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  • 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 The Great Room’s longest-standing members, as MD of Samara Consulting, Paul Valin provides support to European startups establishing operations in Southeast Asia, helps identify strategic partnerships, offers advice on angel investments and mentors founders in fields including fintech, ecommerce and pharmaceuticals.

    October 2, 2018
  • Drive to Succeed: How to Accelerate Your Content Marketing Efforts

    Ms. Luann Alphonso, managing editor of and the head of digital content for Burda, reveals the lessons she’s learned at the wheel of the world’s fastest cars — as well as wisdom gleaned steering LifestyleAsia and Burda International Asia’s regional content strategy.

    November 14, 2018
  • Enterprise Solutions: Coworking Thinks Big

    Corporates are increasingly gravitating to coworking, attracted by the simplified set-up process, increased flexibility, reduction of replicated or redundant resources, and bespoke solutions coworking can offer. Director of Enterprise Sales at The Great Room, Sarah Ingham, explains why.

    October 25, 2018
  • 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.

    September 24, 2018