Shape the future: collaborative research opp with NRW. Join our webinar on 22 Oct – are you an expert in the effects of climate change on groundwater resources in marginal aquifers across Wales? NRW is keen to hear of existing/planned research that could meet their needs, or if you have views on priorities or gaps in knowledge they have not identified. #GetInvolved & #Workwithus > More info & pre-reg link in our bio!
Shape the future: collaborative research opp with NRW. Are you an expert in bathing and shellfish water quality prediction systems? NRW is keen to hear of existing/planned research that could meet their needs, or if you have views on priorities or gaps in knowledge they have not identified. Join our webinar on 22 Oct – More info & pre-reg link in our bio!
1 517 October, 2019
if you are in any type of company tasked with change, this might be an interesting hour spent... Join me next Tues. morning 11am ET/8am PT we'll tease out the core elements of our upcoming book "Futureproofing:Next - The Future Beyond Innovation"
We are delighted to have won the Future Proofing category Waitrose Farmer Awards 2019! 🏆👏 We’ve made some big changes at the family farm over the last few years – increasing our environmental efforts, diversifying, building our brand and opening our first Farm Shop – and we’re incredibly proud to have been recognised on a UK stage 🎉
Big thanks to @moyparkchicken for the nomination, and to @waitroseandpartners for hosting such a great event. #farmingawards#futureproofing#succession
NSW Government offices. Restoring this period ceiling enabled us to think creatively about the lighting design of this office. The additional height allowed us to use suspended uplighters. We loved showing off the ceiling and making it the highlight of the space.
Shape the future: collaborative research opp with Natural Resources Wales. Are you an expert in ecology & human health, such as antimicrobial resistance? NRW is looking to better understand how mixtures of chemicals impact on ecology in combination with other environmental pressures and the risk to the water environment & human health. They're keen to hear of existing/planned research that could meet their needs, or if you have views on priorities or gaps in knowledge we have not identified. Interested in getting involved? JOIN THE WEBINAR on Oct 22nd at 14.00 to find out more info. Pre-reg link / more info in bio!
Sat in a cafe negotiating menu choices with 6yr olds recently and I overheard a couple of office workers discussing the efforts of a colleague brought in to boost sales through social media. Lot's of "...well it's been two weeks, what results have you seen?" .... And it struck me. They really didn't understand the benefits of social. Not only that, but from their conversation it was clear they had an enormous combined knowledge about their customer base yet their expertise and insights had not been sought. Think of the insider gold they could add to updated User Personas!
Statistics to help build your case;
🎯 3.5 billion users worldwide - 16-65+
🎯 42 million active users in the UK
🎯 Online adults aged 18-34 are most likely to follow a brand via social media
🎯 63% of customers expect companies to offer customer service via social
🎯 90% of users have already use social as a way to communicate with brands
🎯 50 million small businesses use Facebook
🎯 77% of users are more likely to purchase from a brand they follow on social
🎯 50% of consumers follow brands to research products & services
To succeed in business, you need to be able to move with the times. A business that does fantastic now could easily be made obsolete within a few years. So how does a startup stay relevant? How do the founders release product that is meaningful for longer than a quarter? And, most importantly: how does a startup see themselves, and how does the world see them as a result? ⠀
👉Thoughts from @phillipb0576 , Cipher Skin’s Co-Founder and CEO⠀
🔝 Link in Bio 🔝
What makes Vignano special? For us it's about being organic, sustainable and with an exciting biodiversity. We work hard to ensure that we have a good mix of fruit trees and plants to encourage insects and pollinators to Vignano. This little fly looks super happy on the cow parsley!
With excellent quality and on-time delivery, we continuously strive to excel and set benchmarks in the industry. Our efficient team has completed 80% waterproofing works at a Luxury Hotel located in Al Jaddaf, Dubai. The project promises to offer pristine luxury to its guests, and dominate with elegant hospitality. #Waterproofing#Futureproofing#EternoComboSystem#AlShirawi#ConstructioninDubai
Experience my style of coaching. A unique service designed to support ambitious achievers meet the outcomes that will deliver them success and fulfillment, in any and all areas of your outstanding life. Your are never alone. PM me for details. #lifecoach#businesscoach#youarenotalone#futureproofing
We’ve been a bit quiet on here lately. Not because there hasn’t been much going on. Quite the opposite. But lots of the dirty, less pretty jobs. We need a new electricity line to cope with the new heating systems. We’re going air source for the cottage and ground source for the barn so that we can move away from oil and be more sustainable and eco friendly. So there has been an awful lot of trenching and diggers and more mud! Ian and his merry men from HQW have been do a fantastic job and reusing as much from the old building as possible. We’re now at a point where things are getting exciting! Windows, spiral staircase, flooring all ordered. First fix wiring complete. Opening for the large FF window knocked through. Underfloor heating in the extension down. Orders coming in. Excitement levels high. #springlescottage#sustainable#futureproofing#skilledtrades#lewes#barcombe#holidayhome#itsgonnabecosy#renovate#reuse#recycle#hartleyquinnwilson
‼️LET THIS SINK IN ‼️ Woolworths - CLOSED
Poundland - CLOSING
Karen Millen - CLOSED
Toys r us stores- CLOSED
Mothercare stores- CLOSING
New look stores- CLOSING
Maplin Stores - CLOSED
Pizza stores express - CLOSING
Thomas cook stores -CLOSING
All these STORES are CLOSING/CLOSED down.
