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

Reading Time: 1 minute Chinese netizens on Zara model controversy. I love Asian Boss’ qualitative interviews Anand Giridharadas on the modern gilded age and how we should be skeptical of plutocrat philanthropy. New Balance China tends to march to the beat of its own drum. But even I was surprised by these sweatshirts with new romantic type detailing. Samsung’s … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

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

Reading Time: 2 minutes Things that made my day this week> I first knew of Hiroshi Fujiwara though his work on old school Japanese hip-hop label Major Force. He was cited as an influence in Bomb The Bass’ first album Into The Dragon. His influence has been much bigger in terms of streetwear and Harajuku culture that fuelled fashion … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 1 minute Upgrade to 5G Costs $200 Billion a Year, May Not Be Worth It | Advertising Age – this will be interesting. 3G mobile networks were in a similar position at launch. Three didn’t manage to build a business selling football clips… Why Is There No Freighter Equivalent of the Airbus A380? – this is explains … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 2 minutes WSJ City | Gig work may stifle some startups – a gig firm’s entry into a given area caused a decline in the number of unfunded and underfunded Kickstarter campaigns launched locally a year later Ctrip launches global rebrand to Trip.com – interesting staking out global ambitions against Agoda, Booking.com and Expedia Google Translate: Telefonini … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Reading Time: 1 minute Things that made my day this week: KFC China launched a virgin mojito drink with a 1960s feel to the ad. Its a bit of an odd product for KFC, even in China particularly with its positioning against drinking. Quite how the product development process and consumer insight worked to produce it is beyond me. … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五)