Jargon watch: yellow economic cycle

Reading Time: 2 minutes The yellow economic cycle has manifested itself as a positive boycott. The anti ELAB protest movement in Hong Kong exposed the fracture lines between pro-Beijing (blue) and pro-Hong Kong sides (yellow). Some of Hong Kong business community came out and criticised the protestors. This resulted in consumers boycotting their business. Maxim’s The classic example of … Read moreJargon watch: yellow economic cycle

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hong Kong’s Industrial History : How Plastic Flowers Built A Global Metropolis – In the years after World War II, buying a bunch of plastic flowers was trendy, not tacky, and Li Ka-shing built their novelty into a business empire that now spans the globe – more on Hong Kong here Airline vlogger faces backlash, … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Lovemarks

Reading Time: 3 minutes A decade and a half ago Kevin Roberts wrote his book Lovemarks. In reality, Roberts reiterated the factors needed for a successful (consumer) brand. Though much of it would benefit a business-to-business brand as well. Indeed someone like Snap-On are are a great example of this. I took the piss out of Roberts book after … Read moreLovemarks

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 6 minutes K-Pop: idol speculation | Financial Times – how Korea’s military service impacts the country’s talent management companies. There is a movement to try and have idol artists become exempt from military service. Will BTS look good with crew cuts and camouflage? China’s Tech Ban Could Have Grave Long-Term Consequences | Hardware | TechNewsWorld – This … 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: 2 minutes Horace Dediu on the transformation of the car into a smartphone. Not a technology revolution that particularly excites me. I prefer things that can kill me to be using highly reliable real time operating systems with no real time network connectivity – if they have to run software at all. Former Thai finance minister Suchart … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지