They say a week is a long time in politics and that maybe true, but a week cooped-up in your house goes by very rapidly!
I hope that everyone is well and coping with the huge change in circumstances.
Following on from last week’s update I wanted to share a few things that I notice and picked up during the week from both business point of view and from a personal standpoint.
Earlier on the week, I attended a webinar that was set up by my accountant Chris Thomas and an HR consultant, Ian Pilbeam.
It was a very informative and in-depth look at the government’s response to the coronavirus situation and in particular the job retention scheme and the new business grant scheme.
It struck me that the government has acted quickly, and the amount and detail produced in such a short time was quite incredible. It was also clear that there are many hoops to jump through in order to obtain much needed money to keep businesses afloat.
If anyone would like more information on these subjects, please give me a call on my usual number.
I’m also very pleased and delighted at the speed on which my local village and community have acted to get together and create various WhatsApp groups – there has been great deal of sharing of ideas, services and help for each other – even puzzles and jokes!
It’s nice to see people coming together in this difficult time.
Information is Beautiful
I picked this graph up on my travels this week and thought it was I’m very good visual representation of where we are with COVID-19 right now.
I previously posted this in LinkedIn and thought it was worth including again here not to scare people, but to take the positives from the recoveries and the number of people who are classed as having it in a mild form.
I also referenced the Stockdale Paradox in another LinkedIn post and again I attach the link to this to as I think it is most relevant today.
The Great Jigsaw Update
I was pleased by the many responses I got around progress on the World’s hardest jigsaw last week, so here’s this weeks update…
Firstly, my daughter has totally lost interest in favour of something called Instagram. Can’t think why, and secondly, I was reduced to using a mallet to try and hammer vaguely matching pieces together to alleviate my frustrations!
Anyway, here’s progress of sorts.