October 20, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Oldest At 233 years, the US Constitution is the world’s oldest. A messy compromise on 4 pages of parchment, it united States with different interests, laws & cultures.  Should we revere its age or its usefulness?  Designed to check the power of 1 branch of government against the other, it also proves that agreements can…

October 19, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Repatriate Debt & payback can span centuries, pandemics & famines.  2020: Irish donors send millions of dollars to Native American Choctaw people devastated by Covid.  1847: the Choctaw sent money to Ireland during the Great Potato Famine.  Compassion & gratitude go beyond interest rates & repayment schedules Guessed the Word?           …

October 16, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Exaggerate Do politicians exaggerate because they think looking impressive is more important than being true?  Fiction can unleash genuine emotion, which may translate to compliance, or votes.  But when firms & business leaders tell it like it isn’t, sooner or later they find they’re strutting alone.  No questions at this time Guessed the Word?   …

October 12, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Pioneer Columbus Day!  Italian pioneer, Christopher Columbus ‘discovered’ America on 12 Oct 1492 while heading for the gold & spices of the Far East.  His trips trading people, animals & food between Europe & America spread diseases – smallpox, measles, influenza – which decimated indigenous people, who had no immunity to them.  Travel & trade…

October 9, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for Prizes!  Series 66 starts soon…. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 65  spelt  I-G-N-I-T-E-N-U-Y  (INGENUITY) Series 64  spelt  L-O-R-D-A-L  (DOLLAR) Series 63  spelt  V-I-A-G-A-T-E-N  (NAVIGATE) Series 62  spelt  A-I-M-X-O  (AXIOM) Series 61  spelt …

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…

October 5, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

U-turn Government U-turns harm public perception & business reality.  Muddled lockdowns, confusing return to workspaces, random mingling rules, unjustified curfews, dubious extrapolations, PPE shortages, test & trace glitches.  As firms approach the point of no return, Ministers spout policy regardless.  Under orders – taste the fudge Guessed the Word?             …

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…

Ego

September 30, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Ego The best leaders socially distance from their egos.  And they don’t get excited about themselves.  The great leveller, Covid-19 doesn’t spare the important, the popular, the famous nor the rich.  Hero to zero? Guessed the Word?                    Series 65 (4/9)             …

September 28, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

8/9) Tatters Left in tatters due to inept government handling of Covid-19: the hopes & dreams of many businesses.  The ambitions & careers of countless workers.  Left to themselves, people will manage the virus better without official instructions, as they can adjust precautions to suit their circumstances.  Hyperactive, hype-full ministers can’t keep the main thing…