Author Topic: Time is the new luxury  (Read 1383 times)

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Re: Time is the new luxury
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 07:25:32 AM »
Hmm, this is all about luxury product marketing.  Pretty Anti-mustachian, really.  Someone ought to write a rebuttal piece - Time is a Free Luxury!

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The report identifies several key trends including real-time innovation, constant access and connectivity, a growing appreciation for expertise and craftsmanship, authenticity and discovery all connected to the search for a more fulfilling life experience.

Just WTF does that mean with respect to a car?  Or with having more time?  It's just more consumerism, if people are trying to find a more fulfilling life experience through buying a $60K sedan.  Maybe take some time to develop some expertise and craft some things yourself - that might actually lead to a more fulfilling life experience.  And bonus = FIRE earlier for even more free time.

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Re: Time is the new luxury
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 07:47:30 AM »
Hmm, this is all about luxury product marketing.  Pretty Anti-mustachian, really.  Someone ought to write a rebuttal piece - Time is a Free Luxury!

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The report identifies several key trends including real-time innovation, constant access and connectivity, a growing appreciation for expertise and craftsmanship, authenticity and discovery – all connected to the search for a more fulfilling life experience.

Just WTF does that mean with respect to a car?  Or with having more time?  It's just more consumerism, if people are trying to find a more fulfilling life experience through buying a $60K sedan.  Maybe take some time to develop some expertise and craft some things yourself - that might actually lead to a more fulfilling life experience.  And bonus = FIRE earlier for even more free time.


+1

Just a bunch of marketing mumbo jumbo.  I turn off immediately when people start stringing together buzz words i.e. "expertise and craftsmanship, authenticity and discovery".  WTF does that mean?  Absolutely nothing when it comes to a mass produced industrial product. If every Volvo was produced by an individual or a small group of people, then it might mean something, but only then when you got one of the "good ones".

I'd be a terrible marketing guy, preferring to use terms like "Actually works!", "Doesn't break!", "You'll pass this on to your kids!".