Rule of thumb:
Tim, pls find time to read Great ideas!
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
8:21 PM 3 comments
傳奇富豪屢涉交通意外 2007-02-27, 星島日報, A08, 港聞
一個Yahoo電郵全新網上服務 2007-02-27, 電腦廣場, M92, SOFTWARE Feature
Google大擴頻寬意欲何為？ 2007-02-27, 信報財經新聞, P20, 理財投資, 時勢微觀, 畢老林
An idea a day:
79. Using software like spreeder in mobile phone to read more easily and clearly.
If you like use 3G service to browse news and articles, you certain would perfer a phone with a screen as large as possible, but the trade off is, you need to have a big phone.
If software like spreeder is present in the phone, the screen need not to be large, yet you could read quickly for a large quantity without straining your eyes.
Spreeder do as if the subtitle of movie, it breaks down paragraph into a minimium of a words, then the words on screen will change with a decided time frame.
Your idea is good and creative~ Sth like subtitles.
But...will it spread to people? In my view, hk people like to read the newspapers more.
I read some comics, which is called X 挑戰者 these few days. The storys are the real cases of success company or organisation. If you haven't read, I highly recommend you to read^^
It seems X 挑戰者 is quite good wo~
Monday, February 26, 2007
9:59 PM 5 comments
First day back to work!
博士應徵銀行櫃員 2007-02-26, 東方日報, A30, 國際, 世界視線
港大證書有假野 綱上兜售索價四千 2007-02-26, 太陽報, A01, 要聞, 頭條 ←我覺得真野一蚊都唔值!
Blinkx尋短片勝Google 掌握口語轉化文字技術 2007-02-26, 香港經濟日報, A16, 國際專題, 吳穎文、謝媛彰
贏在當下 07商戰10大營銷趨勢(1) 2007-02-26, 香港經濟日報, A29, 行政人員, 李如虹、劉奇明、陳靜汶
任天堂居安思危 2007-02-26, 信報財經新聞, P25, 副刊, 解碼, 狄 高
from the Korean case, is it the reason why we need keeping on study? in next 5 years, more UG, and more PG, how society faces the change?? not enough high value jobs for high knowledge ppl!!
is it OK for keeping change of the economical infra-structure?? Are we ready??
on the other hand, should the bank think about changing the job nature for 出納員, let them have more interaction with costumers? provided personal banking advices?? to treat each costumer as individual, who has particular needs?
FROM"博士應徵銀行櫃員", we should "居安思危", MORE "港大證書" is not we enought, we should think creatively, go to high value market, like "Blinkx尋短片勝Google 掌握口語轉化文字技術"
I always think that really smart guys either go into brillant big companies or go to establish one by themselves.
If there is not enough high value jobs, smart guys will create one by themselves, instead of waiting for other to provide solution for them.
Although I said the cert do not worth a penny, I think there is one thing that I teasure in HKU life, the library.
At least it helps me to spend/kill time meaningfully.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
10:33 AM 0 comments
Second Life遭「恐襲」 虛擬世界現解放軍反專制 2007-02-25, 蘋果日報, A19, 國際新聞
４個留學生情陷香港 2007-02-25, 東方日報, A12, 港聞
少年南方朔我如何變成讀書人? 2007-02-25, 明報, P20, 讀書, 讀書人, 南方朔
你信維基嗎？ 2007-02-25, 大公報, B01, 寰球特寫
An idea a day:
78. Create an online database for accessing and storing photo, sms, voice mail, contact information from mobile phone.
It could allow us not to lost those essential information, if unfortunately, we lost the phone.
It could also allow us to disable the access of those information by the phone if it is lost, it provide a privacy to the information. The method could be similar to credit card, need to activate in the first time, and if lost, just easily disable is ok.
As space online is virtually free, the number of photos and sms could be stored to unlimited amount, unlike now, we have the delete file in record, in order to create/ receive new one.
Management of those lousy information could also be easier, if we could access them online, instead of using the Parkinson phone, which need to load and hang before we done the task.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
10:28 AM 3 comments
New year resolution:
Save $$ on books - limit spending each month to HKD$800
Finished: (3 books in 1 day)
The Change Function Pip Coburn / Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover (June 22, 2006)
Making Innovation Work Tony Davila / Publisher: Wharton Publishing (January 2006)
Seeing What's Next Clayton M. Christensen / Publisher: Harvard Business School Press (May 2004)
Seeing What's Next is the sequel of Innovator's dilemma and Innovator's solution by Christensen, explaining the framework used to forecast the trend and the next big thing, some ideas are overlapped with Fast Second. (Actually all books share similar ideas when you come with a few hundreds.)
Small is the new big Seth Godin / Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover (August 17, 2006)
一生一定要有的八個朋友 / Vital Friends：The People You Can，t Afford to Live Without
Not very long ago, I have recommended it to others, it is worth to see and dont take much time.
女生贏大錢幸運還是不幸？ 2007-02-24, 星島日報, A05, 港聞, 社評
THE ORIGAMI LAB - Why a physicist dropped everything for paper folding 2007-02-19, The New Yorker, SUSAN ORLEAN
An idea a day:
77. For interior design software, add a Feng Shui index for reference to customer.
As all people in HK care so much on Feng Shui, people are willing to pay much for feng shui masters to give advice on the setting and decoration in interior design, why software cant?
