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Feeling reflective after a recharging summer.
Look around you. It’s no surprise that the consumer interests & business environment is changing quickly. The last 5 years feel like a blur. Things have changed and will continue to change. I’ve been blinded by things I never saw because I was focusing on the wrong things and I’ve been encouraged when I see things that seem seemingly obvious but the markers & signs were all there. I even think about my parents and people who have reached their 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
I really enjoyed watching Reece Wabara’s Maniere De Voire interview, because I was drawn to his tracksuits and I liked the brand and unconsciously became a brand advocate. He never made it to the heights he believed he could as a footballer and took full accountability. Don’t play with him!
Who’s underestimating you today? What will you do about it? Nothing is a choice too.
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Loved this well-grounded interview from Reece Wabara - Founder & CEO of Maniere De Voire. Link
Ben Evans creates space for us to zoom out by going into the waves of innovation of the last 200 years. Classes of jobs will go away, new ones will be created. We can’t predict them. What did the PC evolution do to accounting? Link
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Oja, a VC-backed player in the online supermarket for African & Caribbean groceries wound up operations and last deliveries on July 31st. Respect to her playing in a hard and capital-intensive / profit-slim business. I’m a business model geek and even though it was logistically complex she managed to get big retail distribution with Sainsbury’s. Link
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