Planning a Business Trip and Successful Meeting in Bangkok Living 

Planning a Business Trip and Successful Meeting in Bangkok

A business trip to Bangkok can be an exciting experience from both a personal and professional perspective. You can help to further your career while also interacting with a new culture and immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of a large and bustling city. What should you know before heading there for your next business adventure? Get to Know Bangkok While no one is certain how the city got its name, it is believed to be derived from an incorrect translation by foreigners visiting the area in previous centuries.…

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Digital Economy in Thailand

If there’s one thing that’s red hot in Thailand right now it certainly is the political landscape. But right after that we definitely have the Tourism and Food industry. And then we surely have…well at some point there’s Electronic Commerce and Online Business. And since Thailand understood that E-Commerce isn’t that big in Thailand at the moment – especially compared to other countries that we like to compare ourselves too (no, not Burma) Thailand has come up with some ideas to promote this – still not sky rocketing – market. How?…

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What I learnt starting my own business in Bangkok

by Carl Heaton – founder of Web Courses Bangkok Yup it is a dream many share when they come to Thailand. Come to the Big Mango, get bored of the touristy stuff, frustrated by the crappy pay as a (…insert job title here….) and always have the nagging thought of “I want to open my own business”. I did so I did. I opened my own business in Bangkok and this is what I have learnt in the 6 years we have been open. You will fail if you don’t…

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The ASEAN E-Commerce Bubble – Dotcom hype repeats itself

When history repeats itself. That’s something that is not too uncommon here in Thailand. Not only in the IT sector but in all other parts of development as well. Traffic, education, etc. If one knows ones history things that happen here, quite often, seem to be familiar and one wonders why it happens again even though it happened in other countries a few (or more) years back. This exact same feeling now sets in when talking about E-Commerce and Online Business here in Thailand. “I’ve seen that before”. When you…

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Living Web 2.0 / Online 

Bank of Thailand tells Thais: Bitcoin is not a currency.

The Bank of Thailand issued a statement which reads that Thais should not use Bitcoin since it is not considered an official currency. The Bank further states that there is no way of protecting the value of bitcoins and there is no way of retrieving them if one loses them or gets screwed and so on. If you followed the bitcoin development a bit you know that there have been lots of troubles over the last few weeks with one bitcoin exchange (Mt. Gox) being all over the news lately.…

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7-eleven empire thailand Living 

7-11 Empire re-done

Some time ago I already posted about the shining light in Thailand’s darkness, the sole warrior on your side when walking home drunk and alone, 7-eleven. The other day when I was walking through the darkness once more and saw my ‘home’ 7-eleven lighting guiding me the way home I realized that the fluorescent sing looked different. When passing the shop itself I then realized that it was, indeed, renovated and now looks much cleaner, bigger and more professional. Less small corner shop style. Now, over the past few days, I…

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