Monthly Archives: May 2011

Aman Fayun: Temple of the Soul’s retreat

As I wait to take the train back to Shanghai the words inscribed on the tablet penned by Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911) resound in my head as I navigate the crowded waiting room of Hangzhou … Continue reading

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IMF Chief Resigns After Sex Attack Charges: Down the Greasy Pole!

And one more bites the dust. Last week as per Financial Times Rajaratnam was convicted of charges related to insider trading fuelling speculations on what would happen to ex McKinsey head Rajat Gupta. What intrigues me is why these men … Continue reading

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What makes Apple the most valuable brand on the planet?

It is something I could have betted and won money on when I saw people queuing outside the Apple Store on the night before a new shipment of iPads arrived at the Hong Kong Plaza Apple store in Shanghai. Apple … Continue reading

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Do Peasants drive the luxury industry?

There are volumes written about the luxury industry these days. It is amusing how an industry where an average Luxe brand posts worldwide revenue of less than 10 Apple stores gets so much attention! Perhaps because so many of them … Continue reading

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