Archive for April, 2011

More Apple iPhone news, as well as info on other Apple products collected today on FastCompany: Here The White iPhone 4 Breaks Cover in Belgium The images in the delivery box appear to show the version is based on the original iPhone4. This is rather than the recently enhanced black version launched on Verizon in […]


The last typewriter manufacturer, Godrej and Boyce, has ceased production and closed the factory. While wordprocessors have replaced typewriters in most countries, a healthy trade still exists in typists in some markets, such as India; where it is still possible to hire a street typist to type a letter for you, using a typewriter. When […]


Graham Page talks about the adoption of neuroscience in marketing research: Here The section in the article that particularly interested me was on cultural acceptance of neuroscience – how clients from different cultures are buying different types of neuroscience more readily. And how different types of neuroscience are more useful in different markets, because of […]


An interesting application of wireless technology, seprating a camera lense from a controlling digital device; providing another example of what converging digital technology may bring in the future: Here This example is a concept. WVIL stands for Wireless Vewfinder Interchangeable Lense. Concept Camera: The WVIL from Artefact on Vimeo.


Read the full story from the Wall Street Journal: Here Excerpt: By ROBERT LEE HOTZ Apple and Google may be intensifying privacy concerns by tracking where and when people use their mobile phones—but the true future of consumer surveillance is taking shape inside the cellphones at a weather-stained apartment complex in Cambridge, Mass. For almost […]


Ad Week have compiled 66 great movie taglines: Here My personal top 21 movies of all time: – Lost In Translation – As Good As It Gets – One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest – The Godfather (I’d argue endlessly over whether I or II is better. Maybe both together form one spectacular movie?) – […]


The purpose of this post is purely one of transparency of information. The Plannersphere Twitter continues to gain followers each week, particularly fueled by The Plannersphere Daily News: The Brand Tao blog has averaged 4,000+ visits per month for quite a while now: Thank you to all readers.


An interesting fashion photography blog, From Me to You, has introduced me to a different but appealing visual effect. It’s neither a true photograph, nor a film; but a stage somewhere in between that redefines gif animation and only animates a small amount of a photographic image. This draws attention to the subject in a […]


Many businesses are driven by Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s.) These often include a refinement of traditional customer satisfaction, a Net Promoter Score (NPS) that provides a simple calculation of customer loyalty. The Net Promoter Score is obtained by asking customers a single question on a 0 to 10 rating scale, where 10 is “extremely likely” […]


Malcolm Gladwell has been saying some interesting things on the role of social media networks in the recent social uprisings in the Middle East. Broadly his thinking seems to downplay the role of social media in driving social change. Gladwell vs. Twitter: Here Gladwel vs. Facebook: Here While I admire the compelling way Malcolm Gladwell […]


An engaging presenter shows how 7 years of research, involving 500 interviews, may deliver an answer to a central question with insight, brevity and engagement; all in a 3 minute presentation.


Interesting to see how the speaker tailors their presentation to the audience, the amount of time available, and how their idea further evolves over the course of a year.


A compelling Ted Talk from Kathryn Schulz on how we misunderstand the signs around us and how we react to being wrong. http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf Some nice thoughts on reassessment on Being Wrong, from Jay Denhart, are: Here Listening to Kathryn Schulz present the same subject to a different audience, on another occasion, reinforces the key themes


I thought I’d celebrate the 4th anniversary of this blog, as well as just over 500 posts, with a few gems from Marx. I’ve often thought Groucho Marx must have been a planner at heart, as he sounds like so many I’ve met or worked with: “A child of five would understand this. Send someone […]


InMaps creates an interesting graphical representation of your social network, on Facebook or, as with my example, LinkedIn. The live example allows you to review the names of each contact within your social clusters and how they are linked to each other, with colour coding for connectinos at each employer or social peergroup membership: Here



An interesting presentation on Augmented Research by Face: Augmented Research Face, the co-creation planning agency: Here WARC, the msrketing information service: Here


Mashable have an interesting infographic on the Evolution of Web Design: Here



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