Moments before Jobs arrived, the PR person for Apple walked to Watson and told him: “I just want to let you know Steve Jobs hates photographers.” Imagine you have 60mins with one of the most powerful people on Earth and he hates you. Photographer Albert Watson did not have to imagine – it was his […]
When I published the last post, a business head at an early stage startup messaged to tell me he related to the problem firsthand. With that validation, this post is a natural extension to the last one. If you were a navigator surfing the oceans thousands of years ago, you would be guided by the […]
When the covid vaccine (if it does) finally hits the market, don’t be that school boy (literally me!) who forgets all his school textbooks after the exams and runs crazy to the playground without a worry in the world about the next level of classes! I am gonna focus on the aspect of remote selling […]
The year is 1899. ◙ Vacuum cleaner is still not invented ◙ Gillette is yet to invent safety razors ◙ It is still hard to beat the summer heat coz air conditioner is not a thing yet ◙ Wilbur and Orville Wright are still at their bicycle shop, dreaming and attempting to build the first human flight […]
I ran a poll yesterday on LinkedIn yesterday and the results are very interesting to say the least. The choices to make for the participants was: Now blow this up to a real-life version where subscriptions ranging from your morning coffee to your newspaper have millions in subscribers – imagine the number of folks falling […]
If you are a Tolkien fan, you most probably know what a Palantir is: an indestructible ball of crystal, used for communication and to see events in whether past or future. One of the story’s villains in The Lord of the Rings, the wizard Saruman, uses a palantir to surveil his enemies. And that exactly is the name of […]
Why do we buy luxurious goods? Does a $10000 wine taste twice as better as a $5000 wine? Does owning a limited edition Lamborghini makes you more happier than a Ferrari 488?
“Tencent’s culture is like a shark womb” Andy Mok In 2010 Allan Zhang took his 10 member team to a little dark room in Guangzhou, one-and-a half-hour’s drive from Tencent’s head office. Two months later he came out with a product that propelled Tencent into the biggest publicly traded company in China. The product was WeChat. […]
Will it rain today? Will it rain, the next week? Will there be a covid vaccine by year end? Forecasting is a complex science.
If there is one time-travel movie I want made – it would be about the year 2014.
WhatsApp is not in US control but China’s and events that follow are not the same.