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Konshens, Jamaican Dancehall Artiste Launches Shoes Line To Mixed Reviews

Have you seen or heard about it yet? Jamaican musicians and artistes continue to expand their influence from music and media to mainstream fashion and the brave world of entrepreneurship. Now dancehall artiste Konshens has taken on the challenge of making his own shoe line. Impressive! Continue Reading

Sports, Entertainment, Culture

And @blastpass is back… with their first deal in almost two months (49 days since the last deal on June 14, 2013)! Not a good sign. It’s good though that they’re still trying and are still able to convince retailers. One … Continue reading

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Blast Week 1 Review. Launch, Execution & Customer Response

One of the best times to check how serious a company is, is at its launch. Imagine Digicel at its launch, think back to the launch of the iPhone, or even the launch of a local mom and pop store or small business that you know. One thing everybody has in common, is the desire to put on a good show, impress their customers, and grow their business – from day 1. Continue Reading

Business Insight, Products

Usain Bolt Does It Well For Puma

Dr. Usain St. Leo Bolt has undoubtedly delivered as the King of Sprints, and for that the entire Puma organization is proud. Through his astute and enormous victories, Dr. Bolt and his fellow Jamaican team-mates have actively influenced the increased sales of the company’s merchandise. However, it was not enough to increase profit margins. Oh Oh! Continue Reading


Trinidad To Launch New RAV4 Today

The Guardian reports;

The newly redesigned, fourth-generation Toyota RAV4, which recently made its world debut at the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show in the United States, will be launched locally today at the Toyota Showroom in Barataria. The RAV4’s unique design allowed it to be a trailblazer in the industry, representing the “first of its kind,” which successfully prompted other car manufacturers worldwide to compete in the crossover SUV market.

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Link: The Herbalife Pyramid Scheme 101

In its latest podcast, the Planet Money team at NPR explores the Herbalife pyramid scheme issue. As always, they do a great job of breaking down the points, so that the issues are clear. Listen. We previously reported on this … Continue reading

If Herbalife is a Pyramid Scheme, then…

Is Herbalife a Pyramid Scheme

… thats trouble. Big Trouble.

That’s trouble in a number of ways, but immediately I think about similar network marketing (or multi-level marketing) programmes, which are BIG here in Jamaica – Organo Gold, GNLD, and Visalus are just a few. Trouble not because they could befall the same fate (yes they could), but because of perception. People have a way of aligning something with what they see, hear, think and feel; and if Herbalife suffers, then who knows… Continue Reading

Business Insight, e-Update

Jamaican Tailor Featured in the New York Times. 4 Amazing Lessons We Can Learn!

Bespoke Suits

While listening to the Morning Edition of NPR (on Friday September 7, 2012 ) they spoke about a tailor who made bespoke suits. The word stood out. Bespoke! Yes, because I think I saw that word somewhere (and I wasn’t too familiar with it before); but it stood out more because I’m sure I came across some place that made bespoke suits somewhere in Liguanea, Kingston Jamaica. Continue Reading

Business Strategy, e-Update, Entrepreneurship