Category: Y

August 15, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Yurt Many uses for Western hi-tech yurts – housing, classrooms, dining spaces, holiday!  2018: UK £2.5bn ($3bn) spent on camping/caravan trips, highest since 2012.  2017:  UK – 14.7m nights in tents, 1.3m nights in alternatives like yurts. US – 41.8m people camped, some in their own backyard.  Yurts covered in felt/skins used by Central Asian…

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?       …

November 28, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Yonks Waited indoors for yonks for your item to be delivered?  33% of buyers abandon online purchase at Checkout stage, due to no suitable delivery option.  1 in 3 online sales now via Click & Collect from a local shop, twice as many as in 2016.  Wait a minute, Mr Postman Guessed the Word?   …


October 10, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Yet Shredded, yet twice as valuable as before.  Voted UK’s 2017 best-loved artwork.  Self-destructed via hidden mechanism in frame moments after auction sale of £1.04m ($1.37m) on 5 Oct.  Value isn’t fixed or tangible; it’s embedded in perceived benefit in the beholder’s mind Guessed the Word?                   Series…

September 7, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Yacht How to transform a superyacht-type firm?  ‘Speedboat projects’ run separately from core activities can develop faster.  Heritage & tradition are valuable, but sometimes developed markets can learn from emerging ones, not the other way round Guessed the Word?         Series 29 (8/8)          [pic: Singapore Yacht Club]

June 1, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

  YAWN   Young & Wealthy, but Normal The class that prefers to spend on good causes, rather than luxurious lifestyle.  183 billionaires from 22 countries, including some under age 40, have signed the Giving Pledge to give away the majority of their wealth Guessed the Word?         Series 24 (7/7)         …

May 28, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Yesteryear Every generation thinks it’s in transformational times.But technological change in past 50 years isn’t as great as between 1890 to 1950, when rifles, horses & Morse telegraph advanced to atomic bombs, jet aircraft & TV.  Only exception is in invisibles (data/ computers), which is accelerating exponentially Guessed the Word?         Series 24…

March 28, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Y Combinator incubator motto ‘make something people want’ grooms entrepreneurs in 3-month bootcamp.  Can a formula create founder fairy tales? Guessed the Word?         Series 21 (3/7)         [pic: nathan fertig]


January 31, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

You If you’re not paying for a service, you are the product The customers are the advertisers, who use info about you to target their ads Guessed the Word?       Series 18 (5/5)       [pic: simschmidt]

March 27, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

I Yield The return from an investment. Financing lawsuits for some funds backing lawyers in Volkswagen emissions case could make 10,000% Guessed the Word?  Series 2 (5/10)  [photo: geralt]