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In Entrepreneurship: All You Need Is Love

Throwback Photo: Back in 2011 with my team, X-Pest, at SAGE Global in New York.

Throwback Photo: Back in 2011 with my team, X-Pest, at SAGE Global in New York.

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to judge at the Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship Singapore (SAGESG) Nationals. Having not been in touch with the Youth Entrepreneurship scene for a while, it was thrilling to be surrounded by teams with so much energy and people who were excited about their ideas to change the world.

Personally, I have been involved in SAGESG through various stages – as a university mentor, a trainer and a judge; and through this journey, I have gained more insight on what it means to be an entrepreneur. Let me share with you two of my biggest takeaways:

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We’ll be at 2nd Edu Con Asia 2014!

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Want to find out more about mobile learning or mobile scenario-based adventure learning? We will be attending 2nd Edu Con Asia 2014 from the 24th – 25th September (This coming Wednesday & Thursday) at Park Royal Beach Road.  A couple of us will be there and Terence will also be sharing on the next generation of mobile learning, some practical steps and approach to creating a learning organisation, how technology enables a learning organisation and some examples of technology in learning like Gamification, Blended Learning and Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD).

Our team will be at Booth 9 and we are very excited to exchange ideas with you. Do pop by and speak to us!

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Where: Park Royal Beach Road Booth 9

When: 24th and 25th September 2014 (Wednesday and Thursday)

See you in two days’ time!

Increase Personal Productivity On The Go Using These 5 Amazing Apps

5 mobile apps I cannot live without

Are you someone who uses your smartphone like your Personal Assistant, noting down deadlines, tracking your exercise regime and setting reminders for yourself? Last week, we started a blog series on “5 Mobile Apps I Cannot Live Without” and I shared my thoughts on the mobile apps that are very important to me. Today, Salomo, one of our interns,  is going to share with us the 5 mobile apps he uses to increase personal productivity.

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Salomo:
I currently have 3 mobile devices, my iPhone, my iPod touch, and my Surface. The ones that I usually carry around with me are my iPhone and iPod touch. My iPod touch is very crucial for me during commuting, as I can listen to music or watch videos with it to kill time. My phone, on the other hand, is usually used during the day mostly for communication purposes.

1. Alarm(built-in app) clock

Alarm is part of the built-in app Clock that is really crucial in my life. I’m sure you know what it does. Let’s just say, I will never go to work or school without this app.

jefit 2. Jefit

 Jefit is an app that I use mostly when I’m working out at the gym. This app provides me with a range of features that help me  keep track of my workout and my physique. I can customise my own workout schedule and the app will keep track of everything  that I do at the gym (what workout I did, how many sets I did). I like it because it’s so convenient to use and it provides an accurate reference of my previous workouts in case I forget. Before I discovered this app, I had to write everything down in a notebook, draw a table before every workout in that book and change a notebook when it’s all filled up. Now I just need to bring my phone and everything is taken care of!


WhatsApp-2.8.6 3. WhatsApp

  As we all know, WhatsApp is a messaging app that allows people to chat for free using their phone number. I use it mainly      because everyone else is using. Due to the fact that I have a lot of group project work to do in school, WhatsApp enables me to  create group chats for easy communication in the group. It helps me to communicate conveniently with people who live overseas as well!

safari4. Safari (built-in app)

I use Safari to surf the internet when I am commuting, waiting for someone or simply when I have questions about something.

 reminders-new5. Reminders (built-in app)

As the name implies, it basically reminds me of what to do at a certain time. I usually use this to remind me of the deadlines I have, like a project submission, to pay rent, or anything else that absolutely must not be forgotten. I like it because now I can rely on this app to remind me of what I need to do!
So that’s all we have from Salomo. Stay tuned for more posts on “5 Mobile Apps I Cannot Live Without” featuring my colleagues and their Must-Have mobile apps!

