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IT MAY come as a surprise to you that Singapore, home to one cow (formerly of Coney Island, now deceased), pockets of vegetable patches and one frog farm, is where agritech is becoming serious business. What does agritech entail, why are investors sitting up, and what are the challenges ahead for both agriculture in general and urban farming in particular? Find out how agritech could transform farming in Singapore, in Brunch this Saturday in The Business Times Weekend.

Being diverse and inclusive is now a strategic imperative for Lenovo, says Yolanda Conyers, the firm's first chief diversity officer. She tells why in The Raffles Conversation.

In our Investing & Wealth section, we train our sights on forecasting. When your views are the same as the consensus, it may be time to re-analyse your reasoning, says This Time Is Different. What could this mean for equity markets today?

Then in CFA Singapore Insights, the CFA Institute sits down with acclaimed forecaster Robert Shiller, Nobel Laureate who first (and correctly) called out the dotcom bubble. The Yale University don talks about on bubbles, reflexivity and narrative economics.

Management Unleashed takes a radical look at hiring, and what you should have your antennae out for if you want to build the best team.

Disrupted this week sifts out what stood out at the mega CES in Vegas, from genetic profiling to flying taxis.

In Sass and the City, meet world_record_egg, a single Instagram photo of an ordinary egg that has won the rapt attention of the Internet.

Saturday Soapbox, meanwhile, spells out - in actual words, not memes, emojis or GIFs - how social media could be really bad for you.

However you feel about little tykes, it's impossible not to be won over by the new baby Mercedes - especially when it comes in coupe form, as The Steering Column finds out.

And in The Finish Line, a closer look at teams in the EPL title hunt and their chances of overhauling Jürgen Klopp's men at the summit.

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