Cultural Arbitrage and Bobblehead dolls – The Singapore Advantage

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  I have often spoken of Singapore as being in the confluence of cultures. We are possibly the single most bilingual nation in the world, we are also bi-cultural. Being a mere 3 generations out of China or India, we are still very much in touch with our cultural roots. We are raised in an MTV MickeyDs g generation but … Read More

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Social Media Strategist in Singapore

JoelNew media, Social MediaLeave a Comment

A Fabulous piece written about the state of Social Media and its practitioners is  Altimeter Report: The Two Career Paths of the Corporate Social Strategist. Be Proactive or Become ‘Social Media Help Desk’ by Jeremy Owyong I Highly recommend reading through the report In it was a comment made by Olin Hyde, he said ” It seems that the success … Read More

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Singapore as an Outlier

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  I just completed Malcom Gladwell’s book, Outliers. It is an insightful look into how success occurs and it started me thinking about Singapore. With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, we can identify the elements contributing to success. As mentioned before, Singapore has had the benefit of  many advantages.  Which still hold true today. I would put forward that 3 … Read More

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The Singapore Social Media Marketing Experience

JoelCulture, East vs West, New media, Social Media1 Comment

I have been asked several times, why I chose to remain in Singapore. I was away for several years  have travelled extensively. Many of my friends have decided to leave to settle  elsewhere. When asked, my answer has always been that I believe Singapore is the future. Everywhere else that people seem to migrate to, whether Canada, the Uk or … Read More

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