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  • Lifestyle Archives » Page 7 of 8 » Infinite Ideas | Infinite Ideas | Page 7
    factors such as your personality confidence and experience Realistic With the best will in the world if you are 165 cm 5 ft 5 in and pear shaped no diet is going to turn you into Aussie model actress business woman Elle McPherson especially if you re a man Make sure your goal is realistic Think about your goal in terms of being the best you can be Time framed A time frame keeps your goal on track Set a start point such as I will start my healthy eating weight loss plan on Thursday and give yourself an end time too such as I will lose five kilos by my summer holiday I think it also makes sense to include a couple of time frames in your overall goal representing short and longer term achievements This helps with motivation So you could add I will start exercising three times a week on Mondays Wednesdays and Saturdays from next week and so on Use positive goal getting language when writing down what you re going to achieve There s no room here for might and ought to By now your goal should be looking so clear that you can reach out and touch it I hope you feel all revved up and ready to go One other thing do remember to congratulate yourself every step of the way whether it is with little non fattening rewards or simply a mental pat on the back Sea bass baked in a Maldon sea salt crust 8 April 2013 by Nadia Garcia in Lifestyle 1 x 1 1 5kg sea bass gutted and scaled For the salt crust mix 1 5kg Maldon sea salt 1 heaped tbsp coriander seeds 1 level tbsp black peppercorns ½ tbsp Szechuan peppercorns slightly crushed ½ tbsp fennel seeds 12 cardamom seeds slightly crushed 10 star anise I egg white beaten optional For the filling 1 stick lemongrass 3 sprigs fresh coriander 2 lime leaves cut in half 5 thin slices fresh ginger 1 mild red or green chilli split in two and deseeded For the beurre blanc 50g Thai shallots finely chopped 1 glass of Sancerre ½ glass white wine vinegar 250g unsalted butter cut into small cubes and refrigerated 2 sprigs coriander 1 tsp chopped lemongrass half a lime leaf 1 heaped tsp chopped sushi ginger juice of 1 lime ½ tsp wasabi paste Serves 4 Mix all the salt crust ingredients except the optional egg white together well It s best to prepare this dry mix two to three days in advance so it can infuse just store it in an airtight container It will keep for the next time too Dry the sea bass well and stuff it with all the ingredients for the filling making sure they are evenly spread out inside it Preheat the oven to 200 C 400 F gas 6 You will need a sheet of silicone or parchment paper 70cm x 50cm in size fold it so that you have a sheet of about 35cm x 50cm Fold or crimp up the edges so they form a little lip and place the sheet on a flat baking tray Mix the egg white into the salt mix it will help to hold the crust together giving you a harder crust and enabling you to mould it to shape but alternatively you could simply spray the fish with water once you have finished covering it with the mix Put a layer of the salt mix in the middle of the paper the size and shape of the bass Very carefully place the fish on top Cover it completely with plenty of the salt Bake it in the oven for about 35 45 minutes Test it with a probe to make sure the inside is hot Make the beurre blanc while the fish is cooking Place the shallots wine and vinegar in a stainless steel pan over a high heat and reduce until only a few tablespoons of liquid are left Lower the heat slightly and whisk in the cold butter piece by piece whisking constantly until you have a velvety beurre blanc remove the pan from the heat just before adding the last piece of butter Add all the other ingredients except the lime juice and wasabi and let them infuse while the bass is baking Keep the sauce warm preferably by putting the pan in a bain marie a container of warm water but not too warm or the sauce may split Adjust the seasoning just before serving and add the lime juice and wasabi Strain the sauce through a fine sieve just before serving To serve the bass crack open the crust and divide the fish between the plates serve with the perfumed beurre blanc This recipe is from Desert Island Dishes and Copyright of Maldon Salt Company Limited 2012 How To Declutter A House 1 April 2013 by Infinite Ideas in Lifestyle Decluttering is the new black Whether you want to make extra space or simply clear up your home get set for a brutal experience There is a way of tackling tidying that lacks commitment It involves tucking papers in drawers putting magazines back in the rack and working on the assumption that I might use it one day Stop right now thank you very much in the words of the immortal Spice Girls If you are going to declutter you need to approach it with dedication and verve and most importantly with a lack of sentimentality Pick a room any room and sit in the middle What you are about to do is remove roughly one quarter of the contents in that space That s your target And that s just for starters Once you have performed your initial declutter if you are really serious about it I want you to go back a week later and repeat the process In the kitchen you are chucking out unused spices old tins battered bakeware chipped crockery fraying

