The keys to the transformation of construction programs and heroes of innovation

UK, August 8, 2018.- Digital reading is synonymous with texts linked or enriched to other documentation. Thanks to this marvel I…

Is the protection of our personal data a lost battle?

The data is the new oil of the 21st century. And the personal data of each human being is the object of desire of private companies, public administrations and other interest groups.

The protection of our personal data is endangered, above all, by the technological giants and the social networks we carry on smartphones. That magical device, connected to the Internet, where we carry our whole life and that we can not despise.

Computer security experts say that a Smartphone is only safe when it is turned off. That is, a Smartphone, laptop, tablet or PC will never protect our personal data if they are connected to the Internet.

1,100-tonne segment of a 300-metre-long platform was hoisted 250-metres high to be fixed between two towers in Raffles City Chongqing

The big dreams, the impossible ideas, the utopia in the construction sector at the end are possible facts, realizable ideas. The big cities struggle to grow orderly in their buildings, in their mobility and for the benefit of citizens. For this reason, the autonomous and electric car industry will be a driver of big changes. But, engineers, architects, construction professionals always advance more than computer programs. I just read in The Guardian this curious architectural project in China and it seems to come from the future

The economy of each consumer threatened by the dynamics of the large economic blocks

The dynamics of the large economic blocs in the world are very sensitive to political decisions and the initiatives of corporate corporations, among other factors. Any modification affects our pocket, we pay more for some products, we raise direct taxes and indirect taxes, higher uncertainties in pension systems, etc. For example, if the United States moves towards the protectionism of its economy and raises tariffs on imports of products from different economic areas, it will affect our particular economy. If there is a trade war between the West and the East, it will affect our particular economy

UK Construction: the slump may be short lived, business expectations and hiring both picked up

Last month, an unusual Siberian weather system that British meteorologists dubbed “the Beast from the East” brought snow, strong winds and the coldest temperatures in several years to much of Britain and elsewhere in Europe. House building was little affected, but the storm clobbered other sectors, the survey showed

Keys to Management under the prism of reinvention at the minute

All knowledge of the world of human beings, we have to click away. Every second, every minute, every day we have the freedom to read, listen, see, share, comment on any historical event, any current event, any strategy, any business key. We have the immense fortune of having the key of knowledge in our pocket. We just have to worry about having Wi-Fi and enough battery. This historical stage is resolved in the talent of each human being, each woman and each man. An added value built from familiar knowledge, and the circles of people that surround us in student life, or in an early working life.

“It is in the interest of the world including Asia that an open Europe be upheld”  

“It is in the interest of the world including Asia that an open Europe be upheld”  commences the second paragraph of this letter to the UK and the EU published on the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs webpage (mofa.go.com) and published in September 2016,  this letter is still relevant today as all the stated uncertainties remain.  

Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge: How was born the longest bridge in the world

We see another example of the fact that the greatest challenges faced by the human being always have an engineering solution. Construction professionals respond to all the most incredible needs and dreams.

Looking for reliable data for the UK construction sector in 2018

I have the great fortune of being Managing Director of Doka UK and Doka Ireland. Doka is a multinational company specializing in formwork solutions for large infrastructures, for decades. For this reason, I need reliable information on trends and forecasts on the construction sector in the UK. And sometimes it’s not easy, because there are unforeseen variables, there are unexpected news that can change business prospects. Below I summarize the information that I was able to read in generic media, and specialized in construction. Perhaps the present has already passed, but perhaps we can find some light for the horizon of the coming months.

What´s the real influence of the World Economic Forum in Davos?

My conclusion is that the big meetings with political and business leaders, the great regional or world summits, are important and can point to trucks of solutions for complex problems. However, the big conclusions need to be built in each country, in each company and in each household.

The full 4D build animation of “22 Bishopsgate”: One of London’s tallest new skyscrapers

Crazy ideas, no, technological revolution in the construction industry. We can foresee for real a new era in construction, design and planning put together in 4d virtual reality for massive efficiency improvements.

Has the Welfare State died in the Blockchain era and the cryptocurrencies/ digital currencies?

Climate change can be denied, but it is clear that the climate has changed in the last 50 years. The death of the Welfare State can be denied, but the population pyramid has changed drastically. And technology, added to finances, looks for new ways to guarantee our level of purchase and the future of pensions.

New River Dee Crossing: Can a bridge generate £ 6 billion and 14,000 jobs for the local economy over the next 30 years?

