The Tale of Two Cooks

By Oliver Ward Apple´s announcement this week for a 1,300 acre solar farm strengthened Apple´s commitment to becoming a 100 per cent renewable energy company. Not only will it provide the power for Apples new campus and shelter them from the ever increasing costs of brown energy, but it represents the astute and progressive success Tim Cook has earned as the CEO of the worlds best known phone and tablet manufacturer. On this day in 1779 another world famous Cook...

New Social Recruitment Platform can make you money

By Steve Taggart  A revolutionary new technology platform, available online and as an app, is set to shake up the recruitment industry while also turning savvy consumers into a network of part-time recruiters. GigPlug has already amassed over 2000 consumers acting as part-time recruiters and a talent pool of 450,000 potential job-seekers. The platform uses a newly developed algorithm that matches your social contacts with a database of new jobs. Upon matching the professional experience of a contact with the...

The loaf revolution; London embraces the Manwich

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic When I was a teenager my friends and I were masters of the man sandwich. It's a simple concept; rather than creating unnecessary washing up use complex carbohydrates as a tool to demolish a meal in a sandwich/ mop up/ top up attack that is a proverbial middle finger to table manners. Everything in a sandwich; jobs a good 'un. What we didn't realise is that we were participating in a very...

Marketing the news to millennials

By Grace Regan, co–founder and editor–in–chief of Clippet It’s no secret by now that traditional media has got an age problem. Ask a room full of twenty–somethings where they get their news and you’d be lucky if more than one answered: ‘I go to the website every morning.’ It’s a safe bet that the vast majority of them would cite social media as their main source of information. I don’t need to speculate, the facts speak for themselves. A recent...

David Morin “Why do I busk?”

By David Morin I am often asked why I continue to busk when I have access to so many opportunities to play in venues and I understand why people are perplexed. Most people may think it's a low-brow form of entertainment, and in all honesty they are partially correct, but mostly I think, incorrect. I quit my job in 2010 to play music full-time. If it wasn’t for the cold hard streets, I wouldn’t have the fans, the amazing team,...

How to Ask for a Raise

By Helen Taylor, Head of HR at Instant Asking for a raise may fall outside your usual comfort zone but if you don’t ask it’s likely you won’t get what you think you are worth. Here are some tips on getting the raise that you feel you deserve. How often should you expect a raise? Let’s face it, we live in tough economic times at the moment. In the past it used to be the norm to expect a raise...

Deep Practice and Its Promise for Math Education

By Robert Sun It’s not often that an inner-city American school rises to the top of national rankings in academics, and yet Baldi Middle School in Philadelphia has beaten the odds— not just once, but multiple times. Its track record reveals some important insights for anyone concerned with improving the learning experience for children. In a nationwide online maths competition involving 6,000 schools in 45 states, Baldi ended the latest school year ranked #1, as students solved almost 20 million...

The risks of following the crowd

By David Willbe, Director in the Technology team at law firm DWF  Equity crowdfunding is experiencing a boom in publicity and popularity, but investors and startups alike must be aware of the risks when equity is involved. Prominent advertising by the likes of CrowdCube in recent months is a clear sign that crowdfunding has moved beyond being an advance payment for consumer products and become a mainstream investment model. But for all the hype, crowdfunding is not new. As long...

Apple Builds Tax-Free Haven on Bags of Excess Cash

Satire by Jack Peat  Tech-giant Apple has announced it is to build a tax-free haven off the coast of America out of bags of its excess cash. The company has been confronted with a surplus cash headache of late and now finds itself in the compromising position of making more money than it can spend. But CEO and ‘money making monster’ Tim Cook has devised a devilish plan to create a new tax-free haven built from bags of cash that...

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