50 Things You Can Control Right Now…

If you turn on the news, it’s easy to feel helpless and despondent. Or maybe things at home aren’t going in the best direction.

This great list reminds us of all the things that we CAN control right now – here are a few that jumped out for me:

Whether you listen or wait to talk (I’m working on that…)
The type of food you eat.
How much time you spend trying to convince people you’re right.
How clean or uncluttered you keep your space.
How much information you get before you make a decision.
How many negative articles you read.
Which commitments you keep or cancel.

Check the list and share with friends and family…


Tech Trends in China, and What they Mean for Foodservice and Payments

China leapfrogged the PC era to go mobile-first – the smartphone is the “remote control” of people’s lives, with messaging/operating-system and payment platforms like WeChat and Alipay at the centre of most daily transactions.

Watch this startling, intense video (24 minutes, but stay with it) about China’s online-to-offline commerce and payments, the creation of on-demand marketplaces and the use of QR codes. Plus new forms of social-mobile communication, from livestreaming to stickers to VR cafes that handle your entertainment needs. I was watching the references to payments and foodservice – you’re sure to see other possibilities.

And… this is a country with an extraordinary degree of political repression, and has its internet cut off from the rest of the world…