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Getting the Measure of Southeast Asia

February 12, 2013

I had the pleasure of travelling to Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam in quick succession last month. There were two key questions that were asked of me in each of these markets, ‘namely what’s the future of online retail?’ and ‘what are their dominating values?’ At GfK …

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Let Your Old Age Freak Flag Fly

January 28, 2013

There are four things I’m pretty certain about for 2013. First, I will run the New York half-marathon on the third Sunday in March, passing through Central Park and Times Square, then down the west side to the Battery. Next, a month later, I’ll do the Leatherman’s Loop, a 10K adventure run in …

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Digesting Higher Food Prices

January 16, 2013

Another near-certainty for 2013 is that the impact of higher food prices will be felt by consumers around the globe. Just in time for the New Year, a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) economist predicted that prices in the US would rise 3-4% during the year, partly due to the drought …

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