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Saturday, 29 October 2011

Robert Hughes, Jr.: The Long-Term Effects Of Divorce On Young Adult's Intimate Relationships

Robert Hughes, Jr.: The Long-Term Effects Of Divorce On Young Adult's Intimate Relationships:

very interesting indeed.

"This finding means that one of the key factors in fostering the long-term well-being of children of divorce is through strengthening positive parent-child relationships. For this study, a positive parent-child relationship was more important for women than men, but the importance of these adolescent relationships should not be overlooked as we think about programs and policies to foster the long-term health of children.

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'via Blog this'

Monday, 24 October 2011

my (no doubt insightful) comments re: 'Groupon Is A Disaster'

'Groupon Is A Disaster':


Henry, your comment is fair, but sadly the fundamental proposition of Groupon is sadly wrong.. as I eluded to in the previous private tweets via @GarethWong (a real negative of tweets due to it focuses on real time mainly, does it get archived anywhere!?)

but I did finally blogged it as comments on @pedHub here: http://garethcxo.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-response-prediction-pehub-depressing.html

In short, yes, by all means give Groupon (& other startup) time, but since it is so easily emulated and it mainly rely on 'next deal' (& not return business from vendors' PoV), very much like a bottom feeding investment banking model.. which any investment banks can tell you it does not and will not work. Look at the all the deaths of multitudes of 'boutique' advisory/research firms that spring up after the credit crunch.. most lucky ones have returned to work in big banks now.

however though, this is not to say people cannot make money from this uncertainty and 'money making opportunity' of Groupon listing.. I would say for certain that VCs that already has a piece to the investment banks that are advising, to the really savvy investors who can buy and sell 'soon enough'... sadly though, there will be quite a bit of tears going forward when the IPO comes though. that is my gut feel and I hope I will be wrong in this one.

Good luck to you all.

@GarethWong

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Healthy Eating, Calcium and Milk: What's Best for Your Bones and Health? - What Should I Eat? - The Nutrition Source - Harvard School of Public Health

Calcium and Milk: What's Best for Your Bones and Health? - What Should I Eat? - The Nutrition Source - Harvard School of Public Health:

I do like milk, but its eye opener to be sure that we will be drinking with eye wide opened..

now you know its potentially cancer inducing & maybe better to eat other calcium rich food.. suggest you read that article above!

Also check out the
"Start here to learn more about the new Healthy Eating Plate, created by nutrition experts at Harvard School of Public Health, in conjunction with Harvard Health Publications."

Healthy Eating Plate (healthy-eating-plate-565.jpg)

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

The Power of Persuasion

The Power of Persuasion:


The Power of Persuasion

good list of BEST 5 from @mashable 10 Excellent Examples of Guerrilla Marketing Campaigns [VIDEOS]

10 Excellent Examples of Guerrilla Marketing Campaigns [VIDEOS]:

we are all very busy.. but suggest you click through to see full list above.

otherwise, below are the best five I have selected...

For simplicity & Scalability in B2C (using technology like Wifi), you gotta learn from this:



Most useful for low budget people, car stickets for insurance website:



Social/charity issue like helping raise awareness & money for clean water (UNICEF):




Interesting list indeed. the first one was best..

not sure if airport authority sanctioned it.. what do you think??

sadly don't think it is even doable now in 2011 post 9/11.





like this for appealing to the 'greed' of people: