I was reading this profile of Marie Kondo, the “spark joy and tidy up” guru from Japan, in Fast Company and learned that Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce giant had bought a controlling interest in Kondo’s company, KonMari, in August 2019. Somehow the news slipped my attention. All I remember that there were some rumors that she … Continue reading Wait! Rakuten bought Marie Kondo?
The ultimate objective of all influence is to sell us something. This is true even if the influencer is someone who has made a career out of telling the rest of us to get rid of things, eschew to excessive consumerism, and to own only things that spark joy. Yup, you guessed it right: Marie … Continue reading The Kon Job