Digital Strategy Framework: A toolkit for your digital transformation Journey

"Digital transformation is accelerating, due to so many people working from home" Mary Meeker, Trends Report 2020 Similar to most business owners & entrepreneurs, I have been busy the last weeks to manage the business implications of Covid19 on our businesses. The range was from scaling up or down to building (or at least trying … Continue reading Digital Strategy Framework: A toolkit for your digital transformation Journey

A practical guide & best practices for WFH: some life-hacks for higher productivity – at home

Nowadays, you read (perhaps even too much?) news about the impact of COVID19. Apart from the potentially serious health- as well as economic impact it can have on individuals, it most likely will have an immediate impact on you: your company will introduce (or be forced) to implement a working from home (“WFH”) policy. WFH … Continue reading A practical guide & best practices for WFH: some life-hacks for higher productivity – at home

Design Build Operate Transfer (DBOT) – A new service offering for established corporates and high-growth startups

Over the last years, we have successfully helped to scale consumer-focused brands and high-growth startups in Southeast Asia with a new service offering called Digital Build-Operate-Transfer (DBOT). Originally, BOT is a common term in the automotive industry whereas one of the suppliers helps to build, operate and eventually transfer a production facility to some of … Continue reading Design Build Operate Transfer (DBOT) – A new service offering for established corporates and high-growth startups

3 Key Trends in the Marketing Industry & Disrupted Partner Value Chain

Last December, I participated at the Google Partner Summit in Singapore. The conference was mainly about the latest Google/Temasek report and its implication for brands in Southeast Asia. One keynote though talked about the changing role of agencies and how the partner value chain is disrupted. As a digital marketer by heart I found the … Continue reading 3 Key Trends in the Marketing Industry & Disrupted Partner Value Chain

The Hard Truths Entrepreneurs Do Not Want To Talk About: Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Depression

„The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.“ Nelson Mandela Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health-related solutions and is based on personal experiences only. There are other professions and individuals who are also affected by these symptoms. The author writes from an entrepreneurial-perspective … Continue reading The Hard Truths Entrepreneurs Do Not Want To Talk About: Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Depression

The Hard Truth: Re-pricing of Tech Assets in SEA

Most people with interest in Venture Capital and brand building have actively followed the Icarus story of We: Going from a $46b valuation to survival mode. There have been couple of good articles writing about the challenges of todays' startups - from brand building of artificial unicorns to what's currently wrong with the start up picture. … Continue reading The Hard Truth: Re-pricing of Tech Assets in SEA

4.9x Growth in Revenue for 11.11 (Singles Day) – Importance of Festive Season in eCommerce

The e-Conomy report from Google/Temasek was titled “Swipe up and to the right: Southeast Asia’s $100 billion Internet economy”. Most strikingly, eCommerce has overtaken Online Travel as the biggest sector of the internet economy in Southeast Asia. This growth has been turbocharged by shopping festivals. In fact, Alibaba set another record in selling goods worth more than $38 … Continue reading 4.9x Growth in Revenue for 11.11 (Singles Day) – Importance of Festive Season in eCommerce

How do you mange your time wisely? Some life-hacks for high(er) productivity

„Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time“ This was the quote I saw years ago on the computer of my entrepreneur friend Patrick Linden.   Just 3 years ago I was cramping every single minute with calls, meetings or work. 2 years ago I added a Triathlon training and … Continue reading How do you mange your time wisely? Some life-hacks for high(er) productivity

Social Selling: A Paradigm Shift Happening Next Door

"Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined walking down a small street in an outer city district in Saigon/Vietnam and go to a social seller specialized in selling Japanese and Korean stroller."  Google/Temasek released the latest e-eConomy report for Southeast Asia (SEA) with some astonishing numbers: SEA eCommerce has been growing by 62% … Continue reading Social Selling: A Paradigm Shift Happening Next Door

The Future of Travel and New Travel Ecosystems

Last week I attended the APAC Travel Summit organized by facebook APAC. It was an industry-leading event with a variety of stakeholders and brands from the travel industry. Facebook flew in some of their global travel experts to discuss current challenges and opportunities. I thought it’s worth sharing an executive summary about how the Future … Continue reading The Future of Travel and New Travel Ecosystems