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Keith Tan

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Finding Our Mission - The Career Rocket Sessions

Posted by Keith Tan on Sep 14, 2017 7:29:44 PM

14th September 2017 - It's been a week since we launched the Career Rocket Sessions. They have been productive in learning more about each and every single Wondernaut. The question I am pondering over is - how do we get this to be done on a large scale - for 600, or 6000 people. I am truly inspired by the potential of these sessions. Perhaps even the Wondernauts who are participating in it may not realise the potential this programme will have. But I have great hope and anticipation for it. The proof shall be in the pudding. If we look back 3 years from today, and for each and every single Wondernaut to feel that they have grown immensely, through their own efforts and will, then we have made a positive impact in this world. And let us make that our mission - to build people.

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Topics: Insider

Singapore Hiring Tech Talent in Indonesia - Good Idea?

Posted by Keith Tan on Sep 13, 2017 1:04:25 PM

Are you a Singapore company? You might be thinking of hiring tech talent in Indonesia and wondering if it is a good idea. I am here to tell you - YES. Especially so if you are a Singapore company - then hiring tech talent will create immense value for you. Here is why:

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Topics: Insider, Human Resource Management, Technology

Part 3: Why the "Enactus Experience" was so crucial to my entrepreneurship journey

Posted by Keith Tan on Aug 27, 2017 3:57:25 PM

Whenever I am asked what is the one experience that a young leader should have, I always say - the Enactus experience. And I'm not one for exaggeration.

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Part 1: Why the "Enactus Experience" was so crucial to my entrepreneurship journey

Posted by Keith Tan on Aug 27, 2017 3:05:42 PM

I was first introduced to Enactus in 2008. I was 19, a student in Singapore Polytechnic's (SP) School of Business. In my years in school, extra-curricular activities like joining the clubs and societies did not interest me. I was terribly busy with running an apparel printing and corporate gifts business, while juggling my studies.

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Part 2: Why the "Enactus Experience" was so crucial to my entrepreneurship journey

Posted by Keith Tan on Aug 27, 2017 2:59:20 PM

In Part 1, I focused on the Enactus experience itself. And it was through the experience that

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Topics: Insider

Hire Tech Talent in Indonesia - Tips & Pointers - Part 1

Posted by Keith Tan on Aug 25, 2017 10:26:34 PM

Hiring for technology openings is an extremely hard task at the moment, due to the fact that average engineers or developers can probably pick and choose where they want to go – because they are in high demand and companies are feeling the pressure to fill these roles. So how can you stand out and attract top tech talent?

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Topics: Insider

Is Singapore a Toxic Place to Live?

Posted by Keith Tan on Aug 24, 2017 12:29:01 PM

Disclaimer: This is my opinion. And it's a humble one.

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Why Singapore Is the Worst Place to Start a Startup - People Agree

Posted by Keith Tan on Aug 23, 2017 10:44:54 PM

 

My original piece: /article-1-singapore-is-the-worst-place-to-start-a-tech-startup

And I got SO much hate mail about it, because people disagreed, people said my article was shit. Well, well. 

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Topics: Insider

Our Secrets to Hiring Indonesia's Top Technical Talents

Posted by Keith Tan on Aug 22, 2017 4:59:04 PM

 

In the course of starting Wonderlabs, I spoke with many tech pros who told me that the source of their biggest headaches around implementing technology is almost always traced not to the technology itself, but to the people who have been hired to build or implement it.

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Topics: Insider

Why Startups Need to Build an Offshore Software Development Centre in Indonesia

Posted by Keith Tan on Aug 21, 2017 9:36:05 AM

1. Onshore Labour is expensive

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