Archive for September, 2006

This week in The Economist

Posted: Friday, September 29th, 2006 @ 9:00 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on This week in The Economist

A round-up of noteworthy articles in the print edition of September 30th – October 6th 2006. In this week’s podcast: the extravagant ambitions of Hugo Chavez; why Sir Richard Branson turned green; the virtual economy of Second Life; and testing Americans for HIV.

Technology Quarterly: editor interview

Posted: Monday, September 25th, 2006 @ 7:00 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Technology Quarterly: editor interview

A discussion with Tom Standage, Business Editor of The Economist: “China’s plan is to build a city that uses all the available green technologies. It’ll be self-sufficient in energy and water and generate almost no carbon emissions.”

This week in The Economist

Posted: Thursday, September 21st, 2006 @ 1:00 pm in Uncategorized | Comments Off on This week in The Economist

A round-up of noteworthy articles in the print edition this week: the Pope delivers a difficult message badly; how posh American universities contrive to stay that way; another coup in Thailand; a shadowy boom in corporate credits; and Richard Dawkins takes on God.

A survey of the world economy: author interview

Posted: Thursday, September 14th, 2006 @ 1:00 pm in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A survey of the world economy: author interview

A discussion with Pam Woodall, Asian Economics Editor of The Economist: “World growth, world inflation, world interest rates, wages, profits, oil prices and even house prices are all now being influenced by China, India and other developing economies.”

You Don’t Say: Inept Translators can Botch Meanings

Posted: Saturday, September 9th, 2006 @ 4:49 pm in Global Business | No Comments »

So, how do you pick a translator? Think back to all of the operator’s manuals that came with goods built in Asia, with incorrect translation. Remember laughing at poorly translated fortune cookies? Our translated brochures, Web sites, operator’s manuals, memos or business proposals may be the only way we can reach many of our prospects. […]

A survey of climate change: author interview

Posted: Thursday, September 7th, 2006 @ 1:00 pm in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A survey of climate change: author interview

A discussion with Emma Duncan, Deputy Editor of The Economist: “We need to think about climate change maybe as individuals think about insuring their houses: you spend maybe 1% of your annual income insuring your house not because you think it’s going to burn down, but because if by any chance it did burn down, the consequences for you would be disastrous.”