5 Minutes With… Malcolm Trotter

The Small Business Blog

Since 2001, Malcolm has been employed by the IAB (International Association… Read the full article here: 5 Minutes With… Malcolm Trotter on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Welcome to the latest in an ongoing series of entrepreneur interviews for The Small Business Blog. These short Q and A sessions are conducted by myself and feature some of the most exciting figures in the business world. Our latest interviewee is Malcolm Trotter.

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Random Thoughts After a 10-Day Family Vacation

The Solopreneur Life

We’ve made the trip every year to EP since 2001, and we drive. Late last night my wife, two daughters, and I arrived home in Minnesota after spending 10 days in Estes Park, Colorado. Here are random thoughts from the vacation. • I didn’t see evidence of Colorado’s legalization of marijuana, except for a head […]. Related posts: The Solopreneur Life Goes On Vacation. If You Had the Boulder Book Store In Your Town, You’d Never Need Amazon.

2014 172

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The Digitialization of Jobs

Small Business Labs

workforce in all industries since 2001. Brookings recently released an interesting study on Digitalization and the American workforce.    The report: " presents a detailed analysis of changes in the digital content of 545 occupations covering 90 percent of the U.S. The analysis categorizes U.S. occupations into jobs that require high, medium or low digital skills and tracks the impacts of rapid change." " The study findings show the U.S.

2017 151

More Americans Facing a Rent Burden

Small Business Labs

Between 2001 and 2015 median U.S. Nearly 43 million U.S. households rented their homes in 2016, which is about 9.3 million more than in 2004.    And according to the Pew Research study  American Families Face a Growing Rent Burden , 38% of these households are "rent burdened" Pew defines rent burdened as any renter household that spends more than 30% of their income on rent. Being rent burdened means having less money for other expenses or savings.

2018 148

Millions of tons of plastic are trashed every year. But what if we used it to pave our roads?


India’s plastic road technology grew out of experimentation done in 2001 by R. This article first appeared in Yale Environment 360. . A road running through Accra, Ghana’s capital, looks like any other blacktop.

2021 106

Answers to Questions About Referring to Death

Daily Writing Tips

If I refer to someone’s having died in 2001, do I refer to the person in the same sentence as “the late John Smith,” for example, or is that redundant? For example, “The project was funded by a bequest from the late John Smith, who died in 2001” is redundant, and “The project was funded by a bequest from John Smith, who died in 2001” is preferable to “The project was funded by a bequest from the late John Smith,” because the former sentence is more specific.

2013 74

"We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or."

Denise Aday

War is terrorism, magnified a hundred times. ” - Howard Zinn, 2001. “ We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children. via mansplainedmarxist

2001 40

The State of the VC Industry - Fewer Firms, More Funding

Small Business Labs

 Key quote from the report: 200 funds invested in five or more deals in 2014, 4% fewer than in 2013 and 83% fewer than in 2001. TrueBridge Capital Partners recently released a report on the State of the Venture Capital Industry. It covers venture capital firm fundraising, investments, valuations, exits, and returns with a focus on 2014, but also has a lot of historical data. A couple of charts jumped out at me. The first is the number of active VC firms.

2015 145

Tech of the week: Seat Guru

Practically Perfect PA

In October 2001, frequent flyer Matthew Daimler launched SeatGuru.com with a single colour-coded interactive airplane seating chart. What is Seat Guru. Having experienced firsthand the vast differences between airline seats, he was determined to collect this useful information and share it with other travellers. In 2007, SeatGuru was purchased by TripAdvisor , and they now have seating charts for practically every airline. Seat Guru is a website and you can also download their app.

2016 122

Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: DiamondAir Winner

Practically Perfect PA

Since 2001 DiamondAir International has been the world’s leading provider of the finest luxury airport services to over 500 destinations worldwide, including London Heathrow and London City Airport , rail stations, ports and other transport hubs. Thank you to everyone who entered the DiamondAir competition! I can now announce the winner … drum roll please… it is: Sophia Hutchings. Congratulations Sophia! We will contact you to get your details. DiamondAir International.

2015 116

Most US homes are energy vampires — here’s how we need to rethink housing from the ground up


In their paper, Goldstein and his coauthors recommend that houses slim down by 10 percent nationwide, returning the median size to what it was in 2001. T he US has a housing problem. Not only are there too few homes, those that we have are gluttons, using almost twice as much energy per home as those in Europe. Only Canada’s homes — most of which endure long and biting winters — use more.

