The Edge Malaysia, November 18, 2019 - Marriott International's Secret Sauce
A hotel's employees are its brand ambassadors, the ones who deal directly with customers or provide support to those who do. Hiring the right person for the job is no easy feat, but it is one that Marriott International has been able to do year after year.
The Edge Malaysia, November 18, 2019 - Ecoworld Inspires Its People to be Bold and Take Chances
Times are hard, especially for property developers, but Eco World Development Group Bhd continues to enjoy a high level of engagement with its staff. This is evident from the fact that it not only bagged a Best Employer award but CEO Datuk Chang Khim Wah also received special recognition for Engaging Leadership at this year's Kincentric Best Employers- Malaysia 2019 (formerly known as Aon Best Employers) awards.
The Edge Malaysia, November 18, 2019 - Cultivating A Collegial Environment
American Express (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd general manager, Ryan Lai is a humble man. First, he called up the previous winner of the winner of the "Best of the Best" award - former DHL CEO Christopher Ong- to find out how he did it.
The Edge Malaysia, November 11, 2019 - A Combination of Brains and Luck
"I love shopping,' laughs Datuk Seri Robert Tan when we meet for an interview recently. His understanding of a shopper's needs has served the group CEO of IGB Bhd well over the years, especially in his early years with IGB. After all, Tan is known as the man who built Mid Valley City and grew IGB into one of Malaysia's largest companies with a market capitalisation of almost RM9 billion (including that of IGB Real Estate Investment Trust).
The Edge Malaysia, November 11, 2019 - Adapting to Change with Humility
The Oak Room at Nexus Bangsar South is the venue for the interview with this year's The Edge Malaysia Outstanding Property Entrepreneur Award winner, C S Kong, managing director of UOA Development Bhd. The first thing one notices when meeting Kong is his sharp wit and further acquaintance, his strong principles and business acumen come to the fore. His ability to make others feel at ease while being able to get across his views are skills honed over 35 years in the property industry, both in construction and property development, and many more years in other endeavours.
The Edge Malaysia, November 11, 2019 - Building A Path to Conscious Capitalism
Science of Life Studies 24/7, or SOLS 24/7 is known for its education outreach programmes. But now, it is making waves in renewable energy. Its sister outfit, SOLS Energy, is bringing innovation to the country's renewable energy sector, with significant developments in its back-end technology. It is with this edge that the social enterprise - a high-power solar company - managed to secure RM500,000 in funding from early-stage venture fund and seed accelerator, 500 Startups' Southeast Asia-focused 500 Durians II fund.
The Edge Malaysia, November 11, 2019 - An AI for inspection
Alvin Koh started Blinkware Technology Sdn Bhd in 2013 because he wanted to use technology to improve his father's quality of life. The formerly invincible old man had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and had to quit his high-profile job at a bank because he could not control his shaking.
The Edge Malaysia, November 11, 2019 - Where Tech and Art Collide
If you had been driving along Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah (formerly Jalan Ipoh) in the middle of August, you would have noticed a recent addition to the side wall of Wisma Tan Kim San- a mural painted by Albert for Bosch Malaysia.
The Edge Malaysia, November 11, 2019 - The Long Road to 5G
5G connectivity promises to revolutionise the global economy and potentially uplift billions of ordinary people into newfound wealth and prosperity. But for all the hyperbole the technology currently attracts, there are major hurdles that need to be cleared before 5G networks hit critical mass.
The Edge Malaysia, November 11, 2019 - Employee Engagement A Top Priority
Gerbang Alaf Restaurants Sdn Bhd, the operator of the McDonald's franchise in Malaysia, clinched its fifth Best Employer award as well as a special recognition for talent focus - one of the new pillars of engagement - at the Kincentric Best Employers - Malaysia 2019 (formerly known as Aon Best Employers) awards this year.