Category: Series 41 – Judgement

May 13, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for prizes!  Series 42 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 41  spelt  N-U-T-M-E-G-J-E-D  (JUDGEMENT) Series 40  spelt  L-E-A-D  (DEAL) Series 39  spelt  N-O-C-U-T-D-O-W-N  (COUNTDOWN) Series 38  spelt  F-A-T-F-I-R  (TARIFF) Series 37  spelt  R-E-C-I-T-A-L  (ARTICLE) Series 36 …

May 7, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Declutter Less is more!  Declutter & escape the oppression of too much stuff.  Even if we can’t control the big things – governments, markets, climate – we can control the little things through mindful consumption of what we buy, where we buy, & how we use what we buy Guessed the Word?      …

May 3, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Exchange Most transactions now occur with no monetary exchange.  Statistics only measure activities with money value, so these barter deals get omitted. Example: “Free” apps for smartphones.  They aren’t really free; we get them in exchange for giving up personal data or accepting advertisements Guessed the Word?           Series 41 (7/9)   …

May 1, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

  Jeans What are the perfect jeans, if you could only own 1 pair?  Timeless, soft & comfy for travel, smart enough for the office, & chic to wear to dinner.  2016 global jeans sales >$40bn (£31bn).  Premium denim is now 1 of the fastest growing segments in apparel.  When he made his blue jeans…

April 29, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Gentrify Better to gentrify an area, or not gentrify?  Affluent professionals moving into poor areas are blamed for rising house prices, forcing others to re-locate & changing the city’s character.  But their money brings more jobs, better schools & less crime.  Ruth Glass’s 1960’s term ‘gentrification’ outlined the gentry’s move into London as it evolved…

April 26, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Easter egg  Hidden “Easter eggs” appeal to our fondness for puzzles & discovery.  Since  Atari’s1979 video game Adventure, comic books, computer software and even search engines have included secret jokes, messages & images, encouraging us to hunt them out.Effective user engagement, while keeping creators happily productive Guessed the Word?           Series 41 (5/9) …

April 24, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Marriage Wedding season soon, but marriage is declining all over the world.  UK marriages peaked in 1972: 80 out of 1,000 men, & 60 out of 1,000 women, got wed.  Corresponding 2016 figures: 23 men & 21 women.  Tax relief for married couples, not based on need nor ability to pay, rewards a lifestyle/ moral choice. …

April 22, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Twin peaks Global trend is towards ‘twin peaks’ financial supervision: 1 prudential supervisor for capital/ risk controls, another for markets/ business conduct.  This model from Australia & Holland adopted by UK, New Zealand & South Africa.  But others eg. Germany, Sweden, Poland have chosen the single supervisory model for banking, insurance & pensions.  Double trouble?…

April 19, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Utility Utilities were dull but safe investments  with regular dividends & little volatility.  Butrenewable energy (wind, solar), energy-efficiency advances (smarter homes) & climate change (wildfires) have sparked a change.  Now the safe utility firms are those who own only poles & wires Guessed the Word?        Series 41 (2/9)         …

April 17, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Nanosecond Getting data even nanoseconds faster generates huge profits.  So physical location of cables & towers to transmit data is critical.  Being closer, UK receives US data before Europe, through undersea fibre-optic cables. Light travels 30cm / nanosecond (billionth of a second).  Straight cables transmit data fastest Guessed the Word?       Series 41 (8/9) …