LB68 – A brand new year

2017!!! Happy New Year everyone!

How was the New Year celebration for you all? For me, it’s more of a stay at home “family time”. It’s been a long time since Chris and I do up a show. So since we are free, we decided to a show together.

The topic of the show is “Past, Present, Future”. We talk about our past, the present and how we see the future. Here are a list of topics that we talked about.

  1. Find out what crazy decision I made in 30 Dec 2016 and what I’m looking to do in the coming year
  2. Find out what is Chris’s goal for Sphere in this brand new year
  3. Chris and I predict tech trends
    1. Live streaming
    2. AR/VR
    3. Chatbots
    4. Insurance Tech
  4. Arc Board EV: Chris got a Arc Board EV, produced by a group of Singapore. It is a kickstarter project. And you got to give them a hand because they are not doing this full time. The maple wood material is amazing.

Thanks for supporting us all these while, we love you guys.

sorry the sound of my fan

Bryan 🙂

LB67 – Are we at PEAK SaaS?

This week Chris and I talk about SaaS. We take reference from this article here about the opportunity of Sass and the possibility in the change in business model for Saas.

We shared our views on the following:

  • The return to desktop apps
  • Self-hosted cloud applications
  • Pay once web apps
  • All-in-one
  • Micro SaaS built on bigger platforms

Pick of the week

Bryan: A wooden desktop stationery rack from Taobao. Cheap and good. Kinda of copy Muji in design, but it works great.

Chris: If you support local, this is a project that you should be supporting too. These guys from Arc Boards EV are building the next cool thing that you can use for city commute. The best part is that they are using their prototype to catch pokemons now.

LB66 – Chat with Anh-Minh Do

In this show We talk to Minh who is the director of communication from Vertex Venture. Minh shared with us his thoughts on the startup scene in vietnam and our local startup scene. We also talk about his side project which is a series of open source google docs that detail the startup ecosystem in respective countries within South East Asia.

Show notes

LB65 – Really, I cannot afford to fail

Welcome to another Episode of Launchbyte. I am your host Chris Cai and with me with my regular cohost Bryan Lee. This is a podcast where we talk about entrepreneurship in Singapore and other random things that interest us. In this show we talk about the big F word. Failure. As a start up, especially in Singapore, we tend to shy away from the topic of Failure. How should we deal with it.

Reference:
Why Acceptance of Failure is Critical to Startup Success

Pick of the week!

Chris: Tortuga Daypack

Bryan: Laptop Stand, best buy at only $12.00

p/s We do not get any commission from the products. We shared because we deem the product decent and it might be useful to you 🙂

LB64 – How to become a better developer

This week we talk about how a developer can become a better developer. It is not all about learning new languages nether it is about working round the clock. We round it up with this motto:

  • Make it work
  • Make it right
  • Make it fast

Reference

Link

LB63 – Let’s talk about bots!

In this show we talk about Chatbots. Are Chatbots the future of Human Computer Interaction? Or is it just a pipe dream?

Reference:
Bots won’t replace apps

Moving Away From Chat: Hard-Earned Lessons

The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Chatbots

LB60 – Live Wisely

This week we read an article on New York Times that strongly provoked our thoughts. We thought it would be great to share this with everyone.

This is a quote from the article.

 Is it more important to you to have little, accomplish little, yet be relaxed and happy and spend time with family? Or is it more important to you to work hard, use your talents, perhaps start a business, maybe even make the world a better place along the way? via How to Live Wisely

So what do you think? Is it necessary to lead a life that create a dent in the universe?

LB59 A Year

It’s been a year since we did up our podcast and we are finally back. This is the start of Launchbyte 3rd series. The format is once again change 😛 like our lives always do. This time round we are doing like a talk show. We dived into a topic and we go deep. This time, we love you to join us too. (Check out the venue below)

This week we talk about why you might not need an app for your business. There are so many apps out there, by introducing another app, does it make any more sense to your business?

Also we look at #pap4sg, a new app by the People’s Action Party to engage the public during the election period. Is it worth it? Maybe they could have just use Facebook? We love to hear your comments.

Podcast Location

Blk 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent 

#02-23 S(139955)

Friday 9am. 

We talk tech in asia.