Jay Nordlinger talks to Renee Fleming–an American soprano, one of my favourite artists, and “one of the most important singers in the world”.
To Germans, caution and frugality are signifiers of great moral character. Sure, they favor high-quality consumer goods—but they deliberate on what to buy for years, and expect their possessions to last for decades, from Birkenstocks to $7,000 Miele ovens to Mercedes sedans. Yes, Germany has its super-rich citizens. But most of them, such as the late Albrecht brothers of the Aldi grocery […]
If you are a keen observer (or Googler of products) you would have noticed some changes to Google’s Product Listing Ads (a.k.a Google Shopping). Three months ago the European antitrust commission slapped a hefty €2.4 billion fine on the search giant for what it judged as unfair treatment of other vendors. It gave Google 90 […]
I like lists. Especially when good people make them of things they find useful. Saves you doing the work yourself. Let someone else compile what took them ages to find, and within minutes, you can benefit from their recommendations.
Although I’m a fan of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland’s book is a bit of a chore to read. There are some real gems in it, but you have to dig through a lot of fluff to find them. He probably recognised that hence putting the simplified steps in the Appendix.
When it comes to buying stuff online, people tend to procrastinate. They wait and wait and shop around trying to find a better deal. We all do it. One of the ways to convert these “just browsing” visitors into customers is by stressing urgency. I recently saw a great example of this right in my […]
I normally buy all my domains through Namecheap—they’re relatively cost effective, plus it keeps all my domains in one place. I host my sites though with Siteground. Whenever I install WordPress, I go through much the same process. I configure my domains to point to Siteground’s name servers. I create a new area in my […]