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Disrupting Asia

Disrupting Asia

By Kian
Disrupting Asia is a media and events platform that connects entrepreneurs and startups in Asia. Our aim is to build communities around the continent and to become the number one source for reliable news and information around Asia’s startups.
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Ep. #25 - How To Use Irresistible Words In Business
As entrepreneurs, sales people, executives or simply as normal people we tend to react different to situations, all depending on how the message is communicated.  Especially in business, where you can often see identical products being offered, some struggle to find customers while other cannot stop finding more success. Now these people all have one thing in common: they know exactly what, how and when to say it.  Every principle we discuss here can be applied to any industry and area of life, to become more influential and have a bigger impact.  
February 13, 2019
Ep. #24 - Shifting Your Customer's Habits
In this this episode we talk about why you should be starting to shift your customers’ thoughts. 
January 22, 2019
Ep. #23 – 5 Tips To Overcome Procrastination In 2019
Remember the New Year’s resolutions you told everyone two weeks ago? How are you holding up so far?  In this episode I will talk with you about 5 tips that will make it easier for you to avoid procrastination!
January 14, 2019
Ep. #22 - Take Action in 2019!
Happy New Year 2019!  Most of us have a long list with things we plan to do over the next 365 days and are super excited to get started. Yet most won’t stick to their resolutions. In fact, by mid January these resolutions seem as far away as four weeks earlier. Learn about the one "problem" most of us have and how to simply resolve it!
January 2, 2019
Ep. #21 - How To Solve A Toxic Work Culture
In this episode we talk about toxic work cultures and how to solve them. For many years, managers and leaders often thought that employees quit either because of their leaders and/or the company. But that’s not the case. People quit organizational structures. >
December 10, 2018
Ep. #20 - Why It’s Important To Always Train Your Staff
Are you offering training, coaching, workshops or similar to your team? How do you make sure that your employees are actually satisfied with the trainings they receive? This week we talk about an important topic that is way too often neglected until it's often too late: holding regular trainings and workshops.
November 28, 2018
Ep. #19 Health is Wealth - How To Make Your Team Healthier & More Productive
Whether you run a startup or have an established company, a healthy workplace is more important than ever before. While certain perks and benefits have an advantage, employees that eat healthy and are engaged in physical activities are known to perform better than others and are overall more motivated!
November 23, 2018
Disrupting Asia - Weekly Roundup #4 (November 18th, 2018)
Welcome to our latest weekly roundup! We will give you a quick summary about what happened in the business and entrepreneurial world in Asia.
November 18, 2018
Why You Should Start Thinking As An Entrepreneur (Ep. #18)
In this episode we talk about why you should start thinking as an entrepreneur - even if you’re not intending to start your own business now or any time soon, it’s crucial to take a look at some of the traits entrepreneurs in order to have a successful career!
November 13, 2018
Disrupting Asia - Weekly Roundup #3 (November 02nd, 2018)
Welcome to our latest weekly roundup! We will give you a quick summary about what happened in the business and entrepreneurial world in Asia.
November 3, 2018
23 Ways To Get Feedback On Your Product or Service (Ep. #17)
Ready to launch your product or service? In this episode we talk about 23 ways that allow you to get valuable feedback on your idea. You will also find all points listed on our blog at
October 31, 2018
Disrupting Asia - Weekly Roundup #2 (October 26th, 2018)
Welcome to our latest weekly roundup! We will give you a quick summary about what happened in the business and entrepreneurial world in Asia.
October 28, 2018
Interview with Toshiki Abe of Ridilover Japan (Ep. #16)
In this episode we are talking with Toshiki Abe about social tourism in Japan and beyond. Toshiki Abe founded Ridilover Japan, a tour operator that organizes over 300 unique tours and trips to address social issues like homelessness. Listed on Forbes 30-under-30 2016 Toshiki and his team are passionate about their mission of making a difference.
October 23, 2018
Disrupting Asia - Weekly Roundup #1 (October 19th, 2018)
This is our first weekly roundup where we give you all the information and news about what happened the past week.
