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Strange things happen when you take a year off

Chris Chong | January 20, 2019 close
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I think one of the biggest questions people ask themselves any number of years into their career, so this could be anyone who’s been out of school, working for a while now, they will have days where they ask themselves, should I take a year off to explore something else besides my career?

Sexual Assault: What It’s Like To Be On Trial. Part 2

Sebastian | January 13, 2019 close
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In 2018, you would have felt the far reaching effects of the metoo movement. It’s an important year for women who finally had the chance to speak up about past crimes committed against them. Today we’ll hear what it’s like being a man on trial for sexual assault charges in Australia, a crime which, if found guilty, could mean up to 14 years in prison, and a future on the verge of collapse.

Sexual Assault: What It’s Like To Be On Trial. Part 1

Sebastian | January 6, 2019 close
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If you were a man in 2018, you would have felt the far-reaching effects of the #metoo movement. Women’s concerns about sexual misconduct in the workplace, usually a man taking advantage of his position for his own most basic needs and gratification, finally spilt out into the mainstream media and into the courts. It’s an important year to remember where thousands of women finally had the chance to speak up about past crimes committed against them.

It was a sobering year for men. As a man, I was shaken up to hear a few of my guy friends and acquaintances also got caught up in sexual misconduct and assault accusations, which is what today’s episode is about.  Today we’ll hear what it’s like being a man on trial for sexual assault charges in Australia, a crime which, if found guilty, could mean up to 14 years in prison, and a future on the verge of collapse.

2018 End Of Year Highs And Lows

Chris Chong | December 30, 2018 close
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Hey it’s the end of 2018 and I just wanted to thank you for listening to the podcast, you’ve been the reason why I record this podcast and I’d really like to hear your thoughts about what you think about the quality of the interviews and the content.

I just wanted to let you know that the podcast has been receiving good reviews, mostly from my parents, but I’ve been getting some great feedback through Linkedin. Next year, I plan to invite influential entrepreneurs, trendsetters and idealists in Singapore to interview and I hope that I can add a positive contribution to Singapore’s media landscape. Conversations that will hopefully add a unique point of view to topics that we care about. My goal is to turn my podcast into a TV show in 2019.

I thought that I’d share some of the key takeaways that I have taken away from a very important year in my life and my recent trip to Wonderfruit in Thailand.

Former Head of Singapore Tatler reveals his lessons about the super-rich. Part 2

Gilbert Cheah | December 23, 2018 close
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On today’s episode, hear the biggest lessons from one of Singapore’s purveyors of high society values. For over a decade he held the controls of the pages detailing the who’s who in the richest country in Southeast Asia, as leader of the high society magazine, Singapore Tatler.

Former Head of Singapore Tatler reveals his lessons about the super-rich. Part 1

Gilbert Cheah | December 23, 2018 close
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On today’s episode, hear the biggest lessons from one of Singapore’s purveyors of high society values. For over a decade he held the controls of the pages detailing the who’s who in the richest country in Southeast Asia, as leader of the high society magazine, Singapore Tatler.

Crazy Rich Asians Wedding Edition

Chris Chong | December 23, 2018 close
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Hey thanks for listening to today’s episode, I was just kind of caught gushing about Asian weddings, and I know that this isn’t really in the shows prerogative to talk about non business stuff, but I thought I’d open up a bit and talk about “cultured” things, hope you enjoyed this.

How To Crush Negative Emotions Without Using Food, Cigarettes, Or Alcohol. Part 2

Chris Chong | December 16, 2018 close
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Hi, welcome to part 2 of a series on how to crush negative emotions without using food, drugs, cigarettes or alcohol and I’ve been on every bender conceivable. So put down the shot glass, put out the cigarette, and slowly put down the chicken drumstick. Try a healthier alternative instead.

How To Crush Negative Emotions Without Using Food, Cigarettes, Or Alcohol. Part 1

Chris Chong | December 16, 2018 close
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Thanks for listening to part one, where we were able to break down why negative emotions exist and how you can change the way you think about them, in part 2 to this series I’m going to explore ways that you can replace food, cigarettes or alcohol with healthier alternatives that will set you up for a life of success, it will make you feel and look more beautiful.

An Entrepreneur Stands Up To Sexism and Misogyny. Part 2

Krystal Choo | December 9, 2018 close
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On today’s episode, hear why an entrepreneur believes getting up after a devastating loss is a narrative that’s more important than getting the prize itself. She’s a female entrepreneur, she’s fighting her inner demons, she’s fighting sexism and misogyny online, it’s Krystal Choo. Here’s why we’re telling this story. Just how badly are female entrepreneurs treated in our community? Do you think that a person’s appearance plays a factor in their success? How do you overcome a devastating loss like failure or bullying?

An Entrepreneur Stands Up To Sexism and Misogyny. Part 1

Krystal Choo | December 9, 2018 close
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On today’s episode, hear why an entrepreneur believes getting up after a devastating loss is a narrative that’s more important than getting the prize itself. She’s a female entrepreneur, she’s fighting her inner demons, she’s fighting sexism and misogyny online, it’s Krystal Choo. Here’s why we’re telling this story. Just how badly are female entrepreneurs treated in our community? Do you think that a person’s appearance plays a factor in their success? How do you overcome a devastating loss like failure or bullying?

Hypocrisy In Misconduct Claims

Chris Chong | December 3, 2018
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In the wake of recent allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, people are bravely coming forward to share their own stories with the hashtag #MeToo.

