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  • Where can you get great Austrian wine? | Infinite Ideas
    that a good deal of the production is of fairly commercial wines The largest volumes of their more classic wines were released under the Terrassen Thal label but today there is increasing emphasis on single vineyard wines This is sensible as the cooperative s members are richly endowed with exceptional sites However i t s the single vineyard white wines that are the core of production I ve tasted wines made here in the late 1960s and they were still excellent but they were made in a sweeter style than would be acceptable today Although not all of the wines are outstanding the general quality level is astonishingly high It doesn t hurt that the cooperative has access to such sites as Pichlpoint Achleiten Singerriedel Loibenberg and Kellerberg The Smaragd wines in particular can be exceptional and long lived It s also worth looking for other varieties such as Neuburger and Roter Traminer which can also be of high quality Waitrose s second offering of white wine comes from the vineyard of Markus Huber The Huber vineyard release s a number of different Grüner Veltliners including Oberer Steigen from 35 year old vines the single vineyard Berg and the weightier Alte Setzen a DAC Reserve made from vines up to 65 years old The two top Rieslings are Engelsberg a blend from two sites and Berg a DAC Reserve aged both in casks and steel tanks In certain years he also produces an excellent Riesling Eiswein The top wines are fermented in neutral Austrian acacia casks and aged for 9 months on the fine lees Huber is skilled and ambitious and his wines are stylistically consistent showing great clarity and a dry structure Riesling Berg and Grüner Veltliner Alte Setzen are usually the top wines but the other bottlings are very close in quality The top wines age effortlessly although they are accessible young The highly rated red wine selection offered by Waitrose are both from Rabl s vineyard Schenkenbichl Reisling Reserve and Titan Zweigelt as is Marks and Spencer s Rabl Grüner Veltliner A large estate Rabl supplements its own 80 hectares of vineyards by purchasing from another 20 hectares Grüner Veltliner comes from Spiegel Käferberg and Dechant and Riesling from Schenkenbichl The Rabls father and son both named Rudolf are often though not dogmatically proponents of skin contact rather than whole cluster pressing which may account for the supple texture of their wines The Rabls also produce sweet wines quite frequently in 2006 there was an opulent Traminer Auslese and a silky Grüner Veltliner Eiswein and a splendid pineappley Grüner Veltliner TBA and there were more in 2007 and 2011 In 2012 and 2013 they excelled with the Grüner Veltliner Käferberg Alte Reben wines of weight concentration and flair So there you have it Austrian wine is infiltrating the UK s wine market once again and with these excellent facts about their origins you re sure to impress at your next dinner party Search Recent posts Alice in

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  • Context is king when implementing the new ISO 9001 standard | Infinite Ideas
    often as she wants Her staff make a note when someone asks for something not in stock and periodically she sits down and decides whether the current stock holding needs to change She has supplier reps and multiple mail shots from suppliers to give options and alternative products to stock Her stock deliveries take place twice a week and an emergency delivery can be called up if needed She knows her regular sales team their strengths and weaknesses and sickness patterns and meets each of them daily and talks about what is happening currently and what she plans to do In the village the Parish Council is fairly active and occasionally she meets one of the councillors and they talk about village traffic problems with parking and litter All in all the relationship is amicable In surrounding villages there are similar shops and recently one of the majors opened an express outlet In all of the above there are risks and opportunities that can affect the sustainability of her business so she has a plan that attempts to deal with the risks and maximise the opportunities The plan is in her head and is occasionally discussed with her husband and some ideas are tested with selected customers The plan adapts in the light of changes to the operating environment of the store In the spirit of ISO 9001 2015 So in my example we have a system corner shop operating in a range of wider systems village local area grocery supply network The shop is part of a range of processes that take food from farm to fork and news from event to the reader Each process is operating in real time and competes for time from members of staff and space in the owner s head in terms of developing plans and strategies I ll put my neck on the line here and state that not only is my local shop owner doing a good job of running her business but her practices are in line with The Deming cycle and meet the spirit and letter of the requirements in ISO 9001 2015 For larger organisations context assessment is a much more complicated process part of strategic management but if done well requires no further effort to comply with ISO 9001 2015 If however you haven t done this piece of work effectively not only are you in serious danger of failing to meet your system objectives of being a sustainable profitable business but you cannot hang your 2015 certificate on the wall in reception with a clear conscience Search Recent posts Alice in strategy land by Kate M Santon can help improve your business Career lessons from The Walking Dead be adaptable The pros and cons of self publishing your business book Zombie identification for beginners What would Rick do Ten career boosting tips from The Walking Dead Blog Post Categories 100 Management Models 15 5742 Days 6 Authentic leadership 10 Basil Bunting and A strong song tows