As all masters argue Feng Shui is scientific, like all science, are based on logic, this could make it alright to formulate a theory, pluging all assumptions and variable into software, forming a Feng Shiu index/rating.
The index logarithms can be setted according to various Feng Shui theories, advice from Feng Shui masters, and a constant stream of examples of highly Feng Shui rated decoration. The examples are for statistical purpose of calculating index.
Simple calculations can be done like this:
1. Enter the date of birth/sex of all residents of the apartment
2. Enter the location, external features/ environmental features, chinese/english name of the apartment
3. Then calculation on the matchness of apartment to residents could then be known from Feng Shui point of view
4. For internal design, as there are tons of examples in market for reference and calibration, just calculate the degree of similarity between examples and yours, then a score (of similarity) could be known
5. Modification of internal design could be made to maximize the score to obtain a Feng Shui house
This could made the design software other than for designing in aesthetics way, it take into account the conventional wisdom of accent chinese, on environmental metaphysics and psychology.
Feng Shui is now very hot in US!
Have you handled any interesting web2.0 startup?
Yes, but all feature are similar, spinning ideas around social networking, crowd sourcing/funding, online sharing of video, photo, messages, idea etc.
All the different is the fund they are seeking.
Friday, February 23, 2007
8:46 AM 5 comments
The home spa idea is not come from the CUHK team, is from towngas. Detail is here.
How I made it : 40 successful entrepreneurs reveal all Rachel Bridge./ London : Kogan Page, c2005. (half day, funny busy model from Britain)
A handbook of management techniques Michael Armstrong./ London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2006. (Explained clearly all techniques without bullshits)
診所多過便利店 醫生競爭大 2007-02-23, 文匯報, A06, 重要新聞
三十年前的黃桂林 2007-02-23, 香港經濟日報, C13, 世事, 中環穿梭, 畢流香
針對中小企月費僅 390元Google套裝軟件挑戰微軟 2007-02-23, 星島日報, B07, 國際金融
體感模擬遊戲風靡萬千機迷 Wii玩家打網球 打出筋腱炎 2007-02-23, 星島日報, A15, 每日雜誌
An idea a day:
76. Like a million penguin campaign, develop a platform for computer/ TV gamers to write their own storyboard by crowd sourcing.
The storyboard of any meanful games should be similar to a novel/ film, you could easily find in the market, the converted version from either novels/films to games or vice versa.
There are constant complain from gamers on the storyboard, saying the story flow is abrupt, historical details are incorrect, super non-scientific etc. From the experience of wikipedia and britainnica, we know that the model of crowd sourcing is better than any/small group of smart individual, if the story is based on the wisdom of crowd, then a perfect story would be formed.
The crowd sourcing could reduce the cost of hiring story generators, expert editors for details correction, and it could extend the game-life even before the game born, a buzz could also generated from the crowd of loyal and enthusiastic gamers which could infect and spread to the early/late majority, crossing the chasm.
Steve is a very smart guy, and I think you and him may come in-sync to each others.
You are a VC, then you must be a billionare!
Fund size of my firm is only USD$10M, how could I be a billionare?
The average investment size to a startup is about USD$500,000, but the lowest could be just USD$100,000, in one case we have just invest USD$50,000.
Venture capital is not as profitable as it seems, of course firms like Sequoia Capital thrive, some firms are just barely survive.
Brilliant idea. And I think a Taiwan example has similar sparkle. A smart guy found the feature stories in finance magazines share the same style and thus invented a storyboard/story-writing software in which writers only need to input some factual info (subject, age, gender, education, etc), the software can then generate a story close to a perfectly professional magazine report. But this also tells a dull side of the magazines these days:)
Some guy has written a software for people to enter factual info, and formulate a tailor made love story!
Thursday, February 22, 2007
9:19 AM 4 comments
Fast Second Constantinos C. Markides, Paul A. Geroski, Publisher: Jossey-Bass (October 29, 2004) (2 days)
豬年發圍IT新人王 2007-02-22, 壹週刊, A086, 優質生活, 頭號科技
僱主最想聘請的行政人員 2007-02-22, 信報財經新聞, P24, 經濟．企管, 管理人管理事, 李漢祥
遙控蜻蜓盤算5億生意 拍翼飛行奪美創新獎 2007-02-22, 香港經濟日報, A10, 工貿, 發掘藍海, 施建祖
追求理想的基金經理 2007-02-22, 信報財經新聞, P20, 理財投資
中大生Home SPA 市場推廣奪冠 2007-02-22, 星島日報, F01, 教育 ←輸比佢地o個d plan都幾柒!
二維條碼悄悄抵港 2007-02-22, 明報, D07, 時代, 十日談, 周日發
白花油王子有Fans Club 2007-02-22, 蘋果日報, A10, news@pple網聞
解構奇才大腦 《發現空間：千思百慧》 2007-02-22, 香港經濟日報, C01, 電視, 林希
Special - HK tech com:
magzila.com - 網上廿蚊店
pocketpc.com.hk - Pocket PC channel
hk-kicks.com - HK NBA/shoes forum
Sengital Ltd - Really a tech company, producing game motion sensing modules
Funmobile - Ring tone/ wallpaper/ game seller
An idea a day:
75. Invent an in-door light setting that enable color-changing.
At present, the color effect of your apartment is fixed by the in-house light setting. As the light setting only permit you to have one color, or you could change the color by changing the bulbs.
If a light system that could change color exists, it could enable stylish people/ restaurants/ cafes/ clubs easily match their latest furniture setting with different color effect without changing the lighting system.
