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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…

July 24, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Airline class Which airline class? First is back in front.  As super-rich numbers grow, airlines are revamping First Class cabins to stand out from discounters.  One First Class seat raises as much revenue as 12 in Economy/Coach, or 2 in Business.  Also helps manage occupancy & customer satisfaction in the most-profitable Business Class: No one…

May 21, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Anticipate Anticipate which type of business attacks you’ll get & from where.  Theft of client or bank data.  Fraud in client or employee systems.  Losing critical information or system access.  Focus on prevention, rather than detection Guessed the Word?         Series 42 (3/8)          [pic: analogicus]

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April 10, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Air Half of London’s toxic air pollution is caused by road transport.  To reduce exhaust emissions by 45%, from 8 April, its Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) standards are the toughest in the world. Dirty air kills 9,000 Londoners & costs the economy £4.5bn each year.  Soon, people from the country will come to London…

February 22, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Audit firms Does it matter if the UK’s Big 4 audit firms become the Big 3?  Already many struggle to find one that is un-conflicted & up to the job.  Less firms = less choice, less competition, lower quality, higher prices.  Like Big Banks, auditors should be made to plot their own death – how…

February 13, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Apart World economies growing apart.  GDP growth 2007 to 2018: US 17.1%, Europe 11.6%, Japan 6.7%.  But US outperformed mostly due to problems elsewhere.  What next?  US lose momentum? Or rest of the world catch up?  Will affect financial markets, trade wars, currencies, politics.  What should investors do short-term & long-term? Guessed the Word?         Series 37 (1/7) …