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July 23, 2021 5 min

By Datuk Dr Badrul Shah Badaruddin
Kuala Lumpur, July 24: By now, most Malaysians are probably well-adjusted to the whole working from home routine. Some parts of it may be enjoyable but other parts like aches and pain from a poorly set-up workspace – not so much. At ALTY Orthopaedic Hospital, we saw that shoulder pain is a common occurrence among patients, especially now where people are working from home and spending long hours i...

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By June Ramli

Expanding to the US

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today is New Zealand-based entrepreneur Toby Littin, the co-founder and CEO of Parkable.
Parkable is an app that acts as the 'Airbnb for parking', letting people or companies share their spare parking space with the community and helping people to find affordable parking in cities. It is also used by workplaces to man...

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July 20, 2021 10 min

By June Ramli

Chitra Devi Ramiah decided to follow her innate aspiration to be of service to her country.
Seemingly, a combination of sheer luck and blessings paved the path when timely opportunities continually presented itself. 
Whether it was being in the right place at the right time or being optimistically opportunistic, making the transitions in her career seamless and jolt her to where she is today.
Chitra was a project mana...

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By June Ramli

Singapore, July 18: Despite the progress that has been made in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace, women remain largely underrepresented in leadership positions in Asia - and the matter has worsened by the recent COVID-19 outbreak.
According to UN Women, only 20 percent of managers in Asia-Pacific today are women, and this figure is even lower for women in middle and senior management positions, at 17 ...

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July 13, 2021 26 min

By June Ramli

Leaving Nike And Starting Playbooks 

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today is another New Zealand-based entrepreneur Greg Sheehan (pictured above), who is the Founder and CEO of Playbooks.
PlayBooks is a B2B e-commerce platform that uses the “meeting” as the ultimate place of business guidance, decision making and purchase.
In other words, Playbooks makes meetings suck less by...

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By June Ramli

Sydney, July 12: Lockdowns are a norm today - no thanks to COVID-19. In Sydney, a recent spike in cases has resulted in a total lockdown in the city with no end in sight.
While in Malaysia, the perennial Movement Control Order (MCO) has stopped people from living their best lives. With all these lockdowns, remote working has been more popular than ever.
In a recent study published by the International Journal of Healt...

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By June Ramli

Kia Ora! Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today is New Zealand-based entrepreneur Sonia McManus, the owner of Sonia Therese Design. After losing her previous business to the Christchurch earthquake in 2011, Sonia decided to look for a new path in life, prompting her fashion career to start abruptly. This self-taught designer learned the art of jewellery designing after watching...

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Kuala Lumpur, July 10: The mention of mutation is enough to give us nightmares of viruses that evolve with the sole aim of killing mankind and taking over the earth.
But in reality, a virus’s main purpose of mutating is to seek coexistence with the human body. 
'A virus mutates for survival, not to kill. It tries to adapt to the conditions of the human body, ' International Medical University (IMU) virologist and lecturer D...

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By June Ramli

Are you a creative entrepreneur in need of some kind of help during these trying times? Well, if you are, then you are in luck cause we want to help you!

Being a creative entrepreneur takes guts, where you concentrate your entire time, working on your craft, and hoping that someone would pay you real money for it.

What are creative entrepreneurs you may ask? Well, they are usually solopreneurs who work on crafty thing...

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July 7, 2021 24 min

By June Ramli

Kia Ora! Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today is Steve Vlok an Auckland-based entrepreneur who founded Celo in 2014.
For those who are not in the know, Celo is an app that provides secure communication, collaboration and is a community platform created specifically for people in the healthcare industry.
In other words, Celo’s secure app makes it easier for those in the indust...

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By June Ramli
Edited by Fazleena Aziz
Turning Heartache Into a Business Venture

Kia Ora!

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today is Bridgette Jackson (pictured above) – the founder and CEO of Equal Exes, a divorce service based out from Auckland, New Zealand.
She started her business online in November 2018 following a personal experience of having navigated her own divorce.
Besides being an ...

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July 2, 2021 9 min

KUALA LUMPUR: It has been more than a year since the first Movement Control Order stopped us in our tracks and we are still learning about the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The more we get to know it, the better equipped we are to protect ourselves.
At the start of the pandemic, the virus was thought to spread through saliva when we speak, coughed or sneezed.
These droplets did not travel very far and that gave us a sense of ...

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June 29, 2021 3 min

We are launching a marketplace. Expression of interest is now open! Read more at DailyStraits.com.

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June 27, 2021 31 min

EP 23- Ben Gleisner of CoGo

By June Ramli
Edited by Fazleena Aziz

Leaving A Cushy Job For Entrepreneurship

Kia Ora! Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com where we pick the brains of an awesome entrepreneur across the Tasman- New Zealand.
Our guest today is Ben Gleisner, the founder and CEO of CoGo.
Ben is an economist, environmentalist and social entrepreneur who launched CoGo in 2018. He launched the busin...

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By June Ramli

Despite the construction industry being open to diversity, women only make up about a tenth of the number. The construction industry is determined to promote gender diversity in its teams offering real opportunities for career development.
Women are now taking full advantage of opportunities offered by this industry that is facing difficulties in hiring employees with highly specialised profiles. Hirers are gradually ...

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With the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Malaysia currently underway, many pregnant women have this one important question in their mind – should they or should they not take it? Professor Nazimah Idris, Medical Director for IMU Healthcare (IMUH), a professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the International Medical University (IMU) School of Medicine and as well as consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, clears the air about C...

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In today's pre launch series, we feature the trial and tribulations of what entrepreneur Siew Mei Chew went through to set-up her on-demand senior assistance service Seniora in Taiping, Malaysia which was inspired by a working holiday in New Zealand. 
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June 21, 2021 29 min

By June Ramli
Edited by Fazleena Aziz

Learning to Pivot

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Today, we are gonna break away from our usual entrepreneurial chit chat and speak to a managing director (MD) of a public listed company instead. So, our first guest for this series is Edward Loy, the Managing Director of KONE Malaysia.
Founded in 1910, KONE is a publicly listed company headquartered in Helsinki, ...

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By David Lam

This is the question often asked by parents and children who are considering their career in accountancy. Am I pursuing a career that will be made obsolete soon by Artificial Intelligence (AI)? If I am an accountancy professional, will the robot take over my job? To provide answers to the above, we shall approach the questions in three parts:

• What are the jobs of typical accountancy professional?

• A survey on the cu...

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June 15, 2021 24 min

By June Ramli
Edited by Fazleena Aziz

Leaving Beirut for Sydney

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today is Beirut-born Carole Issa, who is the founder of Alephpreneur, a Sydney-based company that works with local and global business owners and their teams to help them go from good to great. Have you ever been interested in running your own consultancy business but have no clue on how to start...

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