Local community library
Spotted in Leichhardt NSW, on a street side in front of a private home, is a mini library where passers-by are encouraged to take and leave a book. It's a nice change to see reading being promoted to the community.
Bush fire affected community receives help from Fujitsu General Air
Late last year the Buxton School of Arts Community Hall was a comfortable refuge no for many impacted by the Green Wattle Creek bush fires. A focal point for the community, it will now be even more comfortable for community groups following the donation of an air conditioning system by Fujitsu General Australia.Some of the activities the hall holds include:- education programs and conferences- free family movie nights- digital community history events- social wellbeing events such as craft This demonstrates how corporate organisations can assist local communities for the greater good.
Why crime in NY declined
IdeaSpies attended the last lecture given by Professor Kenneth Jackson today after 40 years of lectures on history and social sciences at Columbia University. He attributed the decline in crime in NY since the mid 90's to factors such as more aggressive policing, handgun control, an aging population and abortions reducing unwanted children, which should interest other cities concerned about crime rates.
A business plan on yourself
I attended a business planning seminar in the 1980's taught by a Harvard professor when I was working with American Express. I asked him for career advice and he asked if I'd done a business plan on myself. If I was learning to do it for companies why not on myself? I thought this was a great idea so wrote a 5 year plan on myself (in handwriting before computers) and it was a great guide to my life and career. The plan included this chart on my planned income, expenses, savings and investments. There are now FinTech platforms for aspects of this plan.