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Hello from London. 

Are you in wind-down mode yet? Or are you planning the v.2022 best version of yourself for next year? As I wind down, I have a to-do list of admin and to-do list of planning.  How do you make the best use of time during the year? Define your epic outcomes of what you want to achieve. You may not get there, but at least you'll make a dent on the journey. 

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If you are looking for a tool to support your end of year reflection, I'd recommend this toolkit by Hyper Island.

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1. TikTok Food - In a matter of a few short years, Tiktok reached 1BN Monthly Active Users. With all those users, TikTok has much power and can put their mind towards anything that could bring in revenue. Just by opening up e-commerce channels, they could mint multiple billion-dollar businesses across many niches. I found it interesting that they're moving quickly into food: "TikTok is preparing to launch a new service that will turn its viral food videos into meals you can actually order and enjoy. The social app is partnering with Virtual Dining Concepts and Grubhub to launch “TikTok Kitchen”-branded delivery-only restaurants across the United States next year. The menu at the restaurants will draw upon the most popular viral food posts on TikTok, which people can then have delivered to their door via Grubhub. TikTok plans to launch around 300 locations that will start delivering dishes in March, with plans to open more than 1,000 restaurants by the end of next year." If you always wondered how you could get your viral food video on your plate, that time is now. Tiktok is launching delivery restaurants (Techcrunch)

2. The Post Covid Consumer - Lots of reports are out predicting the future, but one that has stayed with me is the one from New Consumer. 2020 shocked the system; in 2021 we acclimatised; and 2022 will be the year of opportunity. I'd encourage you to spend 10 minutes on this report to see the change in consumer behaviour. I was interested in the detail around what's happened to gyms and whether the concept of gym will return to normal. Interestingly, it feels like home fitness has declined but hybrid has become a category in its own right with people wanting some face to face type class. However, 90% of consumers who switched to exercising more at home during Covid-19 say they have stuck with it with 65% saying they prefer it. There's a wide review from 15-minute shopping to DIgital Money and NFTs and so worth a skim. Consumer Trends 2022 (Coefficient Capital)
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