2021 59

Has the U.S. Reached Peak Car?

Small Business Labs

 An interesting study from the Frontier Group found that between 2001 and 2009 the average yearly number of miles driven by 16-34 year olds had fallen 23%. An interesting series of studies out of the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute found that Americans are driving less and using less fuel than in the past.   The most recent study, Has Motorization in the U.S. Peaked?

2014 129

Create Your Own Free Lunch and Learn Sessions

Ian's Messy Desk

The collection dates back to February 2001, and holds more than 500 video lectures. The post Create Your Own Free Lunch and Learn Sessions appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. What do you do with your lunch hour, hang out with the gang in the lunch room, go for a walk, take a nap or continue to work? Most of these are not bad ideas ( though working through lunch can be counter-productive ). Here’s another idea. Why not use one lunch-break per week as a lunch-and-learn session?

2013 160

Marcus Buckingham: The 2 Questions Every Leader Needs to Ask

On The Job

Buckingham, who co-wrote the best-selling “ Now, Discover Your Strengths ” in 2001, says that the leaders and organizations that embrace a strengths-based workplace are the ones that will be successful and will be the key to employee engagement and learning. It seems a little odd when Marcus Buckingham states emphatically that leadership is “going away.”

2015 149

The Productivityist Podcast: Steve Dotto


Dotto Techrospective Dotto’s Data Cafe 10-1 (2001) | YouTube. On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast I welcome my good friend Steve Dotto to the show. Steve’s made a name for himself on two separate occasions – first as a nationally-recognized television personality in Canada and now as a globally-recognized Internet personality worldwide. Steve and I talk about his early years and how he got into what he is doing now.

2016 66

Non-Profits vs. For-Profits for Social Change

Small Business Labs

  According to the Urban Institute : Between 2001 and 2011, the number of nonprofits has increased 25 percent; from 1,259,764 million to 1,574,674 million today. Rieva Lesonsky's ReadWriteWeb article  Why Starting a Non-Profit to Create Social Change is a Bad Idea  covers the various for-profit organizational options available to social entrepreneurs.

2012 146

How to Get Ahead at Work Without a College Degree

Eat Your Career

I’ll give you a quick example: I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in marketing in 2001. When I was growing up, there was never a question about whether or not I would go to college. The only question was, where ? I was very fortunate to come from a family with the financial means to make this my reality. However, not everyone has that same opportunity—and quite frankly, many don’t have the interest in college (or interest in taking on the debt required for it these days).

2019 155

Startups Getting Smaller

Small Business Labs

employees in 2001 to 4.7 The Declining Average Size of Establishments: Evidence and Explanations is a wonky article from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that shows the average size of small businesses has been shrinking for the last decade or so. The key data from the report is on the size of startups: The average size of establishment births (new startups, excluding seasonal businesses)in the 1990s was around 7.6 employees, whereas the average size of births fell from 6.8

2012 145

Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: Airport meet and greet service

Practically Perfect PA

Since 2001 DiamondAir International has been the world’s leading provider of the finest luxury airport services to over 500 destinations worldwide, including London Heathrow and London City Airport, rail stations, ports and other transport hubs. We have a fantastic competition for you this month! One very lucky assistant will win a free airport meet and greet service courtesy of DiamondAir International.

2014 181

Is F9 the best blockbuster ever? No. Is it absolutely perfect? You bet.

Vox Open Sourced

Revisiting the original film, 2001’s The Fast and the Furious — kind of a dusty, gritty crime movie, anchored in a relatively small geographic region — underlines how much the stakes and scope have grown in the intervening two decades.

2021 98

A Collage of Success Tips

Office Dynamics

I feel today is an especially important Monday to share these inspirational insights with you as we honor the lives lost on September 11, 2001 and think of the people affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma this past weekend. I just got back from a great 2 day event called Success Live. Maybe you saw my Facebook post … or not. This event was hosted by Success magazine.

2017 131

Word of the Day: Empirical

Daily Writing Tips

2001; The Goal of Evolution Instruction). Empirical is an adjective that describes a study or technique that relies upon observation and physical evidence as opposed to theory. It comes from Latin empiricus , “a physician guided by experience.”. Empirical evidence” is a source of knowledge resulting from observation or experimentation. The most common use of empirical in writing for the general reader is in the expressions “empirical evidence” and “empirical study.”.

2013 84

Old Dubai to New Dubai: A View

Dumb Little Man

By 2001, over 60 heritage building were restored with the help of experts and locals. In the past few years — let’s say over 20 years — UAE has been transformed from Night to Day especially Dubai. Old Dubai has transformed into the New Dubai it is now. Dubai’s local government agencies played a vital role in it. It has made Dubai an architectural heritage that lots of visitors around the world visit every day. The ancient heritage buildings of Dubai are also being preserved.

2016 151

9 Techniques to Delivering a Speech with Confidence

Dumb Little Man

According to a 2001 Gallup Poll, 40% of Americans admit to being afraid to speak in front of an audience; in fact, this fear ranks second only to fear of snakes. Recently, I attended TEDxSF , a communal, multidisciplinary event which aims to bring thinkers together so that they can share ideas they’re passionate about. While there, I had the pleasure of watching nearly a dozen different speakers talk to a packed auditorium.

2018 201

How Indigenous memories can help save species from extinction

Vox Open Sourced

But government managers only have reliable information on yelloweye abundance starting in 2001 — the same year a population crash forced them to start a targeted conservation plan.

2021 114

The rise and rise and rise of the Fast & Furious franchise

Vox Open Sourced

billion) but well above 2001’s The Fast and the Furious ($206 million). The first was Justin Lin, one of the best action directors alive, who had seen his career stymied a bit after his 2001 breakout indie Better Luck Tomorrow.

2021 86

Top 10 Travel Destinations for Movie Geeks

Dumb Little Man

Starred in : The Lord of the Rings trilogy (1999–2001). “A There’s something quite magical about seeing filming locations with your very own eyes. The celebrities and cameras may have gone, but a story’s physical setting stays just where it is. You can consider it as a star in its own right. Here are 10 travel destinations that should absolutely be on every film lover’s bucket list: New Zealand.

2017 196

A Business Shift Is Happening

Office Organization Success

Now that the excitement of this new technology has calmed down a little people are suffering from information overload, and I’m seeing a reversion back to the good old-fashioned values … back to how business was conducted when I first started in 2001. Having been in business for 12 years now, I’ve seen many changes happening in the online world … and most of those changes have been down to the technology that’s available.

2013 171

Top ten ways to stay healthy at your desk

Practically Perfect PA

She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2001 with a focus on Healthy Behavior Adoption, Motivation and Adherence and she has an opportunity to apply that knowledge every day. MOVE: Active Sitting–sit on a Stability Ball instead of an office chair. You’ll move without even thinking about it and your muscles will stay more engaged.

2014 169

Dan Anton: SEO CEO Birthed in the Fires of Iraq

Small Business CEO

Dan Anton joined the military because of the September 11, 2001 attacks on The World Trade Centers. The transition from employee to CEO is typically engineered out of mental necessity, protection of the ego; whether it’s being disrespected, unappreciated, underpaid, the gamut of reasons is extensive and certainly valid in the eyes of the employee, turned would-be CEO. What if you loved your current role, and never had plans on leaving?

2001 50

Retirement 3.0 Includes Working, But With Lots of Flexibility

Small Business Labs

  This is up 5 years from a similar study done by Age Wave in 2001.  The Retirement Reset Study  is a joint effort by the Sun Financial Group and Age Wave.    Their key study finding is we are entering a new phase of retirement they call Retirement 3.0, which they define as: "A productive, purposeful and challenging new chapter in life - blending work and leisure - with opportunities for personal reinvention and continued social engagement."

The Evolution of Getting Things Done with David Allen


The meat of our conversation gets into how it has evolved over the years since it first was introduced in 2001. David Allen joins me on this episode of the podcast to dive deeper into the Getting Things Done methodology. There’s a bit of noise at parts during our discussion, but even still this episode is a winner. Some of the highlights of this episode include: How much of a role he had in writing the new book, Getting Things Done for Teens.

2018 61

PPI Facts That You Should Know About

Small Business CEO

Experts have estimated that the total value of these mis-sold PPI policies comes to nearly £50 billion pounds, with most of these mis-sold ppi policies being sold to consumers over the previous ten to fifteen years (2001 to 2016.). Payment Protection Insurance policies were sold to millions of people in the UK. Most of these PPI policies were mis-sold.

