If you have been following this blog for any length of time you will know that I do a bit of domaining, I also have my daughter putting her first site up for sale at the moment on Flippa so this stuff gets rather addictive. The person who really got me up for the idea of domaining was Kenny Goodman. He is a past master at this art and he has a blog where he talks about all sorts of things related to this,
There are many of you out there who may not be aware of who Dave Brailsford is. You may not be aware of one of the greatest and yet understated coaches in the World because he doesn’t coach in football, isn’t constantly splashed across the front pages and doesn’t search out publicity.
Dave Brailsford is the boss of the British cycling team, a role that he combines with heading Sky Professional Road Racing team. In the last month his riders have won;
The Tour De France (I use the term “team” winning because although it was @bradwiggins that won the TdF, the first ever win for a British cyclist in the event, it was the team supporting him that really won it with him thanks to their support)
For those of you who don’t know the Pareto Principle states that 80% of output comes from 20% of input. This principle is often referred to in business as you will get 80% of profits from just 20% of your clients. The idea being that you try to replicate that 20% of clients and sack the 80% who don’t contribute much to profit and cause probably 80% of the problems.
As an Entrepreneur in Spain I look at the general strike in Spain next week and wonder whether it will be successful and how success can be measured. The reasons for it apparently are to protest against the erosion of worker’s rights due to the onslaught of austerity measures imposed by the government. The catalyst for it was a 5% cut in wages for civil servants by the government for which the civil servants have already had a day of action, or inaction, and nobody really noticed.
With the news coming out of Spain at the moment anyone might be forgiven for thinking that Spain is not a great place to live. Certainly for a lot of people things are hard at the moment in Spain and it doesn’t look like there is any chance of a quick economic recovery especially when you consider we probably have the most inept government ever seen on the face of the planet. Without an economic recovery things will continue to be difficult on the jobs front without a shadow of a doubt. However Spain can still be a great place to live for a variety of reasons as long as you have the basics in place
So taxes were not to be raised. It wasn’t going to be easier to dismiss people from their jobs. Unemployment wouldn’t rise. The welfare state wouldn’t be cut at all.
So much for a politician’s promises during an election campaign. And you know what? Everyone knew that Mariano Rajoy was lying during the election campaign. How did they know? His lips were moving.
I have been messing with a new camera in the last few weeks, trying to work out how all the functionality works rather than just pointing and shooting, and I have made a discovery, rather startling for me too. Usually I go out, take pictures and upload them into a property and when putting out pictures of Valencia I also just upload them into Flickr or Facebook. Last night I had a play with them and made my discovery.