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Hear real-life advice from entrepreneurs and leaders who’ve reached high, done it, and had egg on their face to prove it. “Ramen To Riches” presents a new podcast episode each week with lessons that will edge you closer to your success. Our stories are local, featuring Asia’s best entrepreneurs, idealists and trendsetters, and how they overcame struggles to build brands, movements and companies that impact your daily life. From the moments of sheer melt-your-heart ecstasy to those mornings where you want to curl your sleep-deprived body under a blanket, being an entrepreneur is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. This podcast is dedicated to telling it how it is. No sugar coating, no nonsense. This is how it is. And it’s all been created for you. But what – apart from the obvious – do you need to do to get there? What happens along the way? And what the hell do you do when it all breaks down? Fear not. We’ve got your back, by providing real-life experiences from real-life people. Not text book theory, not predictable stuff you can find anywhere, but reality – funny, heartbreaking and practical reality.

Hear real-life advice from entrepreneurs and leaders who’ve reached high, done it, and had egg on their face to prove it. “Ramen To Riches” presents a new podcast episode each week with lessons that will edge you closer to your success. Our stories are local, featuring Asia’s best entrepreneurs, idealists and trendsetters, and how they overcame struggles to build brands, movements and companies that impact your daily life. From the moments of sheer melt-your-heart ecstasy to those mornings where you want to curl your sleep-deprived body under a blanket, being an entrepreneur is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. This podcast is dedicated to telling it how it is. No sugar coating, no nonsense. This is how it is. And it’s all been created for you. But what – apart from the obvious – do you need to do to get there? What happens along the way? And what the hell do you do when it all breaks down? Fear not. We’ve got your back, by providing real-life experiences from real-life people. Not text book theory, not predictable stuff you can find anywhere, but reality – funny, heartbreaking and practical reality.
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Singapore

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Hear real-life advice from entrepreneurs and leaders who’ve reached high, done it, and had egg on their face to prove it. “Ramen To Riches” presents a new podcast episode each week with lessons that will edge you closer to your success. Our stories are local, featuring Asia’s best entrepreneurs, idealists and trendsetters, and how they overcame struggles to build brands, movements and companies that impact your daily life. From the moments of sheer melt-your-heart ecstasy to those mornings where you want to curl your sleep-deprived body under a blanket, being an entrepreneur is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. This podcast is dedicated to telling it how it is. No sugar coating, no nonsense. This is how it is. And it’s all been created for you. But what – apart from the obvious – do you need to do to get there? What happens along the way? And what the hell do you do when it all breaks down? Fear not. We’ve got your back, by providing real-life experiences from real-life people. Not text book theory, not predictable stuff you can find anywhere, but reality – funny, heartbreaking and practical reality.

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English

Contact:

601162463254


Episodes

Making A TV Show Part 1

4/15/2019
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Due To A Surge In Traffic, For An Easier Experience, Listen On Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or Podbean. Hey, we’re making a TV show about entrepreneurs in Singapore! Or at least we’re trying our best. I’ve partnered up with a Singaporean producer, Ser En Low, to make a […]

Duration:00:10:32

How to Take Your Startup From Ramen to Riches – Interview by Alex Leung

4/7/2019
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Chris Chong was just 21 years old when he sold his first startup Beeconomic to Groupon, achieving the entrepreneur’s goal of a million dollar exit.

Duration:00:21:21

Making Millions From Memes: Karl Mak, Co-Founder of SGAG, MGAG and PGAG. Part 2/2

3/31/2019
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Welcome back to part 2 of this 2 part series, if you haven’t checked out the first part, then I recommend listening to it first, where we explore the early days of Karl Mak’s journey building SGAG with his co-founder, Adrian. In this part, we discuss building relationships with clients, his future plans for SGAG and the Hepmil Group, and his experience raising SGD$1.3 million in pre-series A funding through angel investors. Introducing Karl Mak, the very intelligent, measured, co-founder of...

Duration:00:26:27

Making Millions From Memes: Karl Mak, Co-Founder of SGAG, MGAG and PGAG. Part 1/2

3/24/2019
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Introducing Karl Mak, the very intelligent, measured, co-founder of Hepmil Group, best known as the holding company in Singapore of SGAG and other entities, whose content is now seen by over 10 million millennials across the region weekly.He talks about how important data and metrics are in order to discover strategies to create viral content, creating a proper content strategy for something as eclectic as comedy, and working with conservative clients to create buzz around issues that...

Duration:00:34:35

Hey, Change The World You Live In

3/17/2019
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At the end of the day, that’s the point about life. It’s whatever you want it to be. It’s whatever lens you choose to see it through. Being average is so contagious it should be labelled by the medical industry as a communicable disease. That means it’s as easy as catching a cold. When you see someone else frown, those muscles around your mouth, they just start to naturally drop into a frown.

Duration:00:12:02

How To Build A Top Digital Media Company: TheSmartLocal Founder Bryan Choo

3/3/2019
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Imagine you’re 18 years old, and in your spare time, you hang out with your friends at an internet cafe to play computer games religiously. That’s the childhood that most of the kids from my generation grew up in. We’d spend hours in an internet cafe. But I was never the best at computer games. In fact, I was crushed in nearly every game, even my favourite game, Starcraft. But imagine being the kid who was so good he’d go on to represent your country in computer games. That was Bryan Choo,...

Duration:00:31:29

Groupon to Hard Times: The Darkness Of Early Success. Part 2

2/24/2019
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My brother and I had a startup that had just been bought out by Groupon, the world’s biggest daily deal website, for an estimated $24 million according to the Straits Times. We made it on the front page of the national newspaper, I was busy representing Groupon on breakfast TV shows and on Channel NewsAsia, while my brother was busy moving our new offices to Harbourfront Centre. Enjoy part 2 of a 2 part series, don't forget to listen to part 1 first.

