Month: March 2017

March 30, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Coin “Un-forgeable” 12-sided £1 coin issued 28 Mar has hologram, micro-lettering & hidden security feature. 15-yr old David Pearce’s design shows the English rose, Irish shamrock, Scottish thistle & Welsh leek Guessed the Word?  Series 2  (3/10)  [photo: Royal Mint]

March 29, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Repeal If passed, the Great Repeal Bill will end the supremacy of EU law in Britain.  Key dates: Today 29 Mar- UK triggers Article 50.  4 Apr- EU responds.  29 Apr- EU Brexit summit Guessed the Word?  Series 2  (4/10)  [photo: Yahoo]

March 27, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Productivity determines if living standards go up or down. Despite everything, productivity growth has been disappointing for more than 40 years Guessed the Word?  Series 2 (6/10)  [photo: diapicard]

March 27, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

I Yield The return from an investment. Financing lawsuits for some funds backing lawyers in Volkswagen emissions case could make 10,000% Guessed the Word?  Series 2 (5/10)  [photo: geralt]

Tea

March 24, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Tea “Drink tea & jolly well carry on” – the most uplifting message for business in strained times? What’s the Word?  Series 2  (7/10)  [photo: xxolgaxx]

March 22, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Ig Nobel  Prize for achievements that make people laugh, then think. 2009 Economics Ig won by 4 Icelandic banks, for showing how tiny banks can rapidly become huge banks, & vice versa – & similar for an entire national economy.  What’s the Word?   Series 2 (8/10)  [photo: Alexas_Fotos]

March 20, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Office Wooden desks to cubicles to open-plan, ‘work anywhere’ now means ‘office’ is any location with internet. With no office, workers may have to use ‘cargo pants’ to store items. But new research shows open-plan doesn’t boost productivity, communication nor morale.   What’s the Word?   Series 2 (9/10)  [photo: Pinterest]

March 12, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Neo-banks New digital-only branch-less ‘banks’ (eg. Atom, Monzo, Starling, Tandem) are not actually banks in the traditional sense – beware! They use apps to provide low-cost money management (lending, investing, shopping) from other providers, including traditional banks    What’s the Word?   Series 2 (10/10)  [photo: JordanHoliday]

March 10, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and  Contact Us for prizes!  Series 2 starts soon… 1st letter of each post Title (in a Series) spells a topical business word (which may be spelt correctly, backwards, jumbled up or as anagrams).  As a clue, Series 1 spelt the word  U-N-I-C-O-R-N [photo: JordanHoliday] 

March 9, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Neuroscience New insights into how we think can help business. We rarely detect forged bank notes, despite well-publicised security features – watermark, metal strip, changing colours – as our brains ignore things which seem to fit our assumptions, and only notice details we go out to seek  What’s the Word? Series 1 (7/7)  [photo: johnhain]