The largest movie company in the world DOESN’T own a single movie theatre - Netflix 🎥
The BIGGEST retail company in the WORLD doesn’t own a single store - Amazon 🛒
DO YOU SEE WHAT IM GETTING AT?
In 5 years time Imagine how many people will be earning from online and work from anywhere Businesses. 👀
NETWORK MARKETING makes more Millionaires then any other industry - FACT🤩
SO WHAT DOES HOXBY ACTUALLY DO? In this week's Workstyle Freestyle, Alex and Lizzie break this down. We are a community of 1,000 talented and diverse freelancers located around the globe. Because we have such a diverse pool of talent, we can help clients answer an incredibly wide range of briefs. If you've got a problem you can't solve - the chances are that Hoxby can help!
Using technology, we bring bespoke teams together across professional and creative services, including; futureproofing (consulting on the future of work), innovation, marketing, creative, admin, PR and HR.
Watch Workstyle Freestyle: link in bio.
To find out more about what we can offer, visit www.hoxby.com/work, or please reach out to us directly to discuss the unique problem you're trying to crack.
Have you wondered if your apartment building is leaking, causing your water rates to be unnecessarily high? 💦
There may be leaks in hidden pipes, tanks, valves, toilets, taps, showers or somewhere else in your building - with everyone having to pay!
Council is offering a free water leak detection service, normally worth $300.
Apply here before 15 October: bit.ly/2Ix1C1d
First time at the STA Autumn Conference. A great line-up of speakers. A particular highlight for me was the presentation by Alison McRae on the Circular Economy. Insightful and inspiring. So much possibility.
Started the day with a scything lesson from #HelenGillingham#TransitionTownWellington at the Longacre Community Garden - brilliant concept repurposing unused council land for Foraging and Forest Gardens #futureproofing my Dad would be pleased - He taught Sir Roy Strong how to scythe !
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When #futureproofing your career in IT, one thing is certain: be ready for change. Listen to part two of our #TechPod futureproofing series now at slrwnds.com/TechPod.
1 233 October, 2019
Importance of maintaining your Dental R.O Units, if you are unsure call us for further info we are always happy to help.
This is cancer. Lymphedema. When I took this picture I only had it in the ride side, now I have it in both. As part of my cancer treatment I had a slew of Lymph nodes removed and this shows what happens when I haven’t worn my compression socks for two hours. There are strap marks from my heels, one ankle looking like it belongs to a 380-pound woman, the other a 250-pound woman. Listen, it’s a pain in the ass and it’s a bummer but I’m alive and that’s the point. Life’s not all rainbows and lollipops yet I’m so grateful to be alive. Every. Single. Day. After cancer, I swear the world changed physically—that I see colors better now. Could it be true or am I now living in a way that allows them to present themselves more fully? I don’t know the answer to that but I do know this. We don’t know the future. We have no guarantees. And in my career, I spend a lot of time talking about this big bad unknown world, and trying to help clients resist their urgency to predict it. In Success Hangover, I explain the importance of gathering new ingredients (i.e. tools, knowledge, experience, and people) for your metaphorical mental shelves to avoid stagnation and Futureproof yourself. Many clients want to know when and where they’ll use these new and ambiguous ingredients, but no one has the answer to that. When preparing for the unknown, diversity is key. Do you want a mental shelf full of salt and pepper? The most common ingredients, the easiest to procure—will they make you stand out and be valuable? Or will a unique saffron come into play some day? I’m banking on the saffron so I’m adding it to my shelf, along with every other interesting ingredient I find along the way. Cancer reminded me just how important ingredient procurement is. Life is too short to live Groundhog’s Day. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring or even if it’s a guarantee. ⠀
What can you go out and do today? What small thing can you try?⠀
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Bespoke. Designed by him, for her. Find band with white diamond accents featuring a natural white diamond oval centre stone. Designed in a lifted style so she can stack a straight wedding band next to it when the time comes. #futureproofing Excuse the muay thai knuckle.
Spent the weekend on the floor of @hbncanada’s #CHFAeast seeing those I am fortunate enough to work with in real life, and seeing many that I otherwise only connect with virtually throughout the year. For the eleventh year, being inside all weekend was made way more fun spending it with @ry_storm, who is there making his own connections. .
It’s always great to see the brands sticking to their principles of bringing us healthy and healthier products, and it’s also gobsmacking and frustrating to see how many new healthwashed brands are arriving! .
Best NEW food from the spirited @middaysquares making a delicious product with the cleanest ingredient deck.
If you want to be inspired by a GREAT packaging solution, check @satyaorganic’s roll-on refillable eczema skincare. .
Always love for ongoing favourites (too many to tag here but will on a @bordencommunications unblog and in @ecoparent) with a commitment to organics...it doesn’t mean everything but it should start there. .
The brief for this courtyard house in Woollahra, Sydney, by @coaparchitects called for a light-filled environment that would provide adequate accommodation for multiple generations of extended family visitors as well as disabled access for an empty nester couple who were downsizing. Read the full story on #HabitusLiving now. Photography by Ross Honeysett
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A woman running a construction company, not exactly the norm...