When the clock ticks to 12 o’clock to welcome New Year, it is the most anticipated moment in everyone’s life or at least majority of us to watch, feel, hear and smell the sparkles of fireworks that beautify the sky in every part of the world. With that, I came across an article, the world’s best New Year’s Eve firework displays, and realized that concept and patterns of fireworks ignition varies across countries. As mentioned above, fireworks attract most of us, but I wonder if we have acknowledged the person who created them or at least if the efforts contributed by some of the individuals cross over our mind? Let me share a few inventions that “sparked” my attention with all of you. [Read more…]
While the whole wide world was still reeling from the news of Brexit and Brangelexit (Seriously, who comes up with terms like these?), the news of Donald Trump edging against fellow presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to become the next US president may have overloaded the incredulity meter of most common folks.
As those darn millennials burned dumpsters in a fit of entitled rage and non-Americans complained about how the new President-elect would make a poor leader in a country they don’t even reside in, one wonders about the ramifications of Trump’s victory.
Most SMEs are started by persons who were once employees in an organisation where they had acquired the necessary technical skills and knowledge to manufacture the product their employer was manufacturing.
These same individuals had the entrepreneurial spirit burning deep inside them, and so, armed with the skill / knowledge and a little capital (usually from personal savings, a little help from family members or friends), they venture out on their own to start a business, usually in competition with their previous employer.
The idea of going global and venturing into the export market seems to be a rather unnerving and formidable endeavour for most local SMEs (small and medium enterprises) in Malaysia.
This is evidenced by the fact that SME contribution to export is fairly low at 19% despite accounting for 99% of all business establishments in the country. [Read more…]