FOR some reason, the word "restaurateur" doesn't sit well with Desmond Lim. It makes him uncomfortable, as if he's afraid someone might call him out as an imposter of sorts - that...

SHE has been recognised as one of the most powerful businesswomen - not just in India but worldwide - several times by titles like Fortune and Forbes. Yet there's no slowing down for Neelam...

TO SPEAK with Ajay Banga is to take a trip around the world. But the trek isn't through concrete jungles and glitzy retail stores, even as Mastercard helps to get shoppers, well, just about...

WE SHOP, tap and go, and we don't think twice about it. Marie Kondo may have something to say about all that easy consumerism, but spending on plastic is a way of life for many shoppers in...

THE world's biggest listed tobacco company has a vision - to completely stop selling cigarettes...

IN JUNE 2007 this writer interviewed then Nokia CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, on the completion of his first year as CEO. Nokia was at that time one of the world's top five brands, commanded a...

MARKETING guru John Hadfield thinks that last year's Hollywood flick Crazy Rich Asians, set in Singapore, was the Republic's best ad ever...

IF RARE jewel collections reflect their owners' distinct tastes and preferences, then clearly Gwee Lian Kheng, the retiring chief executive of UOL Group, is a man with sharp eyes for details and...

THERE were three things that Yolanda Conyers' father - a ship's cook who started out sweeping the galleys - had hoped for her when she was growing up. One, to get an education. Two, to...

AS a thought experiment let's ask ourselves : "Why do we obey laws?"...