A woman who lived in a southern African country told me a story of how a pilot who had several years flying experience went to a tourist resort to CASEVAC a tourist who had a medical problem. The pilot took off as the sun was setting and made a misjudgement on the height of a mountain after take off because of the poor light and distortion of visibility. He crashed the aeroplane into the mountain side killing himself, the foreign tourist and the medical personnel. Continue reading “How do you avoid a fatal mistake in your small business?”
I was travelling from Cradock through to Aliwal North in the Eastern Cape when the radiator warning light came on. Unfortunately there was no water in the radiator water reservoir. After stopping, we’ve filled the radiator with water from fresh drinking water bottles and were able to resume our journey.
Just imagine the drama and inconvenience if the car didn’t have an early warning indicator light on its dashboard to give a heads up that the water had run out. The result would have been that the engine would have overheated and could be seriously damaged. Being many kilometres away from the nearest town would have involved hiring a tow truck. The delay to our journey would have also met additional cost for an overnight stay in a bed and breakfast outlet in the nearest town.
All this damage, inconvenience and cost was prevented by an early warning system.
Do you have an early warning system in your small business? Continue reading “An early warning system for your business before it hits the danger zone”
A start-up co-founder Craig Anderson has come up with a shark attack mitigation system in the form of a product called Clever Buoy, which is able to detect sharks and warn lifesavers of their presence in bathing areas.
The Perth-based Shark Attack Mitigation Systems business has developed Clever Buoy with the help of Google and Optus (A POTUS). The company has used a process from the oil and gas industry to develop new software that recognises sharks through sonar based on their swimming patterns.
Honeybees in the US are dying in large numbers but industry experts and scientists can’t put their finger on precisely what is killing the honeybees.
In a recent article I saw in Time the estimate was that one-third of US honeybee colonies died or disappeared during the past winter. This drop they say is a 42% increase over the previous year and well above the 10% to 15% losses beekeepers have experienced in normal winters.
What makes the mass deaths in the colonies so concerning is the potential impact on farming. The honeybee accounts for one in every three mouthfuls of food. Bees pollinate agricultural crops worth at least $15 billion in the US.