It also could match the color with the mood, or apply to yourself the "color therapy". If you feel moody, you could set a bright red/orange background, in order for you to counter-balance the mood.
For photography lover, the darkroom now can be anywhere in your apartment. Your apartment could also be a highly variable workshop for taking photographs, as the light setting now could be a replacement of color-filter of camera, and the color-filter now could be virtually any color.
Funny auto-changing could also be setted, so that it vary with time/outside, when up in the morning, the color could darker, when the night is coming, the color will be changed give a more "morning feel", so the condition throughout the day will be more consistent.
I have read some magazine in US, saying that Philips is developing similiar sort of thing as yours, but this is certainly in very very early phase, with only concept/design prototype.
I am a friend of Carr, he said Orangedays is a great place to visit, now, I am here!
Let me introduce myself, I am a small small chinese venture capitalist, working in a ameoba size of VC, funding a few atomic size web2.0 startup.
This is really a great place, with many many upbeat HK news, and the ideas are all brillant!
Nice to meet you!
How's the life of being a VC?
Busy! is the only word.
You know there are more than 300 business plans need to go through every day, like digging gold from a whole pill of shit.
I am not quite sure, but i remember there is a quite big VC firm having one of the director from HKU, with a BA. A very rare specie.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
9:41 AM 4 comments
Today, I with my family went to Mr TS Wong for fortune-stick picking, and discovered I have the same no. with Ella.
New and started:
Fast Second Constantinos C. Markides, Paul A. Geroski, Publisher: Jossey-Bass (October 29, 2004)
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World John Wood, Publisher: Collins (August 29, 2006)
網上開鋪實戰秘笈 2007-02-21, 壹本便利, TE010, 創業板, 創業通
多面手．陳淑莊 2007-02-21, 明報, D04, 世紀人文‧關懷‧視野, 世紀．People, 鄭依依
23元生命飲管 創百億元市場 11億人缺乾淨水 水源管理有錢途 2007-02-21, 香港經濟日報, A12, 國際專題, 黎卓賢、謝媛彰、許懿安、陳國勳、韓嘉恩
量子電腦快將面世 2007-02-21, 信報財經新聞, P29, 副刊, 解碼, 狄高
夫妻唔懂性…… 2007-02-21, 明報, D07, 副刊, 姜素婷 ←虧佬性經
格仔鋪熱開遍全城 2007-02-21, 壹本便利, TE009, 創業板, 商機收料站
An idea a day:
74. Provide a free online text to speech (Speech synthesis) platform, and letting people to download content of wikipedia into mp3.
Take a look at Talkr, a online software that convert written blog into podcast.
You will be a walking encyclopedia at once, as you are holding all the knowledge in this world into your ipod.
With this service, you could learn any topic that interest you anytime, no need to bring a whole pile of notes/ books.
One practical use could be for travel purpose.
Before going to any country/ historical place, you need to know some background in order to feel the history/meaning. At present, you need to read related articles either prior to the trip, or bring a travel guide with you and read during the trip. All guide, LPs, Fodor's, Frommer's, Rough Guides just weight like a encyclopedia, reading it is gruelling, especially when you are walking.
If we could have all the information condensed into MP3 in ipod, we could listen to it at plane, or listening while browsing the place. The playlist of MP3 can be setted so as to match with your itinerary. The MP3 guides can also be setted just like CD guides in museum, introducing every details within an attraction, as you could drill down wikipedia to find the finest and trivial-est information, which could not be possible for any travel guide in this world.
Following is a sample playlist of HK travel:
1. Brief HK introduction
2. Hong Kong Disney
3. Tsim Sha Tsui
5. Central and Western District
6. Sai Kung
7. Lei Yue Mun
After listening to all those MP3, I think you would be more local than any locals.
There are many podcast on the net and website of travel guides, but they are all not as organized as the print-version, and they are all about feeling/ travelogues, they are not guide for you to know information of the attractions.
One alternative could be for the guides to produce MP3 version of print guides, but this certain need $$.
There is a similar idea in: Dayout NZ, it is a Audio(MP3) Guides for New Zealand.
It is divided into different regions, then introduce places like museums, harbours etc.
This service is free of charge.
Paris audio guide is what you are talking in the end of your idea, about MP3 travel guide.
Of course, these 2 guide can not beat your wiki-travel, when we are talking about the depth of information traveller require.
In wiki guide, traveller could adjust what they want to know, in stead of spoon-feeding with a company (may be biaed) information.
Talkr is cool, the speech effect is surprisingly good~
Talkr is quite funny, and it has been around for more than a year, i think the starting date could be back to 2005.
Talkr is recently buy-out by another tech firm called " LiveOnTheNet", and the 100% buy-out price is not large, just USD$25k up-front plus a USD$25k earn out.
This low price probably indicates that Talkr was more of a 'feature' than a business.
This is the common weakest link to all web2.0 startup, disregarding the revenue model.
This idea seems very work, all technology is up and running!
