Grzegorz Filipowicz

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The World's Most Valuable Sports Brands 2013

The Forbes Fab 40 consists of the 10 most valuable sports brands in each of four categories–businesses, events, teams and athletes.<p>How do you place a value on a brand? This is SportsMoney. So we don’t use polls/surveys or complex formulas that exist in some black box. We use the most important …

Sold! First Parcels Auctioned For Future Offshore Wind Farms

A Rhode Island company was the highest bidder in the federal government's first-ever auction for the right to build an offshore wind farm.<p>After 11 rounds, Deepwater Wind outbid two other companies for two patches of ocean off the coasts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The winning bid was $3.8 …

'Worrying' decline in oil and gas production

<b>The sharp decline in production of oil and gas from under British waters is "worrying" industry leaders.</b><p>Trade body Oil and Gas UK says there is record investment this year of £13.5bn.<p>But its annual report on the industry's economic impact highlights the sharp fall in output of 19% during 2011 and …

North Sea faces record fall in oil and gas production

North Sea oil and gas production could decline by as much as 22pc this year - the biggest annual slump on record – as maintenance on ageing infrastructure hits operations, the industry body has warned.<p>Oil & Gas UK said it now expected average output to fall to between 1.2m and 1.4m barrels of oil …

Will Washington Politics Kill The US Energy Revival And Shale Gas Revolution?

<b>New Jersey is emerging as a surprise new battlefield in the debate over shale gas and fracking.</b><p>Although there is no gas yet being mined in the state, it’s been one of the major beneficiaries from the economic revival that has rippled across the country.<p>New Jersey is home to the worlds’ largest …

10 Phrases That Are Holding Your Career Back

<i>“The difference between the almost-right word and the right word is really a large matter–it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”—Mark Twain</i><p>Whether dealing with clients, coworkers or superiors, how you phrase and frame your message colors the way people perceive you. The …

The sunny side of solar power

If solar were fashion, we'd say it was having a moment. Over the past few years we've gone from near zero solar photovoltaic panels to 2.5GW of capacity. Of this 1.9GW is installed on rooftops and 0.6GW on giant solar farms, with planning secured for a further 0.9GW of utility scale …

Why smart meters might not be so clever after all

Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make credulous. In the case of technology, especially technology involving computers, that's pretty easy to do. Quite why people are so overawed by computers when they are blase about, say, truly miraculous technologies such as high-speed trains, is a …

7 Businesses Making Lots Of Money In Ways You Wouldn't Expect

It's true -- most companies reap profits in obvious ways. Google earns a lot of money through advertising, Apple from selling iPhones and iPads and retail stores like Gap through selling clothing and other items.<p>But every so often, a company comes along that figures out how to make money in a …

The industry can no longer simply focus on the benefits of shale gas

George Mitchell, the pioneer of extracting shale gas economically, who died on July 26th, rarely talked to the press. In May 2012 The Economist …

Monarchs versus managers

THE epic struggle between two billionaires over the future of Dell has gone to another round. Michael Dell, the ailing computer-maker’s founder and …

Silicon Valley

Should A Manager Apologize After Making A Mistake?

I was asked recently by a highly respected friend as to whether a manager should apologize after making a mistake. My friend had a manager who had clearly made a mistake, and refused to apologize, ostensibly on the grounds that an apology was an admission of guilt and possibly inability to …

Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School

Be aware of the insidious and unspoken lessons you learned as a child. To thrive in the world outside the classroom, you’re going to have to unlearn them.<p><i>Dangerous things you were taught in school:</i><p><b>1. The people in charge have all the answers.</b> <br>That’s why they are so wealthy and happy and healthy and …

Cable TV to the rescue: Will the “quality” subscription model work for books, movies, music?

Movies are dying, bookstores disappearing, radio’s awful — but it’s a golden age of TV. Can we all learn from HBO?<p>Scott Timberg<p>July 21, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>Like a state covered by a range of microclimates, the culture world is a baffling and contradictory place these days. The last decade or so has …