The queen of the pivot: being a Green Rebel with plant-based food entrepreneur Helga Angelina Tjahjadi
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by Tatler Gen.T
1M ago
“People were shocked when I told them that there was a time during Covid, before we founded Green Rebel, where we had a cash reserve that could last us only a week,” says Green Rebel and Burgreens co-founder and CEO Helga Angelina Tjahjadi, on Crazy Smart Asia. In conversation with Gen.T’s Chong Seow Wei, the double plant-based business entrepreneur shares how she went from pandemic nightmare to Starbucks mega-deal, why she went social-media viral for the wrong reasons and her plans to build the business into a global franchise. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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How to balance business and family, with Nepalese billionaires Binod and Nirvana Chaudhary
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by Tatler Gen.T
1M ago
"The first generation builds the family business, second generation consolidates it, third one destroys it,” says Nepalese business mogul and philanthropist Binod Chaudhary on Crazy Smart Asia. With his son and successor Nirvana, he spoke to Tatler Asia president Tamara Lamunière about navigating relationships as a business family, how to have those awkward succession planning chats and trusting your intuition.  00:00 Introduction to Crazy Smart Asia and today's guests 01:03 The dynamics of family businesses in Asia 02:15 Inside the Choudhury family business: a billionaire father son duo ..read more
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Taking K-beauty to the world, with Soko Glam and Then I Met You’s Charlotte Cho
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by Tatler Gen.T
2M ago
“I washed my face with a bar of soap,” says Charlotte Cho, the founder of K-beauty marketplace Soko Glam and skincare brand Then I Met You, on Crazy Smart Asia. In conversation with Gen.T's Chong Seow Wei, the OG K-beauty entrepreneur explains how to centre your work in the Korean art of “Jeong”, the VC trap founders must beware of and secrets from inside the beauty industry. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Flipping success: the story of building a cult classic burger chain, with MyBurgerLab’s Chin Ren Yi
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by Tatler Gen.T
2M ago
“In F&B, we love to torture ourselves. But with the pain comes the joy of serving people, seeing people smile while eating their food,” says Chin Ren Yi, the co-founder of MyBurgerLab, a popular burger chain in Malaysia known for its local flavours and charcoal buns, on Crazy Smart Asia. In conversation with Gen.T's Chong Seow Wei, the entrepreneur shares his insights for longevity in his industry, overcoming co-founder split struggles and why focusing on being happy is his number one priority.  Show notes 00:00 Welcome to Crazy Smart Asia: getting to know Chin Ren Yi 01:24 Quickfire ..read more
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Making farming cool again, with Cacao Project founder Louise Mabulo
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by Tatler Gen.T
2M ago
“Maybe your concept of entrepreneurship doesn’t have to be those of Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk,” says Louise Mabulo, the founder of The Cacao Project, a restorative agroforestry initiative, on Crazy Smart Asia. In conversation with Gen.T's Chong Seow Wei, the entrepreneur, farmer and chef shares how she went from Masterchef Junior to TED Talk speaker to bringing pride back to farming in Asia. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Five crazy-smart insights from season seven
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by Gen.T
3M ago
This week, we pick out five inspiring quotes from the seventh season of Crazy Smart Asia to help you build a better world, better business or better you. Listen for a quickfire highlights reel of crazy-smart perspectives from our guests—from a record-breaking powerlifter to a heel-wearing Japanese monk. If you enjoyed these short clips, why not go back and listen to the full episodes:  The recipe to keeping the creative flame alive, with André Chiang and Syed Asim Hussain  The power of small steps with impact entrepreneur and mountaineer, Christine Amour-Levar Bootstrap business to ..read more
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The food entrepreneur who didn’t grow up in the kitchen, with Nithiya Laila
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by Gen.T
3M ago
“I never really thought cooking was my thing,” says culinary anthropologist Nithiya Laila, on Crazy Smart Asia. In conversation with Gen.T's Chong Seow Wei, Laila shares how she’s built a business around communal eating, how the produce we grow and eat tells the story of who we are and the surprising reason she played truant at school. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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The power of small steps, with social entrepreneur and mountaineer Christine Amour-Levar
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by Gen.T
4M ago
“I really believe in the power of small steps. That discipline has been key in achieving certain things in my life,” says Christine-Amour Levar, the Singapore-based founder of NGOs Women on a Mission and Her Planet Earth, on Crazy Smart Asia. In conversation with Gen.T's Chong Seow Wei, the avid mountaineer shares how her divorce reconnected her with nature, why her mother calls her a “little ant” and how she’s supporting other women, one expedition at a time.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Bootstrap business to multimillion-dollar fashion brand: the Love Bonito story, with co-founder Rachel Lim
Crazy Smart Asia
by Gen.T
4M ago
“If you want to be first rate at your work, it can't be all that you are,” says Rachel Lim, the co-founder of multimillion-dollar fashion brand Love Bonito, on Crazy Smart Asia. In conversation with Gen.T's Chong Seow Wei, Lim shares how she’s built Singapore’s fastest-growing fashion brand, why timing is everything when it comes to having difficult conversations, and why an email titled ‘A Cry for Help’ changed everything. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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The recipe to keeping the creative flame alive, with André Chiang and Syed Asim Hussain
Crazy Smart Asia
by Gen.T
4M ago
“If your creativity is not solving a problem, it’s not creative,” says world-renowned chef André Chiang, on Crazy Smart Asia. In conversation with restaurateur Syed Asim Hussain of Black Sheep and food and travel editor Johannes Pong, he shares the less glamorous realities of running a restaurant empire, why creativity is an essential tool for innovation, and how to motivate and manage your teams. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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