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EU-Tabakrichtlinie: Bundesrat beschließt Schockbilder auf Zigarettenschachteln
lobby put down regulation, delayed it for many many many months. // Die letzte Hürde ist genommen: Ab Ende Mai zieren auch in Deutschland Schockbilder und größere Warnhinweise die Zigarettenschachteln. Der Bundesrat hat das Gesetz gebilligt.
tobacco  smoking  public  health  taxation  Lobbying  lobby  lobbyist  European  Union  public  health  risk  cancer  heart  disease  health  care  cost  sin  tax  luxury  tax 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
What I Learned This Week About Tim Cook’s Apple | Re/code
[ always along the motto: extension of you, part of you. The new Apple under Jobs was NOT an overnight success! It build on its differentiation, strong base, a cult, a Tribe, 1000 True Fans, and build on it stride by stride. Most capitalistic company out of SV, no counter-culture out of largest corp on world. & can pull of iAd coup because it has monopsony! & Duopoly w Android. ] Many people love Apple, others despise it. But, even without Jobs, it cannot be ignored. There simply is no other company that combines such a high-quality hardware line with such well-regarded software platforms. A faltering Samsung has the former, but not the latter. A strong and admirable Google has the latter, but not the former. If you didn’t believe that before, this week’s event made it crystal clear, with once-bitter rivals like Microsoft and Adobe showing up onstage to boast about how well their products worked with new Apple hardware and software. [ sw & hw iteration = leverage comp advantage ]
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Wir wollen Euch scheitern sehen!: Wie die Häme unser Land zerfrisst: Alexander Görlach: Bücher
„Wir wollen euch scheitern sehen – Wie Häme unser Land zerfrisst“ von Chefredakteur Alexander Görlach: Wer als Prominenter öffentlich in Ungnade gefallen ist, der hat von der Gesellschaft nichts mehr zu erwarten. Deutschlands Bürger spielen sich als Richter auf und treten gerne noch mal nach, sobald ihre Vorbilder zu Fall gebracht wurden. Alexander Görlach zeigt, wie das Anprangern zum Normalzustand werden konnte, und ergründet die Ursachen deutscher Häme. In einer solchen Gesellschaft wird sich niemand mehr engagieren wollen. [ // kalte harsche gesellschaft (in einer kalten harschen welt) - jeder fuer sich // envy in a times of social status anxiety, casting shows, selbstdarstellung via yt, instagram, fb and co ... seeing a snapshot of other peoples life's, taking it in as a whole. << lack cognition through lack of education and transparency, honesty, vulnerability ]
Failure  Germany  society  culture  gossip  culture  gossip  tabloid  gesellschaft  civic  society  civic  good  public  perception  Life  celebrity  culture  status  anxiety  sociology  social  cohesion  social  tension  Gini  coefficient  uncertainty  inequality  globalisation  globalization  income  growth  disposable  income  secular  stagnation  No  Representation  Career  Politicians  western  society  Success  envy  Selbstdarstellung  casting  show  anxiety  book  Luxury  Facebook  Instagram  austerity  happiness  index 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Apple won’t release a television set, and that’s okay | PandoDaily
[F]or now it seems to have renewed its focus on its set-top box, which will reportedly receive a pretty substantial upgrade at Apple’s WWDC in June. It makes more sense for Apple to create something that plugs into consumers’ existing television sets than it does for the company to release a television set that will have to compete with “good enough” and premium products alike. Apple doesn’t enter commoditized markets. It allows other companies to fumble with new product categories — smartphones, tablets, smartwatches — and then releases a product of its own when it believes the timing is right. Are those categories eventually commoditized? Yep. There are good phones that cost less than $300 without a contract. Tablets are getting cheaper and cheaper. Smartwatches will eventually fall in price, too, assuming anybody buys them. // the champagne gold iPhone was a start ( ), then came the apple watch in gold and the new MacBook in champagne gold at the same time.
Apple  Apple  TV  commodity  business  commoditization  aspirational  product  Luxury  differentiate  differentiation  Branding  Brand  status  symbol  status  anxiety  socioeconomic  status  Selbstdarstellung 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Porträt ǀ Unten durch — der Freitag
Vor kurzem hat er ein Buch veröffentlicht, das als „Unterschichtenroman“ Aufsehen erregt hat. In einer klaren, nüchternen Sprache schildert er darin seine Erfahrungen als Leiharbeiter, mit prekären Jobs und Beziehungen. Mittlerweile lebt Wall in Berlin-Wedding, nahe der Uferhallen, wo wir uns treffen. Der Ort vereint zwei Welten, das Raue und das Kreative. Passt also. [...] Es geht oft um Fingernägel, Kleidung, Schönheit. Äußerlichkeiten sind wichtig, wenn alles um dich herum hässlich ist. [ Selbstdarstellung A und O in heutiger welt! - The Vanity Economy Explosion - see Economy of Fakes out of China & Co. & Investing in Vanity, Leisure and Luxury Products ] // [...] [Uni Abschluss] so besonders ist das gar nicht. [ personal differentiation needed because abundance of workers/competition businesses can choose from - that work for the lowest wage possible. creativity is not in abundance. risk takers neither. ] // Jeder fuer sich.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Apple’s Ahrendts Emerges as Top-Paid U.S. Woman With $83 Million - Bloomberg Business
Angela Ahrendts is the US’ highest-paid woman Apple’s Angela Ahrendts, the executive in charge of the company’s retail stores who was hired after serving as the chief executive of Burberry, became the United States’ highest-paid woman last year. She earned $82.6 million — much of which came in the form of a signing bonus.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Apple Stores Will Implement Jewelry Store Practices To Help Sell The Apple Watch | TechCrunch
9to5Mac reports on a number of concrete changes that will be coming to Apple’s physical retail locations to help securely sell even the highest-priced Apple Watch, and to make sure potential customers get plenty of in-store exposure to the device and its many options. The Apple Watch will be stored in custom-made safes overnight, and while waiting for sale, complete with built-in MagSafe chargers (the new disc-shaped version introduced specifically for Apple Watch compatibility), and new display tables will be installed to allow users to get a close look at the wearable. Additional sales practices will be introduced to let store visitors try on various Apple Watch models, material and color options, and to wear them around the store to get a better idea of what it might be like to wear one full-time.