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
9:09 AM 9 comments
網上售賣「時間」 有機會成為下一個YouTube 2007-02-20, 蘋果日報, A13, 世界萬象
兩年面試百份工屢敗屢試獲垂青視障大學生破局限做寫手 2007-02-20, 明報, A05, 港聞, 陽光故事, 陸倩盈
港版《海猿》見證經濟起跌 消防潛水組救危難治頑疾 2007-02-20, 星島日報, A12, 港聞
吹氣公仔氾濫勁蝕收場 2007-02-19, 明報, A08, 港聞, 賀豬年
發財聲中思貧富美國經驗堪借鑑 2007-02-19, 明報, A03, 要聞, 社評
牛津男女生賣肉籌學費 2007-02-19, 太陽報, A29, 國際
批發新丁教學生搵真銀 2006-11-09, 壹週刊, A106, 財經, 壹盤生意
Only this model could earn in CNY festival.
All students playing in the festival are just burning $$, there are virtually no product/brand differentiation, all products are from a few sources, you just need to visit no more than 10 shops, you have browse all products in the festival.
An idea a day:
73. Uncommon ways to make $$ from CNY festival.
1. Go to the festival every year, buy/pick up large quantity of products at no/v. low price after 12:00am, and then sell those at next year festival or sell them to students who wish to hold stalls next year. As all the products are worthless after 12:00am, every product you sell is your net profit, without any cost.
2. Buy popular products in the festival and then sell at your counter, alleging that there is no need to visit the whole festival in order to see all products. As price is not so sensitive in festival, and information asymmetry is great, people will still buy although the price is sightly higher for you to make profit. There is one more benefit, people lose $$ mainly due to stagnant stock, your stock level could be varied anytime, to prevent over-stocking of any particular product.
3. For industrial design/architecture students, sell proposal to students making unique products exclusively for them, and earn the referral by referring them to sourcing companies.
4. Setup stalls which is only for arcade games, not selling, like jumpingym.
5. Setup gambling stalls.
6. Setup fortune telling stores, also selling fortune telling books and accessories.
7. Put up eyeball attractions for advertising purpose. As the volumn of visitors is hugh, the advertising effect is great. Just think of all those non-sense products, which surely could not be known by all HK people if they are not selling in the festival, then you could know how powerful the advertising effect.
8. Hire people which dressed in an attractive advertising ways, to promote a brand or company.
Point 1 very 絕‧
You could earn students $$ from two ways, one is from students this year, and the other is students next year.
Hey, your "Hire-me" ad is very funny!
I am still a student, so I cant employ you! But you are surely a brlliant and innovative guy!
Are you interested in advertising field?
I think Orangedays is really a thing! And Hire-me is really funny.
I will send this web to some of my friends, they are copywriters.
Just having a walk and search for something interesting, I found your newscut is pretty done a good job, I will keep it to read your newscut everyday ~~
Carmen and Linyin,
Nice to meet you.
Hope the newcut could inspire everyone of you!
Just curious, are you from HKU?
hey! don't you think the theme of year (that means pig, dog, chicken......) would change every year, so i think it would be waited at least for 12 years to earn students $$.
You are right, you could not just buy anything from the market and think you could sell in next year.
You have to select some protential one.
By the way, if you see source ec website, you will find in their catalog many out-dated items they are still selling.
yes, I am from HKU :),
but now I am working in CUHK.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
9:12 AM 4 comments
鏡頭當嘴巴－深圳民工影像發聲 / 出版：樂施會 / 出版日期：2004年7月
Although the data is a bit out-dated, it could let us know how lucky we are, born to be rich and educated, no need to be deprived by the cold-capitalic-industrial world!
電視遙控器之父病逝 2007-02-18, 明報, A20, 國際要聞
馬來西亞趕絕快餐 2007-02-18, 東方日報, A23, 國際
THE MYTH ABOUT CREATION MYTHS Fast Company. Boston: Mar 2007. p. 61, Dan Heath, Chip Heath.
An idea a day:
72. Add further price discrimination for publishers, to combat and make $$ from the 2nd hand market.
For oversea books market, unlike HK, they will have firstly the hardcover, then the mass paperback, the price discrimation between the two would entice further sales and extend sales cycles.
If publishers could have a further low-cost version of books, with standard/shared book size, paper, printing with other books, just like those penguin classics, the books could also exclude any fancy items, like book covers/design, it could save and share books cost, and have a economic of scale to cut down the retail price.
This super-low cost version could launch a year after the hardcover/ paperback, this is the time when the 2nd hand quantity start to boom. With comparable price, costomers would certain opt to buy new one other than the old and used. This could make publishers to make $$ from a market where they aint in.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
8:28 AM 2 comments
Make Your Business Survive and Thrive! (7 days, v. rich in resources, really worth time to read)
New and started:
This month Business 2.0 is surely for those techies!
電子地圖反向應用 2007-02-17, 明報, D05, 時代, 十日談, 周日發
副學士涉非禮改口拒認罪 2007-02-17, 星島日報, A11, 法庭
天國人間未了情 2007-02-17, 大公報, C05, 小公園, 傳媒按摩, 黃子程
A cash call - The future of money - The future of money 17 February 2007, The Economist, ECN, 382, SB
If You Can't Beat 'Em ; Creative Technology, the MP3 pioneer, lost its battle with Apple. But accessorizing the iPod could be a profitable booby prize. 26 February 2007, Forbes, 52, Volume 179 Issue 4, Jessica Tan
The Next Net 25 Mar 2007, Business 2.0, Vol. 8, Iss. 2; p. 80 ←Best 25 web 2.0 startups
Building a Wiki World Mar 2007, Business 2.0, Vol. 8, Iss. 2; p. 102, Tom McNichol
Tech's New Kingmakers Mar 2007, Business 2.0, Vol. 8, Iss. 2; p. 18 ←MEET THE INFLUENTIAL INVESTORS THAT EVERY WEB 2.0 ENTREPRENEUR NEEDS TO KNOW
Art attack! - Just discovered that it has closed last year, my childhood has finally gone
SCORE - 60-Second Guides
Entrepreneur.com - How to guides
An idea a day:
71. Install vending machine of home-essentails in lifts of buliding in estates.
The vending machines could be selling juices/ cigarettes/ snacks/ pills/ condoms/ masks, just like those essentials in7-11.
