PODCASTS ARE AN IMMENSE JOY. I listen to dozens of shows and episodes a week on business, science, religion, humanities and all things in between. Which Business Podcasts do I never miss? 1. Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn is a fantastic resource for ideas on digital product creation, licensing, distribution and marketing. Pat is the author … Continue reading 7 Business Podcasts I Never Miss →
I AM VORACIOUS CONSUMER of content on peak performance, financial investing and personal development. I am huge fan of folks like Anthony Robbins, Zig Ziglar and further back in history of Dale Carnegie and Napoleon Hill. Recently I have been devouring everything I can get hold of from Tony Robbins. Everything from Youtube videos to podcasts to … Continue reading Financial Freedom, Independence and Security – a Thinking Frame →
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OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT FIGURES are underestimating the cost of fraud to the NHS by a factor of 20. A former counter-fraud detector Jim Gee claims that fraud is costing the NHS £5bn a year. It is also alleged that hundreds of millions are being wasted every year due to financial errors. The government disputes the figures […]
LONDON: The British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP delivered his annual budget this week. Osborne announced a brace of economic measures and reported economic recovery ahead of forecast. His economic strategy balances austerity and growth in manufacturing and high-tech. The author with Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP […]
MALAYSIA AIRLINES flight 370 disappeared in mysterious circumstances. Malaysian authorities are presiding over a spiralling public relations disaster. The tragic loss of passengers and crew is exacerbated by seemingly inaccurate and untimely information. As the search widens, could Crowdsourcing using the internet help solve the mystery of the disappearance of flight 370? Crowdsourcing the search […]
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CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE, satisfaction and engagement is storming the CIO Agenda. A study compiled by the IBM Institute for Business Value found that 60% of CIOs are focusing on improving customer relationships and customer experience. With the rise of social media, digital transformation and new business models, is the customer “the CIO’s new boss?” PRNewsFoto/IBM – […]
SINGAPORE TECH STARTUPS are demonstrating innovative products at SWSX (South by Southwest) conference in Austin, Texas. Products from Affluential.com, Digify.com, Geteco.com, Gushcloud, Nanoveu, RecordTV, Touchjet and Zensorium are being showcased by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). Executive Deputy Chairman of IDA, Steve Leonard said, “We are happy to showcase a strong line up […]
DIGITAL CITIZENS ALLIANCE has published a report criticising Google’s determination to protect citizens from online dangers. Its stinging rebukes go so far as to suggest that Google is profiting from “illegal and dangerous online activity.” The publication of “Digital Weeds: How Google Continues to Allow Bad Actors to Flourish On YouTube” alongside results of a […]
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LONDON MAYOR Boris Johnson has welcomed a smart pedestrian crossing scheme that will be trialled at busy London junctions this summer. Smart lighting will be installed at crossings outside Tooting Bec and Balham tube stations. The scheme aims to increase the efficiency and safety of pedestrian crossings. Mayor of London, Boris Johnson (Photo credit: Wikipedia) […]
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NASA, the US Space Agency has selected 108 research and tech proposals from American small businesses, representing a spend of approximately $87 million across 99 companies in 26 states. NASA has entered contract negotiations through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program for Phase II development. SBIR aims to deliver innovation into NASA’s space exploration […]
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LONDON is a major innovation centre and for a number of years Tech City (aka Silicon Roundabout) has been the dominant London Tech Cluster. With rising prices and increased competition for office space in Shoreditch, tech and media start-ups are being attracted south. Croydon in South London is rolling our superfast broadband and offering tax […]
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BARCELONA is tipped to win the European Capital of Innovation Award. The €500k iCapital prize is awarded by the European Commission. The prize rewards innovation within Europe and provides funding for high potential projects. It recognises innovation and encourages its development and the sharing of ideas across member states. Barcelona was ranked 4th Smartest City […]
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