Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Things that made my day this week: In terms of the news agenda, the iPhone X launch dominated the news. I wrote about it here and here.  This image from the Chinese internet summed everything about the launch up for me. We’re in a place of innovation stuckness at the moment – we’re celebrating incremental […]

Marketers: you are not a goldfish and neither is anyone else

Reading Time: 3 minutes I have grown tired of a ridiculous statistic being used so frequently that it becomes marketing truth. It’s regurgitated in articles, blog posts, social media and presentations. The problem with it is that affects the way marketers view the world and conduct both planning and strategy. The picture below is a goldfish, his name is […]

Links of the day | 在网上找到

Reading Time: 1 minute Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Are More Popular Than Older Models | Inside Andy Rubin’s Quest to Create an OS for Everything | Wired  – wasn’t that a historical Windows vision, there is a tension between general purpose and specialist In China, Herd of ‘Gray Rhinos’ Threatens Economy – – Chinese conglomerates who […]

Oprah Time: Asian Godfathers by Joe Studwell

Reading Time: 1 minute I’d read Joe Studwell’s How Asia Works over lunar new year so Asian Godfathers was an obvious follow-on. Studwell dealt directly with there reasons for East Asia’s economic growth and Southeast Asia’s failing to follow them. Studwell attached this same subject through through a different lens. In Asian Godfathers, he tells the story through Asia’s business tycoons; from […]

Links of the day | 在网上找到

Reading Time: 2 minutes The End of Employees – WSJ – temp agencies, zero-hour contracts, outsourcing, asset-light businesses, focusing on core competences etc etc all driven by revenue per employee metrics. You can thank McKinsey & Company for the ‘thought leadership’ that brought on this sorry state Is This the World’s Most Expensive Strawberry? | – interesting how the […]