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Disruption Strengthens Legacy Brands

A vocal CEO, a strong citizenship ethos and great governance were hallmarks of the winners in the Reputation Institute’s 2018 USA brand rankings just released. In an era of “disruption”, the six new Top 10 businesses (Campbell’s, Nike, Bose, Kellogg’s, J.M. Smucker and Canon) all represent stability and a reference to more traditional American values. 36 companies dropped out of the Top 100 with Amazon, Apple and Facebook being among…

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IOT Asia Instructions

Singtel’s Head of IOT spoke with excitement about what he called the second digital decade at the recent IOT Asia summit in Singapore. He said this decade will be less about the specific changes that the CTO or other digital leaders think they have made in an organisation, and more about how “affected” consumers and citizens have been. He had a handy model for companies and other entities to reflect…

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Water saving programme: Posters vs Devices

A recent Singapore Water Institute study has concluded we should ‘recycle’ all the material produced to encourage people to save water at home. Because, this information is much less effective than giving them a device which measures actual water usage and allows for in-the-moment control. Devices like these were installed in 70 showers. Three groups of users were then established. The first had no device and just a range of…

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