The lift vending machine could shorten the distance between users and commodities, people just have to walk in the lift, without walking out, they could buy the things they need. In mid-night while the traffic isnt big, you could hold the open door button and buy thing at the same time, then after you get the products, you could walk back at the shortest time and distance. This could only be possible if every floors would have a machine, the lift-vending machine could safe the number.
Lifts are a confined area that you will have a close encounter at least 2 times a day. Without any thing to do while waiting inside a lift, users could easily be attracted to the machine and buy things. This is a advantage over putting machine in the lobby, for which people may have to detour, in order to approach it.
Buying inside the lift could also provide privacy in non-peak hours, as only few need travel in lifts. In this way, you could buy these little things without dressing and makeuping, reducing inconvenience.
This idea is just for fun, dont take it so serious!
man, I read "我要做生意" la~ it's really useful. Mr. Tsing states many ideas. Great^^ Thx for sharing
Friday, February 16, 2007
9:22 AM 2 comments
港大研發投資軟件 2007-02-16, 大公報, A09, 教育
互聯網效應 下個災區TV 2007-02-16, 香港經濟日報, A29, 行政人員, Global Watcher, 陳沛芬 ←Joost
創投基金青睞 小企突圍而出 2007-02-15, 香港經濟日報, A29, 行政人員, 陳靜汶
喬布斯故事 2007-02-13, 明報, D06, 世紀人文．關懷．視野, 編輯室手記, 劉進圖
港大畢業按摩女 2007-02-15, 壹週刊, A044, 時事, 壹號頭條 ←唔係呀化!
維基傳財困瀕執笠 2007-02-14, 太陽報, A30, 國際
《撒旦詩篇》作者遭追殺 2007-02-14, 東方日報, A32, 國際
When It Comes to Innovation, Geography Is Destiny February 11, 2007, NYT, Ping, G. PASCAL ZACHARY
Fever Stimulation Beverage - Sexual Energy Drink
An idea a day:
70. Translation arbitrage
The following pay scales are from yahoo knowledge+:
中譯英/英譯中: 一般每字收$0.5 - 1.0 (視乎字數多少)
審稿: 每字$0.15 - 0.5
編輯: 每字$0.35 - 0.8
Don't tell me you don't know where the arbitrage is.
Yo, you are back!
How many girls have you cut ar?
this is quite a critical issue to thin about.
can a public web2.0-sphere can maintain its quality and still out of business support? is any new-field need to grow up, away need companies support??
really need to keep track on how wiki face this crisis.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
9:19 AM 5 comments
Win + D is the holy key for office slackers.
Wow...the fastest way to minimize all windows.
Don't try to give up to create idea ar! although a lot idea are already exist, it is a challege, right? and this also mean we have global version!
and if really can't put out something, try to read more, to have material to create.
I never think of giving up Orangedays, I still have plenty of ideas, and the number of existing one could let me write for another extra year.
You know, 14 Feb is a special day, a day which should dedicate all heart and energy to cut girlsss!
I would also like to read more, but could you please let me know what should/worthy to read next?
ha, I think no other people in HK would read such large quantity as you.
Just look at the newspaper clippings, those are from all sources.
May be you could expand to oversea newspapers like NYT/WJS/FT, I know you have been reading, but virtually no update for them recently.
About books, Made to stick is a recent hit, I am reading on it.
From entrepreneur to infopreneur would be quite suitable for writers like you.
Monday, February 12, 2007
8:32 PM 0 comments
Netvibes 個人化主頁集所有功能 2007-02-12, 明報, A23, 國際, 網絡點線面
浙江26歲女富豪涉非法集資2007-02-12, 信報財經新聞, P30, 中國消息
天橋驕女vs淫窟性奴東歐娃娃兩種命 2007-02-12, 蘋果日報, A28, 國際新聞
An idea a day:
69. Allow users to use phone/cell phone and credit/EPS card to reload Octopus card, anytime, anywhere.
Apart from AAVS, it provide users with a convenient way to recharge their card once in need. It can also let you to add value for your friends, who may not have any credit cards/EPS in the moment, and can't find any shops/MTR station nearby. It could also act like personal ATM machine for cash, if there isnt any.
For 3G phone with a web-interface, the transaction can just like any online merchandise, settle the deal with credit cards. For 2G phones, users can enter the card numbers in a specific sequence, guided by a sound navigation. Apart from using credit card, EPS cards could also be used, just like picking $$ from ATM machines.
