Author: eHomemakers

Understanding Aggravating Factors

Why do we have unemployed ICT graduates in Malaysia? Speak to ICT industry practitioners and they tell you that these graduates do not have the right technical skills and are therefore, unemployable. But think about it – ICT technical skills continuously evolve and no graduate is ever going to have just the right set of technical…
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October 19, 2016 0

The Innovation Process

The previous article examined the process of producing incremental improvements ideas as well breakthrough innovative ideas. Innovation comes from creative and novel ideas that provide a discontinuous breakthrough. Before you can advance with an innovative idea, it has to be examined using critical reasoning to ensure there is a clear path to profitability. Moving away…
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October 19, 2016 0

Starting An Online Business

by Brett Krkosska I receive lots of questions about starting a home based business.  Many are along the lines of “How do I get started making money online? What should I sell that will make the most money? How do I get more traffic… more sales?” Then there’s the occasional question about stuffing envelopes from…
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October 19, 2016 0

The Commoditisation Of Knowledge

In the last article, we examined how China and India are altering the world economic order. Malaysia has to identify the underlying shifts that have brought them to this position, so that we can figure out how to compete effectively. The second underlying shift is the commoditization of knowledge and information, historically a domain of universities and institutes of higher learning.…
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October 19, 2016 0

The Commoditisation Of Education And Skills

The last article looked at the commoditization of knowledge and information. The third silent shift that is taking place is in education -higher education today has become a commodity. China produces almost 5 million university graduates a year -400,000 of them in engineering. India churns out 350,000 engineering graduates from 2.5 million English-speaking bright minds who graduate from its…
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October 19, 2016 0

The Age Of Commoditization

Traditional British GCSE O-level exam papers for history, French, German and Italian will no longer be marked in Britain. In an arrangement reached earlier this year, half a million of these exam papers will be emailed to India to be marked at one-fifth the costs. Elsewhere in Britain, surgery patients who are fed up with the long waiting time…
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October 18, 2016 0

R & D Can Kill Malaysian SMIs

The companies’ graveyard is full of SMIs that rushed with full vigour into the nebulous world of Research and Development. R & D has become such a fashionable mantra that it is difficult to turn the pages of any newsworthy daily and not find oodles of encouragement for SMIs to surge into Research and Development…
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October 18, 2016 0

Moving Forward With Technological Innovation

Innovation can happen in any part of the business value chain -in the business model, logistics, manufacturing, sales and distribution channel and customer service. If undertaken at the segment where a company has core expertise, innovation can catapult the company from obscurity to success. Innovation in the business model has led a revolution in the…
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October 17, 2016 0

Junk The Obvious With AA

The patterning nature of the human brain seeks certainty and is therefore, hardwired to solve problems. As soon as you are confronted with a difficulty, the first response is to blurt out suggestions that you think can alleviate the problem. It is interesting to note that this is particularly true of the male brain, the…
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October 17, 2016 0

It’s Not All Doom And Gloom

Constructive thinking is about overcoming the odds, it is about surviving, or even thriving, in adverse conditions. The key premise of constructive thinking revolves around finding creative and innovative solutions to overcome difficulties. The innovator uses various thinking tools that collectively, serve as a methodology for sparking new ideas. So far, we have examined four…
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October 17, 2016 0