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See a container of Cup Noodles at a convenience store and you might think of dorm rooms and cheap calories.  But there was a time when eating from the product’s iconic packaging exuded cosmopolitanism, when the on-the-go meal symbolized possibility – a Japanese industrial food with an American flair.  Cup Noodles – first marketed in […]
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UK cosmetics company Lush has announced its decision to leave Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat, saying its decision reflects concerns about the alleged effects of these social networks on the mental health of their users. The brand will maintain its presence on Twitter and YouTube. Lush has more than 900 stores worldwide, and some 10.6 million followers between Facebook […]
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A highly critical article in The Verge, “Hey Siri, what happened?”, discusses an issue many of us have been observing for some time: that Apple’s home assistant is noticeably less intelligent and more limited than its competitors such as Alexa or Google Assistant. The usage test confirms it: ten years after Siri’s introduction, if you […]
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In “The Variant,” an episode from the Disney+ hit streaming show “Loki,” it’s tough to miss the barrage of product placements, with fast-paced action and dialogue taking place in front of Charmin toilet paper, Dove soap and Arm & Hammer deodorant. At one point, Loki barrels down an aisle with vacuum cleaners and fights off […]
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LinkedIn has warned its advertisers that it is eliminating its video stories, thus becoming the second social network, after Twitter pulled the plug in July on Fleets, to realize that strategies based on literal copies of other social networks’ features don’t always pan out. When Instagram decided to copy Snapchat’s ephemeral stories format, it took a product from […]
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Digital Transformation is about creating new opportunities for your business to drive innovation and efficiency, to improve how your teams work, and to leapfrog ahead of competitors, all with the goal of delivering new and improved customer experiences. Every industry is undergoing a transformation. Customers are expecting more and retaining them is increasingly difficult as […]
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Transforming Value Chains with Networks In the past few months, I’ve been working hard to provide Platform Design Toolkit adopters and our readers with a clearer representation of the evolution of digitally enabled markets. I shared our understanding of digital markets as distributed in three major layers, that of infrastructures, aggregators and long tail markets. I’ve explained how aggregators play a key role in an […]

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On the surface, Japan seems to have all the ingredients for successful organising and digital campaigning. It is a longtime democracy with high levels of broadband penetration and newspaper readership. Japan also retains global economic influence. It is the world’s third largest economy and companies like Toyota, Uniglo, Sony and Panasonic are visible global brands. The reality is […]
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A fairly common characteristic of successful start-ups is charismatic, driven founders with take-no-prisoner competitive mentalities, as was illustrated earlier in this chapter in the example of Kalanick and the leadership values at Uber. After all, it takes a thick skin and powerful ego to get through the inevitable disappointments that confront a start-up leader. Often, […]

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This article was originally published here: Benjamin Wong – Co-Founder and CEO of TranSwap Private Limited The cost of international funds transfers so appalled Benjamin Wong that he came up with a cheaper solution, and has been developing fintech solutions ever since. What’s your story? The idea behind TranSwap first came to me during the […]
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This article was originally published here: Jonathan Quek – Founder and CEO of Globotix Through the use of robots Jonathan Quek is transforming the cleaning industry whilst raising the status of the workers. What’s your story? I’m an entrepreneur. I’ve always loved to try out new things, create something from scratch, even in unfamiliar domains […]
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This article was originally published here: Katrina Julia – Founder & CEO of FIT Life Creation What’s your story? My story includes shifting from Fear to Faith, Self Hate to Love, Corporate to Calling, Lies to Love, Devaluing to Purity, Pain to Purpose and Bondage to Freedom. More on my story here and here https://www.fitlifecreation.com/creatorhttps://www.fitlifecreation.com/post/how-transformation-is-required-to-create-a-life-and-business-you-love-creator-series […]

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Theranos was, from the outset, too good to be true: Elizabeth Holmes met every stereotype of the time, a Stanford dropout who set up healthcare technology company Theranos in the early noughties and was able to attract powerful and influential investors, media advisors, and constantly announce major deals. The only problem was that the fundamental premise on which the company was built, […]
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Face masks, plexiglass dividers, proof of vaccine and photo IDand strict seating assignments: This might not sound like your ideal night out at the theatre. But as performance venues across the country begin raising the curtain once more, such regulations will likely become part of the “new normal.” While many of these rules may appear unprecedented, COVID-19 protocols […]
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