise awareness about gender violence.
At Supahands, we believe in “aspire to inspire”. Besides the work and fun, we also care about things that matter too. This time around, we would like to talk about human trafficking – a topic that many of us have probably heard of, but not familiar with. It is an issue that should be constantly discussed – what should you know and what can you do to help?
The business environment and creative arts are often perceived as completely separate. Businesses are thought to exist primarily to make a profit, while making art is often seen as an optional luxury or a hobby. However, things are changing now. In some parts of Asia i.e. Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and Indonesia, the support of arts and culture is growing.. The question is, how can businesses benefit from the arts and culture?
Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, and Steve Jobs were thought-leaders from our past, fuelled by curiosity and critical thinking. They are proof that hungry minds will thrive. In today’s fast-paced business world filled with ruthless competition, to be curious about how things work is essential. This can unlock the true potential of innovation, which can lead to positive business growth. Here are some tips to help you enhance the feeling of curiosity and ways to foster the culture of critical thinking at your workplace.
Share Affair at Supahands is all about sharing one’s interests or knowledge with everyone. More often than not, the things they share would usually leave us all in awe. This time around, Juinn Tan, our Marketing Analytics Nerd shared her passion for Olympic Weightlifting. Who would have thought that this beautiful and smart lady has some strong muscles on her! With the general attitude of the public that women’s sports cannot be taken as seriously as men’s sports, she’s proof that there’s no such thing as doing things “like a girl”. Read on to know more about her experience in this arena.
Most corporate gigs (if not all) will give you a better paycheck and cushy perks, unlike startups. They often come with extended hours and a hectic workload, which means that it may not be as glamorous as what you see in the movies. To many, staying in a harsh corporate environment may be mainly driven by the salary. More often than not, they would prefer to stick with what they know to be more stable. If that resonates with you, then a startup environment may not be the right fit for you.
Self-doubt – It’s something we all face at some point of our lives. We are not born to be completely confident people, but rather something we build over time. Some of us are still not able to live to our full potential because we don’t feel ready and fear the consequences when stepping out of our bubble. Here are some of the steps you can take to boost self-confidence. It’s time to rock it and own it.