Category: Series 55 – Disrupt

March 25, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for Prizes!  Series 56 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 55  spelt  D-R-S-I-T-U-P   (DISRUPT) Series 54  spelt  S-W-I-N-G-S-U-P   (UPSWINGS) Series 53  spelt  L-O-O-K-O-U-T   (OUTLOOK) Series 52  spelt  R-O-B-B-I-N   (RIBBON) Series 51  spelt …

March 23, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Positioning Coronavirus: agile firms shift gear fast & position themselves differently Think laterally, pivot & step out with more.  Flex business assets & service delivery.  Vans can take groceries from local shops to customers stuck indoors.  Face-to-face courses morph into webinars.  Cafes can take online orders.  Hotel rooms can store goods.  Warehouses can be healthcare…

March 20, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Unexpected Coronavirus:  When the unexpected happens – plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.   “The work goes on.   The cause endures.   The hope lives on.   And the dream will never die” – Ted Kennedy Guessed the Word?         Series 55 (5/7)          pic: rodrigo rodriguez

March 13, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Tracing Coronavirus: contact tracing to stop disease spread  dates  from 1854, when Dr. John Snow traced London’s cholera source to a Soho water pump.  No need to reveal personal details of a worker with the virus, but warn others at risk quickly, so they act suitably.  UK response has gone from Contain to Delay, so…

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?     …

March 10, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Stockpile Coronavirus fears driving stockpiles.  Governments aren’t immune & have previously hoarded:  raisins, helium & rubber (USA), maple syrup (Canada), pork (China), butter, milk & wine (EU), sugar (USA & China), cotton (China & India).  Better to devise supply-chain contingency plans, & partner with others, than try to guess what stock to pile & how…

March 6, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Rounds Coronavirus: how many will get it & in which round?  If R (reproduction no.) is the average number of people who get infected from 1 new case, with R2 (each new case infects 2 others) after 5 rounds, we have 32 new cases.  If it’s R3, after 5 rounds we have 243 new cases. …

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…