Aaron created a periodic table that defines the many individualistic nature of fellow Malaysians; all beautifully presented on high quality fashion ware. He shares his origin story of starting Individium and gives his little insight on which characteristics best define Malaysians.
The end of 2013 is here and we are all busy setting new year resolution what we want to do better for 2014. Well, I personally have not done that in year because resolutions are just wishful thinking. I am sure you have done stuff like this year in an year out and achieve nothing. Learn from award winning magician, author and podcaster Brian Brushwood on what he calls the closest thing to real magic in real life, which is setting goals.
Here are some quick takeaway.
Write them down
Make sure they are quantifiable, meaning you can measure it
Set hard datelines
Make them visible to you everywhere.
A personal note: One good way to keep your goals is to have some financial stake on it. Use a site like Stikk.com to set goals, appoint a referee and place a wager on it. Stikk will put the money you wager on a the line to a negative charity if you fail your goals. That means a charity that you truly hate will benefit if you fail. Now that is motivation.
On a holiday in Thailand, Janice and TJ brought back more than just happy memories. They brought back the idea of a pork burger restaurant. On today’s show, they shared the Ninja Joe story of how they derived on the right recipe and grew it to four restaurants.
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You will master the FIVE entrepreneurial “Hacks” you were introduced to on the Webinar. Vishen will give you the 80/20 shortcuts to get these hacks working immediately in your own business for maximum impact… and maximum profit.
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So if you are an ambitious and open-minded business owner (or want to become one), you won’t want to miss out on one of the few remaining seats at the event.
And because the event is sponsored by Project Renaissance, attendees living in South-East Asia can attend with a 70% discount.
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If you don’t join The Art Of The Start Up on Sunday October 6th, we believe you’re missing out… Just imagine: what could you learn by spending an entire day with a RM50 million+ a year CEO? What impact could this have on your business? What would you love to ask Vishen first…?
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Click play to start the recording of Vishen’s recent webinar. This is a full on, detailed training for over an hour. You will need a pen and paper for notes. This training is a recording from a class done last week for Vishen’s private mastermind group.
All he wanted was a simple mode of transport to move around his housing area, what he ended up with was a distributorship for Evolve electronic skateboards in Asia. Brian Wong shares his story from being the finance specialist for Catcha; to his passion for electronic skateboards. Continue reading ConcreteJungle #37 : Evolve Skateboards Asia→
Without any prior experience in publishing, Jia and Ken set out to build a promotional coupon booklet company. On today’s episode, both shares their story of starting Worthy Book, virtually from the ground up.
Ten years ago a Kuwaiti graduate from an American business school took a cab ride through London. By the end of the journey he had formed an idea which would spread across the world.
It was the wake of 9/11, and Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa decided to create Islamic superheroes. Islamic religion and culture had become a global talking point and instead of complaining about the representation of his culture, Al-Mutawa decided to re-define it.
“Everytime something terrible happens in the name of my culture, my culture becomes diluted. I wanted to grab the bull by the horns and change it,” Al-Mutawa explained in an interview with CNN.
And so the CEO of Teshkeel Media Group created ‘THE 99‘ — a comic book series inspired by principles within his faith.
The series follows 99 superheroes whose powers are based on the Qu’ran’s 99 Virtues of Allah: strength, courage and wisdom among them.
But it was important to Al-Mutawa that his heroes possess universal values while at the same time offering fans something different from the comic books of DC and Marvel.
“It doesn’t matter what culture you’re from, it can still resonate. What THE 99 does is saying ‘Hey, our values, they’re the same as yours; they’re the same as the rest of the world. Let’s just focus on the positives of this.”
To be able to launch his project, Dr. Naif Al-Matawa had to call in the help of investors, eventually raising enough money. The series debuted in 2006 and its success spread quickly over the world, even turning into an animated series now showing in 70 countries.
The big break however came in 2010 when the Justice League with Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, teamed up with ‘THE 99’. DC Comics had agreed to a six-issue crossover.
“Those story lines start off with distrust between the two groups of superheroes and they find out in Book 2 that actually it’s the bad guys from both universes causing the distrust an then they fight together cape to shoulder and move it over to trust”
The union of the two comic book universes, fighting together cape to shoulder, won the praise from U.S. president Barack Obama. At the 2010 Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, Obama mentioned the work of Dr. Naif Al-Matawa.
“His comic books have captured the imagination of so many young people, with superheroes who embody the teachings and tolerance of Islam. In his comic books, Superman and Batman reached out to their Muslim counterparts. And I hear they are making progress, too.”
But the journey of ‘THE 99’ hasn’t been marked only by praise. The animated version was originally banned in Saudi Arabia and both Europe and the U.S. have been slow to embrace the Islamic superheroes.
Trying to spark a higher interest among Americans, Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa invited a group of students from Boston to Kuwait in the spring of 2013. They discussed the differences and similarities between the universes of DC and Marvel and the universe of ‘THE 99’.
A student in attendance pointed out the costume of one of the female superheroes in ‘THE 99’.
“One of the differences I noticed was, I guess there was an issue in the Islamic world that all the women were not wearing Burkhas, but in the United States, people were upset that one of the women was wearing a Burkha.”
Being proactive in the way the Islamic culture is represented to the outside world is what’s important to Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa and he hopes he can have a positive influence on how the future generations of the Western culture will perceive it.
“For me to have been able to make kind of a dent, even if it’s a small dent on how Islam is perceived to my children, I believe, which was my intent to begin with, I have achieved that and hopefully I’ve been able to have that influence on their children as well.”
For worldwide coverage of THE 99, please click here.
For the fun-filled THE 99 Kids’ website, please click here.