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Akiba-kei

Published: (Updated: ) in japan |日本 | 일본, jargon watch | 術語定義 | 용어의 정의 | 用語の定義 by .

Akiba-kei – A Japanese word meaning related to Akihabara. Akihabara or ‘Electric Town’ was the place in Tokyo where you could go to get everything from electronic components to new and vintage devices. The electronic component shops inspired generations of budding engineers that went on to work for the likes of Sony and Panasonic. Think […]

PSP + more news

Published: (Updated: ) in business | 商業 | 상업 | ビジネス, design | 設計 | 예술과 디자인 | デザイン, gadget | 小工具 | 가제트 | ガジェット, ideas | 想法 | 생각 | 考える, innovation | 革新 | 독창성 | 改変, japan |日本 | 일본, media | 媒體 | 미디어 | メディア, online | 線上 | 온라인으로 | オンライン, retailing | 零售 | 소매업 | 小売業, style | 時尚 | 유행 | ファッション, technology | 技術 | 기술 | テクノロジー, wireless | 無線 |무선 네트워크 | 無線 by .

PSP The PSP has fired the imagination of grass roots developers already, which bodes well for its competition from Gizmondo – the Tiger and Microsoft-backed alternative. Nintendo’s DS doesn’t make claims to be any form of ‘convergence device’, but an honest mobile games console which focuses on playability rather than speeds and feeds. iPSP allows […]

Marketing crisis

Published: (Updated: ) in branding | 品牌推廣 | 브랜드 마케팅 | ブランディング, consumer behaviour | 消費者行為 | 소비자 행동, japan |日本 | 일본, jargon watch | 術語定義 | 용어의 정의 | 用語の定義, luxury | 奢華 | 사치 | 贅沢, marketing | 營銷 | 마케팅 | マーケティング by .

Marketing crisis in competence and capability: Creative Business has a great leading article based on research conducted by The Marketing Society and McKinsey called Marketing in Crisis. When you think about the marketing crisis, you also need to think about the people providing the feedback. Other board colleagues might have a stilted or inaccurate view […]

Jarhead by Anthony Swofford & other books

Published: (Updated: ) in culture | 文明 | 미디어와 예술 | 人文, japan |日本 | 일본, media | 媒體 | 미디어 | メディア, oprah time | 書評 | 서평 : 文芸批評, thailand | 泰國 | 태국 | タイ国 by .

I have been reading a number of books over the past few weeks, first up is Jarhead. This is the memoir of a marine sniper turned English teacher and his recollections from serving during the first Gulf War. Jarhead is well written and painfully honest. Anthony Swofford’s Jarhead exposes the tedium and the base attraction […]

Ugly Americans by Ben Mezrich

Published: (Updated: ) in economics | 經濟學 | 경제학 | 経済, finance | 은행업, japan |日本 | 일본, oprah time | 書評 | 서평 : 文芸批評 by .

My book of the moment is Ugly Americans by Ben Mezrich. Ben previously wrote Bringing Down the House; a book about a group of maths geeks who take on the Las Vegas casinos by team playing with a gambling system and making a killing at poker. In Ugly Americans, Ben turns his attention to hedge funds exploiting […]