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  • What about the customer experience? | Infinite Ideas
    my screwdriver about I m not even going to talk you through the one afternoon and three evenings that it took me to get the desk completely assembled although if you want a laugh and a good idea of the challenges I faced watch the video below of Stephen Fry tackling flat pack furniture assembly warning there is some choice language I m going to focus instead on what I learned since it provides valuable insights for suppliers in terms of maximising customer delight Set clear expectations if you are supplying something which is not assembled the customer needs to know Instructions are great when they re pictures but not when they are too small I was given an A5 booklet and the pictures were half A5 Components need clear labelling so that the customer can identify them easily particularly when some items are very similar I was struggling to tell a side panel from a back panel All nuts bolts screws fixings need not only to be itemised but linking them to a component part also helps the customer I regularly found myself asking Is this the right screw for the drawer or is it meant to connect the legs Reduce the number of parts to make it simple for the customer I had more desk pieces drawer parts handles drawer runners side panels modesty panels and legs than I knew what to do with and enough fixings to open a local hardware store Whoever plans the components needs to mistake proof it for the customer assembler I spent many hours trying to align the drawer runners with the pre punched holes in the pedestal sides unable to work out which hole was meant to match which It was almost impossible I m assuming that the manufacturer was able to use the DFM principles Each part individually looked fairly simple and therefore one had a sense that it could be mass produced easily But how did my desk compare to the principles of DFA True the store had removed any costs it would have incurred by assembling the desk itself and was able to pass these savings on to me the customer But false it had not minimised the number of assembly operations in fact it had a vast number of steps components and fixings I m certain that whoever designed this desk was talented now it s finally up I m really pleased with it in terms of both appearance and function The manufacturer is obviously technically capable since all the parts did go together in the end But they forgot one crucial aspect customer experience I don t think this retailer had an eye on its customer they don t seem to have envisaged how I would feel on receiving my box of panels screws and hard to follow instructions I might hesitate before buying one of their products again To order Implementing ISO 9001 2015 by Jan Gillett Paul Simpson and Susannah Clarke from Infinite Ideas

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  • The Infinite Ideas blog | Infinite Ideas | Page 5
    a delusion and is unable to let go Too many people have a stake in the fallacy Read more Nine visions of capitalism by Charles Hampden Turner and Fons Trompenaars 7 September 2015 by Catherine Holdsworth in Book publishing Business and finance Nine visions of capitalism Capitalism in crisis top culture management gurus map the route to a fairer global economy Capitalism has been in a state of crisis for nearly a hundred years The effects of the stock market crash of 1929 were felt well into the 1950s The turbulence in international currency markets in the late 1960s which sparked worldwide street protests in 1968 was unresolved until the mid 1980s Read more Making money is not a reliable guide to creating wealth 1 September 2015 by Catherine Holdsworth in Business and finance Nine visions of capitalism By Charles Hampden Turner co author of Nine visions of capitalism Unhappy is the economy which cannot distinguish the making of money from the creation of wealth for these are not the same While creating wealth includes the making of money the latter is a more narrow activity which can and does in many cases exclude the creation of wealth Read more China s stocks fall putting global economy on edge 24 August 2015 by Catherine Holdsworth in Business and finance Current events Nine visions of capitalism This morning the FTSE plunged as the Chinese economy fell putting investors around the world on a knife edge Not since 2007 has there been such a drastic drop in global stock prices For many years since the fall of Mao the Chinese economy has flourished It has been a great hybrid of capitalism and communism as suggested in Charles Hampden Turner and Fons Trompenaars riveting new book Nine visions of capitalism Read more Capitalist leaders are called to account 17 August 2015 by Catherine Holdsworth in Business and finance Current events Nine visions of capitalism Earlier this month emerging political candidate Bernie Sanders called out the top CEOs in America and asked them to account for their actions It s a familiar story the Fat Cats on Wall Street engage in illegal activity make exorbitant amounts of money and then let other people deal with the consequences if you ve seen The Wolf of Wall Street you ll know what we re talking about Read more Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 41 42 43 Next Search Share this Blog Post Categories 100 Management Models 15 5742 Days 6 Authentic leadership 10 Basil Bunting and A strong song tows us 8 Book publishing 51 Business and finance 128 Classic Wine Library 8 Codebreaking our future 6 Current events 37 Entertainment 39 Football Business 9 Game of Thrones on Business 22 Implementing ISO 9001 2015 5 Lifestyle 43 Nine visions of capitalism 14 Publishing for business 4 Sherry 6 Spirits distilled 8 The corporate wellness bible 1 The Diversity Dashboard 7 Uncategorized 4 Wine and spirits 30 Working With The Walking Dead 3

