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July 10, 2021 admin123@ No comments exist

Break “You can lament the flaws of England’s ruling classes – their failure to plan for Brexit & Covid, their inability to break the straitjacket of history – or you can come to SW19 & delight in a microcosm where those flaws are not decisive.” Henry Mance, Financial Times 3 Jul 2021 | Wimbledon Diary…

July 7, 2021 admin123@ No comments exist

Tips “The English football fan is one of the most deluded & over-sentimentalised creatures in modern life.  We are, after all, people who sit in the stands, bellowing match tips to world-class athletes.” Robert Shrimsley, Financial Times 24 Apr 2021 | Fans 1 Owners 0: but don’t be fooled Line of the Day     …

July 6, 2021 admin123@ No comments exist

Fit in “Wanting to fit in can be highly persuasive.  Dating apps, including Tinder & Bumble, decided last week to let users display their vaccination status on their profiles.”  Tom Calver, Sunday Times 20 Jun 2021 | Nudge, nudge: the secret behind our jab success Line of the Day               …

June 25, 2021 admin123@ No comments exist

Decay “I wonder if we can glimpse the first stirrings of British disquiet in Chesham, a pushback against the moral decay at the top of government.” Matthew Syed, Sunday Times 20 Jun 2021 | Forget economics & politics: the West’s real problem is a moral one Line of the Day             …

June 19, 2021 admin123@ No comments exist

Hurt “Severely hurt by the realization that their presence is irrelevant to workforce productivity, many Chief Executives are urging staff to return to the office.” Tom Braithwaite,  Financial Times 19 Jun 2021 | Tech’s pandemic winners offer clues to the future of work Line of the Day                 …

January 8, 2021 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for Prizes!  Series 69 next …. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 68  spelt  L-O-V-E  (LOVE) Series 67  spelt  M-E-G-A-D-E-N  (ENDGAME) Series 66  spelt  P-E-R-O-X-Y-A-R-G-H  (XEROGRAPHY) Series 65  spelt  I-G-N-I-T-E-N-U-Y  (INGENUITY) Series 64  spelt …

January 6, 2021 admin123@ No comments exist

Epiphany Epiphany: the moment of revelation, when something becomes absolutely clear. Viruses don’t respect boundaries – national, social, economic or physical.  So borders are connection points, not barriers.  And essential workers grow, make, care, pick, stack & deliver.  But many doing these tough jobs are on low wages with no job security.  Light through the…

January 5, 2021 admin123@ No comments exist

Visit So how did Santa visit on 25 Dec despite Covid restrictions?  He secured priority classification (essential work).  He reassured (social-distancing).  He used allies (NORAD), tech (online delivery) & experience (past pandemics).  He ensured the Team was briefed (time/quantity targets) and fit (elves/reindeer).  His paperwork was correct & complete (no quarantine/delays).  UK firms – apply…

January 1, 2021 admin123@ No comments exist

Obsolete What seems obsolete can be catapulted into the frontier!  Use of UK postboxes had fallen as we switched online.  But they’re now vital receptacles for secure, fast & frequent collection of Covid test samples.  For their intended uses, windows, buckles, bricks, forks, paper & shipping containers are also unbeaten.  Unlike cutting-edge tech, all these…

December 31, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Little 2020 turned out to be The Year of the Little People.  SO many world leaders, big organisations & leading countries fell short.  But little people, workers, firms & nations delivered – care, food, improvisations or whatever was needed.  Ordinary folks did extraordinary stuff.  Never write off the little people!  Happy, healthy & prosperous New…