Category: I

September 25, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Incoherent What if official guidance is incoherent or out of its depth?  Don’t rely on it!  Use experience & expertise to work out how to operate safely.  Arrange tests & travel support to enable workers to return to workspaces.  Rearrange seating, shift patterns & work procedures to minimise Covid spread.  Swim against the tide of…

September 20, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Inept A crisis reveals the truly capable & the utterly inept, in government & business.  Actions speak louder than words.  Announcing future moonshot, game-changing & world-beating products/ services while failing to deliver the ordinary today impresses no one.  Just invites ridicule & distrust.  Talk to the hand Guessed the Word?           …

August 14, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Infrasound New, mysterious high-tech weapon: infrasound equipment emits inaudible, powerful waves of energy to disrupt & destabilise through serious but non-lethal harm.  Victims experience vague, abnormal sensations of sound & pressure, causing headaches, loss of balance, sleep dysfunction.  Cybersecurity fact following fiction?  Sonic the hedgehog had to stop an evil genius from experimenting.  Break the…

July 31, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Inversion Covid-19 will drop real estate prices & halt the “Great Inversion”: darkened luxury towers, bought as investments by absentee owners, are monuments to a crisis of success.  Inflows of knowledge workers, big firms & the global super-rich into cities (unlike past outflows from urban decay), led to unaffordable housing, inequality & segregated communities.  Cheaper property…

July 16, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Inveigle Criminals always find new ways to inveigle victims. In the age of the virtual heist, we know who has lost, but it’s not clear who has gained.  If ransom Bitcoins are never moved or spent, they become more scarce & valuable.  But if the hackers sell their Bitcoins, it floods the market & high…

June 24, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Indispensable Soap opera.  Greatest life-saver & now Covid-19 indispensible item.  Dish the dirt – why do billions comply with instructions to wash their hands with soap?  Because we believe science, public authorities & the media.  Unexplained orders from distrusted bosses don’t wash.  What’s the story?  Simple soap & glory Guessed the Word?       …

May 21, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Infiltrate Lockdown challenge: how to stop life infiltrating work?  Create time & space boundaries around our working day.  Find a desk sanctuary or separate work zone.  If space is scarce, set up & pack up home office each day.  Can’t allow working from home to become living at work.  Out of the mouth of babes Guessed…

March 11, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Isolate Coronavirus: how does isolating ourselves stop the spread?  The maths of contagion applies.  Minimize the contact each carrier of the virus has with others, to reduce the number who can be infected.  Reduce personal interactions to zero & the outbreak will end.  Miss the meeting to miss the bug Guessed the Word?     …

February 10, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Irish stew The epitome of comfort food: Irish stew.  Few ingredients – mutton, onions, potatoes, maybe carrots, parsley or thyme.  Dates back to at least 1800s, when it was made slowly over an open fire.  Still heartily enjoyed today.  The economic importance of sheep for wool/milk meant only old animals ended up in the cooking…

Inn

January 3, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Inn No room at the inn this Christmas?  Raise a glass – UK pubs report c.12% higher festive season sales, compared to 2018. The sector is facing drinking habit changes – young people socialise online rather than go to a pub.  476 pubs, mostly small independents, closed between Jan – Jun 2019.  But good booking systems &…