As Expected

As expected, if they keep doing what they are doing and nothing else change… Big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, there are many sophisticated formulas on predicting outcomes and results. 90%, 99%, 1% success rate. But too frequently, the results takes drastic turns and ended in a completely different way. How could a 99% rate […]

Pricing Power, Value Virtue.

West meets East. Pricing Power vs Value Virtue. Continuing on from the first part of the “East, West, Forward.” series, “Western” business/ investing concepts has always enamoured the idea of Pricing Power, with some famed investors singling it out as the most important factor for a business to achieve success, especially during not-so-easy times. If […]

Blocked Chained

Many businesses, companies have perished to the uprise of technology. How many of us still uses one of these? And how many of us had depended on these about 20 years ago? Street directories, maps are once the go-to, must have item in every household. Where did it go? How had Google Maps kicked it […]


Long queues! Long waiting times. Hundreds of people willing to stand in line and maybe even pay a premium for it. Signs of good business, innovative product, excellent taste and quality that attracts the crowd to put them in line. One branch opened after another with the same phenomenon, long queues. Every time I walk […]

The Only One

How a brand helped built a country. Company Old Gold has been around for more than a hundred years, and their brand is often referred to as the category, it’s like how this part of the world would casually say “Maggi Mee” when we refer to the category of Instant Noodles, or “Scotch Tape” when […]