Category: Series 56 – Lockdown

April 20, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for Prizes!  Series 57 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 56  spelt  N-O-W-L-O-C-K-D   (LOCKDOWN) 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 …

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…

April 17, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Killed Killed by Covid-19:  forecasting experts, extrapolating into the future, based on the past.  Better to embrace uncertainty, build resilience & stocks, allow a margin of error, and respect diverse views.  Revived by Covid-19:  common sense & trusting our own instincts Guessed the Word?             Series 56 (4/8)       …

April 14, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Collapse Which firms will collapse first?  Zombie enterprises propped up by repeat loans won’t stagger on through the pandemic.  Nor will their main clients & key suppliers.  Despite government rescue packages, it will be corporate undertakers & wind-up merchants who stand & deliver Guessed the Word?               Series 56 (3/8) …

April 10, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Order in Lockdown = order in some food!  Online orders boost sales, but to pivot to delivery, a restaurant must overhaul menus with transit in mind, coordinate couriers, absorb delivery firms’ 30%+ fees, re-jig kitchen layout to include dedicated production lines to fulfil digital orders, & install pick up units in place of tables &…

April 8, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Let up When to let up Coronavirus restrictions?  There’s proof that lockdowns slow down the spread & ease pressure on health services, but no evidence of what happens when normal life resumes.  Businesses should expect tough social distancing measures until Autumn 2020, with some timed/ targeted relaxations thereafter Guessed the Word?         …

April 7, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Wait Coronavirus is teaching us to wait:  to hear if workers have recovered; to learn if social distancing is enough to stop the spread;  to achieve ‘herd immunity’ in populations;  to see how long nations can sustain restrictions;  to test when economic harm to quality of life exceeds health gain in length of life.  On/off…

March 31, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Other side Coronavirus: how will it be on the other side?  Unwillingness to commute far for work.  No need for big offices, or to live in costly city houses.  More home cooking & buying online.  No dividends.  No interest from savings/investments. Higher taxes. More health spending. And no faith in insurance, which turned out not…

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…