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The flagship entrepreneurship show on BFM, featuring personal business stories from early stage start-ups, all the way to billionaire octogenarians in Malaysia and abroad. Notable guests include Martin Cooper (father of the mobile phone), Julian Assange (founder of WikiLeaks), Ralph Henry Baer (father of video games), Tony Buzan (Mindmap Guru), Isaac Tigrett (Hard Rock Cafe founder), Robert Kiyosaki (Financial Guru), Nick Vujicic (motivational speaker) and more. Tap into this valuable resour ...
 
Find out all the best apps to help you get better results, improve your bottom line and save you a truckload of time. Each review gives you a full tour and teaches you HOW to use the app laterally to supercharge it's capabilities. You will learn how to: 1. Leverage yourself 2. Save Money 3. Improve Processes 4. Streamline Daily Tasks 5. Double Your Productivity and 6. Gain Time Back into your Life! This is no ordinary podcast....... Get More Great content plus The Full Transcripts at http:// ...
 
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From having a long-standing career in law to then venturing into retail building franchised brands like Halcyon Days, Soo Shea Pin and her daughter eventually decided to start their own shoe brand called Feith London. She believes that women should look and feel good in their shoes. Shea Pin joins us to discuss the inspiration behind starting her b…
 
Malaysian giant freshwater prawns are known worldwide for their size and taste, and are revered at chef’s tables. Despite this, much of the freshwater prawns consumed here in Malaysia are imported, rather than bred here. The industry here in Malaysia was almost lost - and Giva Kuppusamy and his company are hoping to revive it. See omnystudio.com/li…
 
They say crisis is the mother of innovation, and when beauty and personal care outlets were closed throughout the pandemic, two university students stepped up to the challenge and created SweetPeachier, a personal care company whose star product is a hair removal device using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology. Co-founder Kon Fa Rong shares thei…
 
Epitome is a workforce-analytic company that focuses on preparing workforces for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In 2018, they were selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur in the 83rd Endeavor International Selection Panel in Athen. Jan Lambrechts, CEO and Founder of Epitome, discusses more on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the journey with Endea…
 
Vendfun is a hospitality kiosk solutions provider for hotels. Its hybrid kiosks help hotel operators provide not just check-in and check-out services, but a complete elevated stay-in experience through automation. We speak with Founder Benny Wee about his pandemic pivot into the hospitality industry, and how his new kiosks are helping hotels genera…
 
Global Mobility Service, Inc (GMS) is innovating at the intersection of fintech, transportation, and IoT. Through its proprietary payment assurance and data collection devices and mobility service platform, GMS partners with financial institutions to offer auto loans to those who fail credit screenings. They address some of society’s most challengi…
 
Karl Kapp is a Professor at Bloomberg University and author of several books about gamification and game thinking. Karl received a Doctorate of Education in the Instructional Design program at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a frequent speaker and business consultant, helping organizations to implement learning strategies through technolog…
 
Tanoti is a congregation of Sarawakian women weavers and artisans dedicated towards the production, promotion and proliferation of hand-crafted fabrics. From winning the World Craft Council Award of Excellence for Handicraft in 2014 and being a pioneer in upholding heritage preservation, Jacquelie Fong, Director of Tanoti discusses with us today on…
 
With food and beverage outlets primarily being shut or only open for takeaway and delivery services, how did F&B point-of-sale company Slurp! fare? CEO Reza Razali shares how Slurp! expanded into the fuel retail industry, their adaptation and addition of new services and supports for their existing customers, and their exciting plans for expansion …
 
Panelists: Brian Norton, Josh Anderson, Belva Smith, Tracy Castillo, Nikol Prieto ATFAQ151 – Q1. Grants for Vehicle Modifications Q2. Low vision migrating to SharePoint, Q3. iOS or PC-based live captioning tool, Q4. Visitor touchscreen kiosk access, Q5. Wildcard: Windows 11 preparedness —– Transcript Starts Here —– Brian Norton: Welcome to ATFAQ, A…
 
Created by lawyers for lawyers, LXE is Malaysia’s first end-to-end digital platform that aims to improve communication and transparency between lawyers and their clients in the handling of litigation proceedings. We speak to the young lawyers behind the legal-tech startup about dabbling in tech, fundraising in their 20s, and their quest to digitall…
 
Finology started in 2017 by absorbing and reinventing Loanstreet. A year after, they activated instant home loan approvals for the real estate industry through Loanplus and in 2019, they became the first in Malaysia to allow for online renewals of motorcycle insurance and road tax. Fresh off their win at the Seedstars World Competition, we speak wi…
 
