I watched an interesting film on Arte last night, about planned obsolescence. I liked the title in French – Prêt à jeter (ready to throw away), a play on the phrase from the fashion industry, “prêt à porter” (ready to … Continue reading
I mentioned the Israeli approach to airport security a few posts ago – they aim to have you out of the carpark and into the departure area in a maximum of 25 minutes by applying intelligent security checks. Contrast this … Continue reading
Air travel in Europe or the USA is an ordeal these days. You will probably have to show your ID multiple times during the check-in process for international flights, you will be asked whether you have left your luggage unattended … Continue reading
The German Post has implemented some innovative services which either haven’t been copied abroad, or only took off in other countries quite a bit later:
Wal-Mart gave up trying to compete in Germany in 2006, unable to compete effectively against Aldi and Lidl. Nonetheless, I was surprised to read in the latest Harvard Business Review (link to a summary of the article), that six German … Continue reading
I’ve mentioned before, that we both use mind maps – they are a great way of sorting out ideas for a presentation or sorting out what work needs to be done in a project, before you get as far as … Continue reading
Today’s El País contains a cartoon, of a minister saying: Ampliaremos la edad de jubilación a los setenta, pero no os preocupeis, a partir le los cuarenta ya no os contrataremos (“We’ll raise the retirement age to 70, but don’t … Continue reading
One law for Wolfowitz, and another for the third world. What a pity the same standards don’t apply in both cases.
Spotted – this judgement on Toyota stocks in my bank’s online portal today: Translated: Our vote – UnattractiveToyota continues to do almost everything right So what does an enterprise have to do to be recommended as a hot buy?
This article on StickyMinds.com is about bed bugs (rather than software bugs) and how to react in a crisis. It’s quite interesting at that level, even if you’re not a software developer. But what amazed me is: how big bed … Continue reading