Tag Archives: sales

Kindle and iTunes

Kindle and iTunes I was browsing for an MP3 player last Sunday, but I couldn’t choose between the low quality offerings in the store, and the DRM enabled higher priced offerings of Sony and Apple. Of course, the bigger question with these ‘tied devices’ is the availability of songs to international markets. Here in Taiwan, iPods are very… Read More »

Spending Money for the Public Good: Yet another sign of excess?

On January 18th, the local government issued some vouchers to all permanent residents and locals in Taiwan. These vouchers amounted to NT$3600 (about US$107) for every man, woman and child on the island. For some families, it was quite a big windfall, but for most it isn’t. The money is in the form of a coupon or voucher… Read More »

Why can’t British retailers succeed in Taiwan?

Another British retailer bites the dust in Taiwan, and the list of failures gets longer… TESCO – sold out to Carrefour; BOOTS – merged counters and business with Watson’s; Marks & Spencer – Now closing; Mothercare – only a few stores in Taiwan; … can anyone add to this list? In the rush to expand, many British companies… Read More »

The 80/20 Principle: It’s just a rule of thumb

not one of the ten commandments… Read on. Ade’s blog just recently posted about the 80/20 rule and how it applies to bloggers. In this post, I would like to point out some of the reasons why I think the 80/20 rule may be flawed, and you’d be wise to consider NOT applying it to your blog’s readers.… Read More »