In a recent interview about the digital currency Bitcoin, Stephen Colbert asked Adam Davidson of NPR's Planet Money about the value of money, sparking the response 'The problem with thinking too much about these questions is you start thinking, wait, what is money?'
The Guardian has reported that, in the last two months alone, Facebook has lost over nine million users in the US and more than two million users in the UK. These are shocking statistics, especially for a company that as recently as six months ago, seemed to be heading to a point where its tentacles would reach every user with internet access, and stay there.
It upsets me when I hear statistics about how many young people are out of work - almost a million 16 to 25 year olds if you didn't know. And it's not just moral outrage. Yes, the figure is staggering and unacceptable. But what really bothers me is a nagging feeling that the longer this huge number is tossed around, the more normal it will seem - like part of the landscape.
So what can be done to make more women 'Lean in' and to rise above the social stereotypes so that we have more female role models and ensure that the list of future contenders to appear on our bank notes has a 50:50 split? It is important that women understand that they are not alone in feeling some of the deep-rooted fears and social biases that they experience in the workplace.
As you may well know, last week Labour leader, Ed Miliband, announced that if Labour were to form the next government they would encourage businesses to pay employees the Living Wage (approximately £8.55) by cutting business rates or tax levels for those that do. As someone who employees 20-30 people (some on PAYE and others freelance) at the London Jewellery School, I whole-heartedly welcome these plans.
For most of us the 80/20 rule provides an uncannily accurate measure of events - and the world of business is no exception. So I was expecting this effect, known as the Pareto principle, to rear its head as I was reading Goldman Sach's recent report on stimulating small business growth in the UK.
Everyone knows the saying "Show me your friends and I'll tell you where you're going". This saying also holds especially true in the life of every ent...
Buying a house can be enough of a headache without the constant stress of the possibility of the broken 'chain' phenomenon.
Each successive government of course blames the last for the financial mess it inherited but the truth is that the blame game pales in respect to apportioning blame for the 2008 global financial disaster.
What would you do if you found yourself unable to feed your family? It's a question people are having to ask themselves in increasing numbers in Britain today.