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

Reading Time: 1 minute Chinese netizens on Zara model controversy. I love Asian Boss’ qualitative interviews Anand Giridharadas on the modern gilded age and how we should be skeptical of plutocrat philanthropy. New Balance China tends to march to the beat of its own drum. But even I was surprised by these sweatshirts with new romantic type detailing. Samsung’s […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 1 minute Stone Island morphing, evolving print for its new collection | Dazed – why Stone Island isn’t cited more often as innovators is beyond me. It’s more than a football casual brand Elizabeth Warren plan to break up Amazon, Facebook, Google, big tech – Business Insider – this could get interesting How Makimoto’s Wave Explains the […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 1 minute Mark Ritson: It’s time to shut down digital marketing teams for good | Marketing Week – return to media neutral and evidence based marketing? Carmakers quitting Britain won’t blame Brexit – it’s not in their interest | The Guardian – classic reputation management; I don’t blame the Japanese for taking this approach Europe lagging on […]

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 […]

Is it western companies, or China in a financial crisis? Part 2

Reading Time: 4 minutes Apple and Jaguar Land Rover blamed the Chinese economy for their recent financial results. The truth is probably more complex. What factors are affecting affecting these businesses that aren’t directly related to the Chinese economy? China is a unique mobile environment and in some ways it mirrors the hopes (and fears) for the internet in […]