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Sharmila Ganapathy

Writer | Editor | Trainer | Coach

I'm an established business writer and trainer based in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

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Sharmila Ganapathy: My Fave 5 of 2018

SMEs need to make a firm decision to adopt Industry 4.0 Broadband should be declared a basic right in Malaysia DECISIONS are the boon and very often, the bane, of every entrepreneur's life. Making the right call can be tough when uncertainty is the only constant about a particular decision.

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Making the future a reality

Aims to be a one-stop shop for projects seeking funding and helpers Targeting a global launch in Q1 of 2018. JACK Ser and Kenneth Tan were struck by an 'aha moment' in late 2016 over coffee with a friend who was heavily involved in cryptocurrency crowdfunding.

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Telcos call for regulation of OTT players

Both consumers and OTT players should be taxed Regulation timing is key so innovation is not stifled FOR better or for worse, over-the-top (OTT) players such as Skype, iflix, Netflix and WhatsApp are here to stay, if the players and consumers have their way.

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Bringing the nation up to speed

Investment in the NFCP will be a joint effort by the public and private sectors Challenges remain in terms of rural affordability and state authority co-operation "YOUR pride for your country should not come after your country becomes great; your country becomes great because of your pride in it."

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Fintech startups no threat to HSBC

Global banking group HSBC views fintech startups as an opportunity to drive the financial services business forward.

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An accelerator that strengthens businesses

Actual focus is on trying to implement new technology Google has built for startups Provides opportunity to learn from other emerging market startups AS TECHNOLOGY startups from Southeast Asia become more prevalent, so have funding options and accelerator programmes to support the startup ecosystem in this region.

Inside the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit, Malaysia | GovInsider

Idris Jala is an outsider who became the ultimate insider. He grew up in a longhouse in rural Borneo, part of one of the smallest ethnic groups in Sarawak. His father instilled in him a "burning desire to win," which saw him study in the UK and work in business for 23 years - rising through the ranks of Shell before turning around the country's airline.

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Fintech still has a long way to go

Fintech is vulnerable to cybercrime, money laundering and other risks Startups can't enter this space without a broad understanding of rules, regulations THERE has been a lot of hype about fintech in recent years, including the buzz that fintech may render banks and other financial institutions obsolete one day.

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From Bollywood to Wall Street to clever recruitment

HackerTrail uses data and clever technology to source and pre-qualify candidates. Plans to expand to Malaysia by year-end IN THE world of startups, the journey is straightforward for some, but not for others. Mumbai native Tushar Tejuja belongs to the second category.