Category: Series 26 – Knowhow

July 9, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for prizes!  Series 27 starts soon….. 1st letter of each post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly, backwards, jumbled up, or as an anagram.  Previous answers: Series 26  spelt  H-O-N-K-W-O-W   (KNOWHOW) Series 25  spelt  L-O-D-E-M   (MODEL) Series 24  spelt  G-R-E-Y-S-Y-N   (SYNERGY) Series 23  spelt   F-L-I-P-G-A-S-H   (FLAGSHIP) Series 22  spelt …

July 6, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

World Cup Fans need £120 ($150) to get all 681 Panini stickers, but most spend double that, even after swapping duplicates with pals.  2018 album extra-valuable as Italy (Panini’s home squad) not in the tournament for 1st time since 1958. Russia spent £8.3bn ($11bn) on infrastructure, stadiums, airport upgrades, transit for matches in 11 cities Guessed the Word?   …

July 4, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Out of Office Scandinavian out of office reply shows firms get clients despite 5-week closure: “Hej! I’m on vacation for the next 5 weeks. Back on Aug 7.  I won’t access emails & won’t read the backlog, so get in touch that week.  Happy Sommar!”  Summertime & the work is easy Guessed the Word?     …

July 2, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Water Firms worldwide are exposed to water risk, though rarely mentioned.  Demand & prices rising as climate change impacts. 4-yr drought affecting California’s almond exports. South Africa’s water-stressed areas include mining & tourism. Cape Town has halved water consumption per head Guessed the Word?        Series 26 (4/7)            [pic:…

June 29, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Kiosk 1881 First public phone box in Berlin‘s Potsdamer Platz.  Most perfect version of this miniature building type is Giles Gilbert Scott’s 1924 design competition win: the classic red K2 was voted 1 of top 10 British design icons in 2006. Bolted cast-iron sections, domed roof, teak door, concrete base.  1,700 installed; about 200 remain…

June 27, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

    Neutral More Generation Z (born 2000 on) consumers identify as gender-neutral, gender-fluid or trans-gender than previously.  Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia & New Zealand have gender-neutral passports.  Unisex clothes already in shops Guessed the Word?         Series 26 (2/7)           [pic: Pexels]

June 25, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Opiate Fandom is today’s ‘opiate of the masses’. 2.5m World Cup 2018 tickets sold, more than 1/2 to non-Russians.  Sports spectatorship feeds a primitive human need to be part of something larger than ourselves, & feel understood, accepted, nurtured, empowered, protected Guessed the Word?              Series 26 (3/7)     …

June 22, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Hedge Mexico’s annual ‘Hacienda Hedge’ contrarian bet with banks protects the world’s 12th-largest oil producer from boom-&-bust prices, and made $2.4bn (£1.8bn) profit from 2001-17.  But the sun may be setting on the hedge, as world oil demand is falling Guessed the Word?           Series 26 (5/7)           [pic: Gellinger]