Most popular blog posts of 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s that time of year again when I reflect on the things that I’ve done and what I can learn from the year. I wanted to get this out there whilst I still have a bit of respite from the holiday cheer.  In reverse order Reuse, re-edit and remix – the quality and impact of […]

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 1 minute Things that made my day this week: Naomi Wu on the nascent open source culture developing in China. It isn’t just about China taking anymore but contributing. Ari Saal Forman’s Menthol 10s took a swipe at corporate culture and big tobacco. The ambiguous nature of the male host business in Japan is highlighted in this […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 2 minutes FOMO in China is a $7 billion industry | Marketplace – the Chinese payment for knowledge Podcast business dwarves ad funding and Patreon-like services. Many of them are like bank analyst type reports as audio books Luxury Daily Rimowa seeks to offer more than suitcases to its ‘purposeful travelers’ – marketing and design is going […]

Ramblings on loose networks and social connections

Reading Time: 2 minutes I went to a family funeral and got to think about loose networks and social connections. In Ireland the tradition for a funeral is: As soon as possible after death, the body goes to the funeral home. A coroner will have had to sign off on it The body is put on exhibition in the […]

Ramblings on consumption

Reading Time: 5 minutes We think of consumption as part of the very stuff of modern life. I clear out items on eBay. My Mum and Dad have boxes of things unopened since they moved house in 1981. A lady who lived up the road who died last year had people working for five days to clear out the […]