Category: L

May 7, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Layout Covid-19 permanent alteration: changed & changeable workspace layout.  We’ll have to adjust to cubicles, room dividers, perspex screens, well-spaced back-to-back work stations, fewer chairs, voice-activated doors/lifts, copper fixtures, UV lighting, separate entrances/exits, one-way corridors, floor directional markings.  Open plan shuts Guessed the Word?                Series 57 (4/8)   …

April 8, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Let up When to let up Coronavirus restrictions?  There’s proof that lockdowns slow down the spread & ease pressure on health services, but no evidence of what happens when normal life resumes.  Businesses should expect tough social distancing measures until Autumn 2020, with some timed/ targeted relaxations thereafter Guessed the Word?         …

January 14, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Longest Longest & calmest ever US bull market turns 11 years old in June 2020.  Will it last?  Probably, as American consumers are in great shape.  Their debt relative to income is lowest in 40 years, their savings rate is high, real incomes are rising & unemployment is at a 50-year low.   No sign of…

October 26, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Landmark Milestone for world heritage landmark:  26 Oct 2019 ban on climbing Uluru.  Visitor numbers up for each of the past 6 years.  86% chose not to climb the altar rock sacred to the local Anangu people in 2018.  Respecting spiritual/ cultural values boosts business & sets a new tourism direction.  Tjukurpa dreamtime Guessed the…

September 19, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Labyrinth Linked to sacred patterns, can labyrinths benefit business? Unlike a maze, all paths in a labyrinth lead to its centre; that is, to resolution.  A mindful, meditative flowing walk through one can help to process problems.  Found in many ancient sites, labyrinths physically address well-being & spirituality by harmonizing brain, body & heart.  Healing…

August 23, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Lull How can eateries crack the afternoon lull?  Adapt to changing work patterns – we now work/shop more at home & start work earlier “to get it out of the way”.  Patrons who nip in post-lunch & “just want something” mostly pick something sweet.  Offer fast delivery to those who can’t leave the “office” &…

August 12, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Linen Mankind’s oldest fabric, linen wrapped mummies 4,500 years ago.  Made from flax, which can’t be cut, the fibres are strong, crisp & mothproof.  Linen’s natural properties make the best summer clothes, keeping wearers cool & dry.  Enviro-friendly linen needs less pesticides/ fertilizers than cotton.  100 years ago, Londonderry in N Ireland was the centre of…

May 20, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Loan shark Beware lenders using the words  “cash advance” instead of “loan” in documents.  This is designed to avoid usury laws and licensing requirements.  Consumer laws protect individuals from being fleeced.  But there’s no help for firms who borrow under deals which unfairly enrich the lender Guessed the Word?         Series 42 (2/8)   …

April 5, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Lent Spring-time fasts (Lent) and feasts (Mothering Sunday) offer business opportunities. Hot cross buns remain Britain’s most popular seasonal bake since medieval times (5th to 15th c), although the cross was originally slashed into the dough, rather than piped on.  Simnel cake, with 11 marzipan balls on top, links to when folks made a pilgrimage…

February 15, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Leave In UK & US, poverty has flipped from Reason to Leave to Reason Not to Leave,despite widening opportunity gap between dynamic & struggling areas.  Should policymakers re-vitalise poor areas?  Or incentivize people to move?  Fewer Americans moved States in 2017 than in any of the previous 50 years Guessed the Word?       …