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TIME’s Person of the Year 2013: Pope Francis

I think it’s somewhat befitting that the Pope gets TIME’s honour for the Person of the year. I recently read Robert Moynihan’s “Pray for Me: The Life and Spiritual Vision of Pope Francis, First Pope from the Americas” which I thought served as a great introduction to Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis. I’m not a Catholic but am definitely a big fan of Pope Francis. He took the name of a (…) Read more

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Crowd-sourcing a New Design for Maybank2u

My recent blog post on Maybank’s website disaster has received a lot of shares and reads. More than 10,000 unique readers in less than 72 hours of it being published. Thank you so much for the support. Being a designer myself, I was quite tempted to do a mock up of a new Maybank2u design when one of my readers shared a link with me. This amazing designer, Shaza Hakim (…) Read more

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Lessons to Learn from the Maybank Website Disaster

For those of you who were unaware, Maybank decided to roll out a new online banking interface yesterday morning without any prior warning or alert. Outcome: DISASTER Rolling out a new interface is one thing. Rolling out a horrible, un-user friendly interface with bugs is quite another. I tested it myself and was quite furious at the fact that I had to wait minutes for the site to load, let (…) Read more

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Liu Bolin: The Invisible Man «TwistedSifter

This is really awesome! Art in a whole new level Liu Bolin is an artist from China’s Shandong province. Born in 1973, he currently lives and works in Beijing. Bolin received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Shandong College of Arts in 1995 and his Master of Fine Arts from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2001. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries (…) Read more

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Best Advice I Ever Got: Rameet Chawla | Inc.com

Rameet Chawla took a detour from the banking world to launch Fueled, a mobile development company that’s since grown to 70 employees, two locations and a shared working space. He shares the three lessons that made it possible. Improve sales, hire one senior person rather than two junior people, and exercise patience when hiring. Five years ago, I made the jump from banking to tech. While I kept my tailored (…) Read more

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