Category: Y

October 23, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Yale Real & fantasy workspaces must be Covid- & physically-safe: even Dr Who uses a Yale-type key to open the Tardis.  1861 Linus Yale, whose family went from Wales to New York, patented a pin-tumbler mechanism, based on ancient Egypt’s wood locks.  His light, small brass keys made locks available to all, for the 1st…

October 7, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Yearn After 6 months of leadership to a dead-end, firms yearn to crush senseless directions & manage Covid themselves.  Random curfews & lockdowns just squeeze enterprise.  Handwashing & social distancing are the only 2 proven ways to limit the spread.  Other measures are orders of mass destruction.  So much can go wrong when trying to…

July 1, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Yoke Covid-19 is a chance to cast off any yoke which impeded progress.  Individuals – escape from “doing the same thing”.  Firms –  pursue new products & services.  Industries – jettison drags like systemic racism & lack of diversity.  Plough a new furrow.  If not now, when? Guessed the Word?           Series…

June 12, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Yank out Covid-19 dilemma: how to yank out under-performing products/ services/ units? A gentle approach spreads the pain, but slow removal just prolongs the agony. Rip off the sticking plaster in one go. Swift, short, sharp shock; then focus on higher-margin &/or better prospect items to ensure survival Guessed the Word? Series 59 (2/4) pic:…

Yaw

October 22, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Yaw A yaw rate sensor is an advanced monitor in cars. Working with other safety & security devices, it prevents problems with over- or under-steering becoming accidents. But, as in business systems, the best safety feature is a driver who operates the vehicle correctly. Yaw is the rotation around the central vertical z-axis Guessed the…

August 27, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Yellow Our eyes see yellow 1st, so sales stickers grab our attention.  Good design – use yellow for kids/leisure goods.  Otherwise as a highlight only, & not on pricey items (especially for men, as they regard it as cheap).  Yellow & black is highest contrast colour combination, good for warning signs to be read at…

August 15, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Yurt Many uses for Western hi-tech yurts – housing, classrooms, dining spaces, holiday!  2018: UK £2.5bn ($3bn) spent on camping/caravan trips, highest since 2012.  2017:  UK – 14.7m nights in tents, 1.3m nights in alternatives like yurts. US – 41.8m people camped, some in their own backyard.  Yurts covered in felt/skins used by Central Asian…

December 12, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

  Yule log Burning a yule log was a Viking ritualwhen bonfires celebrated the Winter Solstice. Today’s chocolate confections derive from their large log, selected on Christmas Eve, decorated with ribbons, dragged home & laid upon the hearth, to light & keep burning for the 12 days of Christmas Guessed the Word?       …

November 28, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Yonks Waited indoors for yonks for your item to be delivered?  33% of buyers abandon online purchase at Checkout stage, due to no suitable delivery option.  1 in 3 online sales now via Click & Collect from a local shop, twice as many as in 2016.  Wait a minute, Mr Postman Guessed the Word?   …

Yet

October 10, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Yet Shredded, yet twice as valuable as before.  Voted UK’s 2017 best-loved artwork.  Self-destructed via hidden mechanism in frame moments after auction sale of £1.04m ($1.37m) on 5 Oct.  Value isn’t fixed or tangible; it’s embedded in perceived benefit in the beholder’s mind Guessed the Word?                   Series…