Category: R

June 27, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Rainbow A rainbow represents inclusiveness & a hope humans will mingle peacefully.  The new rainbow watches for both men & women show how to borrow a sentiment for marketing while paying homage to the original: almost all the watches showcase the same clockwise colour gradient – red at 12 o’clock, & the colours run around…

March 4, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Regulate Time to regulate search & social media tech giants as they’re brokers into the information marketplace, & critical infrastructure to the global economy.  An industry consortium, (sanctioned by government) can regulate, balance the interests of small & large firms, and set ground rules for how they interact with society Guessed the Word?      Series…

February 1, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Rival Pincered by a rival: US lobsters face 8% tariff, but Canada lobsters get into Europe duty-free.  A Maine lobster lands on a Beijing dinner plate in 2 days, via Canada – avoiding China’s 25% tariff on US live lobsters from 6 July.  Until 1800’s, lobster was low-class food, eaten only by the poor.  2017 US live…

November 30, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Returns 33% of web orders end up as returns vs. 9% at bricks-&-mortar shops. Processing/ shipping returns can be 20% to 65% of e-tailer’s cost of goods sold. Why merchants prefer to take online returns at a physical store: 66% of shoppers make a new purchase during that visit.  More sizing info & clear photos reduce…

November 16, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Reject Reject the status quo?  Guard against throwing out the baby with the bath water‘No’ can be a prelude to ‘Yes; there may just be a need for more information.  The best businesses accept rejection (and learn from it), and reject acceptance (which may make them complacent) Guessed the Word?           Series 33…

September 24, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Retire Who wants to live to 100? A 99 year-old! Retirement can be 30+ years, so pensions need to last.  UK now has 15,000 centenarians, eligible for a 100th Birthday card from the Queen, following a Royal tradition since 1917 Guessed the Word?         Series 30 (3/4)         [pic: Buckingham Palace]

August 31, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Rest Nap cafes already in S Korea – everywhere soon?  Under 1% of us are natural short sleepers, needing <6 hours sleep a night.  45 – 54 year olds are UK’s most sleep-deprived group.  Average US sleep on work nights down from 8.5 to 7 hrs in last 50 years.  Health consequences are worrying.  More firms…

July 13, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

  Reseller From 5 July, UK followed USA (led by New York) with unlimited fines on resellers using ticket-buying ‘bot’ software for sports, pop & other events. Touts (scalpers) buy multiple tickets to sell on at many times face value.  Victims of Viagogo campaign helped fans reclaim £300k ($395k) in <2 years Guessed the Word?     …

May 23, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Residency A residency is a lucrative way for pop stars to find new  fans.Downloads/ streaming decimate royalties, but touring tires both artistes & fans.  Old hits have never been so valuable, but only if performed live. Las Vegas leads in breathing new life into fading careers – be the talk of the town & sleep in…

January 12, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Restart New stuff is so cheap, it’s uneconomic to mend.  Hold a restart party, where volunteers fix things.  Let’s demand the “right to repair” what we buy: saves valuable skills & the planet from needless waste Guessed the Word?         Series 17 (6/7)         [pic: amaury-salas]