From the monthly archives:

September 2014

Corporate Reputations

September 30, 2014

I believe that most of us are aware of the importance of an impact that an impression we make has on others  and that reputation matters. It can explain the dynamic among us and the overall preference of choice. The same mechanism can be observed within the organisational environment. Reputation of the company  can explain why […]

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How the World Population is changing

September 26, 2014

The Economist has published an infograph video showing how the world population has been changing since the 1950s, and how it is predicted to change until 2050. In what way is the planet´s population changing?

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Smart Home Devices

September 23, 2014

I have recently watched an interesting programme which focuses on listing  some of the products that could be coming to our homes in the near future.The newest  smart home devices  that are being designed to fit seamlessly into our lives.  Smart Mirror With the help of sensors and facial recognition software (the same kind as […]

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Nicholas Negroponte on the Last and Next 30 Years of Tech Innovations

September 21, 2014

Nicholas Negroponte founded Media Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1985, and the lab quickly gained fame as an interdisciplinary research laboratory devoted to projects at the convergence of technology, multimedia, sciences, art and design. In the TED talk below, Negroponte takes us on a journey through the last 30 years of technology […]

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China’s Growth Is Slowing

September 18, 2014

China released grim economic data this weekend suggesting that the economy will further weakness in the months ahead. The worst of the data concerns industrial production, which slowed to its lowest level since the crises year 2008. According to Westpac’s Singapore-based strategist Jonathan Cavenagh, over the weekend China released industrial production (IP), fixed asset investment […]

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Employee engagement

September 16, 2014

Employee engagement has been one of the most popular topics in today’s business world. According to Schaufeli et al. (2002: 74), employee engagement can be considered as ‘a positive fulfilling work-related state of mind that is characterized by vigour, dedication and absorption’. It is believed that a fully engaged workforce is the most valuable asset […]

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Its About Time

September 13, 2014

This week Apple introduced the Apple Watch, and as could be anticipated, it is a beautiful device. Packed with technology innovations, it is bound to be a best seller when it is available for purchase from Q1 2015. What is to be expected from a smartwatch? Apple´s chief designer Jonathan Ive is reputed to have […]

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Cost-Benefit Analysis

September 12, 2014

In Bearing, we often work with preparing and planning for large projects. When we work with public sector initiatives for projects, especially in the EU, then cost-benefit analysis is a keystone in any feasibility study. Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) is a systematic process for calculating and comparing the benefits and costs of a project for two […]

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11 Mind-Blowing Facts About China

September 11, 2014

Business Insider has recently made a video with some amazing facts about China. This most populous country in the world, and its 1.35 billion nationals consume copious amounts of food and resources, and here are some mind-blowing facts that prove this: Only one time zone- Beijing Standard Time China geographically spans five time zones and there were […]

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Manifesto for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

September 9, 2014

This morning I attended a roundtable discussion in Warsaw, Poland, on climate change and how energy efficient buildings can impact carbon emissions. Surprisingly, buildings consume approximately 40% of all energy produced globally – more than transport or industry. Energy used in buildings is a major contribution to climate change, hence it must be addressed. The […]

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Humans in Space

September 8, 2014

Over the weekend, I have participated in the Humans in Space conference at the Regional Science-Technology Centre Podzamczein in Kielce in the south of Poland. It has been very interesting. The conference was a part of the Rover Challenge, an annual student competition organised by the Mars Society and the three-day conference “Humans in Space” […]

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Great Companies Can Come From Anywhere

September 7, 2014

Great companies can come from anywhere, which is why each time we have the conversation about overvaluation, the definition becomes harder and harder to pin down. Today, with technology touching almost every area of the economy, and amazing entrepreneurs active across every continent, we are living through a remarkable time that makes it a thankless […]

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One thousand years of border changes in Europe

September 6, 2014

A referendum on whether Scotland will remain in the United Kingdom, or become an independent country will take place on Thursday 18 September. In recent weeks the independence movement have gained momentum and may actually win. However no matter if the United Kingdom breaks apart or remains united, all parts of the UK will remain […]

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Cleaning up high energy appliances in Europe

September 5, 2014

An intriguing piece of European Union legislation came into force earlier this week which will affect every home across Europe. From 1st September 2014, it now illegal to manufacture or import vacuum cleaners into the European Union which are above 1600 watts in power. The new EU directive is targeting high power appliances which are […]

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Best Places In The World To Start A Company

September 4, 2014

When it comes to things like workforce education, low cost of living, and economic health, five countries come out on top for the best places to launch a startup, according to research compiled by Washington State University’s College of Business. So if you are a talented young entrepreneur and are thinking of where in today’s […]

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How does the budget for the EU Strategy 2014-2020 look like?

September 3, 2014

The EU budget for the period 2014-2020 is 1,082 billion euros. The Multiannual financial framework (MFF), which is the other name for the 2014-2020 EU budget, is split into six headline areas, which are (1) Smart and Inclusive Growth, (2) Sustainable Growth: (3) Natural Resources, (4) Security and citizenship, (5) Global Europe, and (6) Administration. […]

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Animate Technologies : Baby X

September 2, 2014

One of my friends, who    specialises in cognitive computing, has recently shared with me  neurobehavioral animation research which focuses on  modelling  the brain processes that give rise to behaviour and social learning and use these to animate lifelike models of the face which can interact with you. I was truly astonished and decided to write […]

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