Using Design Thinking for problem-solving issues in SMEs

In today’s rapidly changing world, many businesses are struggling to survive. The current business environment has been characterized as VUCA - Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. In almost every...

Why Scaling Up and Digitalization Fails

Startup businesses ought to grow in size and complexity. The expression of the business founders’ passion to meet a need in the marketplace, it should in theory grow as...

The Significance of Digital Transformation

Not too long ago, we were talking about disruptive innovation. As more and more businesses began their journey in innovation aided by technology, this has now become the trend,...

996 is a Culture of Overtime

Jack Ma created controversy recently by his comments lauding overtime work and rejecting prospective employees looking for a 9 to 5 job. “To be...

Joseph Schooling shows us the way to success

Joseph Schooling shows us the way to success August 13 2016 was a historic day for Singapore. On this day, at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a true blue Singaporean...

How The Alpha Group can help your business thrive

SME business owners are essentially alone when it comes to the crucial decisions and crunch times about their businesses. I was at the Singapore Chinese of Commerce Annual Conference just yesterday...

How to Recognize the Symptoms of Traumatic Stress

How to Recognize the Symptoms of Traumatic Stress By Dr Douglas Kong   When your company goes through a very rough patch, such as that of a calamity or disaster, or when there are...

CEO as Super Salesman

It’s not uncommon for CEO to spend substantial part of their time with customers but is it really essential and healthy? The answer is a resounding yes but with lots of...

Can HR Managers Create A Successful Employer Brand?

Nobody can exactly pinpoint as to where and when the term Employer Brand originated from – but over the years it has become clear that this term is not going to...

Book Review: Trauma and Organizations

Trauma and Organizations edited by Earl Hopper, New International Library of Group Analysis, Karnac, 2012. This book of essays by a team of 18 group analysts, psychoanalysts, and organizational consultants from Europe,...