Keep Yourself Entertained On The Go With These 5 Amazing Apps

5 mobile apps I cannot live without

 

Do you like to ensure that your time is used effectively and not wasted? While waiting for a bus or for someone, do you use your mobile phone to keep yourself occupied? Do you enjoy getting inspiration from social media?

Last week, we started a blog series on “5 Mobile Apps I Cannot Live Without”  and I shared my thoughts on the mobile apps that are very important to me. Today, Sam, our content lead, is going to share with us the love-hate relationship she has with her mobile phone and the top 5 mobile apps she uses to keep herself entertained while being on the go.

Sam:

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The mobile phone – I have a love/hate relationship with it.


When you’re lost on a deserted part of the island void of people (which is increasingly rare these days) and you’re trying to find your way home, the mobile phone is a godsend.

When you’re waiting on an important text from someone who takes forever to reply you, the mobile phone never leaves your sight.

When you receive a call or a text  you don’t want to entertain but you know you must, the mobile phone is a pain in the butt. 

The mobile phone is convenient and I love it! The mobile phone is convenient and I hate it.

Here are my top 5 apps in no particular order:

WhatsApp-2.8.6 1. Whatsapp

 I think this app doesn’t require much introduction. 
 Free text messaging, funny and rude emojis! What’s not to love?

pinterest2. Pinterest

The Pinterest app is great for collecting ideas and inspirations on an aesthetically pleasing pinboard. 
I use it to get inspired by other people’s stuff. I like to follow health and fitness boards, see the insanely sculpted abs on those of other women, feel bad about my body for about 5 seconds and then proceed to chomp down on my cheeseburger guilt-free.  

YouTube-2-icon 3. Youtube

 I like viewing Youtube on my phone even when I have access to it on my laptop. Viewing movies on a smaller screen sounds  ridiculous, but its comforting somehow to me :p

I use it sometimes to learn things on the go – things like cracking open a coconut.


spotify 4. Spotify

 Spotify is a great music app that has pretty decent playlists created by the community. 
 I listen to Spotify on my daily commutes and I pretty much can’t live without it. As a suggestion though, Spotify should come  with a feature that reminds you not to leave you earphones at home. 

flappy bird 5. Flappy Bird

 The most frustrating game in the universe. Curse whoever introduced it to me! I spent an hour and a half of my life trying to  get a score higher than my friend. But it was time well-spent, because I beat her (for a whole day). 

I keep it on my phone for nostalgic reasons.
 

That’s all we have from Sam. Stay tuned for more posts on “5 Mobile Apps I Cannot Live Without” featuring my colleagues and their Must-Have mobile apps!

Using Mobile Apps to read, learn, and work on the go

5 mobile apps I cannot live without

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Do you constantly find yourself fighting against time to keep abreast with updates in the world? Do you like to learn and stay on top of things? Do you wish to have more time to read, learn and work while you are on the go?

Last week, we started a blog series on “5 Mobile Apps I Cannot Live Without”  and I shared my thoughts on the mobile apps that are very important to me. Today, Terence, the founder of our company is going to share with us the 5 mobile apps he cannot live without and from the list of apps he uses, you can easily tell he is one who is always reading up, learning more about the industry and working on the go. Here’s what Terence has to say about the apps he uses!

1) Feedly

I subscribe to many blogs across different topics, from sales, to front-end development to marketing and server-side programming. Feedly helps me organise and read through articles quickly.

2) Evernote

After reading through all these articles, I use Evernote to organise and file away those that I think will be useful or want to keep for reference. Now that the office is also using Evernote, it lets me write short notes on articles that I think will be useful to people.

3) Gmail

All office email… Enough said.

4-5) Tie between Dropbox/Google Drive/Youtube/Base CRM/Basecamp

All the stuff I use for work.



Gosh I live such a boring life.

 

Stay tuned for more posts on “5 Mobile Apps I Cannot Live Without” featuring my colleagues and their Must-Have mobile apps!