Category: N

October 2, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Nemesis Instant nemesis due to Covid-19: Handshakes. Trust in the competence of elites.  Belief in the self-correcting nature of markets.  Faith in our readiness to deal with the unexpected.  We should have been more sceptical.  Like viruses, some practices, beliefs & narratives will simply die out.  Others will mutate or become dormant, & may prevail…

September 23, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Nonsense Spin doctors, trolls & conspiracy theorists spout nonsense.  We can dismiss disinformation as hype & attention-seeking.  But ignoring statistics, compiled with care & expertise, leaves us in the dark with no proper basis on which to make decisions – for business, health or government.  Take nobody’s word for it.  See through the hype Guessed the…

July 17, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Nose Spies have a nose to sniff out the most valuable asset, currently Covid-19 vaccine research.  The land grab now is for intellectual property.  State-backed hacking groups never really disappear.  If a known espionage group is no longer evident, it just means they’ve become harder to detect.  Guard the network perimeter, make users aware of…

March 27, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Need Coronavirus: when we need people to comply, 2 ways work:  Monitor them & punish those who break the rules.  Or give them the facts, earn their trust, & they will do the right thing.  Billions of people wash their hands – not because they’re being watched, but because they know it stops the spread…

February 12, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Naughty “Naughty, but nice” – 1970s National Dairy Council slogan for cream cakes.  One of the most popular British classics with tourists (& locals), the Cream Tea – collective name for warm scone, clotted cream, strawberry jam & tea – dates back to the 11th c in SW England.  National Cream Tea Day on the…

January 4, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

New Year 2020 What will come up this year?  A survivor mindset always helps: improvise, adapt & overcome.  The only wrong thing we can do is to lose hope. The best & brightest feel part of something larger than just making money, & help to make the world a better place.  Happy New Year! Guessed the Word?  …

November 1, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Night tube London’s night tube on Fridays/Saturdays lights up the economy by £360m; will be £1.54bn over 10 years.  Supports >3,600 jobs & has >500,000 users.  2 peaks – revellers at 01:30 BST & workers at 04:00.  Increase in demand since 2016 launch is double that of day time.  Oxford Circus is busiest entry &…

October 13, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Noiseless Electric vehicles are noiseless – & that’s a problem.  A Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians (VSP) is needed so we step out of the way.  EU & US rules require new electric cars to emit an audible sound at <18.6 mph.  At higher speeds, the car’s low-pitched whistle (from cutting through the air) & tyre-on-road…

July 3, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Nanny The great British nanny is a trusted blue-chip export.  The best 3-year training ensures competent care for baby to age 7 – swimming, games, drama, well-being, sign language, bereavement, hairstyling, safeguarding, cybersecurity, self-defence, skidpan driving. Packed nanny bag for emergencies.  The template for a perfect Mary Poppins since 1892.  Requests to open colleges abroad are…