Why I don’t have a smartphone
Opinion

Why I don’t have a smartphone

I’m spending a lot more time at the Yuppiechef HQ these days and perhaps understandably, considering that they are the best e-commerce company in South…

Skyscrapers: Who designs like this?
Design

Skyscrapers: Who designs like this?

In an earthquake – which do you think will fare better. skyscrapers or mountains? Have you noticed that when nature creates something, it’s quite random…

10 industries for the next 10 years
Business

10 industries for the next 10 years

In a gold rush, you want to be the guy selling the spades. For numerous reasons, the world is experiencing a radical shift in its…

[Full Movie] Four Horsemen
Opinion

[Full Movie] Four Horsemen

If like us you are a bit of an economics geek, you will enjoy this documentary called Four Horsemen. It’s essentially about how the 0.1%…

We’re in a state of Present Shock
Opinion

We’re in a state of Present Shock

The world is in a state of Present Shock, so says media theorist Douglas Rushkoff. And having devoured his book Life Inc. a couple of…

Should the use of Photoshop in advertising be regulated?
Advertising

Should the use of Photoshop in advertising be regulated?

Is it okay that Kim Kardashian’s thighs get Photoshopped and sculpted to perfection when her image is used to sell a pair of running shoes?…

Work like nobody’s watching
Opinion

Work like nobody’s watching

You’ve heard the saying ‘Dance like nobody is watching’? It’s an encouraging idea to let yourself go, to relive the freedom of childhood when activities…

24 January 2014
Advertising

24 January 2014

It has been 30 years since Apple set out to put technology in the hands of people. There’s no doubt that their mission has had…

A return to Taipei
Opinion

A return to Taipei

For a third year in a row I find myself booked on a Singapore Airlines flight to Taipei, Taiwan in a month’s time. I tell…

In search of Quiet
Opinion

In search of Quiet

Peace and quiet is an entirely underrated ingredient for creative thinking. Open plan offices, group brainstorming sessions with Post-It notes and strict rules of engagement…

Things to consider at the beginning of 2014
Opinion

Things to consider at the beginning of 2014

Cherryflava dot com is, as of this month in 2014, ten years old. As a ten year old then it is always useful to think…

Harnessing the power of fear
Advertising

Harnessing the power of fear

If fear is the most powerful emotion of all (besides loss) – what happens when advertising uses the power of fear to sell things? A…

Russell Brand vs Jeremy Paxman
Opinion

Russell Brand vs Jeremy Paxman

Well worth a watch. Not sure if the veteran BBC journalist is edging Russell Brand just to get him fired up and score a great…

Enslaved by luxury
Opinion

Enslaved by luxury

Last week a massive accident on the outgoing N1 highway in Cape Town caused traffic chaos that resulted in some motorists spending up to four…

Selling is about understanding people
Opinion

Selling is about understanding people

The world measures the success of sales people completely wrong. At the heart of it, a sales person represents your business. If they are pushy and…

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