Passion. The one thing that drives entrepreneurs.

Passion. The one thing that drives entrepreneurs.

I mean how crazy can we get right? Right after graduation instead of following the usual route of finding a job, we went straight into starting a business. Thinking that we can change the world. And during the journey, while your fellow classmates are earning just enough to cover their student loans, you barely have enough to cover your meals. Everyday, when you reach home, you parents will be asking when are you going to start bring money back to support the family. When your friends get their first paycheck, they celebrate with big purchases or even big dinning treats. They ask you along but you say no “thank you” I’m busy. But in fact, you just do not have that disposable income for it. And when you get a seed fund, you friends ask you out for celebration and you still say no “thank you” I’m busy. Why, because you are responsible, you are workaholic and you want to ship out your product fast. All above and many more are what real #startuplife is about. This is Singapore not Silicon Valley. If Passion is not the thing that drives us, I do not know what else is. Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/peckying Well Done:) peckying for the poster!!!

Guest Post: Creativity By Daylon Soh

Creativity is like a low hanging fruit that’s been in the backyard of your imagination. If you believe you are not a creative person by nature, you’re lying. Think back about any of these situations below: You are with your friends and you’re all chatting happily. Eager to impress, you thought about making a joke. … Continue reading Guest Post: Creativity By Daylon Soh

Switching Cost For Mobile Reading Applications

I love reading articles online and I use Readability (now) to help me saved the contents that I can read later. I chose readability over instapaper and Read It Later (now pocket) because it's totally FREE. Here is an article from lifehacker that compares the 3 services. A very interesting and useful article if you are trying … Continue reading Switching Cost For Mobile Reading Applications

Singterest, Myterest or Thaiterest – The SouthEast Asia Pinterest Clones

Yesterday, SGEntrepreneur puts up an article about Singapore’s very own Pintertest clone and that sparked much debate on the web. https://twitter.com/#!/dchieng/status/184208017603039232 https://twitter.com/#!/darrellzhang/status/184107905463762945 The debate was surrounding the fact that Singterest had everything copied from the UI to the colors and even the same tag line. (See below) Hey, you might be wondering this is a … Continue reading Singterest, Myterest or Thaiterest – The SouthEast Asia Pinterest Clones

With Twitter, I Became A Reporter At #SWSG2012

https://twitter.com/leetucksing/statuses/178800100536102913 That was how I feel when I attended the Startup Weekend 2012 in Singapore just yesterday. Startup Weekend 2012 was held over 54hrs at NUS Business School. Yesterday at 6pm, about 20 startups had a 5min opportunity to present their wonderful ideas to some of our top local investors and entrepreneurs. The startup scene … Continue reading With Twitter, I Became A Reporter At #SWSG2012

The future is about writing.

I'm terrible at writing, often my buddy have to correct my grammar or spelling mistakes on our company's blog post. I am concern because the future is more about writing than ever. With increasing engagement of the internet, people use IM, emails, blogs and even now ability to have self puslishing ebooks to communicate thier … Continue reading The future is about writing.

Just in case both the #SOPA and #PIPA bills are pass and…

Just in case both the #SOPA and #PIPA bills are pass and internet freedom is lost. Here’s another video to explain why it’s a bad idea. Clay Shirky (via Clay Shirky’s TED Talk on Why SOPA & PIPA Are a Bad Idea)