Tag Archives: Business

5 December 2016 - 2:32 pm YouTube Entrepreneurs- Story of Michelle Phan

If  you are a makeup junky, you must have heard of Michelle Phan-one of the most influential YouTube celebrities. If you think she only posts videos to teach you how to do a trendy makeup,  you are SO WRONG.

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15 March 2016 - 3:40 pm There’s no ‘I’ in team but there is in WIN! UBC 2016

Hello USE Blog readers!


It’s been a while since my last post (apologies for that)!  I have however, been extremely busy supporting our students to do great things!  One of them being the University Business Challenge (UBC) – previously IBM Business Challenge.  Some of you may remember that way back in September last year, we recruited our teams, by putting them through a rigorous selection process, whereby students ran their own pizza company (simulated of course).  Continue reading “There’s no ‘I’ in team but there is in WIN! UBC 2016” »

26 January 2016 - 9:48 am Skill Build is BACK for the Spring Semester

Get excited – Skill Build is back for the Spring semester. If you’re looking to learn more about everything from starting a business and marketing to social enterprise and basic business accounting, then look no further…

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20 January 2016 - 11:53 am Like a Virgin

I don’t know what you were thinking when you were reading the title, but, hopefully, the first image that came to your mind was Richard Branson’s book: “Like a Virgin – Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School”.

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10 December 2015 - 11:25 am Trying to get a grad job makes me wish I could become self-employed

Being final year student at university, I am currently in the process of applying for graduate jobs. I can honestly say that this is one of the most laborious tasks to work on not only because it’s been taking large amounts of time that’s supposed to be dedicated to studying, but also because of the artificiality of the whole process.

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4 August 2015 - 12:13 pm Business networking: Know-hows of the past and the present.

Among the various enterprising skills a successful businessman has to build, communication and thus a very good network is one of the most fundamental.

At least that’s what I understand in my very limited knowledge on business. Now, you might wonder: why write about networking and communication skills on the first blog ever?! This story is quite strange even to me! Continue reading “Business networking: Know-hows of the past and the present.” »

15 April 2015 - 6:59 pm How to get votes in Evolve Competition

The deadline for video entries for Evolve Competition is approaching  and some of us are still not sure: participate or not? I say YES! It might look like it is hard to win in a popularity competition. But it is not. I will tell you how – just watch my video blog below. (My favorite tip is at 3min 44secs )

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13 March 2015 - 10:53 am Back again, Skill Build is here for Spring Semester.

Here we are in Spring Semester now. It feels like only a month ago it was Autumn; time flies.

So, this semester’s Skill Build Sessions will cover the different aspects of how to startup a new business. The first session was delivered by me and it detailed about the assessments that the students attending have to complete. The lecture detailed about the materials and relevant information necessary to complete the assignment. Continue reading “Back again, Skill Build is here for Spring Semester.” »

20 January 2015 - 4:30 pm Skill Build’s Back Alright…

Ok, now you know how bad my music taste is. But you will be please to know that Skill Build is back this semester and promises to give you oodles of commercial awareness skills and basic business knowledge that will help to equip you in any career you decide to go into. Continue reading “Skill Build’s Back Alright…” »

31 December 2014 - 4:45 pm Leverage surprises, pivot, change hairstyles: another clunky metaphor

Problem-solving, to me, takes two main forms.

The first is the one we often talk about when we’re discussing enterprising capabilities – you identify a problem, you have an idea for a potential solution and, after a fashion, you make that idea happen. Problem solved.

But there’s another kind of problem-solving.

The kind of problem-solving that requires responding rapidly, positively, and effectively, to those “Shhhheeeeeeeeeeit! This calamitous thing’s just happened and we need to solve this problem RIGHT THIS MINUTE!” sorts of scenario. Continue reading “Leverage surprises, pivot, change hairstyles: another clunky metaphor” »