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Business

Customers hold key to entrepreneurs’ success

ENTREPRENEURS can still succeed in a globalised economy dominated by large corporations as long as they focus on and meet the needs of their customers, said Jeffrey A. Krames, author of I>The Jack Welch Lexicon of Leadership/I>.

Business

Nando’s spices up for expansion

NANDO#146;S Chickenland (M) Sdn Bhd #150; the casual dining franchise specialising originally in Afro Portuguese cuisine from Johannesburg, South Africa, and whose menu now includes a range of Malaysian dishes #150; is confident of growth this year, expects to be profitable and is even looking at a listing three years from now.

Health

Lingzhi – wonder mushroom

In traditional Chinese medicine, an odd looking woody mushroom (I>Ganoderma lucidum/I>) has a reputation as a panacea matched only by ginseng. This mushroom has been linked with life-giving and prolonging properties. It is praised as the 'Grass from Heaven' and has been proven clinically to prevent and cure diseases, and possibly, even help extend life.

Lifestyle

A soap of your making

A hot tub full of fragrant lavender water, pearly white shells adorning a soap dish and alluring scent of sandalwood lingering on your skin.

Lifestyle

The Snake Charmer

USUALLY constellations rich in legend have a pattern of stars which, with the application of some imagination, can suggest the object they are named after and contain at least some bright stars.

Nation

Johor plans large-scale cultivation of forest herbs

The state government has proposed the setting up of plantations for herbs and spices in Johor to avoid depleting supplies of highly valued and rare plants with medicinal value from the forests.

Health

Hairy problem

A potpourri of common ailments and possible herbal remedies.

Lifestyle

Ageing and the immune system

OUR immune system works around the clock in thousands of different ways, but it does its work largely unnoticed. The only time we really notice our immune system is when it fails - we catch a cold, suffer bouts of diarrhoea or experience allergies.

Health

Making use of local herbs

Pegaga in the garden ? the fresh leaves of pegaga or even the dried ones may be taken as an infusion.

Lifestyle

Making use of local herbs

Pegaga in the garden ? the fresh leaves of pegaga or even the dried ones may be taken as an infusion.