Learn from 9 Highly Influential Leaders in Today’s World of Marketing

Johan and David

All the way from Sweden, meet Johan Eriksson (left) and David Stahlberg (right). They are not among the 9 highly influential leaders as stated on the title of this post, but they are the one-of-a-kind entrepreneurs that are bridging the learning and knowledge-sharing gaps across various parts of the world between the 9 unique leaders and the rest of the ordinary people like you and I to digest more knowledge in today’s marketing at the comfort of our couches and beds in our homes.

How is that even possible? Simple, by reading the latest book published by Johan and David as shown below. For those who do not know me well, you may understand my words as a cliche statement. Meanwhile for those who indeed know me well, you may be asking yourselves questions like how this particular book got my attention as I read magazines more than thick books? Fret not, I shall explain further 🙂

Marketing Goes Digital

I first stumbled upon this book when browsing for non-reading material products on Amazon few days ago from the date of this posting which was by accident based on suggestion of products relevant with my searches at that point of time which this book happened to be one of the suggested products. Most e-commerce websites worldwide have opted for this functionality as well, which I believe one of the valid reasons is for traffic’s sake. You don’t have to be among people working behind-the-scenes to know the fact about it, even an amateur online shopper can easily spot it too.

“Finally, the book that reframes digital.” – Luisa Delgado, CEO of Safila Group and Non-Executive Board Member of the IKEA Group.

Well with random curiosity, I checked through details and reviews about the book. Despite of knowing that the book just been publicized on Amazon US, but to have one of the highly-sought after CEOs to recommend this book which indirectly stating: “This is the book that by far has best explained about chemistries of marketing and digital”, I took the chance gambling on this book and everything kept within 286 pages of endless grey areas to be discovered.

Some of you may say that what I have done was foolish, but let me tell you this – as a person who rarely spend time reading thick books, contents of this book driven me to keep on exploring through until the last page of it which I finished reading it within 4 days since the day of purchase.

To simply say that, it may potentially sounds like a faked truth. It wasn’t just that motivated me to read it, but also because of my high interests in marketing and digital as a whole. It’s common sense, I guess? Like how you had crushes on certain man or woman, you don’t totally just jump on the bandwagon and ask that person directly to have a date without thoroughly know about him or her first, right? I don’t deny that some really got the guts to do so anyway 😀

Anyway, back focusing on the book, what makes this book which I would say a must-read to all of you is because of knowledge and thoughts you can learn from 9 unique leaders which I have mentioned in the early part of this post. I must say that Johan and David done a magnificent job on publishing this book of wonders with sharing by leaders like Avinash Kaushik of Google, branding expert Martin Lindstrom, one of the well-known Scandinavian angel investors and entrepreneurs Mengmeng Du, Nelly Andersen of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, and other 5 more which you have to discover yourselves by buying and reading the book. Come on, there’s no thrill if sharing everything right? 😉

Therefore to let you have your share of increased curiosities on exploring fascinating contents of this book, I will not share further but recommending to you instead on purchasing this book at one of online stores below:

Amazon US
Amazon UK
AdLibris Sweden
Bokus Sweden

If you are so into marketing and digital like a die-hard fan, then this is a must-buy for you before it is sold out as I believe that this book is highly potential to be sold out really fast like hot and freshly-made pancakes or fresh-from-the-oven apple pies, if you are into food like myself as well! 😀

Till next posting, may you have a splendid day and evening where ever you are 😉

Specially Flown from the UK to Malaysia!

Direct from London’s West End and Broadway, the International Hit of “Let It Be” will make its first debut in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 14 – 19, 2016 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre! 😀

“The Beatles are back sending theater audiences dancing into the aisles” – Reuters

Annerin Productions which is the Producer will bring to Malaysia performances that you never got to see The Beatles ever perform. Relive the past from Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road, with favourite hits including Hard Day’s Night, Day Tripper, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Twist and Shout, Get Back, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, and Strawberry Fields.

This could also be an one-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans of The Beatles to enter a times capsule and turn back in time to what would have been John Lennon’s 40th Birthday – October 9, 1980. For one night, the fab four come together again on stage after a decade apart performing other hits like Back in the USSR, Live and Let Die, Got to Get you into My Life, My Sweet Lord, Hey Jude, and many more hits you never got to see performed live, on top of many other classics!

“Pure Beatles magic back on stage” – The Public Reviews, Liverpool

The original production which established itself as one of the West End’s most popular shows when it opened in 2012, also recently celebrated having performed over 1000 shows, showcased the music of the world’s most successful rock’n’roll band that charted the band’s meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the height of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces that was packed with all favorite hits of the The Beatles’ fans.