I was spooked upon reading news that sexual misconduct claims were planted against special counsel Robert Mueller, the man who is investigating President Trump in the United States. It made me realise that sexual misconduct can be used as a chess piece in a political game. And it’s not new, and it’s not unheard of it, but it is happening more and more.

Tinder And Dating Apps: Good Or Toxic For Entrepreneurs?

Ayla Kremb | November 26, 2018 close
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Welcome to part 2 in this series that looks at how entrepreneurs can date in the modern world, with a look at how apps like Tinder and Bumble has changed the game for us. This podcast is co-hosted with Ayla Kremb

Brutally Funny Truths You Should Know About Dating an Entrepreneur. Part 1

Ayla Kremb | November 19, 2018 close
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Hey I hope that you enjoyed this episode on the brutally funny truths that you should know about dating an entrepreneur. Stay tuned for next week’s episode where we go into part two about the role that Tinder has played on how entrepreneurs date. I’ll be making podcasts in series so that you can check them out in different parts.

Co-hosted with Ayla Kremb: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aylakremb/

Truths About Entrepreneurship You’re Better Off Knowing From the Start. Part 2

Chris Chong | November 12, 2018 close
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This next episode will be about how you need to be resourceful and adaptable if you are trying to fit in a new environment. With entrepreneurship, your environment is constantly changing. Not only is your internal environment changing, your mind and your ideas, but your inner circle or startup is changing including the opinions of those closest to you like your friends or family, and then your external environment and outside players are also changing rapidly, like your allies and competitors. Obviously, you should take care of yourself first, your sanity, then your inner circle, and then your externals like partners or enemies. Also, the time I became a male host at a bar.

Truths About Entrepreneurship You’re Better Off Knowing From the Start. Part 1

Chris Chong | November 5, 2018 close
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I’m going to share a series about what entrepreneurship means to me and how I think it can change your life for the better, or for the worse.

Has The Startup Sense Of Community Eroded? Part 2

Chris Chong | October 19, 2018 close
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The modern world is isolating, but you can make an effort to fix that in your own particular area. When I moved to Singapore to start Groupon, we knew we’d want the help and support of anyone as we embarked on this scary new entrepreneurship journey. We went door to door on the street, leaving a note asking for contact info. We continually emailed everyone and used this to keep informed of everyone’s information.  It’s was like facebook, before Facebook could allow you to become socially lazy. You do have to make an effort, but if you’re feeling lonely, get to know your neighbour, don’t make yourself a stranger and you’ll feel safe knowing that your neighbour has your back.

Has The Startup Sense Of Community Eroded?

Chris Chong | October 17, 2018 close
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Welcome to today’s podcast in Singapore. I have to admit sometimes, and if you’re an entrepreneur, you know what I mean. I just feel so alone and isolated, even in the startup community.

INSEAD MBA’s Startup Changes How We Order Food

Tim Wekezer | October 16, 2018 close
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Introducing Tim, the Founder of Waitrr, he’s raised over a million dollars with his app that lets you order and pay with your mobile phone to removing one of the more annoying processes when you go to a restaurant. If you’re considering an MBA to further your career, or want to start a marketplace or an app in the restaurant industry, this podcast episode is for you.

How I Raised $55M For Sustainability Startup By Stanford MBA, Ex-McKinsey

Poyan Rajamand | October 12, 2018 close
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Hear how a Stanford MBA grad built his career at Unilever and Mckinsey, then ditched the corporate path to become an entrepreneur on a crusade to help the environment with a very unique business model. A business model where he would pay all the costs to install his technology and only be paid based on the money his clients would save on their energy bill. No upfront payment and he would carry all the risk. Introducing Poyan, the Co-Founder of Barghest Building Performance (BBP), he’s not only raised a series B but earned his company awards and partnerships with the Singapore Government.

Global Head Quits Corporate Job For Startup Dream

Damien Cummings | October 10, 2018 close
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Damien Cummings is one of Asia Pacific’s most recognised digital transformation leaders, having led digital or marketing departments at companies like Ogilvy, Samsung and Standard Chartered Bank. He’s now the CEO of Peoplewave, his startup that aims to help HR departments through their innovative software. He raised a seed round of $1.2 million, which is an impressive amount for a seed round, but behind his success, he’s had to fight huge personal battles.

Episode 0: Welcome to Ramen To Riches

Chris Chong | October 9, 2018 close
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This is Ramen to riches, where we break down what it means for entrepreneurs, idealists and trendsetters to have made it in our little corner of the world. We’re going to put on some air con and cool down on the get-rich-quick stories that our media likes to spread, and really talk more about the other side of success that few talk about. We’re going to dive into the bumps and valleys that unsettled even the best among us. About the times where the worst situations forced some of the most successful people living in Asia to question who they were, and what their purpose was.


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    01. Strange things happen when you take a year off
    Strange things happen when you take a year off

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    02. Has the startup sense of community eroded?
    Christopher Chong

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    03. GLOBAL HEAD QUITS CORPORATE JOB FOR STARTUP DREAM
    Damien from Peoplewave

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    04. HOW I RAISED $55M FOR SUSTAINABILITY STARTUP BY STANFORD MBA, EX-MCKINSEY
    Poyan from BBP

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    05. INSEAD MBA’S STARTUP CHANGES HOW WE ORDER FOOD
    Tim from Waittr

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    Strange things happen when you take a year off
    Chris Chong

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