Category: D

November 16, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Define Work defines who we are, moulds our values, determines our future prospects.  We remain fixated on finding work for all, even if it’s toil with no purpose other than to keep the wheels of commerce turning.  Like automation, Covid offers a vision of a more leisured future, and invites us to reassess why &…

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September 9, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Do To Do.  3 months to 2021.  Tell your story.  Plan the future.  Use Covid to create something entirely new?  1812 Growing trade in London inspired John Letts to combine a journal with a calendar & invent the diary.  Size & format expanded from desk to pocket & specialist diaries, & the product became a…

July 13, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Dine To dine out is a treat, stimulating mind &palate. Incorporating theatre, art, technology & good ingredients, a skilled chef creates alchemy that can’t be replicated at home.  In normal times, Britons eat 1/3 of all meals outside the home.  Dine out tonight, & let the good times roll Guessed the Word?       …

July 6, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Defray Lockdown lesson: defray cost of online delivery with higher minimum sale transaction value, or profits dip.  Fees never cover the cost of pick-up & drop-off.  Encourage click & collect, to avoid delivery costs.  In-store shopping may be past its use-by date, but remains the most lucrative channel for stores Guessed the Word?     …

April 18, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Demise Covid-19 spells the demise for firms in some sectors more than others.  Most at risk: energy (oil price slump), retail (non-food), airlines, travel, automotive.  Likely to thrive: healthcare (virus-facing), utilities, telecoms, communications media.  But for all firms, survival will matter more than profits or growth for the next 2 years.  All firms can go…

March 5, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Dark Coronavirus:  really, we’re all in the dark with this black swan event.  No one actually even knows the latest position, so why rely on forecasts?  Best to organise work & workers for the days ahead in ways which help the business stay afloat.  Adapting fast makes the best of the situation, which will get…

July 30, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Do nothing Once in a while, do nothing & reboot!  Hang out with yourself.  Go for a walk with a pal.  Active idleness is a mental imperative: a chance to think things through.  A quiet dialogue with yourself or others boosts creativity, critical thinking & mood. It’s called a holiday Guessed the Word?       …

May 27, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Destiny Many want to shape their own destiny, and earn their daily bread, by running their own business. Governments should set a simple framework (basic rule of law, taxation, property rights) & get out of the way.  The power of trade, markets, competition, choice & innovation will unleash entrepreneurs.  State interventions & onerous rules suppress…

May 7, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Declutter Less is more!  Declutter & escape the oppression of too much stuff.  Even if we can’t control the big things – governments, markets, climate – we can control the little things through mindful consumption of what we buy, where we buy, & how we use what we buy Guessed the Word?      …

April 12, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Dump Up to 1/3 of the food grown on British farms is dumped each year, for not meeting appearance standards.  EU regulations focus on visuals (colour, blemishes, dirt), not on nutritional quality.  Brexit could allow the UK to develop its own policy for fruit & veg Guessed the Word?           Series 40…