Updates – June to November…

I have been putting this off for the longest time.

Trust me – the action item “blog” has been on my Weekly To Do list for the past few weeks.
Speaking of which – I have re-started to plan my weeks and to some extent my days.
I have been re-imagining my workflow / processes for the past few weeks.
Tweaking and fine tuning how best to optimally live and function – getting past the resistance of action.

So I finally decided to just “finish” all projects that I have been putting off
– and decided either to pick up where I have left off (and finish if possible), set a date to start or just abandon the project altogether.
Its quite liberating to be able to tie up loose ends and pave the way forward.

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So just some updates on what has been brewing for the past few months.

I launched honestbee Malaysia, hired the team, set up operations, got the initial setup up and running.
Since then, I have moved over to Singapore – to be an Entrepreneur-In-Residence with Konica Minolta’s Business Innovation Centre.

I have always been curious on what exactly do innovation centres do.
Plus I wanted to expose myself to the B2B aspects of startups.
I currently overlook the F&B, Retail, Travel and Hospitality vertical – widening my previous last mile delivery, food / grocery delivery pigeonhole.

I have always been in consumer facing tech (foodpanda, honestbee and previously with a retail bank – not in tech per say).
I have come to the conclusion that unless you have something very cost effective (read: as close to free) – the mass consumer is too fickle to know what they want – and even when they do – they are not willing to pay a premium for it.

Sure – there’s being back in a corporate job and not being able to pull cowboy feats and asking for forgiveness later.
Sure – I currently don’t have a team to lead and for the most bit I need to swim with the tide to keep afloat.
Sure – I miss the grind of a fast moving environment that’s all about bringing nothing to reality.

But I figured life is a journey of moving from side to side and keeping in a state of motion.
Just like a workout – you need to stretch and tear your muscles to make way for new muscles and more energy.

And I am very sure this will not be permanent.
And I am sure – I am meant for greater, better things.

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