One Thing Every Business Must Have

During the dot-com boom in early 2000, I was lured into that space. I wanted to earn $1 million before I turned 30 and thought that would be my ticket.

Of course, things never worked out the way you’ve planned. And this segment of my life would be the greatest learning experience ever for me, including a key lesson in business.

Why Doing Research Isn’t Enough

For my first job after graduation, my primary role was to research on small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Every week, I will plough through volumes of academic papers, research materials, policy white papers, and the like, looking for trends and patterns. I will then synthesize all that I read and put together a one-page summary report for the top management.