Like Johnny Morris I too have a love of independent businesses and especially independent retailers. This blog post from Johnny shows his enthusiasm for the quirky independent that delivers quality.
He cites the Morgan Motor Company and says:
I love these cars. The automotive equivalent of a Saville Row suit, you can have them made to order in whatever exterior and interior colour you choose. I don’t drive one, yet, because I don’t think I’m old enough…
Oh, I think you might be, Johnny
Anyway, scroll to the bottom of the article and see why I might arrange a flash sale soon.
Brits withdraw £200m a week in foreign currency Year Out Group … where possible, find a way that will prevent them from being charged additional fees." Earlier this month, Global Prepaid Exchange recommended pre-paid cards as a "more convenient" way of looking after gap year money while overseas.
When Paul Lawrie, the Scottish golfer and former Open Championship winner was asked, “How do you prefer to pay for things: cash, card or cheque?” his response was:
I use a prepaid for pretty much everything now, topping it up a couple of times a year. I like using something where you know the money’s already there, rather than using something you’re going to have to pay for when the bill comes in.
Disruptive technologies often serve as a wedge used by attackers to work their way into markets, and not incidentally to edge incumbents out of the action. One of the most striking examples in the mobile industry been the recent dethroning of Nokia as the world’s most popular mobile platform. Nokia, which rose to the top of the market by creating sleek phones with great reception and long battery life, blinked for a moment and found that the game had suddenly changed. The playing field had shifted from practical functionality to phones with apps that can do fun things, like help you find cool places to go, shop, and share stuff with your friends. Now, Nokia must leap from a burning platform (in the words of its new CEO Stephen Elop) into icy waters if it wants to thrive again.