Shaw’s Observation

February 9th, 2012 § permalink

The Flooring Store is a celebration of how tiny differences in quality lead inexorably to massive differences in price.

Waist Not Want Not

February 7th, 2012 § permalink

A nation’s obesity can be calculated as the number of double cheeseburgers produced multiplied by broken New Years Resolutions.

On Beauty and Porcelain Thrones

December 12th, 2011 § permalink

Having a flawless, seamless product is great for commodities like, say, toilet paper but it’s death for the sorts of character-driven businesses that modern economics demands of us.

Job’s First Efficiency Law

November 24th, 2011 § permalink

The driving force of technology should be to buy us time to do things that matter, like playing with iPhone apps.

Ogilvy’s Philisophical Foundation

November 15th, 2011 § permalink

Marketing is always one step beyond logic.

Colgate’s Grand Observation

November 14th, 2011 § permalink

You can learn so much about a person from the promises that her toothpaste makes.

Zuckerberg’s Backhoe

November 11th, 2011 § permalink

I often wonder to what extent Social Networks think of their users as crops, to be fertilized, watered and only much later to be cut off at the root and sold at market.

A Prayer to Saint Bargain

November 9th, 2011 § permalink

If you’re clever, connected and willing to wait there is almost nothing you have to pay full price for.

The Fashionista’s Drunken Lament

October 17th, 2011 § permalink

Sometimes real honesty is just admitting that you should never, ever wear that pleather cat suit again.

On Context and Congratulation

October 4th, 2011 § permalink

It’s never enough to be great, you have to be great in the right context when people are hungry for your brand of greatness.

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