Category: I

March 1, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Innovate Thinking about innovation is oddly conformist, & unaware of its lack of originality.  The best breakthroughs came from research that appeared useless & irrelevant to real life.  Such efforts must be supported, even with no quick payback, or the next wave of innovation will just not occur Guessed the Word?         …

February 8, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Insurgents Highly-skilled people from consulting firms have dispersed into insurgentsoffering dynamic, versatile & value-for-money services.  Professional gig workers are thriving in stealth, snatching work from industry giants, who are more fragile than agile.  >1/5th of UK projects, worth £2bn ($2.6bn) go to independent consultants.  Global consulting = £180bn ($232bn) a year Guessed the Word?   …

December 19, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Incense Traded in Arabia for >6,000 years as incense, perfume & skincare, 80% of frankincense comes from Somalia.  Was a standard gift, with gold & myrrh, to honour kings & deities, maybe for medicinal use.  But aromatic resin-producing Boswellia trees now under threat from fire, grazing & insect attack Guessed the Word?      Series 35 (6/8)   …

November 23, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

    Inspect Walls & borders are useless without a way to inspect what’s going through.  A mix of human guards, technology & intelligence can oversee a barrier effectively.  Northern Ireland checks 1.4% of goods coming from non-EU countries.  In the south, Republic of Ireland checks 1%, the lowest rate in the world.  Another bra in…

November 7, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

  Influencer We’ve always had influencers.Celebrities promoting brands & products.  Royal Warrants. What’s changed is who we trust – from those with power to those who resonate with us.  “People like me” are the most trusted sources of information.But regulators should force influencers pushing goods/ services to declare any commercial relationship Guessed the Word?   …

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]

August 13, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Investor visa Over 400 wealthy people ready to invest £2m ($2.55m) to get Tier 1  ‘golden visa’. Up 46% over 2017, esp. from China, Russia, Turkey.  Can stay in UK for 40 months & apply for British citizenship after that.  Increase is despite stricter rules from 2015, & other EU countries offering 2nd citizenship options Guessed…

August 3, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

  Index Everyone is invested in tech if they have a portfolio/ pension of any kind as Tech sector now accounts for 23% of key global index S&P500.  Closest rival is Financials at 14.5%.  A far bigger transformation than most people realise.  In 1990, Tech was just 5% of the index, Industrials 15%.  Utilities, telecoms & manufacturing…

July 18, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

  Immigrant About 1/2 of US farm workers are undocumented immigrants.  Growing corn, cotton, rice, soybeans & wheat is now largely mechanized, but many high-value crops such as strawberries & diary farms need labor.  The US has to either import food, or import workers Guessed the Word?             Series 27 (2/7) …

May 4, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Ignite Viewing business as a puzzle to be solved ignites wonder & effort.  Curiosity is a better antidote to ‘we believe what we want to believe‘ than getting more facts Guessed the Word?        Series 23 (7/8)         [pic: nick fewings]