As every Octopus card has its' identity, by entering the numbers into your phone, specific card can be reloaded.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
9:51 AM 0 comments
淚之消費 2007-02-11, 明報, P08, 日偽流民, 湯禎兆
中國25歲億萬富翁 劉琦開 2007-02-08, 香港經濟日報, A37, 行政人員, 成功學堂, 郭立新
「我們不想當哈佛校長」 2007-02-11, 東方日報, A26, 國際
The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Web 2.0: Top 25 Apps to Grow your Business - simple, cheap, and effective solutions to solving tasks in small business or startup
Pipes: Rewire the Web - Yahoo new idea on remixing feeds
TEDTalks - Audio and viedo from genius in different industries
An idea a day:
68. Setup permenant rental lockers in hotel, for freq flyers to place a set of essential items.
There should be a set of things that you need to bring for any trip, personal things like cosmetics, shaver, essential pills, extra shirts, shorts or suits, these are the things that you may not easily find and buy in the place where you go.
If you frequently go to trips in 1/2 places, but can not afford a house, then you could make use of these lockers in hotels for these whole bunch of things. It could save you effort for not bring them again and again, it could also save you time and $$, as no more need to bring extra luggage, which may need charge from airline and need time to pick up in the transportation belts in airport.
It could also benefit to hotel, as it could increase the loyalty of customers, and make customers feel more like home, rather than an ordinary/ non-differentiable hotel. The locker need space, and space = $$, the rental service may require $$, or is a special service to VIPs, a attrative service for freq flyers.
The service can be extended and not confined to hotels only, the permenant/ long time rental service could be placed in airport, place around hotel area.
You could also setup a company for storing all the essentials, and delievery to any place once reqested, then place is not the determinant cost factor.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
6:13 PM 2 comments
Confessions of an economic hit man (5 days, read wiki is enough, similar idea by Noreena Hertz, The Debt Threat)
我要做生意 (1 hour, will know more about this creative man)
New and started:
Make Your Business Survive and Thrive!
Industrial Design A-Z
搵仔啟發 GPS波鞋面世 尋人意外無難度 每對2550元 2007-02-10, 香港經濟日報, A15, 國際動態, 謝媛彰
女司機設計《大富翁》式紙版遊戲 駕的士多Fun賺桶金2007-02-09, 太陽報, A42, 專題
生物感測創業中大生奪冠 2007-02-08, 東方日報, A28, 港聞
情人節商機大 奢華創意盡出 滬推38萬元酒店套餐 888元金玫瑰 2007-02-08, 香港經濟日報, A43, 內銷攻略, 浪漫經濟, 朱天韻
殺價超人王維基的競選商業智慧 2007-02-09, 香港經濟日報, A65, 企業管理, 商贏智慧, 陳靜汶
美FDA 首准減肥藥不用處方專家恐消費者貪快服過量 2007-02-09, 明報, A22, 健康
失敗者成功方程式 《陽光小小姐》《冒牌天子門生》 2007-02-08, 香港經濟日報, C19, 影碟, 鄧龍傑
What's on next - The future of television 10 February 2007, The Economist, ECN, 382, WB ←Joost!
Realsimplefurniture - Sell funiture that is easy to put together and requires absolutely no tools/screws for assembly
The Bubble Project - A man put over 50,000 speech bubble stickers around NYC commercial billbroads, letting others to writing funny commentary on it, then collect back all the works and pulish the result online.
The Ridiculous Business Jargon Dictionary - It is funny to see your senior use these words, wondering whether they really know the meaning.
An idea a day:
67. Setup a website providing interviews of HK famous CEOs.
The main purpose is not to provide contents to web visitors, the focus is to make friends with them.
People eager and willing to pay pretty much $$ for MBA, but most MBAs said the value is not in knowledge, is in the network. If there is a way for young people/graduate to bulid the relationship earlier, pay only disposable time and effort and achieve the same goal, will you deem this to be good?
Most of the CEOs are very busy with their stuffs, but when you are talking about sharing the vision, mission and value of themselves/ their companies, to youngsters/ fresh-grads/ students, they will be very willing to contribute, as they may think this is their social responsibility to do so.
If, in the course of interview, you could show your talents and wits to that CEO, at the same time, could impress him, then you will have an easy and bright future. The CEO may not give direct benefit to you, like hire you, but once get known and be friended with, it is natural for him to help you once in need, both in adversity or in prosperity, by sharing his knowledge or network with you.
If the website get popularity, it could also be a mean to provide publicity to interviewees.
There are some CEO interviews websites, one of the most intereting is npost.com.
Thanks for your information, i know it long time ago, it is especially for the tech field, companies like toeat.com, meebo etc are being interviewed.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
8:28 PM 1 comments
Lolanto．他媽……的．摔跤你 娛樂玩斗城：市井戲名冇投訴 2007-02-07, 蘋果日報, C25, 娛樂名人
白領壓力大 紓壓藏商機 2007-02-07, 香港經濟日報, A30, 內銷攻略, 朱天韻
摺捲式手機書快登場 2007-02-07, 東方日報, A32, 國際
An idea a day:
66. Develop software/website like typetalk, for auto-thesaurus action and rephrasing articles to prevent plagiarism.
This could really help students to save time and effort, as there will be no more need to do the damn boring repharsing work, at the same time, ensure the rephrased work is plagiarism-proof. (9 out of 10 university students copy work from others, the remaining just direct copy, without any amendments!)
Functions, like turnitin, checking the similarity between 2 or more work can also be included, reflecting the degree of plagiarism, hence adjusting the degree of changing.
The change could be in several levels, at word level, thesaurus functions like typetalk is enough, in sentence levels, active to passive, tenses, use of articles, changing sentence structures, adding small amount of little grammatical mistakes etc, these are mechanical action, which do not require any judgement, yet could add infinity possibilities.
