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Toshio Nakanishi aka Tycoon To$h

Toshio Nakanishi of Major Force and Skylab has died aged 61 – FACT Magazine – so long Tycoon To$h. I knew of Toshio Nakanishi through his work alongside Hiroshi Fujiwara on the Major Force label producing amazing hip hop tracks. I didn’t know until much later that Toshio Nakanishi had been a member of The Plastics – think a Japanese take on the B-52s or Devo. Toshio Nakanishi met his wife through The Plastics and they went on to form Melon together. From Melon, Toshio Nakanishi branched into hip hop and trip hop under different guises.

Business

The case for creativity | Cannes Lions – which should have a sub heading ‘Pockets of financial performance that 3G Capital (Kraft Foods / Heinz) will miss out on’

Warren Buffett’s letter to Berkshire Hathaway investors explains how to use fear to your advantage — Quartz – First, widespread fear is your friend as an investor, because it serves up bargain purchases. Second, personal fear is your enemy. It will also be unwarranted.

‘Uber Is Doomed’, Argues Transportation Reporter – Slashdot

Economics

Saudi Arabia’s Oil Wealth Is About to Get a Reality Check – Bloomberg  – only about 20% of what Saudi Arabia has bargained on which will make their sovereign fund plan difficult to achieve

Scraping by on six figures? Tech workers feel poor in Silicon Valley’s wealth bubble | Technology | The Guardian – great indicators of a bubble

Economic Research | Age Discrimination and Hiring of Older Workers – interesting research by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Innovation

Who Needs GPS? The Forgotten Story of Etak’s Amazing 1985 Car Navigation System | Fast Company | Business + Innovation – this is an epic piece of engineering. They had to make their own maps and relied on in car sensors to do dead reckoning calculations from.

Marketing

Australia found the Achilles’ heel of tobacco companies, and a record number of smokers quit – inverse proof of how valuable brand and design are

Media

How to Self-Publish a Novel in 2017 | Zhubert – I’d imagine that this is also true for non-fiction

Which Grand Tour presenter should you be mates with? | The Grand Tour | The Guardian – since when did the Guardian start doing Buzzfeed listicles? Since Amazon got native advertising done for The Grand Tour

Web of no web

MWC 2017: Telcos cannot afford another ‘OTT’ in the IoT age – NEC | total telecom – changes business model of IoT businesses

Sony Xperia Touch projector makes any surface a multitouch computer (nifty, expensive niche product) – Liliputing – its lovely tech and a really nice design, but the price is hard to justify