Category: C

September 13, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Concrete Concrete – the most destructive material in the world?  The 2nd most-used substance on earth after water, concrete is used twice as much as all other building materials combined.  Signifying development & durability since the Colosseum, concrete provides structure, form, relief & texture – but destroys the earth’s natural infrastructure.  Our blue & green…

July 8, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Catering Wimbledon is Europe’s largest annual sport catering event.  2017 sales:  33,211 kg strawberries; 9,848 litres cream; 110,225 scones; 2,198 afternoon tea hampers; 77,142 sandwiches; 76,603 ice creams; 307,277 teas & coffees.  £2.50 ($3) for punnet of 10 strawberries – unchanged from 2010 so an iconic part of Wimbledon is affordable to all Guessed the…

March 13, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Champagne 2008 champagne – the greatest vintage ever?  Was a gloomy, overcast summer.  Tricky, stressful, exhausting growing season.  Night forays into the vineyards.  Slow harvest picking.  10 years on lees.  Being released now, but will only reveal their true potential & pleasure with ~20 years of age.  Brexit parallels? Guessed the Word?       Series…

February 6, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Counterfeit Big fines for counterfeit goods on Chinese e-commerce sites                         from 1 Jan 2019, up to 2m yuan (£228k, $295k).  So fakers now hawking their wares on social messaging networks as ‘friend-to-friend’. Global trade in bogus goods 2013: £355bn, 2022 est: £764bn.  China and Hong…

January 14, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Credo Words & deeds must sync.  Who believes big tech co’s mission statements when they don’t pay their fair share of taxes? “Connecting the world.” “The earth’s most customer-centric co.” “Make the best products that have a meaningful impact on people’s lives.” “Organize the world’s information & make it universally accessible & useful.”   Yeah, right…  Guessed…

October 22, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Cheese UK cheese sales recovering after falling for 2 years. Spend on bestseller cheddar up 3.9%.  Shops’ own-labels growing ahead of branded cheese.  1/2 the top 20 brands are now in growth.  Cheese-making is both art & science – from identical ingredients & recipes, different cheese makers make different cheeses Guessed the Word?           …

October 17, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Change The pace of change will never be as slow as it is todayWe over-estimate change in the near term, & under-estimate it over the long term.  Life will be pretty similar a year from now, but probably really different in 10 years.  2007 – 1st iPhone.  Today – more mobile devices than human beings….

March 14, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Cash is king.  Used in 80% of payments in Germany, 50% in UK and USA, 45% in Holland, but Sweden is becoming cashless.  €500 “Bin Laden” note (few have seen, but many recognize) being phased out by end-2018 Guessed the Word?       Series 21 (6/7)        [pic: CNN]

February 16, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

  Circus Now worldwide & influences every art form: 1768 Waterloo, London – Philip Astley, entrepreneur/ showman/ acrobatic horse-rider’s 42ft circle in the ground with dazzling clowns, acrobats, strongmen, jugglers & bareback riders astounded spectators. The magic endures Guessed the Word?          Series 19 (4/7)         [pic: Peter Blake]

February 5, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Company Shareholders aren’t personally liable for company debts (The Limited Liability Act 1855). Companies House has registered British companies since 1844. The oldest still trading is The Ashford Cattle Market Co. Ltd from 1856 Guessed the Word?       Series 19 (3/7)       [pic: Pixel-mixer]