Thursday, 19 July 2018
Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Is it any wonder as to why the populism that's sweeping the world is taking place. Just look at the behaviour of the worlds elites, the billionaires, the corporate leaders and their attitudes.
1. Just this week we have Elon Musk tarnishing the name of a British hero. A man through his choice who lives a life that suits his budget perhaps, is abused in the most vile way possible. For he has been labelled a paedophile without proof of any kind. Through Elon Musk wealth, his ability to grab the headlines he has distorted the truth whilst peddling unsubstantiated lies. He has wrecked any elation this British hero should rightly saviour. It is for his achievements that led to a glorious outcome, through his actions, his bravery, his knowledge that led to the beginning of a superb rescue of the team left stranded deep within a flood filled mountain.
Elon Musk be ashamed!
2. The same said about Brexit. Airbus and BMW are susposedly called by their respective country leaders Macron and Merkel and told to peddle alarming, apocalyptic stories to the British people. It's abuse of power, just like Russia's meddling in election for they do the same. Obama "back of the queue" it's the elites flexing their muscle to intimidate us mere mortals.
Just leave the EU. The world waits with contracts from ascending powers!
The world is full of such people of such cases of such arrogant behaviour by elites who wish to lord it over us inorder to pursue their own goals and objectives. Factories close, share holders are pleased but millions are thrown on the scrap heap. How often is the phrase used "This isn't personal it's business", like we are a self sufficient commodity robotic in our attitudes to life. This behaviour is personal end of story!.
Monday, 23 November 2015
- Phishing attacks: There are numerous examples of this where victims, regardless of whether they are in the aviation industry, have had their personal data compromised, again a classic example of this was Sony and the mayhem that that caused by the North Korean hack. In 2014 CIS (Center for Internet Security) reported that 75 US airports were persistently attacked.
- Jamming attacks: Alarmingly a determined hacker can intercept the air traffic control data and add in a "Ghost Flight" causing mayhem in the skies. They are even able to delete real events thus compromising data needed for aircraft management, such as: Speed, Location, routing and positioning of other aircraft.
- Remote hijacking: Through the FMS (Flight Management Systems) you can potentially access; engine, fuel systems, navigation, displays etc.
- Data must be shared between Governments and Private sectors alike.
- All Industries must implement a cyber training policy. Highlighting the risks of personal data being loaded onto social networks. The risks to opening malicious malware through a personal email account. Individuals should add layers of security to their personal accounts. Such as; changes should require an SMS alert adding another dimension and preventing such attempts from completing.
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Friday, 13 November 2015
- Indonesia is a near Trillion $ economy.
- Indonesia is South East Asia's largest economy.
- Pesident Widodo has gone on record at the CEO conference stating all of Indonesia's infra-structure needs. Thus throwing Indonesia open to all.
- Indonesia has over the last 20 years relied on resources to sustain their economy.
- Tax holidays enjoyed by a few sectors have been raised from 10 years to 20 years and now open to many more areas of manufacturing.
- Special economic zones will be established (detail to be defined) in order to enjoy many other benefits.
- 2016 Corporation tax will be reduced to 18% - 20%. Currently levied at 25%.
- Deregulation in the financial sectors
Saturday, 31 October 2015
Thursday, 1 October 2015
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
How To Make More! Huge Opportunity! 250M People To Join The Middle Classes
However, all is not moving at the required speed so what's wrong? Particularly given Indonesia's past, their new desire to move forward and implement procedures; they are at least giving us the sight of a level playing field. But, all is not as it seems
- Indonesia wants retirees, they want them to buy land and villas and live here in peace and quiet. That continues to not be possible as the rules around land and property ownership are vague, i.e. Can you own? Can you lease? Is the lease's legal today and will they still be legal tomorrow?.
- Indonesia wants outside investment, so why not? I would caution that regulation and consistency are still an issue; as and when this is resolved its clear that Investment will come. After all where better than a green field site with a country determined to build an Infrastructure, along with a vast labour force willing and able to work.
As an example and perhaps a role model. Nearby countries have for a long time encouraged growth, encouraged foreign firms and incentivised investment. Malaysia provides superb infrastructure, ports, glitzy buildings and a relaxed regulatory environment. In fact their policies are not only pro foreign investment they are remarkably consistent. Consistencies are a staple for us in the West, in Indonesia they appear a luxury; this has to be addressed.
The success of Malaysia whilst it is good, it would pale into insignificance against a burgeoning Indonesia as and when this opportunity lifts off.
Business forums complain of red tape, that regulation is introduced in a whimsical fashion. Regulations are then changed in an adverse way. It is generally felt that the Indonesian government infer "a take it or leave it" attitude towards foreign investment. The result of which foreign investors are firmly sitting on their hands when it comes to Indonesia.
Indonesia has grounds to be proud, they have indeed made tremendous progress, you can easily see this as you look to the Jakarta skyline. They do have a sizeable domestic market and all things being equal, it is they that should benefit from it. But, other countries have also had sizable markets, but, they have for a long time realized, enjoyed and benefited from outside assistance.
In 1997 Indonesia along with Asia experienced a currency and economic crisis. It was only by chance, due to Indonesia's archipelago being rich in resources, that in 2004 a resources led recovery took hold. That recovery has now ended as the world economy and in particular China has slowed.
Therefore, the government is right in their ambitions to move the economy away from resource dependency and more towards manufacturing and consumerism. But, Indonesia is losing the perception game and it must now support a more friendly approach to the global investment world, if it is to realize its dreams.
I now dream of the day that the people can realize their ability and perhaps their right to move towards the middle classes. Participating as paid up, tax paying members of the Indonesian economy as well as the global community. Since there is not a more deserving and long suffering race of people.
I have real faith that the Indonesians have chosen a good leader. As I believe he has the right initiatives in place; what we are seeing are just teething problems from an introverted government, transforming into that of an extrovert launching itself onto the International stage.
So as I have said in the past it is the early bird etc..
Monday, 28 September 2015
Should we, in the age of information, ever question leadership? Are we right that once elected, we should then abdicate responsibility for our well being, leaving only history to judge those that harm us? Are events ever as they seem? Not sure that I will make much progress with this blog as it may even be too subjective and perhaps a little controversial even for me.