By innovation only. Yet another iPhone launch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Apple’s September 10 event ‘By innovation only’ marked the autumn season of premium smartphone launches. It is also a bellwether of what we can expect from the technology sector. Mark Twain’s ‘History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes’ fits especially well in the smartphone business. From a consumer perspective Apple’s 2019/20 iPhone range is basically … Read moreBy innovation only. Yet another iPhone launch

Planning and communications

Reading Time: 5 minutes Planning and communications: history (Account) Planning is a role focused on bringing the consumer into creative thinking. This then impacts channel choice as well. It started in advertising agencies in the mid 1960s. At the time account managers were using information provided by researchers. The problem was the poor and untimely use of the information. … Read morePlanning and communications

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 2 minutes If Nostalgia Isn’t What It Used to Be, Why Are We Living in the Past? | Newsweek – Our past keeps growing, and as it does, it continues to crowd out our present, shortening the already narrow nostalgia gap. If Tom Vanderbilt thought treating last month’s music as classic was silly, think about various #TBT … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 2 minutes WSJ City | Young Chinese Spending Creates Worrying Debt – looks like a credit bubble waiting to happen A European Perspective on Boeing’s 737 MAX Debacle: An “Existential Crisis” for a National Champion | naked capitalism – Boeing’s Crashes Expose Systemic Failings – fascinating Spiegel article of which this pulls out the highlights BangBros Acquires, … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Dieter Rams

Reading Time: < 1 minute I was watching the Dieter Rams documentary – Rams: Principles of Good Design by film maker Gary Hustwit and a small section jumped out at me. Digitisation diminishes our experience of things. Pictures appear and disappear one after the other without leaving a trace up here (pointing to his head). This goes insanely fast.  And … Read moreDieter Rams