One of the simple way to make the work done without actually doing it is: In market, there are many different translation softwares, plug one article into one, translate into another language, then plug the translated article into another software, due to different translation logarithms, a brand new work is done.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
8:50 PM 7 comments
獲大獎6企業 各領風騷 2007-02-06, 文匯報, A19, 紫荊廣場
銀髮回收黨 2007-02-06, 都市日報, P20,P21, 焦點, 陳詩欣
小柏林大個仔考督察 2007-02-06, 蘋果日報, C02, 娛樂要聞
貼近群眾的設計師 2007-02-06, 信報財經新聞, P27, 副刊, 面對面, 健吾
An idea a day:
65. Inconvenience ways to make $$ from virtually nothing via the Internet, part 4, graduate edition.
16. Search and collect real people CV over the internet, and bundle them into a package, then sell to graduates. It could be a cheaper and more practical/ localized replacement for books like 101 Best Resumes etc. I will not tell you the method, but dont think it is rocket science. I have find many of my friends CV on the net, funny.
17. Go to join all CRE/EORE/AORE etc. gov recuitment exams, the focus is to remember and reproduce the paper. After you have collect a few years, try to workout the best solution, tips/hints, trends etc, and sell the whole package to other, everyone will be willing to try as ROI is high. After all, the written part is not the most difficult, the most difficult part is the grueling interview.
18. Search over the internet about tips, interview skills, mock interview dialogue/questions, organize them into meaningful sequence and theme, sell them to others.
19. For university societies/ registered companies, who wish to raise fund, sell certificate of contribution of some sort of great events/ programs or recommendation letters at a price, and get ready to give favourable response from calls of HR managers. You can not argue the importance of contribution from the buyer, because the $$ really contributes.
20. No matter which team win which competition, sell a list of contribution to this accomplishment at a price. Then buyers could cite the achievements in CV, this could help those "high mark fools" to give a balance image to potential employers, like No. 19, cross check by HR is ok.
21. Hold free/paid seminars in campus to fresh graduate, allege to teach skills on interviews, in mock interviews, make records of the real interview, pulish them into your website, hope the veido could generate profit.
22. Make a record on online appitute tests of big companies, like Big Fools, ibanks/ banks. Sell the pass-able answers or skills to other over the net. Or help others to do the tests and guaranteed 100% pass-rate at a price.
i guess, lack of principle is the key. most of your ideas focus on how to bring the result up. do you think so??
for point 12, i am already do similar thing in ebay, i sell old game, veido (H-vedio, :P), songs, etc, only BT seed.
Yes, for point 12, i got the idea from you.
lack of principle is the key, what do you really mean? You mean the whole thing should have a theme?
For that series, the result or theme is to use 1) an inconvenience ways 2) to make $$ 3) from virtually nothing 4) via the Internet, all these 4 point is the principle.
Monday, February 05, 2007
9:15 PM 1 comments
Just discovered that I have bought Confessions of an economic hit man for more than 1.5 year, but til now do I kick it off! The chinese version is in market now. Quite interesting and thrilling.
百萬網民合撰維基式小說 英大型出版商挑戰傳統文學創作 2007-02-05, 明報, A28, 國際
學者慨歎 學運已死「都怪港生唔爭氣」 2007-02-05, 蘋果日報, A07, 港聞
AV男優苦與樂2007-02-05, 新報, F02, 蘭桂坊, 新睇語言, 少怡
NGO管理人用CRM做好事 2007-02-05, 香港經濟日報, A45, 行政人員, 職業特攻隊, 陳沛芬
最后挽歌﹖手機電視欲終結傳統媒體 2007-02-05, 香港商報, A11, 世界經濟
團塊世代再生記 2007-02-05, 信報財經新聞, P41, 副刊, 面對面, 健吾
An idea a day:
64. Inconvenience ways to make $$ from virtually nothing via the Internet, part 3.
11. Collect as many jokes as you can over the internet, bundle them into one ebook, and try to sell them online. As they are no IP, it is ok to just copy and sell.
12. Download the funniest videos on you tube, then sell them as BT seeds or CDs.
13. Collect a lot of name cards, then sell them (especially those you dont like) online to marketing agencies, as title of people could provide backgrounds and make marketing work more targeted. Usually, they will be bombed by endless cold calls.
14. Share your wireless network with your neighour, earn a little to subsidize your IPS fee.
15. Collect things that you could easily get for free in HK, and try to sell oversea, eg. concert posters in MK, used stamps, coca-cola cans etc.
Collect things that you could easily get for free in HK, and try to sell oversea, eg. concert posters in MK, used stamps, coca-cola cans etc.
ya~ it's right~ it's one of the way. but, will u / i do it>< haha
Sunday, February 04, 2007
9:37 AM 2 comments
Someone posted a link at Golden yesterday, citing one of the Orangedays article, the pageview has been raised to 1200/day.
AO考題： 點推廣建焚化爐？ 2007-02-04, 星島日報, A16, 每日雜誌, 維港會, 盧駿
Phone狂擴業 2007-02-04, 東方日報, B04, 產經
梅鐸王朝何去何從 2007-02-04, 東方日報, A26, 國際
尋常人妻之AV 下半生 2007-02-04, 明報, P14, 日偽流民, 湯禎兆
獨裁者的化妝師 2007-02-01, 茶杯, 32, William Nixon
文化惡勢力版圖巡禮 2007-02-01, 茶杯, 48, 歐贊年
An idea a day:
63. Inconvenience ways to make $$ from virtually nothing via the Internet, part 2.
6. Go to backup other people site regularly, and wish one day will be a hugh internet crash, then sell the content back for a high $$. The model can be something like archive.org/ google cache.