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    colleagues Secondly they ask questions and remember details any good networker will tell you that this is an essential tool in making good contacts It makes people feel appreciated understood and special so try and make a mental rule to ask more questions than you answer Again this will not turn you into some 50s housewife it s as useful a skill in big business as it is in personal relationships And thirdly they often use physical contact sometimes with themselves and sometimes with others Touching your hair or face gives the other person a clear signal that you are interested in them Touching their arm or hand as you chat taking their elbow as you go through a door these are all ways of making people know that you are comfortable with the idea of being in their body space or of having them in yours Getting flirting right for you That isn t to say these are all right for you If every time you see the arch flirt you want to lock her in the stationary cupboard for pretending she can t work the photocopier when she used to work for Xerox then you know you need to modify her tactics when you use them yourself Maybe you can emulate the way she remembers everyone s name or gets involved with after work activities you might not fancy Bob in IT but his brother could be pretty hot It s about knowing that you might need to sharpen up your skills consciously without coming into work the next day with a completely different personality You can use what she does wrong to help guide you maybe her whole conversation is about the other person which is a great way to get attention but isn t going to help move things on to the next stage Maybe the neckline of her blouse ends around her waistband also not a winner with every guy in town The wise girl looks for lessons everywhere What comes naturally This is why you also need to think about how you already put yourself out there Are you always coming up with wisecracks or reminding men you meet how smart you are Do you find yourself joking about like you did with your male friends at college or your ex boyfriend Whilst this might be a great place to get to with a partner it s not necessarily ideal when you first meet someone Most people have a limit to how much they can take in during one sitting and definitely to how much they want to know You may think chatting about your ex your eating disorder and your PhD just shows your openness but is it possible that you might be scaring people off by showing what a handful you are Revealing yourself as you get to know one another is a much better way of allowing space for both of you to get comfortable Previous 1 2 3 6 7

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  • Do company take-overs help or harm the economy? | Infinite Ideas
    Hostile takeovers are especially tricky You can acquire the real estate the inventory the machinery products in the pipeline even signed contracts but what the company had in mind for the future could be its most valuable asset and in the face of hostility you may never learn it You have the bits and pieces but not the values which held these together and gave the company direction Apparently 79 of the value of Autonomy lay in its future and HP could not afford to fall out with those envisioning that future Of course there is good reason why large companies are risk shy They have mountains of money to lose and any gains would be fractions of that mountain while start ups have almost nothing to lose but have bright horizons to explore The shareholders in large corporations have little appetite for risk Their pensions are at stake while the friends families and fools rallying round the founder of a new company relish the wild ride and hope to found a dynasty There is also the question of time A small privately owned company is thinking how to support the children and grandchildren of its owning family This is a time horizon of twenty to forty years An investment made now could greatly assist your grandchildren In contrast shareholders in a publicly owned corporation now retain their shares for an average of six to eleven months They are less investors than traders and will trade on the basis of the latest quarterly report To reduce risk they have tiny fractions of their portfolios in any one company care little about that company and may not even know that they owned it for a few months last year It follows that having a private company acquired by a public one might actually harm the economy and greatly shorten its view of the future Nearly all investments that aim to grow a company take many years to pay back R D executive development increased quality new plant and equipment may justify themselves ten to twenty years hence In contrast selling your HQ building and leasing it back buying your own shares so that the price jumps laying off researchers and cutting the training budget will all produce more money for shareholders this quarter and the longer term damage will not be manifest for a few years that is after the present CEO retires His pension may be tied to profits The company has become a machine for maximizing shareholders take and resources are transferred from those who do the actual work to those who collect rents Companies who are on an acquisition spree either accumulate a cash mountain so that they can pounce swiftly or they borrow extensively so that their acquisition is heavily in debt Both tactics may be detrimental the target company and to the economy The cash mountain is not being re invested and the debt burdens and even cripples an acquired company which must now concentrate on

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  • Paying for higher performance: The Great Delusion | Infinite Ideas
    creativity innovation and problem solving This is because finding a problem and solving it has no rewards attached to it Top management does not know that the problem exists As for a creative or innovative solution this has no known payment because senior managers had no idea that it was possible or that someone might do it But all customary and routine tasks are rewarded so that p for p high lights the conforming and punishes the original If you do something new however effective it is you risk that your paymasters do not understand it appreciate it and will refuse to pay for it It distracts employees from giving customers what they want and what they are asking for You pressure customers into accepting what has been incentivized and not what they really need What is most profitable for the company and gets rewarded is not what the customer really wanted can afford or is in his own best interests The seller cannot put the customer first and foremost since the incentive skews his judgement and gets in the way Employees respond to p for p by gaming the game Pay for performance is a game and so employees feel justified in distorting it for their own purposes Some tasks will be over rewarded and some under rewarded Employees work this out and concentrate their energies on getting the most money for the least work and easiest tasks Tasks that have not been adequately paid do not get done however serious the consequences for customers or the organization Instead of doing what needs to be done employees do what is best rewarded Employees may stop helping each other In such a system rewards go to the person who receives help not the person who gives help Why help anyone else when only that person gains from it exclusively The other will complete the task and get the reward for your assistance It essentially punishes helping behaviour by the giving the money to the person helped It is possible to give a bonus to the whole team and this is to be recommended but then that team is unlikely to get assistance from another team Incentives tend to rob activities of their meaning Children given 50 cents each time they fastened their seat belts in an automobile stopped fastening them when the payments stopped They had missed the whole point that they should protect themselves if not for their own sakes then for their parents who had raised them How much should be pay a nurse who has extracted glass fragments from the face of a crash victim and has had to tell her parents she will be scarred Would 50 dollars cover it or a t shirt with a heart on it The very question insults her She did not choose her vocation to make money but to heal others Teachers find intrinsic pleasure in teaching but markets make them pay for this by awarding them commensurately less Bonuses

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  • Nine visions of capitalism by Charles Hampden-Turner and Fons Trompenaars | Infinite Ideas
    is a pre requisite for the reinvention of wealth creation China s spectacular growth the dynamism and flexibility of the Mittelstand of German speaking economies Singapore s hybridization of East and West the world s vibrant immigrant communities and the drive for renewable energy offer different aspects of an authoritative and challenging blueprint for the future of capitalism Finally the authors draw on examples of innovation in capitalism such as the Conscious Capitalism movement in the US the Cambridge Phenomenon in the UK and the Global Alliance for Banking on Values which has members from Mongolia to Patagonia as well as the US and UK to demonstrate what can be done to reinvigorate tired models and provide a realistic practical and powerful transformation agenda for the global economy About the authors Management philosopher Charles Hampden Turner was Senior Research Associate at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge The creator of Dilemma Theory and co founder and Director of Research and Development at the Trompenaars Hampden Turner Group in Amsterdam he was Goh Tjoei Kok Distinguished Visiting Professor to Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in 2002 3 and Hutchinson Visiting Scholar to China in 2004 He is a past winner of the Douglas Mc Gregor Memorial Award and has received Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships Fons Trompenaars is an organizational theorist management consultant and bestselling author known globally for the development of the Trompenaars model of national culture differences He was awarded the International Professional Practice Area Research Award by the American Society for Training and Development and Business magazine ranked him as one of the world s top five management consultants In 2013 he was ranked in the Thinkers50 of the world s most influential management thinkers He is the author or co author of numerous books including

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  • Making money is not a reliable guide to creating wealth | Infinite Ideas
    individualist so much so that relying on the favour of other people is deemed unreliable To be totally independent you need you need to outsmart them by taking their money Never give a sucker an even break is our watch word and we need to make a quick buck which is not possible when you rely on another s gratitude The real individualist acts unilaterally whether people like it or not Our wits entitle us to this In contrast all genuine wealth creation inheres within relationships so that the Chinese word for rich is well connected and guanxi or relationship is their chief business value The whole must be more than its parts and design and manufacturing are all important to being productive Between us we create more than we started with and trust is vital A research group at MIT studied what motivated 800 creators of open source software and make this available to all The originators said it was a gift by them to the online community and they were repaid in many ways Such action triggers the productive efforts of others on a wide scale Making money is via transactions in which one person receives money from another and gets goods or services back The parties compete to get more from others at the least expense to themselves Wealth is created by transformation of money into goods and services their transformation back to money when sales are made This is the source of the surplus value generated If the above statements are correct then we need to ask whether banks and financial institutions create wealth at all They would appear to be sterile by dealing exclusively in money or financial products as they like to call them but there is no transformation and no wealth creation No two coins or notes cohabiting ever produced a third coin or ever will So long as we stay with money there is endemic scarcity as economists teach not the abundance of related brain cells and their associated meanings Whatever trades unions receive shareholders and managers must forgo and the strategy of the latter is to pay as little as possible to remain competitive on costs Taking money and creating a product and or service from this is a transformation from currency to valued things and services and then back to money revenues when the sale is made It is these conversions or metamorphoses from one state to another that generate wealth On the other hand we need banks to advance loans to industry so there is little doubt that they facilitate wealth creation by the real economy What this means is that banks create no wealth on their own but make it possible for industry effect transformations In short the role of banks is to serve industry and not principally themselves Bets made in the world casino are zero sum with some of the big boys able to skew the markets in their favour by the sheer size of their

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  • Nine visions of capitalism Archives » Page 3 of 3 » Infinite Ideas | Infinite Ideas | Page 3
    that its partisans can no longer think much less create Yet there is another movement afoot one that is growing at astonishing speed faster even than the digital revolution Computer power has been credited with doubling in size every eighteen months but crowdfunding sometimes called peer to peer lending is doubling every three months But are we comparing like with like Surely crowdfunding is just one additional way of getting investment funds a way suited to smaller maverick projects and can not even lay claim to political significance We hope to show that it could change capitalism profoundly it may not be overtly political but it has social and political repercussions of a very meaningful kind Crowdfunding is for the moment confined to the Internet It uses various platforms such as Kickstarter and Crowd Cube to put ideas before a crowd of on line investors A project is described and a request for enough capital is communicated The crowd either meets the minimum capital needed to launch the project or it does not money for under subscribed projects is never collected About one third of all projects are fully funded and go forward Those receiving insufficient backing may have failed in any case and it is better for everyone that little loss was incurred at this early stage However a project may be relaunched in the future with a revised prospectus We believe it is a matter of time before this development is picked up by mass media with millions of viewers and becomes a variety of Reality TV with totals raised broadcast during the programme and with the whole culture celebrating innovation as a way of life Commercial TV could find a new source of revenue by taking 5 of the total raised So let us compare the democracy of our electoral process with the democratic potentials of crowdfunding How do these contrast Electoral process Crowdfunding process The first past the post system gives big advantages to the majority parties at the expense of all minority interests e g it takes 3 9 million UKIP voters to elect one solitary MP Most funds go to small minorities enabling them to nurture new ideas that go viral on the Internet with the potential to change everything through daring novelties and life changing creativity One party wins and another loses nearly everything in a zero sum game wherein gains and losses cancel each other out and power is wrested away from opponents in life shattering ways All parties win where the project succeeds entrepreneurs investors employees customers and the community Ideas have been transformed into new realities beneficial to their instigators and the crowd of enthusiastic supporters and cheerleaders The game is to achieve power over people get the electorate to buy your promises attack and rubbish your opponents and consign them to opposition benches The game is to achieve power through people use their funds to keep your promises and realize the ideals in your prospectus with their money and

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  • Sherry's literary connections | Infinite Ideas
    tortured poet so Hughes gifted a crate to the Queen Mother At Infinite Ideas we love books and wine so what could be better than a book about wine that has literary connections Julian Jeffs book will be available from Thursday that s right in three days time It looks smashing and is a fascinating read if we do say so ourselves If you can t wait until then here is a poem about sherry kind of Oh For A Bowl Of Fat Canary Oh for a bowl of fat Canary Rich Palermo sparkling Sherry Some nectar else from Juno s dairy Oh these draughts would make us merry Oh for a wrench I deal in faces And in other daintier things Tickled am I with her embraces Fine dancing in such fairy rings Oh for a plump fat leg of mutton Veal lamb capon pig and coney None is happy but a glutton None an ass but who wants money Wines indeed and girls are good But brave victuals feast the blood For wenches wine and lusty cheer Jove would leap down to surfeit here John Lyly 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

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