Point of Inflection

Reading Time: 2 minutes A point of inflection is a mathematic term that describes the point on a curve where the gradient is naught (zero). Its the point at which everything changes, what sociologists and marketers call the tipping poing. Technological progress (and market adoption technology) often moves foward through paradigm shifts which can be shown as a series … Read morePoint of Inflection

In The Sandpit

Reading Time: < 1 minute Great article in the Guardian Online on the dangers of selling internationally, but not thinking the same way from a geographer employed at Microsoft. Lessons that all international marketers should learn from. Selected highlights include: – Showing the disputed Kashmir region as not belonging in India on a map used for setting timezones on a … Read moreIn The Sandpit

Who is Gary Winnick (and why I am writing about him?)

Reading Time: 4 minutes You may not know Gary Winnick, but at one time the fund manager who looked after your pension probably knew his name. For two decades Gary worked at the sharp practice end of capitalism. In the 1980s he worked with Michael Milken Drexel Burnham Lambert (Drexel) selling junk bonds. These were used to finance some … Read moreWho is Gary Winnick (and why I am writing about him?)

No Apple Product Launches Until September at Earliest (updated)

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to Dow Jones, Steve Jobs has taken August off to recover from cancer surgery:Apple CEO Jobs Has Surgery To Remove Cancerous Tumor Sunday August 1, 11:45 PM EDT NEW YORK — Steve Jobs, chief executive of personal computer maker Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL) and animation studio Pixar Animation Studio (PIXR), underwent surgery to remove … Read moreNo Apple Product Launches Until September at Earliest (updated)

Entrepreneurship – no thanks we’re British

Reading Time: 2 minutes There is an interesting article Sunk before they’ve even begun in the July/August issue of Real Business magazine regarding the effect of student debt on entrepreneurship. The article, was interesting because it touched on a seldom visited area, a number of articles have already been written to the effect that fewer students are going to … Read moreEntrepreneurship – no thanks we’re British