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  • We love Marketing Week | Infinite Ideas
    enhanced by viral campaigns so long as they are used intelligently One of our favourites from a few years back you ve probably seen it over 2 million people have is Robert Carlyle in the Johnnie Walker video That s truly brilliant So what else works Let s look at some of the latest devices the iPhone the iPad the Kindle Customers can easily access the content they need at the precise time they need it and unsurprisingly they keep coming back for more Big presentation to give Well hone your presentation skills on your iPhone in the cab en route to your audience Off on holiday in a few weeks Access some toning tips on your Kindle during your lunch break Valuable useful content delivered to consumers at precisely the time they want to use it is a fabulous way to develop customer engagement and build customer loyalty and there need be no pesky texts or embarrassing videos in sight Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Google Loading Facebook Comments Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Facebook Search Recent posts Alice in strategy land by Kate M Santon can help improve your business Career lessons from The Walking Dead be adaptable The pros and cons of self publishing your business book Zombie identification for beginners What would Rick do Ten career boosting tips from The Walking Dead Blog Post Categories 100 Management Models 15 5742 Days 6 Authentic leadership 10 Basil Bunting and A strong song tows us 8 Book publishing 51 Business and finance 128 Classic Wine Library 8 Codebreaking our future 6 Current events 37 Entertainment 39 Football Business 9 Game of Thrones on Business 22 Implementing ISO 9001 2015 5 Lifestyle 43 Nine visions of capitalism 14 Publishing for business

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  • David Grant, Author at Infinite Ideas | Infinite Ideas
    industries too the question is how to continue to monetarise content which people now expect to get either for free or at least very cheaply In an attempt to do just that Kevin Kelly has published a large format collection of reviews around his Cool Tools website called A Catalogue of Possibilities It sounds perfect as a web offering and he starts off by making some interesting observations about printed books Paper is old You can t search it you can t easily share favorites you can t instantly click to get items you can t haul it in your virtual library device The web and Kindle are so much better that way Hmm not the best start for lovers of Mr Caxton s legacy But it does get better He goes on There is something very powerful at work on large pages of a book Your brain begins to make naturally associations between tools in a way that it doesn t on small screens The juxtapositions of diverse items on the page prods the reader to weave relationships between them connecting ideas that once seemed far apart The large real estate of the page opens up the mind making you more receptive to patterns found in related tools There s room to see the depth of a book in a glance The upshot is that he decided for the benefit of the user experience to publish his collection of reviews in print This idea is something dear to our hearts at Infinite Ideas Whilst it is undeniable that some content simply lends itself better to being produced in electronic format only the print book is not going to die out Printed books have a physical presence they are often things of beauty in their own right things to be valued and we d argue that have a physical as well as an emotional connection to the reader Picking up a life changing novel that you read at the age of eighteen can be a moving experience in its own right Just look at the cookery book sector Sure most recipes these days can be found on the web but there s nothing quite like picking up an old favourite It s the way it falls open at much loved recipes stains from spilt Rioja It becomes a book of memories as well as of recipes Printed books still have a high perceived value Kelly is charging 40 for A Catalogue of Possibilities much more than he could have done for an e book You pay that money and you don t throw the book away And that s what we tell many of our authors who publish books with us to promote their businesses A physical book has authority it has value and it stays in the life of the reader As a means of communicating with an intended audience print books still very much have their place The future of publishing and writing 9 October 2013 by David Grant in Book publishing We loved this Publishing Perspectives article the view from Germany on the future of publishing and indeed writing in general Happily the ebook market there isn t standing still Although ebook reader adoption has been slower to take off in continental Europe mainly because Amazon reckoned to be 70 of the market have concentrated on the bigger global picture publishers and developers are looking for new ways to penetrate the market The time is ripe for innovation Henrik Berggren runs Readmill a Berlin based social reading start up It s leading the way in a networked reading revolution by enabling users to identify and share particular points of interest in the text OK Kindle have offered this functionality for years but Readmill takes the idea a step further Users can annotate their ebooks on their smartphones and open up discussions with other readers Readmill developers thought that tablets would become the number one digital reading device but it was soon apparent that more readers were reading on smartphones It s social networking for ebooks but unlike sites like the Amazon owned Goodreads it s social networking within ebooks The proliferation of various reading devices demonstrates their incredible reach and commercial viability in the UK despite the dominance of Amazon multiple manufacturers offer e readers stocked by well known big brand stores like Tesco Waterstone s WH Smith and Blackwell s Now in huge demand not only e readers but also smartphones and tablets make ebooks instantly accessible readers the world over can download their favourite books whenever and wherever they want for less than a mass market paperback So the beauty of the ebook lies in its adaptability ease of use and its potential for enhanced reader experiences But the real sweetener is that anybody can publish one now an aspiring author can get his work out in to the marketplace and if successful can secure an agent or even a traditional publishing deal But it s no longer necessary for him to submit his work to snowed under agents and face the fairly inevitable rejection letter if his submission gets acknowledged at all The digital revolution without doubt facilitates the bypassing of traditional gatekeepers agents publishers and ultimately booksellers to disseminate new writing But we d add a caveat here We re a little concerned by the attitudes of those who favour freedom and abundance over quality and editorial control those who like Dr Bublitz of Ullstein Verlag are opposed to a culture of perfection What publishers are good at is taking manuscripts and editing them and proofing them properly That is a skill in itself and an expensive service We at Infinite Ideas have met with many self published authors whose books are riddled with errors A culture of perfection in our view is a good thing if it means poorly written and edited self published books don t become the norm We liked very much what Bobbie Johnson from Matter had to say

