Category: A

February 22, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Audit firms Does it matter if the UK’s Big 4 audit firms become the Big 3?  Already many struggle to find one that is un-conflicted & up to the job.  Less firms = less choice, less competition, lower quality, higher prices.  Like Big Banks, auditors should be made to plot their own death – how…

February 13, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Apart World economies growing apart.  GDP growth 2007 to 2018: US 17.1%, Europe 11.6%, Japan 6.7%.  But US outperformed mostly due to problems elsewhere.  What next?  US lose momentum? Or rest of the world catch up?  Will affect financial markets, trade wars, currencies, politics.  What should investors do short-term & long-term? Guessed the Word?         Series 37 (1/7) …

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…

September 12, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Apprentice Drop out?  29% of UK university graduates earned less than average worker with apprenticeship experience recently – against a backdrop of lowest unemployment level in UK for 43 years, in Eurozone for 9 years and in the US for 18 years Guessed the Word?                Series 29 (5/8)     …

May 11, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Appliance Good appliances endure.  A kettle is found in more homes than any other device.  In Britain,  “Put the kettle on”  is as valid a greeting on arriving home as  “Good evening” Guessed the Word?             Series 23 (3/8)              [pic: kboyd]

March 23, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Analytics More personal information being captured than ever before.  15,000 data points about a viewer can be collected in 5-min website session Guessed the Word?          Series 21 (5/7)            [pic: geralt]

March 16, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Antics Antics at some events discredit the entire sector.  Time to stop using showgirls to sell property and cars? Guessed the Word?       Series 21 (2/7)        [pic: alabama]

February 27, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Alchemy Great leaders/ coaches bring about magical transformations within people and situations.  But unlike miracles, these transmutations can’t be done instantly Guessed the Word?          Series 20 (5/6)            [pic: icame]     

December 11, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Angel Showers of data + computing advances + falling cloud storage costs = angels have quietly crept into business.  These Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistants are changing how products/ services are sold, customers are handled and payments are processed Guessed the Word?          Series 14 (3/4)         [photo: Engel62]

December 4, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Announce Moscow metro’s simple announcements are clear: male voice for inbound trains, female voice for outbound. “Boss calls you to work, wife calls you home”.  On the ring line, male voice = clockwise direction, female voice = anti-clockwise Guessed the Word?    Series 13 (2/5)   [photo: Breaking the Walls]