Oprah time: China’s Disruptors by Edward Tse

Reading Time: 3 minutes Reading China’s Disruptors by Edward Tse is a great primer on how China’s enterprises are structured differently to foreign companies. The government / private relationship is a complex one. Tse does a good job at explaining it well. This alone is a good reason to read the book. Tse’s background as China based management consultant […]

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Reading Time: 1 minute Sky, Unilever and McDonald’s slash UK ad spend as Brexit approaches | The Drum – not terribly surprising. Though there is an argument for a counter-cyclical strategy, which is how Proctor and Gamble built their brand in the US during the great depression via sponsored radio plays and serials which gave us the ‘soap opera’ […]

Oprah Time AngloArabia by David Wearing

Reading Time: 1 minute I got sent a copy of AngloArabia and was interested in having a read of it. I grew up at a time when the Gulf states influence grew through OPEC. I started my work life with a brief time in the oil and gas industry. Since then I have moved on through a number of […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes 100 spies will monitor all SMS and email that goes in and out of Norway | Nettavisen – original in Norwegian Smart Speaker Market Takes Off in Holiday Quarter | Consumer Intelligence Research Partners – interesting that you’re starting to see multi-speaker households (1/3rd of US households who own a smart speaker device own more […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 1 minute Fliers Find an Old Friend on More Planes: Empty Seats – WSJ – Airlines’ average passenger loads first crossed 80% capacity in 2007, after climbing from 55% in 1978 Friends Don’t Let Friends Become Chinese Billionaires | Forbes – not surprised by the executions, as Balzac said, behind every great business lies a crime. And […]