Discover test-taking tips, test-prep strategies, how to increase motivation, and more! Chase DiMarco finishes up this 7-part mini-series with test-taking tips, test-prep strategies, how to increase motivation, and much more. We all struggle with these topics at some point in our academic careers. However, knowing how to notice when things are going…
 
After experiences with wrong orders, inattentive waitstaff, and other bugbears of the F&B industry, a group of people joined together to create their own data-driven food ordering platform. Two of Aliments’ co-founders, Lee Teng and Kelvin Kwek, explain how they’ve adjusted to the pandemic, as well as their thoughts on the challenges the F&B indust…
 
Millions of Malaysians are unfortunately all too familiar with the struggles that have come along with nearly a year and a half of working from home (WFH). Many have reported a drain in productivity and a depletion of creativity alongside rising instances of musculoskeletal issues such as backaches with long hours in front of the laptop and poor er…
 
With just 4 months to go before a very tough year ends, the main thing on the minds of most people is productivity. Working from home can bring about a comfort zone and a stress of its own, but whether you’re working from an office or from home, having massive productivity in the final months of 2021 is everything towards achieving your goals for t…
 
As part of our 64th Merdeka Day celebrations, we’re taking a look this week at Malaysia: The Next Chapter - companies and people who exemplify the potential in Malaysia’s future. Kien Fatt Medical Store has been dispensing Chinese herbs in Petaling Street for nearly 80 years. The father and daughter duo, Ng Chee Yat & Vanessa Ng, discuss their take…
 
Dr. Eric Gantwerker is the medical director of Level Ex games which include CardioEx, PulmEx, AirwayEx, and GastroEx. Gaming is a great way to inspire attention and active learning in medicine but also one we rarely use in education. Today’s episode will cover some of the psychology and research behind game design in medical learning. Intro 2:55 Ga…
 
As part of our 64th Merdeka Day celebrations, we’re taking a look this week at Malaysia: The Next Chapter - companies and people who exemplify the potential in Malaysia’s future. Jadi Batek is one of the biggest batik and souvenir shops in Kuala Lumpur. Established in 1976, it was the only batik shop in Bukit Bintang during the 70s and 80s. Colin Y…
 
As part of our 64th Merdeka Day celebrations, we’re taking a look this week at Malaysia: The Next Chapter - companies and people who exemplify the potential in Malaysia’s future. Steven Lee, proprietor of Ban Wah Textiles, shares the shop’s history stemming from the era of World War 2, his pride in passing on his family business to his son, and how…
 
Chase DiMarco shares his presentation about FindARotation at InnovatorMD’s World Congress 2021. This annual convention is the largest conference where physicians and entrepreneurs connect and offer their ideas on how to change healthcare for the better. Chase talks about why he built FindARotation and how it will change medical education for both s…
 
As part of our 64th Merdeka Day celebrations, we’re taking a look this week at Malaysia: The Next Chapter - companies and people who exemplify the potential in Malaysia’s future. We speak with Harith, the Green Carpenter about KL’s greenest manufacturing facility, The Green Factory, and how he’s turned his family’s near 3-decade old traditional car…
 
With the long hold on the travel industry, the industry has been adapting in order to survive. GoQuo is a platform that helps airlines manage their flight tickets and create dynamic travel bundles. We speak to Ron Ramanan, CEO and Founder to find out how they are adapting and their journey ahead. Image Credit: Hiredly | my.hiredly.com See omnystudi…
 
Awareness and demand for sanitisation, antibacterial, and antiviral products naturally saw a massive boom due to the pandemic. Sia Ban Ian, founder and CEO of Excelsia Technologies, discusses their disinfectant brand, Bactakleen, and how they’ve seen massive shifts pre-and-post pandemic. Image Credit: @jamestan777 | Carousell See omnystudio.com/lis…
 
Panelists: Brian Norton, Josh Anderson, Belva Smith, Tracy Castillo. ATFAQ150 – Q1. Note Taking solutions for students, Q2. Prep and organizing thoughts for writing assignments, Q3. Solutions for low vision in an educational environment, Q4. Where to request accommodations in higher Ed, Q5. Wildcard: Tips and info for students before heading off to…
 
KL-based fashion-tech startup Ellegra believes the next disruption in online retail will be driven by the level of curation you can offer your customers. And they aim to do this via their style boxes, which are curated by the platform’s personal stylists and - you guessed it - an algorithm. We speak to Founder Gwen Delhumeau about offering a highly…
 
Chase DiMarco talks to Camille Roney, an academic coach and teacher at Non-Trad Accelerator for non-traditional students. Camille shares how she raised her GPA from 2.3 to 4.10, practical study tips to increase your productivity, and the power of positive thinking. [01:01] What is a Non-Traditional Student [02:40] How to Raise your GPA from 2.3 to …
 
