A Citizen’s Guide To The Hows And Whys Of Boycotting Chinese Products


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WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Rumbustious
rəm-bəs-chəs
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: British English, late 18th century
1

Boisterous or unruly.

Examples of Rumbustious in a sentence

“The kids were being too rumbustious, so I shooed them outside to play.”

“Expect the litter of puppies to be rumbustious when they hit 6 weeks.”

Creation/recognition- via Seth Godin Newsletter


If you buy an old painting at a garage sale for $1,000 and then sell it for $25,000, was the change in value due to a change in the magic involved in the creation of the painting, or is it because the market now recognizes the painting for what it is (and was all along)?

When Alta Vista refused to pay a million dollars to buy Google, was the problem in the value of what Google had, or in Alta Vista’s recognition of that value?

There’s often a significant lag between the creation of something useful and when the market recognizes it.

That’s an opportunity for speculators and investors, who can buy before the recognition happens.

And it’s an opportunity or a trap for creators, who might get disheartened about the lack of applause and upside immediately after they’ve created something.

When we look to the outside world for valuation and recognition, we might be confused about the intrinsic value of what we just created. Over time, those things may come into alignment, but that’s rare indeed.

Creation plus persistence can lead to recognition. But creation without recognition is still a worthwhile endeavor.

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13. World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought – 17th June


13. World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought – 17th June

Drought Day

This day is celebrated to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification.

Content marketing opportunities:   

  • Listicle idea: How can you nourish soil naturally?
  • Infographic idea: X Plants that don’t require a lot of water to grow
  • Video idea: Are the world’s deserts expanding?
  • Podcast idea: How does a ‘green wall’ help stop desertification?

Brand campaign that worked:

This video by vpro documentary explores how land can be made fertile again by looking at examples from Spain, Egypt, and India.