6531
A brief history of Uniqlo, the clothing company that's changing everything | Thinknum Media
Uniqlo in general is not about style. It specializes in basics. It sells clothing, not fashion. Unlike competitors Zara and H&M, which produce hundreds of different trendy products each season, Uniqlo's staples are jeans, sweaters, jackets, etc. Uniqlo does not pay attention to trends. It sells pieces that fit seamlessly into the customer's wardrobe. All ornament and design are stripped away. In many ways, nothing about a Uniqlo piece stands out.
frixion-fric.psy 
yesterday
We Still Don’t Know Whether Uber Is a Real Business - Bloomberg
Uber has taken in more than $15 billion from stock sales and borrowings, and that cash has let Uber dream big
frixion-fric.psy  uber.brd 
2 days ago
One man designed and built the ultimate bush plane | Ars Technica
It all started when the engine in Mike Patey's Wilga 2000 failed
frixion-fric.psy 
6 days ago
Book Review: Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence by Rachel Sherman | LSE Review of Books
reconciling extreme wealth with the desire for moral legitimacy
--------------------------
At the core of her argument is the proposition that the wealthy do not simply use consumption to publicly display economic power and solidify social status (contrary to Veblen). Rather, she explores how the affluent seek to avoid the stigma associated with exorbitant wealth by emphasising the modesty of their spending, using money for social purposes and raising children in a non-materialistic fashion.
frixion-fric.psy  anxiety.psy 
7 days ago
I appealed an unfair private parking charge and won | This is Money
This whole case has left a bitter taste in the mouth. We have a BP garage a few minutes up the road from where we live with an M&S attached.

Previously, we would frequently pop in to buy fuel and pick up a few essentials when in a rush, such as bread and milk.

However, we simply refuse to go anymore. 

Sure, that sounds bitter and petty – but if a firm ever annoys you, I find it best to vote with your feet.
frixion-fric.psy 
11 days ago
The Specialist: Amazon.co.uk: Charles Sale, William Kermode: 9780285632264: Books
“I love gifting The Specialist, a tiny little book written in the ‘30s by Chic Sale. It’s about a fictional carpenter called Lem Putt, who builds crappers. But these outhouses are the most considered, the most empathetic constructions you can imagine. He’ll suggest techniques like locating the outhouse past the wood pile, so when folks are going out to use the bathroom, they can come back with wood in their hands, rather than making it obvious they’ve just been doing their business. When you see how much thought and craft can go into building a bogger, you understand how much better we can all be at our chosen craft. Oh, and because it has been around forever, it’s fun gifting old school second hand versions, that feel like they’ve already inspired other folks to elevate their craft. I hope it makes the recipient feel more like they’re receiving ancient wisdom that has already served others well.”
— Andy Fallshaw, CEO of Bellroy
13 days ago
Should big tech be broken up? - John Kay
But complacency among these tech giants is not the issue. Far from it—the big tech firms are highly active in cementing their positions, not always through innovation, but often through defensive acquisition.

But most of the complaints about FANGs and other new companies come from people who dislike the process of competition, or at least its results. They want to preserve existing business models. They want to sustain high street shops, even as fewer and fewer people want to go to them. They regret the decline of newspapers, although we now get our news more rapidly, and from more diverse sources. They cannot accept that the internet diminishes the need for public libraries, or renders much of the traditional publishing industry redundant. They long for the reliable routine of the schedules of the traditional broadcaster.

Like Amazon, Google and Netflix, Facebook has prospered because its founders invested in producing a service that consumers love.

