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Asian woman observations

Marketing to the modern Asian woman: Trends to watch by Vic Corsi, Landor – WPP – “Shopping is a social activity and the goal is not necessarily to make a purchase. Group shopping is one of an Asian woman’s main hobbies—over 20 percent of Asian women go shopping every weekend with no expectation of purchasing. While she peruses the malls contemplating what to buy—either now or on some future shopping mission—the Asian woman is looking for brands to convince and entertain.” – the author is writing from a Singapore perspective, but still great content. The big challenge is that the asian woman as a demographic isn’t homogeneous. Shopping is an activity, partly because of air conditioning, which occurs in certain markets like Singapore or Hong Kong. But many asian women are very value orientated. A classic example of this Asian woman would be in lower tier Chinese cities, Indonesia or the Philippines where is the a huge difference in incomes. I suspect that the modern asian woman of the title is code for wealthy and relatively young.

Consumer behaviour

Report: Workers in China and India Most Likely to Play Hooky – WSJ

Design  : NEIGHBORHOOD C.W.P. ALT.Zippo – I love the way Neighbourhood puts pocket wear and tear on these to provide authenticity


A VC: Following Facebook Down The Wrong Path – interesting post on Facebook privacy


Text of Steve Jobs’ Commencement address (2005)

Talking To The Future Humans – Bruce Sterling | VICE


Japanese manufacturers see positive signs –


Irish Post bought as going concern – RTÉ News – this is potentially good news

UK Labour Party wants journalism licenses, will prohibit “journalism” by people who are “struck off” the register of licensed journalists – Boing Boing – this sounds very suspect

Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value – – e-education doesn’t necessarily work: schools are spending billions on technology, even as they cut budgets and lay off teachers, with little proof that this approach is improving basic learning


Questions Arise Over Yahoo’s Value as Buyers Weigh Bids –

Facebook: Sharing it all | The Economist – Facebook the sociopathic network


Communities Dominate Brands: Analysis of Smartphone Wars and 3 Big News last week or so: Part 1 of 3: Intel + Samung – Nokia = Tizen (not MeeGo)


Why do some people really hate Apple |

Michael Dell Advises Hewlett-Packard – – its about scale in other areas rather than margins


Sony Ericsson CEO: We Should Have Taken The iPhone More Seriously | TechCrunch

Chinese phone systems ‘no threat’ to Google – – yeah right