Category: Series 35 – Yuletide

January 1, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for prizes!  Series 36 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 35  spelt  Y-E-T-I-D-U-E-L   (YULETIDE) Series 34  spelt  T-I-D-Y-R-U-N-S   (INDUSTRY) Series 33  spelt  V-I-E-W-E-R   (REVIEW) Series 32  spelt  C-I-G-L-O   (LOGIC) 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)…

January 1, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Luck We under-estimate the role of luck in business success. From good to great needs luck, to be in the right place at the right time.  Exceptional success occurs in rare circumstances, so lessons drawn from the 2nd best are more informative & offer better proof of skill/ effort.  Good luck in 2019! Guessed the Word?   …

December 31, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

End of year 2018 SLUMP DUMP TRUMP.  Slump in oil price.  DUMP in stock markets – London FTSE, New York S&P, Europe Stoxx.  Then there’s TRUMP.  The only way from here is up!  Best wishes to all our readers for good health, enough wealth & lots of happy times in 2019 Guessed the Word?   …

December 28, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Unify A Unified Payments Interface (UPI) enables instant & easy money exchanges from person-to-person or person-to-merchant. India’s 2-yr old UPI system has 115 lenders & handled ₹542bn rupees ($7.5 bn) of transactions in Aug 2018, up from ₹31m in Aug 2017.  All together now: the ramp-up power of a network Guessed the Word?       …

December 26, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

DRAMNow superseded by metric measures, a dram was a small draught of cordial or alcohol equal to 1/8 of a fluid ounce in the British Imperial weight system. Comes from the Greek drachma – an ancient coin or weight, & probably the amount one could hold in one’s hand. Wee dram o’ whisky? Cheers! Guess the…

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)   …

December 17, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Turkey Turkey became affordable in the 1950sPreviously goose, chicken or beef were the roasts of choice.  87% of Brits think Christmas is not the same without a traditional roast turkey. Top 3 popular ways to serve leftover turkey: sandwich, soup/stew, salad.  King Henry VIII was the 1st person to eat turkey on Christmas day Guessed the…

December 15, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Evergreen Just as evergreens signify permanence, brands can pass on emotional values down the years.  Despite company failure, the best brands have a long-lasting romance & history, which can be re-invigorated Guessed the Word?              Series 35 (4/8)               [pic: Kappa]

December 12, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

  Yule log Burning a yule log was a Viking ritualwhen bonfires celebrated the Winter Solstice. Today’s chocolate confections derive from their large log, selected on Christmas Eve, decorated with ribbons, dragged home & laid upon the hearth, to light & keep burning for the 12 days of Christmas Guessed the Word?       …