ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 2 minutes China’s richest tycoons hit by debt defaults, arrests and suicides in 2019 amid tightening regulation | South China Morning Post  – billionaire’s problems, but an interesting read. A lot of Chinese corporates haven’t adapted well to the slow down in growth. Secondly, many of them have been caught in Xi’s prosecution of corrupt government officials … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Jargon watch: truth decay

Reading Time: < 1 minute Truth decay was a concept that I came across when reading Monocle’s Forecast issue. Michael D Rich is the head of the The RAND Corporation – a not for profit think tank. When he was interviewed and described as being preoccupied with ‘truth decay’. Truth decay occurs when society and the body politic can’t even … Read moreJargon watch: truth decay

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: < 1 minute Inside China’s Push to Turn Muslim Minorities Into an Army of Workers – The New York Times – wants to remake them into loyal blue collar workers Kapor Capital – Cultural impact – software innovator Mitch Kapor on VC investing ‘Social Mentality’ Report Reveals Telling Trends in Happiness | Sixth Tone – Chinese people are … 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 Volkswagen Beatle – after seven decades Volkswagen is finally saying goodbye to its most iconic vehicle. It seems the Beatle won’t make it into the electric future of Volkswagen. We lost visual futurist Syd Mead at the end of 2019. Mead was best known now as the stylist on Blade Runner, but had worked for … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Jargon watch: treasure hunt

Reading Time: < 1 minute Treasure hunt as defined by NPD is the process of consumers bargain hunting. It might be discounted pricing on items or looking for substitute pre-owned products. Discounted items used to be seen in the retail trade as the preserve of older consumers alongside couponing. But as empirical experience going along to discount outlets show bargain … Read moreJargon watch: treasure hunt