Large engineering works, public infrastructure projects, civil constructions with great economic impact, are one of my passions since I joined DOKA (2011). On this occasion, I highlight a very important bridge, both for the data of its construction, and for the benefits it will bring to the municipalities of both shores in the next thirty years. To remember all the details well, I turn to the information that Daily Record has published. By the way, the time-lapse recorded in the video is a great demonstration of the great work of construction professionals. In short, bridges are the best communication channels, complementing the digital channels.  Next, the news of the Daily Record

UK: March 29, 2019, 13.00h GMT

You will agree with me on this assessment: “The British exit of the European Union is the most significant economic demerger between major economies since the Second World War and much about the forthcoming process of transitioning out of the EU has no precedent. But we know already that both the UK and the EU will be significantly changed by what is about to unfold”.  

The fourth industrial revolution should end the wage gap between men and women

In the 21st century, in the fourth industrial revolution, the internet of things, there are still old problems that require modern solutions. For example. The wage gap between men and women has a very current reference to the report published on the subject on the BBC.

Should CEOs be actively involved in big business today?

In the face of major events in major cities and western countries, citizens are seeking arguments. Public authorities, experts, politicians, and ultimately, people to rely on. Within these groups, business leaders are a voice to take into account, because they are involved only in the big issues of today. CEOs can influence opinion trends and must analyze their role.

Uber: From technological innovation to resignations and management scandals

Last July publish in this Blog a case of successful management like Apple. In August I bring a business case with less success: Uber. The technological giants carry out negotiations that appear in all business schools. Some are examples of management to study and draw positive conclusions when managing multinationals. However, business failures sometimes also serve to draw conclusions from what should not be done. Uber has a dubious reputation in many countries because he enters as “an elephant in a hardware store”. I say this with all due respect, of course. I read this information from the New York Times that seems to me the most fair to Uber’s business reality

Doka UK: Commercial Innovation of the Year, the great efficiency of the Prizes organized by specialized press in Construction

Prizes awarded by the specialized press of an economic sector have a great prestige and reputation. They usually have a jury formed by great professionals very demanding in the selection of the winners. The company I work in, Doka UK, has received the Commercial Innovation of Year Award from Construction News magazine. Great news for all managers and employees of Doka UK because it means great support for the new business strategy since the end of 2015. Construction News has published the reasons for the Doka UK Award:

Apple: Building the first global company from a pirate flag

The technological sector is not one of the economic sectors in which I have professional experience. Rather the construction sector and logistics. However, I have followed Apple’s entrepreneurial trajectory because of its particular birth, growth, decline and resurrection.

#UK: Where We Come From and Where We Go

The uncertainty generated by the negotiation of Brexit with the European Union has led to numerous studies, reports, assessments and projections on what will actually happen to the British economy, and in particular the construction sector in which I currently develop (Doka UK and Doka Ireland). For these reasons, I have had the opportunity to read the following analysis of Reuters and I think it may be interesting for professionals in any economic sector

#Jobs of the #future travel with great speed to the present

The first industrial revolution came about thanks to the steam engine. It happened to him the second revolution derived from the electrical energy. The third industrial revolution came with the computer age. And we are already living the fourth industrial revolution, 4.0, with the digital transformation of economic processes. This present looks like the future drawn a few years ago. However, it seems to accelerate, for example, in labor material. In the next decade, several professional profiles may disappear by robots or computer logarithms. Martin Boehm, Dean of IE Business School, anticipated

#michaelporter: I listen to him, read him and he is one of my first influencers

Dr. Porter’s initial training was in aerospace engineering at Princeton University. He then earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard’s Department of Economics. His research approach—applying economic theory to complex systemic problems—reflects these multidisciplinary foundations. In 2000, Harvard Business School and Harvard University jointly established the Institute for Strategy & Competitiveness to provide a home for his research.

In the era of the Internet of Things, IoT, the best security is to disconnect the Internet and remove the battery?

Can they invade our privacy with a smartphone off and with a TV off?. It seems that we do believe the latest papers published by Wikileaks on the procedures of the CIA. Smart devices appear to use the battery to emit data, even if they are not turned on. That’s why I wonder if in the era of implementing internet in all the objectives of our personal and professional lives the best way to guarantee our privacy is to turn off the Internet … and now … remove the battery from the mobile. And this can not always be done, because on many smartphones and laptops the battery is soldered to the motherboard.

Meryl Streep: Teaching Leadership at Film Awards

Perhaps annual American film awards are not the first place where you will find a leadership lesson. Surely not. Universities, Business Schools, Bibliography of experts and the companies themselves, are more suitable places to find this knowledge. Nevertheless, in the last edition of the Golden Globes Awards that gives the press extrenajera to the American cinema happened this

#Internet: Universal Public Service or Private Service of the great technologies

The fourth industrial revolution is one of the greatest transformations of the human being, without a doubt. That’s what they’ll see in 50 or 100 years. But there are some rhetorical questions that we need answers today.