With more and more customers seeking out socially conscious products, the business of ‘doing good’ is booming for social enterprises
Thai low-cost carrier Nok Air has been flying high since its launch in 2004, with plans for international expansion on the cards. The unconventional businessman behind the airline’s success, Patee Sarasin, talks music videos, his guitar collection and his reluctance at becoming a CEO
A fast-growing list of Ho Chi Minh City mobile game developers are seeing their apps downloaded around the globe. Focus Asean visits three game studios in the Vietnamese metropolis to find out what it takes to create the next big hit
A Stanford University researcher tell us why compassion, rather than stress, is actually better for workplace productivity
As a young Vietnamese-American, Eddie Thai dreamed of rediscovering his ancestral roots. Now a partner with the Silicon Valley venture capital firm 500 Startups, the Harvard-educated businessman is coaching a new generation of Vietnamese entrepreneurs
Global ride-sharing app Uber is setting its sights on Southeast Asia. However, the region’s established companies will likely put up a strong fight
In Cambodia’s rural west, an ethical fashion brand is turning the lotus flower into a highly sought-after – and rather expensive – niche fabric
Sze Ming Woo is the founder of Gamurai, a young Singaporean technology development company that works with research institutes, industry partners and governmental bodies.
Lai Chang Wen is the co-founder and CEO of Ninja Van, an e-commerce shipping startup. Previously, he was CEO and founder of online custom apparel retailer, Marcella
Quek Siu Rui is a co-founder of Carousell, which launched in May 2012, and now oversees product and marketing. Carousell is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing community marketplaces, with over 26 million listings and a presence in 12 major cities around the world
Over the past two decades, Southeast Asia has seen a new breed of entrepreneur – along with improved education, technology development and better government investment. But can the region become the world’s next Silicon Valley?
Coffee cultivation is putting the world’s tropical forests in peril, but some Indonesian coffee farmers are proving that ecology and economy can coexist