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

Things that made my day this week: I’d been tuning things out whilst working with my headphones and listening to: Puma have got on the K-Pop bandwagon to sell sneakers to Indonesians A vintage advert from Apple that was all about storytelling through its customers. What’s On Your PowerBook Nike have launched a more polished […]

Mac software recommendations

Why a list of Mac software recommendations and why me? I have been using Macs since my early cough, cough – ok let’s just say a long time. I bought my first Macs secondhand. The first one was a sit-up-and beg style Macintosh SE. This is in what nerds now call the Mac Classic style […]

Good strategy

Riffing of a couple of tweets on good strategy by Matt Holt. Strategy and planning are considered to be disrupted by changes in the advertising industry. It often boils down to ‘ who needs good strategy when you have big data / machine learning’. Big data tells you retrospectively where you should have zigged rather […]

The influencers post

Mark Ritson wrote an op-ed over at Marketing Week on influence and influencers. Whilst it lacked nuance on the subject area, a lot of what it said is true. Go over and have a read; I’ll be waiting for when you come back. Whilst I disagree on the finer points, what Ritson wrote needed to be […]

Charlie Stross at the Chaos Computer Club conference

Interesting lens on history, predictions and futurology by science fiction writer Charlie Stross. Culture has a role (and attendant responsibility) in shaping the direction of technology. Stross’ talk is an essay on unintended consequences, design, regulation and economics.