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October 26, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Attitude Attitude shift: twice as many Americans now distrust, rather than admire, billionaires.  Millennials are especially suspicious of success.  More Americans under age 30 would prefer to live under socialism than capitalism.  The prospect of  redistributing wealth is tempting to a generation that’s being robbed.  Love it or hate it, but hands up!  And hand…

September 11, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Away UK office workers are still away.  Early Aug 2020 – 84% of French office workers were back at their desks, compared to only 37% of Britons, and 75% of Germans, Spanish & Italians.  1/4 of Britons are only turning up at the office part-time.  We’re all in this together?  Er, no Guessed the Word? …

August 21, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Alter It’s harder to alter hardware than software, but much more rewarding for hackers &  spies. 2 ways of executing such attacks: Manipulate devices in transit from factory to customer.  Or seed in changes from the start of manufacture.  China makes 75% of the world’s mobile phones & 90% of personal computers.  Content is king…

August 17, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Attack Criminals are leveraging the pandemic to turbocharge cyber-attacks.  New targets are bio-tech firms developing Covid-19 vaccines & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturers.  5-fold increase in hack attempts against the World Health Organisation.  In 2017, NATO put cyber on the same footing as land, air & sea defences, but we’re more vulnerable than ever.  Mission…

July 30, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Armageddon Will Covid-19 armageddon leave deserted city centres?  NO.  The past points to the future: cities actually expanded after previous plagues.  Finance, media, entertainment & high-tech won’t move out, as clustering merchants, workers, customers, universities, banks & investors produces huge innovation & productivity advantages.  Cities will continue to be where the action is.  A serene…

July 3, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Ahead What lies ahead?  Oblivion, if time & effort is not put into working out what needs to swivel.  Planning seems a luxury when trying to survive the lockdown.  But wasted action may prove worse than no action, so take time to think.  Armchair travel to business heights, then set out.  Blue skies  Guessed the…

March 20, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Unexpected Coronavirus:  When the unexpected happens – plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.   “The work goes on.   The cause endures.   The hope lives on.   And the dream will never die” – Ted Kennedy Guessed the Word?         Series 55 (5/7)          pic: rodrigo rodriguez

November 22, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Almighty The US dollar remains almighty.  It makes up 2/3 of international debt & 2/3 of global currency reserves.  Oil & gold are priced in dollars.  Kidnappers of ships & people demand dollars.  European firms buy European planes in dollars.  Even when the US is the source of the problem, as in the 2008 global financial…

August 26, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Angling Angling is 1 of the UK’s most popular pastimes.  3m people spend >£3bn ($3.6bn, €3.3bn) a year, mostly at small, family-owned shops.  Fishing trips are effective in re-adjusting to work/society & lessen depression, anxiety & post-traumatic stress.  Not all wounds are visible Guessed the Word?    Series 47 (3/7)     pic: Angling Trust

August 1, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Auto-reply The auto-reply says more than “I am away”.  What tone to strike to be out of sight, but not out of mind?  Straight, functional, light-hearted or funny?  Avoid Out of Office humblebrag: “Contact these 6 people who’ll be covering my job”, “I’m at the Big Summit”, “Busy writing a book” or “Have you seen my…