7. Keep an eye on information leak from gov website, store them in your hardrive, then sell back the data to gov or the deprived.
8. Try to sell your homework/ help other to do homework at a price. Or like Soundview, the author of the Marketing Guru, writing up book summaries, selling at a price.
9. Conjure up your own story and try to persuade other to donate to you, helping you to achieve or accomplish something, eg,
還債新招 2003-09-10, 信報財經新聞, P15, 副刊-經濟．企管, 思凡, 余就風
苦悶公務員求世人打救設網站籌退休金 2006-03-24, 蘋果日報, A35, 世界萬象
10. Try to sell gimick things to break record, eg,
焗豆逐粒賣 2006-01-19, 蘋果日報, A35, 世界萬象
40元善長電影留名 2006-01-29, 東方日報, A29, 國際
Try to sell your homework/ help other to do homework at a price....
it's a big business~ I heard a real case b4~ A guy earned US$60000 in his campus life. haha
yes, students always have $$ to dispense.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
10:24 AM 1 comments
社會企業家 2007-02-03, 香港經濟日報, C11, 世事, 中環穿梭, 畢流香
速遞湯鼻祖 創急凍湯掘金 鮮味不留失 幾時飲都得 2007-02-03, 香港經濟日報, A12, 商業, 陳妍齡
日麵商出怪招雞蛋賣廣告 2007-02-03, 星島日報, A26, 國際
《華爾街》青春化兼顧女性 2007-02-03, 香港經濟日報, A15, 國際動態, 財經故事, 高碧斯
The Art of Selling Out; Roelof Botha flipped YouTube for riches. Who's next? 12 February 2007, Forbes, Volume 179 Issue 3, On The Cover/Top Stories, Erika Brown
The Midas List 01.25.07, 6:00 PM ET, Forbes, Special Report
Web deux point zéro - Face value 3 February 2007, The Economist, ECN, WB
An idea a day:
62. Inconvenience ways to make $$ from virtually nothing via the Internet, part 1.
1. Register funny and interesting number/name in free email/blog/MSN/ICQ/QQ/http address, then post them to eBay for other to bid.
2. Register http address like www.hkboc.com, resembling www.bochk.com of the Bank of China (HK), and ask them $$ for buying back the address, the most important is to pretend someone is using a v. high $$ for biding, who may have track record of making scam website . The registration fee for these kind of website is v. low.
3. Play arbitrage on items due to information asymmetry in the Internet, order items from low price sites, after some-foolish-one is biding your item at other sites, then earn the different.
4. Produce several eBay accounts, accumulate the power-seller ranking, then sell the account to others. Like online gamers pay for other to play the game, in order to increase levels.
5. Upload video and download $$ from you tube.
The hkboc.com one is funny!
Friday, February 02, 2007
10:12 PM 0 comments
尋找創投基金非夢想 中小企引股集資有門路 2007-02-02, 星島日報, B06, SME網絡
科技園向創意公司招手 首年免租 2年資助70萬 2007-02-02, 香港經濟日報, A15, 工貿, 王偉康
人肉寫作機董章： 電腦文明未夠班 2007-02-02, 蘋果日報, E20, One fine day
捲土重來 話事人 2007-02-02, 香港經濟日報, A45, 行政人員, Global Watcher, 梁巧恩
石鏡泉減持經濟日報 2007-02-02, 蘋果日報, B16, 財經要聞, 中環在線, 李華華
三屋典籍瘋狂閱讀 楊天命樂做病態書徒 2007-02-02, 星島日報, E07, 年華, 文化廊, 偉嘉
Idea 19/20, at 29/30 Nov 06, a blog for patients and doctors.
電子病歷ePR 2007-02-02, 信報財經新聞, P33, 副刊, 陳潔玲
An idea a day:
61. Install an indicator of the floor showing where the lift is, in the security tv channels of real-estate bulidings.
It is quite annoying to witness the lift just past your floors, when you are rushing to work in the morning, it is also a waste of time in waiting lifts.
If we could have the security channel showing the floor, then you could match perfectly the abroad time with the departure time. The indicator can be just like the time/ weather marquee in daily news, or we could have the camera also capturing the floor panel within the lift, either could have the same effect.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
8:53 PM 1 comments
No news is exciting!
童年玩意：百厭星 一條繩玩到癲 2007-02-01, 蘋果日報, E03, 今日對焦
開放Wi-Fi勁慢高風險 2007-02-01, 壹週刊, A110, 優質生活, 頭號科技
An idea a day:
60. Renovate the design of all public washrooms.
Develop a 2 ways door which can be pushed open in either way, and without any locks attached in all public washrooms.
The door design could be something like glass doors in any shopping malls, you can push it open without using your hands and unlock any handles.
Or do not install any door at all in washroom, just like the setting in HK airport.
This is especially convenience to people dining in restaurants, and need to go to washroom in the course of dining, as the washed hands will not be contaminated by dirts and bacteria in using those design.
By wikipedia on washroom:
Modern washroom architecture
Doorless entry (labyrinth entrance) prevents the spread of disease that might otherwise occur when coming in contact with a door.
In addition, go to footpull, you will find another "hands-free" alternative to opening restroom door.