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Providing you the latest industry insights and updates.

FutureLab’s Origin Story

FutureLab is an online social learning platform that connects students, young professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs to global mentors around the world. It was registered by 3 companions, each with their own reasons to embark on this new journey. Here, in...

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Why start a company in Malaysia?

In football, playing at your home ground is better for you and worse for your opponent. Your chances of winning are significantly higher than if you played away from home. But you see, what improves your chances of winning and diminishes theirs is not black magic, but...

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Limitless? Big Four vs MBB in strategy consulting

“Single cell organisms are not born to evolve they are meant to thrive in their existing environment; multicellular organisms mutate to evolve to survive in the changing environment.” Clayton Christensen at the 2013 Business Influentials Seminar in Melbourne The...

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3 Ways to Make Your Mom Proud of Your Job

Most of us find it hard describing our relationship with our mothers. Those low days when you had really strong opinions but felt remorseful that your mother did not listen to you is mixed with the good days when your mother was somehow just where you needed her to be...

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A Heartfelt Letter from Cikgu Umi Zuriati

[Report of Current State of SK Jengka Batu '13, a school affiliated with the 100% Project] Funds required / Dana diperlukan: RM 4,025 No. of students impacted / Bil. murid diimpak: 16 Name of school / Nama sekolah: SK Jengka Batu 13 State / Negeri: Pahang Here is a...

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Does Personal Branding Matter?

I have two friends (let’s say their names are Simon and Garfunkel) who have completely different views towards personal branding. Simon truly despises personal branding. “It’s bullshit. The only thing that matters is the quality of your work,”...

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5 Networking Tips Everyone Needs

Networking is about building lasting relationships and cultivating them over time. It’s an art, a science and one of the most important skills to have. There are many reasons to network: to expand your contacts, develop business partnerships, find a better job...

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3 Qualities a Management Consultant Must Have

I am a young professional who is trying to build my social circle. I do this by indulging in activities I enjoy, unwillingly attending networking events and reaching out to professionals I admire on LinkedIn. A job title that often comes up whilst speaking to many is,...

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Mentor of the Week: Quan Ming Tan

  Tell us a bit about yourself I’m 30 years old this year & I’ve worked for 3 corporates. I started working at Royal Selangor and did e-commerce there. Then I worked at British American Tobacco as a Management Trainee in IT for 2 years. I took a...

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What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20

“What did you wish you had known at age 20?” is the question we recently posed to FutureLab mentors. Our mentors were generous with their answer and many of their responses focused on the importance of maximising strengths, working hard, and focusing on a...

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Notice: Payment Model Launch

On the 12th of April 2017, FutureLab will be introducing our new pricing packages. Everyone will need credits to utilise services such as, booking mentoring sessions and attending FutureLab Talks. FutureLab was started with the aim to create value and remaining true...

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How to Write a Masterpiece of a Resume

Your resume should be about the value you will offer to a company or organisation. This means and all FutureLab mentors agree that a resume should be treated like a marketing document. It should tell a compelling story that invites further inquiry. So before you start...

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Mentor of The Week: Tarminder Singh

Tell us a bit about yourself! My name is Tarminder Singh and I'm 26 years old. I studied in Sunway University and subsequently completed the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA) qualification. I am currently with the International Medical University...

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Mentor of The Week: Khai Yong

NEXT Academy trains world class Junior Developers in Southeast Asia. With programs designed by Industry experts In Silicon Valley and benchmarked against world standards. A mentor at FutureLab, Khai Yong is the Head of Growth at Next Academy. We interviewed...

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Mentor of the Week: Cyril Dhenaut

Tell us a bit about yourself! Hello there! My name is Cyril Dhenaut and I am 27 years old. I studied in France where I went to a Business School. I have recently launched Mataris a digital marketing agency based in Kuala Lumpur. Why are you a mentor on FutureLab?...

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