Revolutionary drive system, recession-proof sectors, and energy priorities.
I’ve always loved Aston Martin. Their cars are quintessentially British; six different models have featured in the James Bond movies, with the DB5 starring in eight different Bond films. Established in 110 years ago in 1913, they’re on the of the few remaining British automotive manufacturers. They’re beautiful, they sound amazing, and they have an incredibly heritage. However, as a company, they’re not doing that well. They listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2018 at a market cap of ~$5bn; by 2020 it had dropped to <$1bn, up to ~$4bn in 2021, down to ~$0.
Screens damage and coffee helps brains, plastics are good and bad, and one horse’s horsepower.
Something I threw together for a bit of fun. What if the car brand Lotus wanted to expand into a new market? The PPTX deck can be found here.
Life tips, plastic poisons, and learning hints and tips
https://www.linkedin.com/learning/paths/explore-a-career-in-business-analysis https://www.iiba.org/career-resources/a-business-analysis-professionals-foundation-for-success/babok/ What Is Business Analysis?https://www.linkedin.com/learning/what-is-business-analysis Provide a bridge between technical and business viewpoints As a Professional: Certification (IIBA, BCS, …) Competencies: e.g. facilitation, problem-solving, negotiation, industry/organisational knowledge Research Career paths Internally, from a commercial (marketing, sales, finance) role Internally, from an IT role (e.g. product support) As a graduate who enjoys problem solving, research, analysis Business Analysis Foundationshttps://www.linkedin.com/learning/business-analysis-foundations-4 Introduction“The practise of enabling change in the context of an enterprise by defining the needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders” - IIBA
Free businesses, UK multiculturalism failures, and a doggy kitty mummy.
Grand Slam Offers“Make people an offer so good they would feel stupid saying no.” It’s an offer you present to the marketplace that cannot be compared to any other product or service available, combining an attractive promotion, an unmatchable value proposition, a premium price, and an unbeatable guarantee with a money model (payment terms) that allows you to get paid to get new customers . . . forever removing the cash constraint on business growth.
Sustainable economies, house renovations, and a typhoon seagull.
For the last couple of weeks I’ve been in Korea (yes, the South one). I thought I’d reflect back on my trip, and offer a few pieces of advice for anyone who happens to read this and is thinking of heading over. Life in KoreaI lived in Korea back in 2017/2018. Returning now, as a holiday and after a few years away, allowed me to see it in a slightly different light to when I jumped straight into living and working there.
How to make money, Korean medicine, and London tube comedy.
This week marks six months since I’ve moved back to London. I last lived here in 2015, so it’s been a solid few years away! Half a year on, I thought I’d reflect on what’s gone well, what’s gone less well, what I’ve learnt, and what I hope my future time in England’s capital. House and HomeFor the first three months I was lodging with a couple. Without going into too much detail, this did not go particularly well - but I learnt from the experience.
Tyre pollution, plastic-eating mealworms, and Dr. ChatGPT.
Favourite EVs, spider silkworms, and the keys to greatness.
BYD Auto Analysis: 3Cs, Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas, SWOT, 7Ps, Porter’s Five Forces, STEEPLE
A quick review of BYD Auto, focussing on EVs, using a number of frameworks.
Planet-saving mushrooms, baby stoats, and the London Hammercock line.
https://www.edx.org/learn/product-management/the-university-of-maryland-college-park-product-management-fundamentals https://www.facebook.com/groups/222766198976941/ Introduction Customer Wants Product Manager Role No standard background Types of product manager: Technical, Strategic, Growth Owns Product Requirements Document, roadmap, team communications, budget Intersection of Customer (what do they want?) + Technology (is it technically viable?) + Business (is it commercially viable?) Support Design, Development, Marketing (Commercial) Starts at Opportunities and moves clockwise Product Development Lifecycle Find and Plan: What’s the problem? Inputs (current and future): customers, company expertise, competition Design: How to solve it?
Battery recycling, UK tax, and Shakespeare is in the Bible.
Why carbon capture?The UK Government suddenly seems a fan of carbon capture - primarily, it seems, as an excuse to keep using carbon-generating fuels (i.e. oil and gas). This is not good. However, carbon capture isn’t inherently bad. Atmospheric carbon has been growing for decades, due to the aforementioned oil and gas, and is continuing to do so. We’ve already passed the “oh shit” point, arguably several times. Carbon capture gives us a way to reduce atmospheric carbon levels and reduce the impacts of climate change.