Duration:00:25:44

How We Built A $24M Startup: Beeconomic To Groupon. Part 1

2/17/2019
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At 20, I took a break from my law degree to co-found my first startup, Beeconomic, which was fully acquired after 6 months by Groupon. As Groupon Singapore co-founder, we created over 200 jobs and made history by helping Groupon become "the fastest growing company ever" (-Forbes and CNBC). After Groupon, I worked on a startup that failed, which taught me important lessons along the way. After finishing my law degree, I joined a "Top 5" law firm in Australia as a legal intern that led to an...

Duration:00:27:11

The F Word: Failure, Can We Talk About It? Part 1 Feat. Elisha Tan from TechLadies and Facebook

2/10/2019
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Let’s both be real for a second, let’s talk about failure, small failure, big failure, surprising failure, embarrassing failure. It’s scary, just the sound of the word failure gives me goosebumps, I’ve been through it. Whether you’re scared about the word itself, or you relish in talking about it as much as you can at parties and networking events until your friends say “enough, we get it, you failed”, then you’ll love today’s episode. Elisha Tan is like us, two people, a success and a...

Duration:00:30:35

How To Tell My Asian Mum I Love Her

2/3/2019
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So once upon a time I only worried about what my day’s schedule was, everyday, I thought about my career goals and how much I could save for that next trip to Bali, but one day, my mom got sick and I heard about it through a text, and because of that, I realized how much I love my mom and that I could lose the one person in the world who brought me into this very world. This very conversation I’m having with you is because of her. Because of that, I want the best medical attention for my...

Duration:00:11:30

LinkedIN’s King Chris Mohawk Reed: How To Build A Power Profile. Part 2

1/27/2019
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On today’s episode, a young marketer from the UK moves to Singapore and then builds one of the biggest personal brands on LinkedIn. Chris Mohawk Reed has been named an Official LinkedIn Power Profile for every year since 2012 and has one of the world's most viewed LinkedIn profiles with 55,000 followers.

Duration:00:33:48

LinkedIN’s King Chris Mohawk Reed: How To Build A Power Profile. Part 1

1/27/2019
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On today’s episode, a young marketer from the UK moves to Singapore and then builds one of the biggest personal brands on LinkedIn. Chris Mohawk Reed has been named an Official LinkedIn Power Profile for every year since 2012 and has one of the world's most viewed LinkedIn profiles with 55,000 followers.

Duration:00:27:38

Strange things happen when you take a year off

1/20/2019
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I think one of the biggest questions people ask themselves any number of years into their career, so this could be anyone who’s been out of school, working for a while now, they will have days where they ask themselves, should I take a year off to explore something else besides my career?

Duration:00:30:29

Sexual Assault: What It’s Like To Be On Trial. Part 2

1/13/2019
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In 2018, you would have felt the far reaching effects of the metoo movement. It’s an important year for women who finally had the chance to speak up about past crimes committed against them. Today we’ll hear what it’s like being a man on trial for sexual assault charges in Australia, a crime which, if found guilty, could mean up to 14 years in prison, and a future on the verge of collapse.

Duration:00:32:16

Sexual Assault: What It’s Like To Be On Trial. Part 1

1/6/2019
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If you were a man in 2018, you would have felt the far-reaching effects of the #metoo movement. Women’s concerns about sexual misconduct in the workplace, usually a man taking advantage of his position for his own most basic needs and gratification, finally spilt out into the mainstream media and into the courts. It’s an important year to remember where thousands of women finally had the chance to speak up about past crimes committed against them. It was a sobering year for men. As a man, I...

Duration:00:26:40

2018 End Of Year Highs And Lows

12/30/2018
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Hey it’s the end of 2018 and I just wanted to thank you for listening to the podcast, you’ve been the reason why I record this podcast and I’d really like to hear your thoughts about what you think about the quality of the interviews and the content. I just wanted to let you know that the podcast has been receiving good reviews, mostly from my parents, but I’ve been getting some great feedback through Linkedin. Next year, I plan to invite influential entrepreneurs, trendsetters and idealists...

Duration:00:14:00

Former Head of Singapore Tatler reveals his lessons about the super-rich. Part 2

12/23/2018
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On today’s episode, hear the biggest lessons from one of Singapore’s purveyors of high society values. For over a decade he held the controls of the pages detailing the who’s who in the richest country in Southeast Asia, as leader of the high society magazine, Singapore Tatler.

Duration:00:25:15

Former Head of Singapore Tatler reveals his lessons about the super-rich. Part 1

12/23/2018
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On today’s episode, hear the biggest lessons from one of Singapore’s purveyors of high society values. For over a decade he held the controls of the pages detailing the who’s who in the richest country in Southeast Asia, as leader of the high society magazine, Singapore Tatler.

Duration:00:29:40

Crazy Rich Asians Wedding Edition

12/23/2018
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Hey thanks for listening to today's episode, I was just kind of caught gushing about Asian weddings, and I know that this isn't really in the shows prerogative to talk about non business stuff, but I thought I'd open up a bit and talk about "cultured" things, hope you enjoyed this.

Duration:00:13:16

How To Crush Negative Emotions Without Using Food, Cigarettes, Or Alcohol. Part 2

12/16/2018
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Hi, welcome to part 2 of a series on how to crush negative emotions without using food, drugs, cigarettes or alcohol and I’ve been on every bender conceivable. So put down the shot glass, put out the cigarette, and slowly put down the chicken drumstick. Try a healthier alternative instead.

Duration:00:13:52