Category: L

October 26, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Landmark Milestone for world heritage landmark:  26 Oct 2019 ban on climbing Uluru.  Visitor numbers up for each of the past 6 years.  86% chose not to climb the altar rock sacred to the local Anangu people in 2018.  Respecting spiritual/ cultural values boosts business & sets a new tourism direction.  Tjukurpa dreamtime Guessed the…

September 19, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Labyrinth Linked to sacred patterns, can labyrinths benefit business? Unlike a maze, all paths in a labyrinth lead to its centre; that is, to resolution.  A mindful, meditative flowing walk through one can help to process problems.  Found in many ancient sites, labyrinths physically address well-being & spirituality by harmonizing brain, body & heart.  Healing…

August 23, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Lull How can eateries crack the afternoon lull?  Adapt to changing work patterns – we now work/shop more at home & start work earlier “to get it out of the way”.  Patrons who nip in post-lunch & “just want something” mostly pick something sweet.  Offer fast delivery to those who can’t leave the “office” &…

August 12, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Linen Mankind’s oldest fabric, linen wrapped mummies 4,500 years ago.  Made from flax, which can’t be cut, the fibres are strong, crisp & mothproof.  Linen’s natural properties make the best summer clothes, keeping wearers cool & dry.  Enviro-friendly linen needs less pesticides/ fertilizers than cotton.  100 years ago, Londonderry in N Ireland was the centre of…

May 20, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Loan shark Beware lenders using the words  “cash advance” instead of “loan” in documents.  This is designed to avoid usury laws and licensing requirements.  Consumer laws protect individuals from being fleeced.  But there’s no help for firms who borrow under deals which unfairly enrich the lender Guessed the Word?         Series 42 (2/8)   …

April 5, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Lent Spring-time fasts (Lent) and feasts (Mothering Sunday) offer business opportunities. Hot cross buns remain Britain’s most popular seasonal bake since medieval times (5th to 15th c), although the cross was originally slashed into the dough, rather than piped on.  Simnel cake, with 11 marzipan balls on top, links to when folks made a pilgrimage…

February 15, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Leave In UK & US, poverty has flipped from Reason to Leave to Reason Not to Leave,despite widening opportunity gap between dynamic & struggling areas.  Should policymakers re-vitalise poor areas?  Or incentivize people to move?  Fewer Americans moved States in 2017 than in any of the previous 50 years Guessed the Word?       …

January 1, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Luck We under-estimate the role of luck in business success. From good to great needs luck, to be in the right place at the right time.  Exceptional success occurs in rare circumstances, so lessons drawn from the 2nd best are more informative & offer better proof of skill/ effort.  Good luck in 2019! Guessed the Word?   …

October 29, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Licence Members of an occupation love licences as they keep others out.  1 in 5 UK workers – twice as many as 15 years ago – now needs a permit from government to do their job, including security guards, art therapists, social workers.  Are they any better than they were?  Work life is tied up…

August 6, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Lithium Light, conductive & with other electrical properties, lithium is vital for electric vehicle, laptop & smartphonebatteries.1/2 the world’s deposits of this rare, valuable metal are in Chile. Large reserves also in Cornwall, UK.  Price has surged from £1,900 ($2,470) a tonne in 2002 to £12,750 ($16,500) now.  World produces 220,000 tonnes a year.  Demand…