We should distinguish companies which have become large through success from those which have become successful by eliminating competition.
frixion-fric.psy 
13 days ago
Shane Parrish on Twitter: "23. Some warnings signs that increase the likelihood of stupidity are (environment, the pace of change, rushing, physically tired, hyper-focus, authority, consensus-seeking behavior)."
heuristics
23. Some warnings signs that increase the likelihood of stupidity are (environment, the pace of change, rushing, physically tired, hyper-focus, authority, consensus-seeking behavior).
frixion-fric.psy 
13 days ago
Shane Parrish on Twitter: "17. Put things on a reversibility/consequence grid —irreversible and high consequence decisions likely require more time. The rest of the time you can usually go fast."
heuristics
17. Put things on a reversibility/consequence grid —irreversible and high consequence decisions likely require more time. The rest of the time you can usually go fast.
frixion-fric.psy 
13 days ago
Shane Parrish on Twitter: "15. If you’re outside your circle of competence and still have to make a decision, ask experts HOW they would make the same decision not WHAT they would decide."
heuristic
15. If you’re outside your circle of competence and still have to make a decision, ask experts HOW they would make the same decision not WHAT they would decide.
frixion-fric.psy 
13 days ago
Shane Parrish on Twitter: "8. Look for win-win decisions. If someone absolutely has to lose, you’re likely not thinking hard enough or you need to make structural/environmental changes."
hueristics
8. Look for win-win decisions. If someone absolutely has to lose, you’re likely not thinking hard enough or you need to make structural/environmental changes.
13 days ago
Apple CEO calls $1 trillion value a 'milestone' but not a focus | Reuters
Tim Cook said the iPhone maker’s $1 trillion market capitalization was “not the most important measure” of the company’s success but was instead a result of its focus on its products, customers and company values.
frixion-fric.psy 
15 days ago
Easier streaming services put dent in illegal downloading - BBC News
"It is now easier to stream music than to pirate it," said one survey participant.
frixion-fric.psy 
16 days ago
The Freshest Ideas Are in Small Grocery Stores - The New York Times
-ppl looking for food experiences
-ppl tend to shop only when they cook
-large chains planning smaller stores customized for different demographics
-at (no-waste store) Nada, shoppers can buy scoops of frozen berries, a handful of crackers and just one egg, if that’s all they need
- a store that is largely unstaffed
frixion-fric.psy 
18 days ago
The Best Water Bottle
Zojirushi is a nearly century-old Japanese company and they’re super-passionate about vacuum-sealing containers
frixion-fric.psy 
19 days ago
« earlier      
18650.batt.tech 5%.inn acceleratemrchg.mrx age.inn ai.iss ajax.prog amazon.brd ambition.inn analogue.vid analysis.anl analytics.anl android.prog animation.eng anxiety.psy api.prog apple.brd arduino.prog arf.film.prj attention.psy audio.music.vid audio.vid authenticity.brd authenticity.psy autotag.prog behavioraleconomics.psy behaviorchg.psy benignviolation.psy bias.psy bigdata.anl blackswan.mrx brain.psy brainstorming.psy brand.brd casestudy.inn charting.eng choice.psy cms.prog cocreation.inn codeclub.edu coding.prog cognitiveload.psy collaboration.inn collaboration.psy color.ui.prog community.tool.mrx conferencing.tech confidence.psy conformity.psy conned.psy coolwebsites.prog cooperation.psy correlationvscausation.psy counterintuitive.psy crap.mrx creativity.inn creativity.psy criticalthinking.edu crowdsourcing.inn crowdsourcing.mrx css.prog culture.ppl curation.vid curiousity.psy customerservice.inn cy.iss datamining.tool.anl datascience.anl dataviz.eng decisioncraft.decisions.psy defaults.psy democracy.iss design.inn disruption.inn diversity.inn diversity.ppl diy.tool.mrx documentary.eng doodle.eng edu.edu edu.psy emotionalintelligence.psy emotions.inn emotions.mrx emotions.psy empathy.psy energy.psy engagement.eng entrepreneurism.ppl ethics.brd ethnography.tool.mrx evidence.mrx evolution.psy evolution.sci exciteme.inn exciteme.psy excitement.psy exercise.psy expectations.psy experimentation.inn expert.psy expertarrogance.inn expertarrogance.psy expertise.ppl eyetracking.mrx facialexpressions.psy failure/risk.inn failure/risk.ppl fairness.psy fear.psy feedback.mrx feedback.psy filter.mrx fitness.spt food.psy framing.psy freemium.inn friction.inn friction.psy frixion-fric.psy frixion-fun.psy frixion.inn frixion.psy funny.ent goodenough.inn google+.brd google-.brd habits.psy hackathon.inn hacking.inn happiness.psy health.psy herd.mrx herd.psy herdsux.mrx ideas.inn ignorancetax.psy immersion.eng incentive.psy industry.mrx inequality.iss influence.psy infographics.eng infooverload.eng innov.inn inspiration.inn instinct.mrx instinct.psy instink.mrx instink.psy intelligence.psy interesting.ppl interesting.psy inventions.inn irrational.psy javascript.prog jquery.prog leadership.ppl learning.psy lessthinkingrequired.psy lib.prog lies.mrx lies.psy lifehack.psy lighting.eqmt.vid listening.tool.mrx logging.vid love.psy loyalty.soln.mrx luck.ppl lying.psy meaning.brd media.cy.iss mediocrity.inn memory.psy mentalmodel.psy mngful.inn mobile.prog mobile.tool.mrx mooc.edu mood.psy morality.psy motivation.psy mrx.mrx multitasking.psy music.ent mysql.prog n95.tech negotiation.psy negotiation.skill.ppl netflix.brd netography.tool.mrx neuroscience.psy newmr.mrx nps.tool.mrx nuance.psy nudge.psy nutrition.psy oauth.sec.prog obesity.iss obsess.psy open.inn opportunities.inn ourmedia.vid passion.ppl pay.psy peer.inn persuasion.psy photography.tech php.prog placebo.psy prediction.mrx prediction.psy presentation.vid price.psy pricing.inn pricing.mrx privacy.iss problemsolving.inn problemsolving.psy procrastination.psy productivity.inn proximitytouch.mrx psy.psy purpose.inn python.prog qq.prj quackery.iss qual.tool.mrx quantifiedself.iss quote.eng r.prog rationaliity.mrx rationalirrational.psy realtime.mrx recipe.food.ent regret.psy relationships.psy research.mrx roi.mrx rpi.prog salience.psy scarcityvsabundance.psy science.sci scraping.prog selfawareness.psy selfcontrol.psy semanticanalysis.tool.anl sensory.eng sensory.psy serendipity.inn simple.inn skepticism.psy skills.ppl sleep.psy smr.tool.mrx socialmedia.vid softwareeating.iss sonyvegas.app.tech stats.mrx stem.edu storytelling.eng stress.psy supplier.vid sustainabilty.iss talent.ppl team.ppl thesis.prog time.psy tool.mrx transcription.mrx trends.soln.mrx trust.brd trust.mrx trust.psy tutorial.prog uber.brd ui.prog ux.inn ux.psy video.vid walking.psy webcam.tech weird-good.psy weird.psy wow.ent wp.prog writing.eng

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: