BBC journalist Maggie Philbin says crisis-driven thinking is breeding a generation of lost business opportunities (but technology could help to turn that around. The recession has made many British businesses depressed and inward-looking, and a leading journalist says short-term thinking is not only stifling recovery, but threatening to blight the prospects of the coming generation.
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"I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best." Oscar Wilde
"Next to excellence is the appreciation of it." William Makepeace Thackery
"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way" Martin Luther King Jr.
"I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end." Abraham Lincoln
"We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life." Steve Jobs
Yves de Contades interviewed Mr Lahcen Haddad, the Moroccan Tourist Minister and he has many fascinating things to say about the new developments and changes in that stunning country. Morocco has a superb balance of the old and the new. They are embracing new technological advances whislt retaining their best traditions. The aim is to create a country that remains unspoilt and build a lasting tourist industry with a focus on luxury and sutainability.
This must surely have been the most glorious Goodwood Revival Ladies day ever. The sun blazed down on the biggest collection of classic cars, planes and motorbikes in the world, keenly admired by thousands of vintage fashion coiffed and attired revellers.
The 2012 edition of Panerai British Classic Week, an annual highlight of the global regatta calendar, saw a record entry of 83 yachts.
Silver & Light Ian Ruhter takes his life and his savings on the roads of America.He converted a truck into a giant camera to photograph people and landscapes across the States.He employs an old wet plate photographic technique that is simply timeless. These are stunning unique images and each is created straight in the truck. True one off's.Beautiful.See a part of his journey in this video
Professor Ian Stewart has just released his latest book 17 Equations That Changed The World with Profile Books.
EXP 9 F all-wheel drive luxury Sport Utility Vehicle concept revealed at Geneva Motor Show. Bentley is offering a vision of the future with a dramatic new Sport Utility Vehicle concept, EXP 9 F, at the Geneva International Salon d'Auto. The Company's designers and engineers have created a compelling new take on the Grand Touring Bentley, a vehicle that feels equally at home at an opera gala performance, on the sand dunes and the overtaking lane of the autobahn.
The New Bentley Continental V8 GT was launched in Berkeley Square on Thursday with International eXcellence in attendance. The event was organised with Boujis nightclub and featured the Bentley V8 surrounded by myriad flashing and spinning lights.
Many celebrities support the Sohana Research Fund, including Jason Isaacs, Gary Kemp and Phyllida Lloyd, Johhny Vaughan and DebRA president Michael Portillo who gathered for the Silver Butterfly Dinner at Altitude Black in the Millbank Tower earlier in the year.
Bentley and David Linley have produced The Linley Limited Edition Continental Flying Spur and Yves de Contades went to interview all the designers.Interview with David Linley: Tell us about the collaboration with Bentley on the Limited Edition Continental Flying Spur?
Yves de Contades went to interview Mark Stevenson. His latest book is an inspired tour of what is going to happen next in our world and how it is happening faster than we think. An Optimists Tour of the Future manages to entertain and cover a vast range of topics with fluid ease. Erudite, fascinating, exhilarating and packed full of heroic characters. Not to mention a rich vein of possible investment sources. International Life gives it 5 stars. What inspired you to create this book An Optimists Tour of the Future?
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Bad Science by Ben Goldacre is one of those books that should be on a universal list of books to be read by everyone. Preferably before leaving School.The book is great fun and impossible to put down, you have to get more information as it is so hard to believe just how bad things can get. Do you want to know if homeopathy, vitamins and those detox pills really work?
Dukes is a very short cab ride from Victoria station up to the heart of St James.
It is beautifully located between the Ritz on Piccadilly and Buckingham Palace, down a lovely little old Victorian London Mews.
This new young band has it all. They are a passionate bunch who write and create all their own material. With real stage presence, the ability to put on a great live show and a front man who has something to say, this up and coming band is definitely one to watch out for in 2014.
The Worx is also stylish, contemporary and discreet venue in which to host a private party, dinner, wedding reception, conference or corporate event.
194 countries were polled on the cost of living, leisure and culture, the economy, the environment, health, infrastructure, risk and safety and climate.
Most of their jewellery is based on clean classic shapes and magnificently crafted.
This is a release of the open source code of the operating system which will soon be available on netbooks and will be a serious competitor to Windows. Unlike Windows it will be offered completely free.
Cyberduck is a great FTP application, it can also do a host of other things.
The Firefox browser does it all. Many regard it as the best internet browser.
Developed as open source under the Mozilla project.
The Chewton Glen Hotel has a fabulous bar and restaurant and our Lord and Lady reviewed it for International eXcellence whilst staying at the hotel and Spa. As you go through the foyer entrance, past the old staircase to the rooms and the grand piano, the restaurant stretches out along the windows over two rooms overlooking the gardens. Country house comfort and style. But first the bar for a quick refreshment.