Thursday, February 22, 2007

Batteries for electric cars on lease - good idea ?

Most consumers do not like to take risks, especially on expensive UNTESTED purchases. Even so the product might not be too costly, the UNTESTED label tends to put people off. Fuel-cell cars, hybrid cars, and electric cars - who have thought of buying and owning one of these, if availabe in Singapore ?

Many forum feedbacks I've read has highlighted the congestion and crowds in Singapore in the years to come when the population goal is targeted at 6.5million. Sometimes, I do not understand why Singaporeans are buying bigger and bigger cars when the city is just of the right size to be the test-bed of these energy-friendly hybrid or electric cars.

Do you think Singaporeans are resistant to adopting new technologies ?

Norway's Think has a interesting business model here that encourages the adoption of clean-technology - Buy an electric car, lease the battery. This reduces the risk that consumers have to take about the car reliability. Well now, is it time we should go along this way ?

When the population hits 6.5million, you would not want Singapore to be like Hong Kong - economically, and financially competitive but just TOO POLLUTED!

Start-up companies to watch

These are the 25 start-up companies to watch (source: Business 2.0), for some web applications.

On a personal level, I have tried and How about you ?

Out of the 25, which do you think will make it ?

Monday, February 19, 2007

The Chain Gang

Instead of getting a red packet (Ang Pow-Hokkien, 红包-Mandarin) during Chinese New Year, I got this from eastcoastlife. I was constantly reminded NOT TO BREAK the chain (or I'll be down with bad luck for the entire year).

1) Create a new post on your blog.
2) Copy and Paste the entire list of blog links below.Make sure the links are active and correct.
3) Add any blogs that you want to include near the top of the list. (Optional)
4) Include the blog where you first got the list from, on the list in your post.
5) Do not include your own blog link on the list in your post since this isn’t about self-promotion.
6) Make sure that all links are copied intact.
7) Publish the Post.

People will notice the incoming links, and hopefully write their own z-list posts. The result will be that we all get more links pointing to our blogs, and more readers - and a higher Page Rank!

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