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March 8, 2022
The sustainable way of buying paper

The sustainable way to buy paper

Sustainability is increasingly important for consumers – and, therefore, for businesses. Creating a more sustainable office is a key part of the response. Business Optimizer looks […]
February 28, 2022
Interview with ajg

Interview with comic book illustrator António Jorge Gonçalves

António Jorge Gonçalves was born in 1964, in Lisbon, Portugal. He has a degree in Communication Design from Escola Superior de Belas-Artes in Lisbon, and an […]
February 24, 2022
Remembering Steve Jobs

Remembering the “insanely great” Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was a college dropout. Yet there are few people in the western world whose lives he did not touch. He’s credited with changing the […]
February 17, 2022
Post-it notes

Random acts of kindness day

Did you know that February 17 is random acts of kindness day? One of the most popular ways to mark the event is to leave positive […]
February 14, 2022
Love letters

The joy of writing or receiving a love letter

The love letter has long been celebrated as a wonderful, romantic gesture. We think a return to the practice is long overdue! Romance is traditionally in […]
February 8, 2022
UN partners with Xerox

UN partners with Xerox to make printing greener

A partnership between the United Nations and print company Xerox during the COP 26 summit in Glasgow offers some interesting ideas for businesses as we all […]
February 1, 2022
Skills of the future

What are the skills of the future and how can we prepare?

More than half of us will need reskilling by 2025, according to a skills report by the World Economic Forum. The Business Optimizer team explores which […]
January 27, 2022
Top10 books on a desert island

Top 10 books to bring to a desert island

To which books might you turn if you found yourself shipwrecked on a desert, tropical island? Could the written word help to bring you the companionship, […]
January 23, 2022
Declaration of Independence and National Handwriting Day

The National Handwriting Day and the Declaration of Independence

What connects National Handwriting Day on January 23rd with the Declaration of Independence? The answer can be found in the spirit of the day itself! National […]
January 17, 2022
How to make it as a writer

How to make it as a writer

It’s said that we all have a book inside of us. If you’ve ever fancied seeing whether you could make it as a writer, it’s worth […]
January 12, 2022
Scheduling leisure activities to avoid burnout

Why you should schedule leisure activities to avoid burnout

The start of the new year is often a time for new beginnings and the revaluation of priorities. So this year, let’s make 2022 the year […]
January 7, 2022
Planning ahead for a greener year

Planning ahead for a greener and more sustainable year

What is on your list of resolutions this year? For many of us, it will be making a switch to a more sustainable future. Here’s how […]
January 5, 2022
Writing down your New Year resolutions

Why you should write down your New Year’s resolutions

Typically, only ten percent of us make our new year’s resolutions stick long term. How can you help yourself succeed this year? It turns out, the […]
December 30, 2021
Business tech predictions for 2022

Business tech predictions for 2022

What are the business mindsets and new technologies that we’ll be adopting next year? Business Optimizer takes a look at analysts’ predictions for 2022 tech and business trends.  […]
December 28, 2021
Office and productivity trends in 2022

Office and productivity trends to watch in 2022

The disruption over the last two years caused by the pandemic has made it very difficult to monitor productivity. As we return to the office, what […]
December 21, 2021
Holiday gifts for book lovers

Gifts for the book lover in your life (that aren’t books)

Festive gifting ideas for the book lover in your life. Here’s Business Optimizer’s 2021 pick of literature-themed gifts and beautiful bibliophilic presents. #1. Bibliophile reading journal […]
December 14, 2021
Swaps for a sustainable Christmas

Simple swaps for a sustainable Christmas

Is it possible to have a more sustainable Christmas? We look at some of the simple swaps you could make this year. Our awareness of the […]
December 9, 2021
Best special edition books to gift

Best special edition books to gift

These beautiful books would make perfect gifts. They include very special limited editions to add some extra Christmas magic. Our list includes some of 2021’s best […]
December 7, 2021
Christmas craft projects

Christmas craft projects using natural materials

Why not snuggle in with a fun crafting activity during the dark evenings as we lead into the holiday season? These brilliant crafting projects are fun […]
December 2, 2021

After COP 26 is 1.5C still alive?

In the aftermath of the latest United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, there has been much debate over whether the climate conference was a success or […]