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

Reading Time: 1 minute TV shopping channels are huge in Korea. Asian Boss did this great interview with Choi Hyun-woo, one of the most successful shopping TV pitchmen (pitchwoman) in Korea. Good document on how consumer behaviour and technology will affect the future of retailing and e-commerce by Sparks & Honey. Truth, Trust and The Future of Commerce from … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

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

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

Reading Time: 1 minute This video on the 1970s and 1980s Mercedes 300D is instructive in terms of the amount of work that was put into industrial design. What would now be called user experience in a more digital world. Japan had a culture of non-fiction informational manga as well as the stuff that we’re used to seeing in … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Automata Eve launch

Reading Time: 3 minutes Automata Eve launched the other week and I got to go along to their headquarters just off the Pentonville Road to find out more. Automata Eve first impressions At £5,000, the Automata Eve sits at a weird place in robot manufacture. It’s an expensive hobby device or a lightweight industrial product. Automata freely admitted that … Read moreAutomata Eve launch

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 … Read moreIs it western companies, or China in a financial crisis? Part 2