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business models, strategies and technologies

Rethinking “Lorem ipsum” boilerplate

Sometimes even the most mundane parts of business processes can be rethunk. Dummy text goes intriguingly literate … A tradition of unobtrusiveness One of the hallowed traditions in the advertising and marketing world is to pour apparently faux Latin into draft layouts so that people can see, evaluate and appreciate a new piece of visual genius or eye-catching graphic design without being distracted by what the...

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Don’t tell – show. The beauty of bespoke (shoes)

Sometimes mere words are too weak – you have to do something different to help people’s imaginations tread new paths. Portugal-based shoe manufacturer Undandy brings “bespoke” to life in the world of footwear … Women aren’t the only ones who like shoes. I, too, have to admit to a certain serious sartorial weakness when it comes to snazzy footwear. Unfortunately, men’s footwear is normally...

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New(er) light on property value

Upping the levels of real estate transparency with digital auctions of commercial property – the TrueMarketValue concept Banishing the black arts Good old bricks and mortar are one (two?) of the most tangible and tantalising bastions of conventional thinking and subjective opinion in financial transactions. They’re also a fecund arena for urban myths, epistles of professional envy and biz-world horror stories that serve to...

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