Articles and stories

September 21, 2022
local newspapers

What is going to happen to local news?

What is the future of the printed newspaper? The future of local newspapers, in particular, has looked uncertain in recent years as increasing numbers of people […]
September 15, 2022
Agatha Christie

How letters play a role in Agatha Christie’s best books

The Business Optimizer team loves nothing more than a handwritten letter. We’ve explored in the past how many authors developed their craft in letters. British mystery […]
September 12, 2022

Today’s challenges in teaching

As the new semester begins, the Business Optimizer team considers some of the obstacles that teachers are currently facing – and how the world of education […]
September 8, 2022

The intricacies of forest and their hidden value

Imagine being able to pinpoint with millimeter-level accuracy what is happening in the forest. What species inhabit a particular area, and what weather conditions they experience […]
September 5, 2022
Positive mindset

Summer is over: How to return to work with a positive mindset

As summer draws to a close, we’re all thinking about the new starts and the return to school or work. Returning with a positive mindset will […]
August 31, 2022

Happy centenary to the A4 paper standard!

Did you know that the A-series of standard paper sizes has an ISO standard against it? First registered under the German DIN standard system, the standard […]
August 29, 2022
Den building

Forest activities: How to build the perfect den

When was the last time you went deep into the forest and built a den? As the summer vacation season approaches, we’re all looking for ways […]
August 24, 2022
postcards

Does anyone still send postcards?

As a big fan of the handwritten word, the Business Optimizer team stops to consider the fortune and future of a vacation stalwart: the paper postcard. […]
August 17, 2022
oldest tree in the world

Could this be the oldest tree in the world?

Older than the pyramids, the longest living things on earth are thought to be trees. For many years, scientists have believed California to be home to […]
August 9, 2022
History of business cards

A brief history of business cards [Infographic]

Business cards are rooted in 15th century China, where it was common to make small bamboo cards bearing a person’s name. The tradition then crawled into […]
August 3, 2022
travel books

Top 5 travel books: the travel writing to pack this summer

Travel writing is the perfect summer read – whether you’re heading to the beach, the mountains or simply looking for a bit of escapism from the […]
July 22, 2022
Perfect out-of-office email

How to write the perfect out-of-office email

With the vacation season just around the corner, the Business Optimizer team investigates how to write the perfect out-of-office email text. It’s summer and we’re entering […]
July 18, 2022
Perfect greeting card

How to make the perfect greeting card

What never fails to make an emotional connection? A handwritten note simply can’t be beaten! If you need to say something extra special, why not make […]
July 13, 2022
Chess' history and popularity

The story of chess: history and popularity

Chess has a long and checkered history! The game dates back more than fifteen centuries and has its origins in India. Since then, it has been […]
July 7, 2022
High quality paper production secrets

The production secrets that affect the quality of paper

A new video released by paper manufacturer Navigator sheds light on what goes into making office paper – and the differences that decisively affect the quality […]
July 4, 2022
Kids' holidays

How to keep your kids amused during school holidays

When you’re working at home but the kids are off school, it can be hard for everyone to get their needs met. Business Optimizer considers some […]
June 27, 2022
George Orwell's 1984

What lessons can we learn from George Orwell’s 1984?

1984, the classic dystopian novel by George Orwell, has enjoyed a resurgence in sales over the six years. Why? And do the themes of the book […]
June 22, 2022
Sustainable magazines

Are printed magazines a sustainable branding choice?

Printed magazines are fantastic branding tools. Consumers love the high-quality, tactile experience that stands apart from the ephemeral nature of digital media. But can they be […]
June 17, 2022
How to make a paper plane

How to: Make a paper plane

Fancy some low-key fun that everyone can indulge in? Why not challenge your office to a paper plane building contest? We take a look at some […]
June 14, 2022
Teacher interview

Teacher interview with Cristina Chau

Maria Cristina Baltazar Chau is a Visual Education (drawing) teacher in Lousã, Portugal. She is known for teaching her classes in museums, libraries and outdoors. Cristina […]