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Launderettes in car parks

Outdoor launderettes plonked in car parks bring a traditional type of business back from extinction – with the Revolution footfall generator A drab supermarket car park in the United Kingdom is probably the last place you’d expect to see business innovation and disruptive entrepreneurship, or the death of the doughty launderette being disproved. The launderette migrates outdoors There’s a well-known cultural meme about launderettes, involving sitting...

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IKEA calling – the flatpack Pikkpack shoe

Flatpack doesn’t have to be restricted to furniture. The Pikkpack idea rethinks a lot of the givens about “shoe as a product” – and the most cost-effective, environmentally responsible way to get it from factory to you. Feodor Ingvar Kamprad died on 27 January 2018. Founder of IKEA, he was the architect of a flatpack retail and logistics revolution whose real contours I reckon are...

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The art of algorithm value

New dimensions for explaining the business value of digitally invisible algortíthms, from a company fielding an exciting new visual language. I don’t really know what an algorithm is. It seems they’re somehow sexier or more impactful than mere code – but what does a digital illiterate like me know? Missing a link? Companies mention algorithms as some kind of shorthand for arcane digital capabilities that can range from mundane to...

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