Trotting the globe for thoughts, ideas, discussions, the next big thing and often uncovering the bizarre is the discourse of a day in the world of the Urban Rajah. These snippets have been collected to connect you with food for thought. | BRAND SACRIFICE | Consumer Trend Briefing | October 2014

One powerful question for brands to answer in 2015: what are you prepared to SACRIFICE?

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From masstige to MASSCLUSIVE: middle class premium consumption evolves in Asia.

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The Africanization of social platforms, virtual connections & peer-to-peer services.

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Five trends that will redefine great service in 2015 and beyond.

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TED: Susan Colantuono: The career advice you probably didn’t get - Susan Colantuono (2013)

You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways -- for men and women, new grads and midcareer workers.

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TED: Francis de los Reyes: Sanitation is a basic human right - Francis de los Reyes (2013)

Warning: This talk might contain much more than you’d ever want to know about the way the world poops. But as sanitation activist (and TED Fellow) Francis de los Reyes asks — doesn’t everyone deserve a safe place to go?

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TED: Moshe Safdie: How to reinvent the apartment building - Moshe Safdie (2014)

In 1967, Moshe Safdie reimagined the monolithic apartment building, creating “Habitat ’67,” which gave each unit an unprecedented sense of openness. Nearly 50 years later, he believes the need for this type of building is greater than ever. In this short talk, Safdie surveys a range of projects that do away with the high-rise and let light permeate into densely-packed cities.

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TED: Matthew O'Reilly: “Am I dying?” The honest answer. - Matthew O'Reilly (2014)

Matthew O’Reilly is a veteran emergency medical technician on Long Island, New York. In this talk, O’Reilly describes what happens next when a gravely hurt patient asks him: “Am I going to die?”

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