Download e-book for iPad: 50 Best Business Ideas from the Past 50 Years by Ian Wallis

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By Ian Wallis

ISBN-10: 178059092X

ISBN-13: 9781780590929

50 most sensible enterprise rules takes a glance again on the company global during the last 50 years. Revealing the guidelines and suggestions that experience replaced how we do company. From the common-or-garden post-it notice that we nonetheless use and love at the present time, to the progressive fax laptop that modified company for the higher and shaped the beginnings of the faster, fast-paced enterprise global as we all know it this day. 50 top company principles takes a glance on the rules, innovations and leading edge practices that made an effect within the enterprise international. chosen through a panel of most sensible company leaders, marketers, newshounds and inventors, this publication is the definitive heritage of the information and innovations that formed the company international during the last 50 years. Inspiring profiles comprise: The cell phone Flexitime Hot-desking Tetrapak cartons Product Placement The ergonomic workplace chair Microwave ovens in a single day couriers The BlackBerry Profiling how the inspirational thought happened, its improvement, the hurdles it confronted, to...

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As the world is introduced to high-speed internet, it also marks the beginning of a new challenge to satellite in fibre optic television. The technology takes advantage of the bandwidth offered to deliver greater interactivity than can be offered by satellite, giving the customer more control. Currently, Virgin is the only operator of fibre optic, and again the technology is just beginning to be used, so it remains to be seen whether this is a serious game-changer; but the concept of delivering internet, phone and TV through one simple port, without the need for installation of a dish, may well turn out to be an appealing one for many people.

Just a few years later, in 1962, concept became reality, with the first-ever satellite television signal broadcast from Europe across the Atlantic via the AT&T-owned Telstar satellite. At the same time, NASA was experimenting with the concept of ‘geosynchronous’ satellites – satellites that would move at the same speed as the Earth’s rotation, enabling them to ‘hover’ over the planet and deliver a constant, uninterrupted communication to a specific area. The first such satellite, the Syncom 2, was launched a year later, in 1963.

But it was not just retailers who benefited from the boom in soft contact lenses. As demand grew, so too did the level of investment in lens innovation. The polymers from which soft lenses are manufactured continued to improve, as manufacturers altered the ingredients to enhance oxygen permeability. In 1980 the first tinted lenses came to market. They were coloured light blue to make them easier for wearers to see, in the event that they dropped them. The innovations that followed came thick and fast.

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