Singaporean Mandy Chan became her own boss to have full autonomy over her life at age 19. Today, the 24-year-old entrepreneur behind a lifestyle brand is valued at around $2.5 million Singaporean dollars ($1.8 million).
Breaking the mold: A few years ago, Chan used her gap year to fulfill a longtime dream of running a business instead of pursuing a university degree, according to Zula.
Hello Kitty founder Shintaro Tsuji is passing the torch to his 31-year-old grandson Tomokuni Tsuji as he steps down as CEO of Sanrio at the age of 92.
Tsuji will retire from his position effective July 1, but will remain as Sanrio’s chairman, according to the statement released on June 12 via CNN.
A staff member at a bar in southern China was fired from her job after replying to her manager with an OK hand emoji in a group chat.
The story, which has gone viral on social media, says that the manager of the bar in Changsha, Hunan province communicated to their team in a group WeChat.
The woman who conducted a “shameful” protest after exhausting negotiations with a Mercedes-Benz dealership in northwestern China over a defective purchase is now “satisfied” at the turnaround of events.
The customer, identified as Wang, finally reached a settlement with Xi’an Lizhixing Auto, which not only included a new car but also many other interesting perks.
Steve Zhao, the founder of Sandbox VR, went from almost burning through all his funds after launching in 2017 to recently closing a $68 million Series A with iconic Silicon Valley VC firm Andreessen Horowitz.
Hello World. I’m Sandbox.
Shanghai, China is the most expensive city for luxury goods and services in Asia, according to Bank Julius Baer & Co.’s 2018 Wealth Report.
Hong Kong, which previously held the top spot, now trails behind Singapore in third place.
Few people understand the what it takes to run a martial arts company — as both a promoter and a fighter — as thorough as Chatri Sityodtong, CEO of Asia’s largest sports media company, ONE Championship.
Chatri is a 47-year-old Thai-Japanese entrepreneur who has worked the full spectrum of jobs within the martial arts industry. He started off as a Muay Thai practitioner when he was a child, became a cornerman for his fellow fighters, head coach, and eventually the CEO of a martial arts promotion valued at $1 billion. From the values he learned in martial arts, Chatri was able to escape poverty in Thailand and pursue a dream to connect all of Asia under the umbrella of martial arts.
Alibaba’s co-founder and chairman Jack Ma tried to show off his skills during Singles’ Day in China, including packaging boxes, modeling clothes, putting on lipstick, delivering packages and tying hairy crabs.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released a new ranking on the world’s most competitive and innovative economies which places Singapore on the second spot just behind the United States.
Based on the report released on Wednesday, Germany places third while Switzerland, which sat on top of WEF global competitiveness rankings for almost a decade, drops to fourth place.
A Japanese company is selling an interactive mirror that engages in communication all centered on a user’s appearance.
Novera, developed by the company of the same name, is a “smart mirror” that scans your face for blemishes and emotions, responding accordingly to what it sees.
Jack Ma is retiring early and science indicates he may be on to something.
Ma recently relinquished his ownership of “variable interest entities” in Alibaba, a step toward his announced succession plan that would gradually phase himself out of the tech giant he founded 19 years ago.
A trio of female Chinese university students sparked outrage on social media after leaving the Airbnb apartment they rented in Japan in complete chaos.
As seen in photos shared by their host, piles of trash, dirty utensils and misplaced objects became the aftermath of the five-day rent from Sept. 5-10.