Month: October 2019

October 30, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Organic food 1962:  1st ‘no birdsong’ alarm on chemical pesticide dangers.  2019 – UK organic food market in 8th year of growth, on target to reach £2.5bn ($3.2bn, €2.9bn) in 2020.  Demand spreading from fruit & veg to other groceries, fish & dairy.  2018 growth of 5.3% outstripped non-organic, driven by independent shops, home delivery…

October 28, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Invisible hand 1776 economics milestone:  Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations.  Free markets ‘led by an invisible hand’ benefit all, not just the butcher, brewer or baker seeking profit.  No other idea in history has done more to raise global prosperity.  His pin factory study showed division-of-labour specialisation & productivity motivates trade.  The ‘invisible hand’ is…

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…

October 22, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for Prizes!  Series 50 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 49  spelt  C-G-U-R-N-E-Y   (URGENCY) Series 48  spelt  T-I-C-K-S-L-O-P-E-S   (STOCKPILES) Series 47  spelt  F-L-A-Y-Q-U-I   (QUALIFY) Series 46  spelt  E-L-V-Y   (LEVY) Series 45  spelt …

Yaw

October 22, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Yaw A yaw rate sensor is an advanced monitor in cars. Working with other safety & security devices, it prevents problems with over- or under-steering becoming accidents. But, as in business systems, the best safety feature is a driver who operates the vehicle correctly. Yaw is the rotation around the central vertical z-axis Guessed the…

October 17, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Electric vehicle Electric vehicle (EV) manufacture is accelerating globally. China is in the driving seat – by 2025, 7m (20%) of cars sold yearly will be plug-in hybrids or battery-powered, to clear smog & reduce dependence on oil.  But do consumers want EVs?  They’re more costly than petrol/diesel options & their batteries pose extra fire…

October 13, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Noiseless Electric vehicles are noiseless – & that’s a problem.  A Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians (VSP) is needed so we step out of the way.  EU & US rules require new electric cars to emit an audible sound at <18.6 mph.  At higher speeds, the car’s low-pitched whistle (from cutting through the air) & tyre-on-road…

October 11, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Resistance Resistance to giving up cars is due to strong emotional attachment.  Even at purchase, how the vehicle reflects our personality/ status overrides lifestyle considerations & budget limits.  Many people talk to their vehicles & say they’ve had life’s most memorable moments in them.  So marketers & advertisers gear up the emotional ties, & car…

October 9, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Unclog What unclogs congestion? Local & national drives to re-move vehicles.  Improve public transport + reduce demand (telework, adjust work hours) + smarter road use =  better quality of life, national productivity & global competitiveness.  Traffic calming – one way won’t work everywhere.  Start moving Guessed the Word?           Series 49 (1/7) …

October 7, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Gridlock Traffic gridlock in Europe & USA will hit £238bn ($293bn, €267bn) a year by 2030, up 50% from 2013.  Costs are direct (fuel, time lost from work) & indirect (higher freight & business fees to cover idle time stuck in traffic).  UK will see the biggest increase – up 61% to £27bn ($33bn, €30bn).  Then…