A crunchy take on business trends, coworking, shared economy, productivity and leadership


Peak Performance: How Entrepreneurship Is Like Climbing Everest

The incredible people at The Great Room is at the heart of what we do. This is a story about GRIT and GREATNESS. One of our long-standing hot desk members, Paul Valin (MD of Samara Consulting) provides support to European startups establishing operations in Southeast Asia, helps identify strategic partnerships, offers advice on angel investments and mentors…


Why Coworking Is The Future of Work

The traditional workplace has just about had its day. Boasting numerous benefits in terms of profitability, sustainability, employee satisfaction and performance, coworking is clearly the way of the future. Technology means many of us no longer need to travel to a central repository of information and hub of collaboration — what has traditionally been known…


The 3 Essentials of Successful Corporate / Startup Partnerships

Jupe Tan is Managing Partner, Asia Pacific, at Plug and Play — an investments and innovation platform that helps startups in areas including fintech and insurtech, mobility, travel / hospitality and supply chain connect with corporate investors. Here, he explains three key points corporations must address and startups take under consideration before sealing a deal….