6 Tools That You Need to Make Your Employees Succeed

6 Tools That You Need to Make Your Employees Succeed

In business, your tools matter.   The methodology and hardware with which you promote and build your business is what really sets you apart from your competitors. It’s not that mentality does not matter, but that your mentality is best described in the ensemble of tools and methods with which you define your company, and carve out a piece of your own within your industry. If you feel that you’re not doing enough to help your employees push themselves to the very limits of productivity and achieve true efficiency, then…

Enterprise versus Equity Multiples

Enterprise versus Equity Multiples

There are two basic types of multiple that an investor has at his disposal – enterprise and equity multiples. Definitions From the UBS Warburg report: Enterprise multiples express the value of an entire enterprise. That is the value of all claims on a business – relative to a statistic that relates to the entire enterprise, such as sales or EBIT. Equity multiples, express the value of shareholders’ claims on the assets and cash flow of the business. An equity multiple therefore expresses the value of this claim relative to a statistic…

Why Startups Fail

Why Startups Fail

Startups are the latest trend in today’s business world. Attracted by the prospect that they can run a business their own way (in other words, being their own boss), many entrepreneurs and young adults have taken that brave step forward in venturing to begin their own startup. But for every successful startup that made it big, countless others fail miserably, disappearing mysteriously without notice. Many individuals see the glitz and glamour of the startup life but they do not fully comprehend the amount of effort and sacrifices made by the…

4 reasons why you must invest – especially if you’re so darn lazy!

4 reasons why you must invest – especially if you’re so darn lazy!

Well, you don’t. Actually. That is if you don’t mind working for the rest of your life, wondering if you’ll ever escape the rat race and struggle with rising costs and inflation for the rest of your life. But if you’re like most regular people who value financial security, freedom and independence, then investing is vitally important to you achieving your financial goals. Here are 4 core reasons why you need to invest (besides the fact that you might be an evil megalomaniac intent on taking over the world —…

Local SMEs and Cross-Industry Collaborations: The Benefits

Local SMEs and Cross-Industry Collaborations: The Benefits

Cross-industry collaborations have never been more vital than today. In Singapore, our SMEs account for a notable 50% or so of our GDP, playing an integral role in driving our economy and providing opportunities for our people. In the globalised world of today, competition is undoubtedly fierce, evolving, and ever-present – and the harsh truth is that you’re either keeping up with them, or falling behind. SMEs might face limited resources or budgets, making it all the more essential to focus energy and resources on the areas that matter most….

15 Trading Tips From Jack Schwager’s Market Wizards Seminar (Part 2 of 2)

15 Trading Tips From Jack Schwager’s Market Wizards Seminar (Part 2 of 2)

This blog post is a continuation of the 15 trading tips that Jack Schwager shared during his market wizards seminar. For the benefits of those who do not know him, Jack Schwager is the best-selling author of the ‘Market Wizards’ series of trading books, which have sold over a million copies worldwide. Below is a continuation of what Jack Schwager shared in the seminar:   8) Discipline This part of his talk emphasized on the need to cut loss when you have to. The single trait that makes most people fail as…