Monthly Archives: May 2006

Missed this tonight in time

Having just mailed off the Memorial Day Must Read, I regret that I came across this interesting collaboration taking place with two of my favourite companies – Skype and Typepad. Trouble is, as a dual user, I don’t benefit from … Continue reading

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Micro multinational and the flattening world

Today is papa’s birthday, he is 68. I called to wish him a happy birthday yesterday, a clear sign of the flat world, in my book, when time zones exist between some of the closest blood ties, through time and … Continue reading

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The Overlap : Becoming Meta

I just read Steve Portigal’s account of The Overlap unconference and LukeW’s and thought to add my few words. The most powerful message I’d say that emerged from The Overlap would be what Richard Farson said, as part of the … Continue reading

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The culprit: Reevaluating Levitt’s Globalization of Markets

Most multinationals have long resisted targeting the local consumer, preferring instead to transplant offerings that were developed for their traditional developed markets[i]. Three reasons are often cited for the reticence to localize. First, it is argued that the mass market … Continue reading

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Overlap: The boundaries

I found this image – from the ID Strategy Conference last week, on the UK Design Council’s RED blog today. With Overlap starting Friday, it was a natural progression to wondering whether these boundaries between ‘business people’ and ‘designers’ are … Continue reading

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Overlap: The overlap

Yesterday, in the email list for Overlap, I said, I could be wrong, but I see the Overlap as an opportunity for people who have all been thinking about the ‘overlap’ of business and design, seen their own experiences, made … Continue reading

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Korean firms in India – new market strategy

It has been noted of late that the Korean firms, particularly Samsung and LG, among others have done exceedingly well in the Indian market, since they entered over a decade ago in the first flush of liberalization. After seeing it … Continue reading

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