03-06-2019, 02:42 AM
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Mühle gets some mainstream exposure in this article which also contains some info on shaving habits and traditional wet shaving (in English). 

https://www.dw.com/en/how-shaving-brushe...a-47761497

I hope it's ok that I post this link here, unless I missed something I believe it is, and if not I trust the mods will set me straight.

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 03-06-2019, 04:33 AM
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I don't know what the mods think but I think that was a great article, thanks for sharing.

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 03-06-2019, 04:42 AM
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Linking to a legitimate, informative article is fine. What is not permitted is linking to a vendor not affiliated with TSN.

It is an interesting article.  I initially thought it was from some years ago, but it's dated March 5, 2019.

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 03-06-2019, 05:46 AM
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(03-06-2019, 04:42 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Linking to a legitimate, informative article is fine. What is not permitted is linking to a vendor not affiliated with TSN.

It is an interesting article.  I initially thought it was from some years ago, but it's dated March 5, 2019.

Ì was recently in Germany, and Mùhle has shops in the towns I visited. Very well displayed with their products.

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 03-06-2019, 10:37 AM
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That was a great article.  Thanks for sharing.

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 03-06-2019, 11:10 AM
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Nice article.

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 03-06-2019, 03:30 PM
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I'm a big fan of Muhle. Their R41 and Rocca are still at the top of my rotation, along with their "Edition" Fusion handles.

Great article and thanks for sharing.

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 03-06-2019, 06:29 PM
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For me, the Chubby 2 and Muhle XL remain the best synthetics.  I'm pleased that both companies are doing well in a challenging environment.

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 03-06-2019, 09:23 PM
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Good read. Thanks for sharing Smile

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 03-07-2019, 01:02 AM
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I had the same impression with Ricardo, but it is a new article. Maybe Muhle is advertised more often than others.

Very interesting!

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 03-07-2019, 02:00 AM
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(03-07-2019, 01:02 AM)nikos.a Wrote: I had the same impression with Ricardo, but it is a new article. Maybe Muhle is advertised more often than others.

Very interesting!

Perhaps Mühle have good press contacts, or perhaps it's just the Germans liking a success story as they seem to be doing well.

I thought the statistics was particularly interesting, it only covers three years but the wet-shaving is clearly going up and the dry shaving clearly down.

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 03-07-2019, 02:08 AM
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(03-07-2019, 02:00 AM)RazorSteve Wrote:
(03-07-2019, 01:02 AM)nikos.a Wrote: I had the same impression with Ricardo, but it is a new article. Maybe Muhle is advertised more often than others.

Very interesting!

Perhaps Mühle have good press contacts, or perhaps it's just the Germans liking a success story as they seem to be doing well.

I thought the statistics was particularly interesting, it only covers three years but the wet-shaving is clearly going up and the dry shaving clearly down.
Yes, wet shaving is a trend the last years.

I believe that modern barbershops play the most important role regarding the exposure of the traditional way of shaving.

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 03-07-2019, 03:35 AM
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Yes, this was an interesting article. Thank you for sharing.

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 03-08-2019, 03:30 AM
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Nice! Thanks for sharing.

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 03-10-2019, 05:26 AM
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I thought it was an interesting article until I read the article it linked to about his theories on economic growth. I’ll help him with that by not purchasing his products.

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 03-10-2019, 10:39 AM
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(03-10-2019, 05:26 AM)DayMan Wrote: I thought it was an interesting article until I read the article it linked to about his theories on economic growth. I’ll help him with that by not purchasing his products.

You have a problem with a company that does not prioritize growth over the satisfaction of its customers or the destruction of the environment?
Well, each to his own, I suppose. Personally I find it to be a rather attractive position for a CEO to take.

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 03-10-2019, 11:38 AM
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(03-10-2019, 10:39 AM)RazorSteve Wrote:
(03-10-2019, 05:26 AM)DayMan Wrote: I thought it was an interesting article until I read the article it linked to about his theories on economic growth. I’ll help him with that by not purchasing his products.

You have a problem with a company that does not prioritize growth over the satisfaction of its customers or the destruction of the environment?
Well, each to his own, I suppose. Personally I find it to be a rather attractive position for a CEO to take.
Profitability and growth actually comes from satisfied customers. Profitability is the goal of each company. It's not charity. Social responsibility is marketing. They expect something from that.

(I've no problem with that, just saying)

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 03-10-2019, 12:43 PM
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(03-10-2019, 11:38 AM)nikos.a Wrote: Profitability and growth actually comes from satisfied customers. Profitability is the goal of each company. It's not charity. Social responsibility is marketing. They expect something from that.

(I've no problem with that, just saying)

I disagree that social responsibility is just marketing by definition. It's absolutely possible to run a profitable business and still be responsible. Which is exactly what I thought this guy was expressing.
In either case, this does not seem like the place to debate the issue.

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 03-10-2019, 01:05 PM
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(03-10-2019, 12:43 PM)RazorSteve Wrote:
(03-10-2019, 11:38 AM)nikos.a Wrote: Profitability and growth actually comes from satisfied customers. Profitability is the goal of each company. It's not charity. Social responsibility is marketing. They expect something from that.

(I've no problem with that, just saying)

I disagree that social responsibility is just marketing by definition. It's absolutely possible to run a profitable business and still be responsible. Which is exactly what I thought this guy was expressing.
In either case, this does not seem like the place to debate the issue.
Each company has four responsibilites.

Economic
Legal
Ethical
Social/philanthropic

The first two mean that the company exists, they are mandatory. The other two are optional, but if they don't act with ethos and social responsibility, then they will be obliged to do so by law. Be sure that nothing is done for free or for no reason in the business world. If a company spends money on social responsibility, the board of directors expects something in return. How about tax evasion or tax-deductible expenses? There is a large group of consumers that prefer companies with developed social responsibility. Anyway, companies, especially large ones, care for their image in order to attract more customers and social responsibility is the best way to go.

Sure, it's not the place to debate about this, but since we started, it's nice to offer some info on the subject. It does no harm. After all, we were already talking about a company and the growth of our hobby. It is relevant.

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 03-10-2019, 01:10 PM
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Also, nodoby said that profitability and social responsibility have no correlation. On the contrary, profitability COMES WITH social responsibility, since you attract more customers and that is your goal if you run a business. To gain repeating customers. It's more difficult, I think 7 times more, meaning more costful, to attract a new one than retaining your already existing customer base.

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