Category: france | 法國 | 프랑스 | フランス

  • March 2024 newsletter – no. 8

    March 2024 newsletter introduction Welcome to my March 2024 newsletter which marks my 8th issue. I am glad that I have moved to the eighth issue. In between St Patrick’s day happening in March, and the number 8 being lucky according to the Chinese in a good place – I figure its a good omen…

  • Vicki Dutton

    Vicki Dutton (or Vicky Dutton) was a fashion pioneer. Dutton was married to an Irish-born British civil servant working under the first Lee Kuan Yew administration of a self-run Singapore. She was a Malay woman living in Singapore. Singapore was recovering from the Japanese occupation, but there were still a large amount of social and…

  • 2023 – that was twenty twenty three

    2023 has been an eventful year. I thought it made sense to go back and reflect on everything that has gone on this year. I was inspired to do this after coming across a similar post that I had done for 2005. Contrary to what much of the tech sector believed just six months earlier,…

  • Guided by ideology + more things

    Guided by ideology China’s rule is described by the German government as guided by ideology. Germany has pulled away from its historic strategy due to China’s approach being guided by ideology. The classification of systemic rival due to China’s guided by ideology approach sets the German government against pro-China businesses including BASF, Daimler-Benz, Deutsche Telekom…

  • November 2023 newsletter – fourth time unlucky?

    November 2023 newsletter introduction You’re still reading? Great! Welcome to my November 2023 newsletter which marks my 4th issue. I am not excessively superstitious – but living in Hong Kong rubbed off a bit on me. I developed a love of milk tea, found the ‘hit women’ cathartic and am still leery of the number…

  • Dimensions of luxury

    Dimensions of luxury as a post came together thinking about fictional influence account Gstaad Guy, Horizon Catalyst’s New Codes of Luxury report and Sense Worldwide’s Future of Luxury report. Dimensions of luxury breaks down into three areas which Catalyst calls: Nowadays, most luxury brands won’t fit neatly into these classifications. For instance the Swiss watch…

  • Deluxe – how luxury lost it’s lustre

    I had this copy of Deluxe on my shelf for a while and finally managed got round to reading it. Deluxe – how luxury lost its lustre was written by Dana Thomas. Dana knows the subject that she’s talking about. Dana Thomas Dana Thomas is a Paris-based journalist who covered the fashion industry. Thomas started…

  • August 2023 newsletter – the pioneer edition

    August 2023 newsletter The August 2023 newsletter was inspired by LinkedIn’s in-built newsletter function. It’s almost the bank holiday so I thought I would spend some time to try out the newsletter function in LinkedIn. If you’re reading this, you’re a pioneer! If this goes well I will put one out each month. You can…

  • Decivilisation + more things

    Decivilisation President Macron The Threat of Decivilisation | Quillette – President Macron when having a Chatham House type discussion with sociology experts used the phrase processus de décivilisation – as a descriptor for the widespread civil and political unrest that has rocked France. On the face of it, decivilisation is an appropriate term if Macron believed…