2001 43

How Has Trade Changed Over Time

Dumb Little Man

Further differences include a rise in online brokerages, which means investors are able to pay lower commission rates, and the introduction of decimal pricing for stocks in 2001. Trading centuries ago was way different than what we’re experiencing today. It was less convenient, easy, and predictable. It took a lot of time and it came with a lot of risks. Here, we take a look at how has trade changed over time. Setting the scene.

2018 143

Day in the life: Catherine Thomas, EA, Public Health Wales

Practically Perfect PA

March 2001 saw me heading back to the UK as a single mum with 2 young children and so started my career part 2. What does your career path look like? I left school without a clue as to what I wanted to do when I grew up. Lady Diana had just accepted a proposal from Prince Charles – Lady Diane was a nursery nurse, so I thought that was an excellent career path.

2015 170

33 Expressive Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt & Anxiety like Madonna

Dumb Little Man

” (Madonna admits Self-Doubt, 2001). ” (Madonna admits Self-Doubt, 2001). Did you come here to read all about overcoming self-doubt ? I have good news and bad news. Bad news is we are all here to learn lessons… sigh. Good news is that we are meant to learn lessons and by addressing them, we can transform them into strengths. Yaaayyy! So why not transform self-doubt and anxiety into performance gold? Just look to Madonna for inspiration.

2016 158

Is My Cat Going To Drive Me Crazy?

Dumb Little Man

Since 2001, Robert Yolken and E. Studies have previously suggested a link between cat ownership and the development of neurological diseases such as schizophrenia. However, a new study published in Psychological Medicine by Francesca Solmi and colleagues at University College London failed to find such a link. Why would researchers suspect such a link in the first place? This is because of a single-celled parasite called Toxoplasma gondii.

2017 154

Extreme heat is killing American workers

Vox Open Sourced

In a working paper released this week , Park and his colleagues examined worker injury claims across all sectors in California from 2001 to 2018. Farmworkers face some of the highest risks from extreme heat, but there are few regulations to protect them.

2021 80

It’s Official: March Is Solopreneur Motivation Month

The Solopreneur Life

My first year was 2001, and the convention was in Milwaukee. I don’t read motivational books. I’ve never purchased a motivational CD or video. I’m not a fan of motivational speakers. But I have to admit that motivational speakers have moved me. For 10 years in a row I attended a client’s annual convention, held in January. Each year the opening general session featured a motivational speaker. As the speaker began, I was listening with arms crossed.

2013 133

6 Strategies to Implement a Summer Schedule

Office Organization Success

And so, after reading an article in Office Secretary Magazine, I became a Virtual Assistant in November 2001. As I shared in a recent training call, the number one reason why I started my business over 11 years ago was because I wanted flexibility in my schedule. You see, at that time I had two young boys (I’m now Mom to three boys aged 17, 14, and 8) and it was important that I had a flexible schedule while still being able to earn an income.

2013 171

The Assist Conference: So much to do so little time!

Practically Perfect PA

In September 2001 she set up a charity “Lessons With Love” to support the youngsters in Beit Jibrin Camp. I have the Assist Conference up and running and I can not begin to tell you the amount of lists I have produced to help me keep on top of all of the details. It is great to be back organising events again and I must say it is even more special that it is my first Practically Perfect PA event! Over the last few weeks we have added some more amazing speakers.

2014 156


Daily Writing Tips

Cankle does not appear in the OED or on the Ngram Viewer, but Merriam-Webster offers a citation from The Philadelphia Inquirer dated 2001 and defines cankle as: a wide, thick, or fat ankle that appears indistinguishable from the lower calf. A reader declares: I rankle Or get rankled when I hear someone, usually, an athlete, is ‘under rated’ What does this mean? The question asks about the term underrated , but this post will focus mainly on rankle.

2015 73

The Word of the Year 2011

Daily Writing Tips

2001: 9-11 (most often styled 9/11). 2001: ground zero. Each year at about this time, the English-language media rolls out various reports announcing the word of the year according to one or more authorities. These pieces imply or overtly suggest that these selections are keywords for our society’s values, beliefs, and obsessions.

2011 84