Archive for January, 2011

January 28, 2011 | In: Views

Understanding the rise of China

Economist Martin Jacques asks: How do we in the West make sense of China and its phenomenal rise? The author of "When China Rules the World," he examines why the West often puzzles over the growing power of the Chinese economy, and offers three...

Tech help site "Zen and Computing" points out the crucial icon on the fax machine, printer, and copier you need to know before you feed the paper—the ones shown here. Find out more at How to Tell Which Direction the Paper Goes into the...

Last week I attended a lecture by Sarah Mc Cartney (former editor of the Lush Times for 14 years, produced by Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics) talking about Ethical Brands at Falmouth University College, and I thought that readers might be interested in a...

January 17, 2011 | In: Innovation

Built a toaster from scratch

It takes an entire civilization to build a toaster. Designer Thomas Thwaites found out the hard way, by attempting to build one from scratch: mining ore for steel, deriving plastic from oil ... it's frankly amazing he got as far as he got. A...

Ten To Do's from the Institute of Directors to get 2011 off on the right foot and "measure performance and freshen up your business": 1. Check your progress against objectives. 2. Review financial targets. 3. Carry out a SWOT analysis. 4....

Michael E. Porter, Harvard University professor, explains why business leaders must focus on shared value -- creating products and services that benefit not only the company but also society. via YouTube - Rethinking...

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