Monthly Archives: April 2011

Kathryn Schulz: On being wrong – TED Talks

About this talk

 Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we’re wrong about that? “Wrongologist” Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.

Strange Random Wrong Quote:

“The man who says “I may be wrong, but–“ does not believe there can be any such possibility.” – Kin Hubbard

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BBC News – The history of royal wedding souvenirs

With all eyes turning to London for the royal wedding, the shops are full of William and Kate souvenirs. In fact it is thought we will spend over £200m on mementos of their big day. But buying royal wedding cups, tins and tea towels is not a new phenomenon. Robert Opie is the director of the Museum of Brands in London – and as he explains, companies have been cashing in on royal weddings for decades.

UPDATE:
We’ve been having a lot of problems getting the video to work properly, so we have left it in the Vodpod player which is down the page on your right. If you can’t see the video, try clicking the button “Follow me on Vodpod” to see more videos. Sorry about that, looks like the BBC are being a bit restrictive …

Strange Random Souvenir Quote:
“Souvenirs are perishable; fortunately, memories are not” – Susan Spano

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Welcome to Mind Your Business!

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Way back in 2009, the staff here at Exit Languages, Barcelona, decided to start a blog. The reasons behind this temporary loss of sanity were quite simple:

  1. It couldn’t be that hard to do, could it?
  2. If we were lucky, our wives and families would read it.
  3. If we were unlucky, we would have to pay them to read it.

The beast was called Mind Your Language (and still is, we’re happy to say). Fortunately, we were wrong on all accounts. It IS harder to do than we thought, but the effort was justified, as many more people besides wives and families found us and liked what they read.

Which brings us to Mind Your Business. What you’ll find here is the same mix of articles, videos, vocabulary, curiosities and much more, but with the common theme of business. Makes sense when you think about it, really.

So dive in, enjoy and feel free to comment and take part!

Strange Random Blog Quote:

I’m not sure blogs are necessarily the best place to get a pulse on anything. People want to blog for a variety of reasons, and that may or may not be representative. – Steve Ballmer

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