We are now in an economy of ‘likes’. Growth Hacking means that business no longer depend on the value of traditional economic exchanges but instead on selling of user data. What happens to the real economy when all business become an advertising business and nothing real get sold but likes and shares?
As organisations get bigger, they get smaller. In a shift towards making organisations more leaner and agile, many companies are spinning off individual units into smaller autonomous units. These come with different, independent leaderships at the helm who can operate without being inter-dependent on their sister companies.
Rainbow Chasing: A person who is out of touch with reality. They chase dreams that are too old for or are not talented enough to be chasing ~ Urban Dictionary
Chase Rainbows: If someone chases rainbows, they are trying to achieve something they will never achieve ~UsingEnglish.com
However, respectfully I disagree with the two definitions above. Life’s meaning is not in the destination that you get at the end, but in the things gained from the journey taken.
It’s a question of fast. For a moment, fast was good. Fast got things done quickly. So we can expect things sold to us cheaply. But fast also means the pressure to do things ever more cheaply.
And unfortunately in the case of fashion, being an industry whose primary reliance is on human-based manufacturing and natural resources to produce, the emergence of fast fashion, although cheap for the end consumer, has led to continued wage deprecation whilst increasing the use of natural resources and human spaces.
Food for thought in our quest to buy our next ‘cheap’ clothing.
Source: The True Cost
I was out riding just now after after several weeks of hazy conditions. Skies cleared and sunshine came through. And it was glorious!
The initial intention was to get done outdoor mileage and maybe do some more thinking on Purpose. But somehow my thought moved into the state of advertising today. What has become of it? Especially with the great debate on ad / content blocking.