October 19, 2018
Online Reputation Management Done Right (Ep. #15)
Your online reputation is one of the biggest assets you can have in generating leads and getting new customers. It’s statistically proven that the majority of people nowadays will look up your company before buying anything from you. They simply go to Google type your name + reviews and will make a decision based on the results and if you're not taking care of it like for example having outdated prices or photos or, having bad reviews, you will lose on a lot of business. Listen to this week's episode and learn how to easily avoid any pitfalls.
October 16, 2018
How To Create Simple Habits (Ep. #14)
Ever wondered how habits work? In this episode you will learn how to easily form tiny habits and how to grow these tiny habits into bigger ones with a few simple tricks.
October 9, 2018
7 Time Saving Hacks For Busy Entrepreneurs (Ep. #13)
As entrepreneurs, executives and managers we are faced with full calendars and long days but we often tend to wear too many hats and do mind-boggling activities that look simple but can turn into time consuming tasks - in this episode we talk about the most time consuming activities we're facing daily and 7 great hacks on how to avoid these.
October 1, 2018
Move Fast, Enjoy Pain & Don’t Quit (Ep. #12)
What does it take you to succeed? Don't take advice from fake gurus and coaches who know less about business than a six-year old selling lemonade. Success may take longer for some than for others - but with just a few simple habits you will separate yourself easily from the rest.
September 18, 2018
Walter Lee - Helping Children With Movement Disabilities In Asia (Ep. #11)
Walter Lee is an extraordinary entrepreneur, restaurateur, author, philanthropist and TEDx speaker from Malaysia who is mainly based in Thailand since 1989. He’s the founder of Zy Movement Foundation which helps children with movement disabilities in Asia. In this week’s interview, we talk with Walter about his foundation which was inspired by his son Zy Kher Lee who was born only with one complete left arm and two dislocated hips. After doctors in multiple countries said he will never properly walk Walter and Zy eventually found a multi-disciplinary approach at the Heidelberg University Hospital in Germany.
September 10, 2018
Sarun Pinyarat - Disrupting Thailand's Online Music Industry (Ep. #10)
Sarun Pinyarat is the CEO of, Thailand's largest and fastest growing music community startup and also the co-founder of BEAR Visual Specialist School and FUUM Design Studio. In this episode we talk about his time in Silicon Valley, entrepreneurship, the idea behind Fungjai and the ups and downs of being the CEO of a startup.
September 3, 2018
Episode #9 - How To Increase Your Productivity Today!
In this episode we’ll be talking about 7 productivity hacks that allow you to do more in less time!
August 28, 2018
Episode #8 - Building a Team
Hey guys, in this episode we will talk about why you should get people on board who are driven by your mission but also market, sell and support your business.
August 6, 2018
Episode #7 - Cultural Advice On Doing Business In Asia
As more and more international businesses and investors are entering the Asian market, people realize that doing business in Asia needs some proper preparation in advance. In this episode we will talk about cultural advice on doing business in Asia!
July 30, 2018
Episode #6 - Why Perfectionism Will Hurt Your Business
Perfection is the enemy of progress - In this episode we will talk about why you shouldn’t be a perfectionist and how to overcome perfectionism!
July 24, 2018
Episode #5 - Why Patience Is Important
In this episode we will talk about the importance of patience in entrepreneurship and a number of simple ways to practice patience on a daily basis - enjoy!
July 19, 2018
Episode #4 - How To Prevent Burnout As Entrepreneur
In the latest episode of Disrupting Asia we'll be talking about the serious topic of Burnout and how you can prevent it before it's too late!
July 9, 2018
Episode #3 - 5 Trust-Building Business Tips
In this episode of Disrupting Asia we'll be talking about trust - the most important commodity for your business. It's pretty simple: if your customers don’t trust you, you will close your doors pretty soon. We'll be talking about 5 ways that will help you to build trust for your brand.
July 3, 2018
Episode #2 - Stop Asking To Pick Somebody's Brain
In this episode we will talk about how to get a meeting with a potential mentor, CEO, executive or entrepreneur without asking 'Can I pick your brain?'.
June 16, 2018
Episode #1 - Time: Your Most Valuable Asset!
It's Kian here, your host! Hope you're having an amazing day. In this episode we will talk about time and why time is your most valuable asset - treat it wisely as you will never get it back!
June 10, 2018
Episode #0 - Welcome to Disrupting Asia!
A very very warm welcome to Disrupting Asia!
June 1, 2018