Episode 10
Partnerships that Last

Strategic partnerships enable enterprises to grow faster and gain a foothold in the market. It is exciting when a company embarks on a newly formed collaboration with another like-minded organisation that can lend support, expertise, and resources. However, partnerships fall through as easily as they are formed. In this episode, we will explore the definition of a successful partnership. What types of partnerships are productive and helpful for a business? What is the secret to long-lasting partnerships whose benefits span across the years?

Episode 9
Innovation Without Borders, Growth Beyond Boundaries

The number of local businesses going overseas dropped by 38% to 1,600 last year, which was expected due to global travel restrictions. Those that continued to pursue internationalisation, did so in different ways such as attending virtual trade fairs or online networking events, while tapping into e-commerce platforms to market and sell. In this episode, we discuss why internationalisation of businesses is important, and how companies can leverage resources, partnerships, and technology to manoeuvre past business challenges brought upon by COVID-19 and continue to grow and scale beyond Singapore.

Episode 8
Trendspotting – The Digital Supply Chain of Tomorrow
Emerging technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and advanced big data analytics continue to act as disruptors within the supply chain sector. These disruptions have only been accelerated due to the pandemic that has reshaped the future of work – for many organisations, knowing how to adapt to the changes, and how to implement these technologies is only one piece of a much larger puzzle. To succeed and thrive, we delve into this week’s episode to look at the challenges that the supply chain sector will need to address such as sourcing the right talent, cultivating an innovative culture, leveraging disruptive technology, and knowing the right moment to pivot and adjust.
Episode 7
Design Thinking and Innovation
What are the next steps after the lightbulb moment? How do these ideas come to fruition? In this episode, we lay out the definition of Design Thinking for the audience (adopting a human-centred perspective in creating innovative solutions while also integrating logic and research), and explore what are the key elements needed in order for a Design Thinking process to take off in a company?