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  • Real-time marketing | Infinite Ideas
    up to sitting in the waiting room And many of these e books are free or at least a fraction of the price you would pay for a physical printed book Book publishers dealing in the consumer reference sector need to start thinking in this way If someone feels a nasty twinge in their back they re pretty unlikely to hobble down to their local Waterstone s and browse the shelves More likely they ll go online and they will pay for good content Books electronic and printed are still relevant in this digital age more so in fact given that the internet offers up swathes of content much of which is unedited and sometimes just plain wrong Content in a book from a reputable publisher will have been properly researched edited and proofread So the challenge for conventional publishers is how to respond to the ever changing digital market place The more enlightened ones are looking to offer content through as many platforms as possible from print to app and onwards all with the ultimate aim of delivering great content to consumers at the precise point they want to consume Read More Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Google Loading Facebook Comments Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Facebook Search Recent posts Alice in strategy land by Kate M Santon can help improve your business Career lessons from The Walking Dead be adaptable The pros and cons of self publishing your business book Zombie identification for beginners What would Rick do Ten career boosting tips from The Walking Dead Blog Post Categories 100 Management Models 15 5742 Days 6 Authentic leadership 10 Basil Bunting and A strong song tows us 8 Book publishing 51 Business and finance 128 Classic Wine Library 8 Codebreaking

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  • Two new gluten-free books | Infinite Ideas
    good stuff where you might not expect it such as supermarket basics ranges and some good but brief recipe ideas as well as golden rules for eating out and entertaining Gluten free kids by Kate Stanton A gluten free diet requires real commitment and is a long term lifestyle change that will affect the whole family However it will become much easier with time and the help of the ideas in this little book Gluten free kids covers what exactly coeliac disease is and how it affects your child and gives you tips on helping your child understand their condition The book also explains the importance of making sure that everyone from Grandma to the headteacher is aware of the diagnosis and its implications suggests ways to cope with potential pitfalls such as peer pressure and teenage rebellion and shows you how to ensure that parties holidays and family meals remain a pleasure not a chore By following the advice in this book you ll avoid the stress and make gluten free eating a natural part of your family s life Search Recent posts Alice in strategy land by Kate M Santon can help improve your business Career lessons from The Walking Dead be adaptable The pros and cons of self publishing your business book Zombie identification for beginners What would Rick do Ten career boosting tips from The Walking Dead Blog Post Categories 100 Management Models 15 5742 Days 6 Authentic leadership 10 Basil Bunting and A strong song tows us 8 Book publishing 51 Business and finance 128 Classic Wine Library 8 Codebreaking our future 6 Current events 37 Entertainment 39 Football Business 9 Game of Thrones on Business 22 Implementing ISO 9001 2015 5 Lifestyle 43 Nine visions of capitalism 14 Publishing for business 4 Sherry 6

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