A night that never happened, but which feels so surreal is the feeling that are expected to be embraced by The Beatles’ fans for the upcoming “Let It Be” show!

Flown to Malaysia by AC Music Entertainment, the Show will be conducted according to schedules of times on days as below:
3:30pm (Saturday and Sunday)
8:30pm (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday)

Tickets can be bought online at TIcketCharge Malaysia with price range from RM 98 to RM588 per ticket for seating zones which can be referred below.

Plenary Hall Seating Plan FA v1 CO-01

But that’s not all, there is a special campaign for fans of The Beatles to reap from! 😀 You can get one free ticket with a purchase of two tickets from June 15 to July 10, 2016 – applicable to all categories of tickets selling at Normal Prices. Use promotion code B2F1 upon purchasing online to lock down this benefit! 😀

So, what are you waiting for? If you are a fan of The Beatles, don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be fully immersed in the unique experience and I look forward to meet you as well! 😀

The Real World of Drama


Holla peeps!

Today is the kick-off day of the annual Drama Festival Kuala Lumpur, which takes place until tomorrow at the Putra World Trade Centre! 😀

Datuk Rosyam Nor speaks on Acting at Drama Festival Kuala Lumpur 2016 - Photo by tonton / Media Prima Berhad

Datuk Rosyam Nor speaks on Acting at Drama Festival Kuala Lumpur 2016 – Photo by tonton / Media Prima Berhad

Taking over platforms of Social Media with key hash-tags #DFKL2016 and #DuniaDramaSebenar, this Festival gathers 11 industry experts to speak and share their knowledge regarding Acting, Animation, Directing, Image and Appearance, Cosmetics of Special Effects, and Communication Ethics in 4 different Workshop tracks. This Festival also become as the home of auditioning next generation of actors and actresses which surprisingly attracted huge interests by participants!

Ahmad Idham speaks on Directing at Drama Festival Kuala Lumpur 2016 - Photo by tonton / Media Prima Berhad

Ahmad Idham speaks on Directing at Drama Festival Kuala Lumpur 2016 – Photo by tonton / Media Prima Berhad

Further updates are browsable online by clicking on links to hash-tags, and also to official website of the Festival as shared above. Updates from myself will be posted once the Festival ends tomorrow! 😀

Cheerios folks!

Airlifting Malaysian Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Good morning folks!

Here’s something to share about regarding catching up with the craze blaze of entrepreneurship phenomenon which is currently booming up in the country.


Last night, a one-of-a-kind movement has been launched with the support by the Ministry of Finance, known as the Global Entrepreneurship Movement (GEM) with Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah which is the Secretary General (Treasury) representing the Ministry playing the role as the Patron of the Movement.

Tan Sri Irwan Serigar Abdullah officiating GEM 2016

The launching of the Movement took place last night at Makespace which is located within the Quill City Mall, KL whereby GEM serves as a Non-Government-Organisation providing a platform, collective of the ecosystem which include entrepreneurs of different industries from social entrepreneurship, technology, halal to creative sectors to converge.

Alongside the key functions played by GEM, the Movement also aspires to build, promote, internationalize and connect the Malaysia based entrepreneurship movement and ecosystem to the world which includes the investment sectors, business angels, private equity firms, venture capitalists and the likes.

“I’m joined on this NGO by community leaders from different networks who will support a strong partnership for Malaysia and our entrepreneurs. We’ve got some incredible entrepreneurs, business leaders and innovators who are present today. They see the promise of internationalising Malaysia and will support GEM’s vision where no one is deprived or denied from being an entrepreneur.“, said Tan Sri Dr. Mohd. Irwan Serigar Abdullah.

GEM Comittee

To kick-start things up, GEM is set to invest in a capacity building programme via a 2-day hackathon workshop for 300 university students at GREAT Kuching in Sarawak this April 2-3, 2016. GREAT Kuching is the ultimate gathering for all stages of entrepreneurs, startups and funding vehicles led by the National Strategic Unit (NSU) and the National Entrepreneur Development Office (NEDO), supported by theMalaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre Bhd (MaGIC). There will also be a year long programme done in partnership with Malaysia Debt Ventures Bhd (MDV) to assist entrepreneurs who have failed to rebuild their dreams, to be back up on their feets.

“GEM will be the first NGO that focuses on connecting, networking whilst fostering collaborations to internationalise Malaysia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem,” added Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah.

The launch event continued with pitching rounds from ecosystem players, a fundraising auction comprising of paintings by Johan Ishak and dinners with celebrities which are Bront Palarae, the KRU brothers – Yusry and Edry Halim, and Joe Flizzow.

Attendees were also seen fast to sign up as members for GEM with complimentary legal services being provided for the first 50 signups. Entry fee into the GEM starts from RM50 and is open to students, individuals and companies.