As I ride at the back of a vegetable truck with nothing more than a pole to hang on to, we drive pass this scene in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. I see farmers up early in the morning to work and harvest their crop. Stunning back-drop showing the bluish haze of early morning fog against the green and gold colours of the fields. read more
Humans crave to be in teams, tribes.
They empathise with their groups. They don't with other groups. read more
This must be one of the most surprising films I've seen for a long time. Browsing SBS Online on the TV, I came across "Metro Manila". I have not seen a Filipino film for years. Curious to see one here in SBS Australia, I played it. It hooked me from the beginning. I was just going to have a peek but I stayed for the whole movie. It left feeling like I've been kicked in the guts like the city did to the poor family in the film. read more
Every now and then, you see Taxi Drivers of a country, or recently, a continent (South America), protesting against Uber.
At home, in Australia, I get around with my car. I used Uber once to get home from a night out after being introduced to it by a friend. I thought it was great: I could already see the driver's details, a photo of his car and his licence plate number even before he came to pick me up.read more
SBS Australia ran an interesting UK documentary titled, "Frontline Fighting: Battling Isis", describing it as "the inside story of three untrained western volunteers with no family connections to the Middle East who heed the call to take up arms with Kurdish fighters to reclaim Rojava from the Islamic State". read more
There are observations I've made that may help you:
1. As important as Content Marketing is, many small business owners prioritize expenses that can bring them income directly as a result, like Pay Per Click. Content Marketing is not one of those. The idea of SEO, let alone Content Marketing requires time and effort to convey small business owners. read more
In short, "No, you don't need to be a specialist to start a business". But you have to be competent or you have something to offer to your customers, partners, employers or investors that would make them want to do business with you.read more
Founding a startup? Doesn't that mean just starting your own business? At least in my country, Australia, it does.
The steps you need to take friends largely on the laws that apply to you, which friends on where you are.
The main steps in general would be:
1. Decide on a legal structure: sole trader, partnership or company. read more
If you are only planning to use Wordpress for the bank's blogging or publishing functions, then it is doable. However, if you are planning to have it interact with database they use for their customers, payments and transactions, I do not think Wordpress alone is the right tool unless you have the programming skills to completely hack WordPress. If you have that level of programming skills, then you are probably better off coding a custom solution for your client.read more
Just my 2 cents : I would focus on using open source technologies to provide solutions for clients for various reasons.read more
Capitalism needs consumer to buy goods and services. At the same time all companies are trying to reduce labor. Will there not be enough work for all?
Farming today needs vastly less people than 100 years ago. Industrial production in most companies can produce vastly more with the same number of staff than 20 years ago. Even service jobs are being replaced, think automated check-out counters or nursing robots.
Will we run out of work? And if yes, what will be the consequences?read more
Since you asked which Web Design SOFTWARE, then I would say Dreamweaver. But I wouldn't rely on Dreamweaver completely unless you're dealing with a brochure website. If you asked, which Script or maybe, which Content Management System, I would say Wordpress.
You might hear some people say, "Wordpress is just a Blogging tool". Not really. That's old news. It started as such but it is now commonly used for websites.read more
I would say that's an effective way to distribute products. If I were you however, I would just make sure that the terms of the contract are negotiable ever so often to avoid locking yourself and /or your business in a contract that will later make it difficult for you to change things around.read more
I would recommend you to start visualizing what this website would look like. I am not referring so much to how it would look but rather, the processes of how you want things done. Obviously, the more details you can put on paper, the better. If you have a business plan, the information relevant would be where you outline the technical process by which you are going to make money. read more
You can create a blog purely on HTML (and CSS) with a program like Dreamweaver. However, having assisted individuals and businesses set up their blogs, I would highly advise against doing a blog purely on HTML. You will spend your time putting it together, only to realize very quickly, that it is not a good solution and you need to rebuild it differently. With a HTML blog, as you grow, your work rises exponentially!read more
Could it be that you merely do not have passion in the products and services that you offer but you do have the passion to build a profitable business? read more
I think that when it comes to ideas like these where the website itself is the core business asset, you would want to have a unique website. If you wait for others to push developers to create plug and play plug - ins they sell to the masses, you're already too late. By then, so many other people are doing similar websites to yours. read more
The first stop really is to go through the employment contract you signed with your previous employer. Is there a clause there pertaining to the type of work you can or cannot do after working with them?
The concept normally is that employers own the result of your work. Plus they would not like it if you start competing with them. Or if you start making money and they want a cut of your profits.read more
I haven't come across Incorporation laws that requires a company to use the CXO labels, so no, you do not need to have a CEO. read more
Generally, I disagree with bail outs because it works against benefits of having a free market and free competition. We got to where we are because people who were in positions of power and influence allowed or made the conditions which caused these calamities, to remain in power and influence. They might have done so intentionally with honest motives or for private gain, or unintentionally through incompetence or stupidity. read more