Daily Archives: August 29, 2011

Quotes + Thoughts | On redefining poverty

If we stop thinking of the poor as victims or as a burden and start recognizing them as resilient and creative entrepreneurs and value conscious consumers, a whole new world of opportunity will open up. ~ C.K. Prahalad Inspiration: Exela … Continue reading

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The lighter side of branding | Remember the “brick” mobile phone? [2]

Still on the subject of the first mobile phone, here’s a fascinating timeline of the evolution of mobile telecommunications, from the folks at Gizmodo. It was created in October 1998 in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the first commercial … Continue reading

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The lighter side of branding | Remember the “brick” mobile phone? [1]

In 1984, the first ever commercial mobile phone available in the U.S. was the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, dubbed “the Brick” because of its bulky design and weight. It was a hefty 2 pounds and was priced at $3,995. The project … Continue reading

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Infographics | Global mobile phone growth phenomenon [3]

Another interesting infographic, this time from Wilson Electronics, illustrates mobile phone usage per capita across the world, and the phenomenal growth of the U.S. mobile phone adoption in the past decade. …there are nearly two cellphones for every one person … Continue reading

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Infographics | Global mobile phone phenomenon [2]

More on the mobile phone stats. Mind-boggling numbers on usage growth, particularly in emerging countries. With lightning speed, mobile phones are replacing land line phones, making them redundant (have you seen any one use public phones lately?? I’ve noticed plenty … Continue reading

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Infographics | Global mobile phone phenomenon [1]

I’m an absolute SUCKER for INFOGRAPHICS, as I believe a picture tells a thousand words, and visuals instantly communicate a story, across all language barriers. Here’s a look at the fascinating world of mobile telecommunications showcased via Infographics. Courtesy of … Continue reading

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