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Why did men stop wearing high heels?
"One of the best ways that status can be conveyed is through impracticality," says Semmelhack, adding that the upper classes have always used impractical, uncomfortable and luxurious clothing to announce their privileged status. "They aren't in the fields working and they don't have to walk far."
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
▶ Marc Ecko Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 - YouTube
Marc Ecko - legacy over money. + Perception is perception, it's not reality. How are you perceived, your brand. Focus on what you are good at (Talent), and do that well (+Hustle). And then later comes the Hustle, even more so + harder work, if you want to go beyond that. ... "Kanye! You don't need those gatekeepers. [...] Don't let your product be defined by a certain price point [by those gatekeepers]. [...] Don't try to imagine your future in a straight line. [...] Hubris can kill yourself. Don't get high on your own supply. [Stay Humble, authentic, down to earth, stay true to yourself.]" [...] "Nike makes an event out of a product." + v=k3SIkVIj7TQ "Perfect is the Enemy of Great. Constrains drive Creativity. Pro/Am Picture." [...] "Public Perception (and ur perception) is not Reality. [...] Problem of being disconnected. Swing ur dick without being a dick. Be intellectually honest" +
Marc  Ecko  Book  Gary  Vaynerchuk  Social  Media  brand  branding  personal  brand  brands  marketing  perception  PR  differentiation  Music  Industry  Urban  Culture  Fashion  Industy  Kanye  West  entrepreneurship  entrepreneurial  entrepreneur  Gatekeeper  Gatekeepers  Luxury  Consumerism  consumerist  Fame  Fan  Base  lifehacks  lifehacker  life  lesson  self-belief  self-respect  self-awareness  Self-esteem  Pop  Culture  celebrity  internet  Tony  Robinson  Law  of  Attraction  Nike  Entertainment  Industry  Jay-Z  hubris  Legacy  digital  artist  artist  digital  economy  digital  natives  digital  content  Start-up  content  creator  creativity  creative  craft  Web  2.0  Tobuscus  Andy  Warhol  GoPro  life  hacker  Perspective 
january 2014 by asterisk2a
▶ How to Sell Yourself Without Selling Out with Marc Ecko | Chase Jarvis LIVE | ChaseJarvis - YouTube
+ v=L6md-7K3uSE Kanye West gon 2 Gatekeepers. Also talks abt journey and the journey is not a straight line. It's a zig zag. You cant see u destination/future. Its only in ur head/pipe dream. There's no Final Destination. [thus LEGACY over Money *Gary Vaynerchuk.] T-Shirt Design is a Garage thing. ... Its about the Buyer, the Fans, the Following - the one's vote and buy/transact. "Don't be that guy that is loved by the Gatekeepers but your business sucks." + v=IpCPJm7K07s "Fashion Industry is very different than Music Industruy." + v=ZePy-MXRDBU "Create Wealth that Matters. [...] Success is the Path, the Game, the Journey, [not the Final Destination]" [...] "Put in the Work and need to Execute and Hustle beyond your Talent." "Industrious Times!!! [...] Ur not the only game in town!" + Book - Shirt Kings Pioneers Hip Fashion // +Airbrush T-Shirt v=L9zxio7Wz90 YouTube "how to Airbrush T-Shirt" // + v=tcdlhylX8g4
Marc  Ecko  book  brand  branding  brands  personal  brand  Gary  Vaynerchuk  Fashion  Industry  Kanye  West  Music  Industry  Luxury  artist  freemium  youthification  Social  Media  T-Shirt  Design  entrepreneurship  entrepeneurship  entrepreneurial  entrepreneur  conglomerate  conglomerate  life  lesson  lifehacks  lifehacker  collaboration  Collaborative  Street  Smart  perspective  Legacy  personal  values  validation  self-belief  self-awareness  self-respect  Self-esteem 
january 2014 by asterisk2a
Wolfgang Ullrich: Alles nur Konsum Rezension - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Stattdessen wirken Energieduschgels, Heilwasser und karmasteigernde Säfte wirklich, wenn man nur fest an das Versprechen von Werbung und Produktdesign glaubt. [...] Analog zum Bildungsbürger macht er den Konsumbürger aus, der Bio-Lebensmittel und Designer-Ware kauft, um sich vom Pöbel abzugrenzen. Ullrich schlägt vor, dass sich Sozialpolitiker der Frage annehmen könnten, warum der Placebo-Effekt der Warenästhetik den Wohlhabenden vorbehalten bleibt, während die Armen sich wegen ihres mies gestalteten Billig-Duschgels weiter träge fühlen müssen. [...] Oft rührt das Glücksgefühl der Konsumenten eben auch daher (so argumentiert der Philosoph Robert Pfaller, den Ullrich an anderer Stelle wohlwollend zitiert), dass sie etwas Leichtsinniges und Verschwenderisches tun. [...] "sich etwas gönnt"
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april 2013 by asterisk2a
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march 2012 by asterisk2a

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