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    The new black gold

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 24/08/2018

    » Canadian Blake Dinkin is the creator and owner of the world's rarest and most expensive coffee, refined naturally by elephants — Black Ivory Coffee. Partnering with Ban Taklang in Surin and the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, Dinkin produces "elephant dung coffee". However, production of Black Ivory Coffee provides valuable income for elephant care-giving families, as well as students who are taught how to wash and dry the coffee. The mission of Black Ivory Coffee is to take a negative situation, namely human-elephant conflict and turn it into a positive one by creating a luxury product that helps not hurts elephants, as Dinkin tells Guru.

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    ShopBack, The Ultimate Middle Man

    Guru, Chris Raufeisen, Published on 28/07/2017

    » Did you know that there is a way to make money every time you spend it? Say hello to ShopBack, the future of e-commerce. ShopBack is a mobile phone app with a lengthy list of stores, vendors, and services offering the cheapest deals on everything from air travel to high heels and every transaction made through this app rewards shoppers with a decent percentage of their cash back. How is this possible? ShopBack operates solely off commission from these vendors and services. They take a majority of that commission and return it to the buyer. At the forefront of ShopBack is Kawin Prachanukul, a young and ambitious marketing guru who is the co-founder and country head of ShopBack Thailand. He was raised in Bangkok and has a degree in marketing from Thammasat Business School. He's been in e-commerce since leaving university, joining the operations team at Lazada, and then moving to Uber in 2014. Through his expertise and experience, he's made the leap to country head of this revolutionary start-up and was thrilled to give Guru the round-up on ShopBack.

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    Spiritual journeys on Bangkok's BTS

    Guru, Catherine Faulder, Published on 12/05/2017

    » Those familiar with the contemporary art circles of Thailand will know that Kamin Lertchaiprasert's name carries immense respect. The Silpakorn University graduate and former student of The Art Student League of New York has spent most of his career developing a deep interest in religion and philosophy. Previously known for co-founding The Land Foundation that turned rice fields into spaces for site-specific art and architectural projects, as well as a number of international solo exhibitions, Kamin will now, potentially, be known for something even more soul awakening. He is currently crowdfunding a pioneering art project that will give Bangkok its first ever city-wide mobile installation. The campaign, "Universal Connections" is set to wrap an entire BTS train, inside and out, with pieces of art composed of "spiritual fractals". We sat down with the talented artist to find out more about this exciting project. If you're interested in seeing this ground-breaking project made possible — come on, won't you be glad to say good riddance to all that flashy corporate advertising we're bombarded with on a daily basis? — be sure to make your contribution to "Universal Connections" via the crowdfunding platform asiola.co.th.

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    Travel with meaning

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 30/09/2016

    » Somsak "Pai" Boonkam is the founder and CEO of Local Alike (http://fb.com/LocalAlike), although he does prefer the title social worker, as this describes what he does through his noted social enterprise more accurately. Through various trips and travel packages arranged by Local Alike, he has connected travellers with various local communities to create a unique travel experience based on the concept of community-based tourism. Pai tells us how people can give back while expanding their horizons through travel.

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    Imported home brew

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 12/07/2016

    » Chant Khamthongthae's life story sounds like the plot of a melodrama. After winning the lottery, he chose to start a new life abroad. Then from a motorcycle taxi driver in Bangkok working hand-to-mouth, Chant became a well-known barista with 15 years of experiences in Sydney. The boot is on the other foot now.

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    Keeping Bangkok beautiful, naturally

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 09/03/2018

    » Ukrainian Maria Kalita and her husband own and operate Bangkok Soap Opera, an online shop that specialises in natural cosmetics. Kalita is a passionate soap maker with a great love for natural and health products. Her firm belief is that "Natural should not be expensive", so her handmade soap bars are priced at one baht per gram. Choosing local Thai herbs and old fashion methods help Kalita create 100% natural products, full of active ingredients and love. She also conducts workshops to help spread her vision for making and using natural cosmetics.

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    The bad boy of food returns

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 02/02/2018

    » A veteran on the Bangkok food scene, chef Jess Barnes has taken over the reins at Viva Market Thonglor and has transformed it into an all-day diner. Synonymous with Opposite Mess Hall, Barnes is re-inventing himself and the food he cooks.

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    Making politics palatable

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 23/06/2017

    » While you may already know about Shallow News in Depth — a very popular satirical news recap show on internet-based SpokeDark TV — and its co-hosts John Winyu and Por Mor, there's another person who's been very instrumental to its success. Her name is Janya "Rosie" Wongsurawat, John's older sister and Por Mor's wife, who graduated from Thammasat's Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication. As the show's producer and SpokeDark's co-founder, she's the brains behind its many popular shows. We talked with Rosie about SpokeDark's origins and its new show, her thoughts on the government's efforts to regulate the media and, most importantly, her favourite quote by Uncle Tu.

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    In the biker's seat

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 04/07/2016

    » There are plenty of reasons one would bike -- some bike to work, some compete in races, and some do it for health and recreation. But for Pwinn Rujikietkhomjron, his reasons to get behind the handlebars are all of the above.

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    The place to be

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 15/06/2016

    » With their focus on introducing sustainable tourism practices to local rural communities in order to improve quality of life, local-tourism website Local Alike has recently been chosen to represent Thailand in Chivas' The Venture campaign, a competition among the world's social-enterprise start-ups, with the winner receiving a US$1 million prize. Now in its second year, The Venture's final round of judging will occur sometime next month.

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