When you think of famous pieces of art, fashion, or design, what comes to mind? Does your mind trend towards Western names or brands like the Mona Lisa, Chanel, or Giorgio Armani? Well, what about the artisans closer to home? Kylie Francis, co-founder of Dia Guild, an online platform curating Southeast Asian artisanal brands and stories, explains t…
 
Far Post Academy is a startup that offers futsal lessons for kids aged 18-months and up. They specialise in the technical, tactical and social aspects of futsal, and were kicking things into the big leagues when Covid-19 served them a red-card. They’ve since pivoted to take their futsal lessons online, offering respite for kids and relief for their…
 
From a sound guy for Datuk Leonard Tan to starting InFront Consulting Group Asia Pacific, an award-winning pioneer regional specialist in Cloud & Data Center Consulting, Ray Chou is known as a serial entrepreneur that invests both in businesses and people’s life as he is also a business coach with Owners’ Circle. We speak to Ray about how he pulled…
 
Many companies have leveraged the nature of the pandemic to embrace e-commerce fully, but with less in-person customer interaction, do brands really know what their customers want? Eyo Zhen Yi, managing director of e-commerce beauty platform Threebs, shares his thoughts on the beauty industry and the relationship between data management and success…
 
Panelists: Brian Norton, Josh Anderson, Belva Smith, Tracy Castillo. ATFAQ149 – Q1. Driverless Cars, Q2. Vibrating Alarm, Q3. Lightweight white canes, Q4. Computer access for very limited mobility, Q5. Wildcard: Worldwide microchip shortage and how it affects assistive technology —– Transcript Starts Here —– Brian Norton Welcome to ATFAQ, Assisted …
 
Evolet is a home-grown digital platform that provides secure salary management for employers, as well as financial access and savings for the unbanked. We catch up with Founder and CEO Johnson Yu to discuss the challenges in serving the needs of unbanked Malaysians and the migrant workforce in the country, how they plan to digitalise the underserve…
 
In 2014, the United Nations estimated that 55% of the world's urban population lived in the Asia-Pacific region. Today, more than 50% of the Asian-Pacific population has become urbanized, with over 1.2 billion people living in urban centers. However, the urban poor has still been largely marginalized. Tim Tan, CEO and Founder of AffordAble Abodes, …
 
Chase DiMarco talks to Sam Kavanaugh, winner of the 29th Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. They discuss memory techniques, the similarities between preparing for Jeopardy! and studying medicine, and effective flashcard learning strategies. [01:28] Getting to Know Sam Kavanaugh [04:40] Bulking up for Jeopardy! [08:20] Weaving Together Common Thread…
 
The pandemic has affected the education sector immensely, with schools and other learning institutions forced to shutter their doors and move almost entirely online. To help provide a perspective on what that shift was like, Melissa Liew, founder of Learning Fresh, an English studio-based innovation school for young learners aged 3-12, shares her t…
 
With the desire to provide better alternatives to fast food, Ahmad Syafik Jaafar of Ira Noah co-founded Nanka, a company that uses jackfruits as burger patties. To find out why, we speak to Ahmad Syafik Jaafar while discovering how jackfruits stand out when compared to other meat substitutes and his aspirations for Nanka. Image Credit: Nanka | http…
 
As our country and the world continue to vaccinate, citizens work through lockdowns and other pandemic strategies, businesses fight to survive as employees lose their jobs too. Founder of Leverage Lab, Jeevan Sahadevan provides a powerful yet simple framework for everyone to put into their businesses and lives to begin thriving despite the continui…
 
AVANA is a social commerce platform that helps business owners sell online. They have helped over 100,000 businesses optimize their brands and automate their business capabilities online. Dough Little meanwhile is an arts and crafts business offering handcrafted natural play dough that tastes safe for children. Soh Yien Yee, COO and Co-Founder of A…
 
In this final installment of the MedEdge Method mini-series, Chase DiMarco talks about self-care, rest, and growth. He dissects the benefits of self-care, why you need to stop procrastinating, and the relationship between rest and growth. [02:25] Rest and Recuperation [04:34] Self-care in Medicine [07:19] Why Procrastination is a Form of Self Hate …
 
Flipping sneakers have been a viable business for decades. According to Statistica, a company specialising in market and consumer data, the overall global resale sneakers market is forecasted to reach a value of US$97.8 billion by 2024. In Asia, Novelship is known to be the fastest-growing marketplace for sneakers and streetwear. After just two yea…
 
Right now, many people are unable to celebrate with their loved ones in the traditional way. Lockdown restrictions and physical distancing remove a lot of joy and sharing from the celebration equation. So how do you still reach out with a nice, safe gesture? Ryo Okubo, director of Giftee Malaysia, discusses the concept of eGifting and how virtual g…
 
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