Tea

March 24, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Tea “Drink tea & jolly well carry on” – the most uplifting message for business in strained times? What’s the Word?  Series 2  (7/10)  [photo: xxolgaxx]

March 22, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Ig Nobel  Prize for achievements that make people laugh, then think. 2009 Economics Ig won by 4 Icelandic banks, for showing how tiny banks can rapidly become huge banks, & vice versa – & similar for an entire national economy.  What’s the Word?   Series 2 (8/10)  [photo: Alexas_Fotos]

March 20, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Office Wooden desks to cubicles to open-plan, ‘work anywhere’ now means ‘office’ is any location with internet. With no office, workers may have to use ‘cargo pants’ to store items. But new research shows open-plan doesn’t boost productivity, communication nor morale.   What’s the Word?   Series 2 (9/10)  [photo: Pinterest]

March 12, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Neo-banks New digital-only branch-less ‘banks’ (eg. Atom, Monzo, Starling, Tandem) are not actually banks in the traditional sense – beware! They use apps to provide low-cost money management (lending, investing, shopping) from other providers, including traditional banks    What’s the Word?   Series 2 (10/10)  [photo: JordanHoliday]

March 10, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and  Contact Us for prizes!  Series 2 starts soon… 1st letter of each post Title (in a Series) spells a topical business word (which may be spelt correctly, backwards, jumbled up or as anagrams).  As a clue, Series 1 spelt the word  U-N-I-C-O-R-N [photo: JordanHoliday] 

March 9, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Neuroscience New insights into how we think can help business. We rarely detect forged bank notes, despite well-publicised security features – watermark, metal strip, changing colours – as our brains ignore things which seem to fit our assumptions, and only notice details we go out to seek  What’s the Word? Series 1 (7/7)  [photo: johnhain]

March 5, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Robotics  Fretting they’re becoming too human?   Instead, guard against humans becoming robotic thinking machines achieving competence without comprehension. How many scientists working on the Manhattan project knew they were creating an atomic bomb?   What’s the Word? Series 1 (6/7)  [photo: Dossi]

February 26, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Olderpreneurs Over-50s are the new start-up generation, accounting for 43% of new UK businesses.  They’re more likely to innovate, and be trading 5 years later, than under-35’s.  Technology is ageless; whether you’re 10 or 100, the driver-less car takes you where you wish to go.  Get older workers to design products & services for younger…

February 22, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

C-suite C-level executives are the top posts in a firm, with titles usually starting with ‘C’ (Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer). With importance, influence & high-stakes decision making, comes the danger of group think, where harmony & cohesion are valued more than accurate analysis & critical evaluation    What’s the Word? Series 1 (4/7)…

February 20, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

r Internet of Things (IoT)  started in 1982, when Carnegie-Mellon students put sensors in a vending machine connected to the internet, to avoid having to walk there to know when freshly-loaded drinks were cold enough. Laziness can be productive   What’s the Word? Series 1 (3/7)  [photo: Clint Adair]