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”.  

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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.

The most important thing in business is to achieve sustainable growth and patience

The immediacy of information every day, connected in real time to numerous sources, networks, forums …. prevents us look at really interesting documents. Business concern us, they worry and keep our quest to find the latest keys.

Race madness in which business models of technological giants live

Obviously running a business corporation like Samsung is a work of great professional, very talented and the best resources. Surely, Samsung achieved in a few months will clean up their image and reputation, despite the high economic cost of this operation will involve.

Perhaps these crises can be avoided if the focus of your business model is placed on the customer, the consumer of your products and services.

Doka Group acquires Dutch technology specialists B|A|S

With this acquisition the company takes another big step toward Industry 4.0 and into the future of the international formwork group from Lower Austria

The work is intelligent collaboration among professionals, not a competition with winners and losers

Professional management teams in business evolves. Maybe not so quickly that the technology but is tailored to the needs of each client. In this sense, I just read an interesting analysis of Margaret J.Wheatley happened to play here for their usefulness. I also recommend listening to the video Yves Morieux about the rules at work. I invite you to reflect and comment on your experience.

(Video) Automatic Climbing Formwork SKE 100 on Gerald Desmond Bridge Pylon

The crane-independent climbing formwork for structures of any shape and height
For every type of structure, the modular design concept of the crane-independent Automatic climbing formwork SKE provides an economical solution for any type of structure, for steady progress irrespective of weather conditions and maximum safety for the entire construction crew.
(Blog Luís Morral)

Smart technology for measuring concrete maturity

Doka: Smart technology for measuring concrete maturity

UK, July 15, 2016.-   Ashley Simons of Doka reports: At three major London high-rise projects – No 1 Blackfriars,…

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“Dron-Construction”

After reading this analysis Ferrovial, it will have to check whether the era of “Dron-Construction” is reckless or just stay in pilot phases without real and professional application. In any event, the smartphones we carry in your pocket today, there are already more technology than in the first space flight of NASA. It seems that, indeed, in the coming decades will all change and also in the field of construcccion.

Interesting real estate projects in Manchester

Manchester’s population has increased by 20% in recent years, and the fastest growing segment is the youth of 25-35 years. The economies of Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham is expected to grow over the next five years than Paris, Berlin or Tokyo. Manchester also builds new real estate projects to consider. A summary of the information published by the newspaper Manchester Evening News on 10 May

Doka Campus – crowd-puller at bauma 2016

Doka is a world leader in developing, manufacturing and distributing formwork technology for use in all fields of the construction sector. With more than 160 sales and logistics facilities in over 70 countries, the Doka Group has a high-performing distribution network which ensures that equipment and technical support are provided swiftly and professionally. An enterprise forming part of the Umdasch Group, the Doka Group employs a worldwide workforce of more than 6,000.

Doka UK Luis Morral CEO

Doka to form in a double star system

A one-of-a-kind cast-in-place structure is currently under way near Munich: the ESO Supernova Planetarium and Visitors Centre. The building’s cubature takes its cue from a narrow double star system. The architecture of the construction project is characterised by inclinations up to 23 degrees and demands the ultimate in artful engineering from contractor and formwork supplier. The city of Garching located 15 km north of Munich is the headquarters of the European Southern Observatory, the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO). This is where a new planetarium and visitors centre reminiscent of a narrow double star system is under construction. In this concept, one star transfers its mass to the other. As a result, the heavier star explodes in the form of a Supernova. It briefly shines as brightly as all the lights of the entire milky way’s stars together.

President of Google for Work: “the difference between frontline managers and leaders. Leaders find a way to work together”

President of Google for Work: “Leaders find a way to work together”

They grow up learning a few things about how to approach
problems. The piece that they possibly miss is that, once you’re in
the real world, it’s all about other people. Giving is more important
than your point of view.
And learning how to get along and work together, work in a team, is
the difference between frontline managers and leaders. Leaders find
a way to work together. They find a solution. There’s always a way,
and you’ve got to find what that way is.

A new economic system?

The creation of a new economic system, Rifkin argues, will help alleviate key sustainability challenges, such as climate change and resource scarcity, and take pressure off the natural world. That’s because it will need only a minimum amount of energy, materials, labour and capital.
He says few people are aware of the scale of danger the human race is facing, particularly the growing levels of precipitation in the atmosphere, which is leading to extreme weather. “Ecosystems can’t catch up with the shift in the planet’s water cycle and we’re in the sixth extinction pattern,” he warns. “We could lose 70% of our species by the end of this century and may be imperilling our ability to survive on this planet.”

Business leaders and how to take the #digital revolution

Britain, December 03, 2015.- The birth of the second smartphone was in 2007 with the iPhone has marked the recent digital revolution. The enormous potential of this small device in our pocket 24 hours, Monday through Sunday, has changed our personal and professional lives. In this sense, I just read an interesting analysis of business and technology leaders in the Board & Leadership. I note your comment here for your main arguments

Doka Formwork at Hydroelectric Plant in Icy North

October 19, 2015, United Kingdom.- In the construction of the 824 MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric power station in Labrador, Canada, extreme…