Month: October 2018

October 31, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Optimist Unusual business model, based on optimistic faith in the community to do good, can work: Wikipedia is 5th most popular website on earth.  New global platform for multilingual, quality news soon.  Journalists/volunteers will publish facts.  Supporters donate, so no ads, no paywalls.  Measures to stop fake news, spread by eager/unwitting volunteers, have failed.  Fight…

October 29, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Licence Members of an occupation love licences as they keep others out.  1 in 5 UK workers – twice as many as 15 years ago – now needs a permit from government to do their job, including security guards, art therapists, social workers.  Are they any better than they were?  Work life is tied up…

October 26, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Gamify Lessons & tests turned into games are more captivating & fun Our ever-evolving sense of play is a wellspring of creativity.  Video games replace the spectacle of violence with the basic joy of splattering mud pies around.  UK: average gamer is female, mid-40’s, highly educated.  US: female gamers aged 33+ outnumber teenage boys.  Play the game Guessed…

October 24, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Increment Achievement is through incremental steps.  Giant leaps are fiction.  Small, relentless improvements from ground-up, not imposed from top-down.  Sustained success is a long-haul affair, achieved through continuous effort Guessed the Word?           Series 32 (4/5)             [pic: zoltan tasi]

October 22, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Cheese UK cheese sales recovering after falling for 2 years. Spend on bestseller cheddar up 3.9%.  Shops’ own-labels growing ahead of branded cheese.  1/2 the top 20 brands are now in growth.  Cheese-making is both art & science – from identical ingredients & recipes, different cheese makers make different cheeses Guessed the Word?           …

October 19, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for prizes!  Series 32 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 31  spelt  P-O-N-Y-M-A-C   (COMPANY) Series 30  spelt  K-R-O-W   (WORK) Series 29  spelt  R-O-P-Y-J-A-D-E   (JEOPARDY) Series 28  spelt  G-U-I-L-D-B-I-N   (BUILDING) Series 27  spelt  F-R-U-I-T-E-X   (FIXTURE) Series 26  spelt  H-O-N-K-W-O-W   (KNOWHOW) Series 25  spelt  L-O-D-E-M …

October 17, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Change The pace of change will never be as slow as it is todayWe over-estimate change in the near term, & under-estimate it over the long term.  Life will be pretty similar a year from now, but probably really different in 10 years.  2007 – 1st iPhone.  Today – more mobile devices than human beings….

October 15, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Afternoon tea A quintessential British pastime since the 1800s to fill the break between breakfast & dinner.  Traditional menu – finger sandwiches, scones, cakes, teas – can be given a modern twist to reflect art, fashion or other cuisines.  For business or pleasure, “there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to…

October 12, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Memory Human short-term memory only holds 7 items at a time. So stick to ‘7 or less’ rule when it comes to categories – on websites, talks, instructions, slides. Naming of categories is also important – shouldn’t have to click/ read more to know what’s in there.  Category page on e-commerce websites harks back to…

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October 10, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Yet Shredded, yet twice as valuable as before.  Voted UK’s 2017 best-loved artwork.  Self-destructed via hidden mechanism in frame moments after auction sale of £1.04m ($1.37m) on 5 Oct.  Value isn’t fixed or tangible; it’s embedded in perceived benefit in the beholder’s mind Guessed the Word?                   Series…