Careers & Business - General
John Kennedy recalls his life at Mars in the 1950s.
Researchers have discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium, has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.
David Ford writes on his fascinating Pedigree career, including the development of Aquarian fish food and 3 retirement parties....
Dr. Ian Dunbar's decades of research on hierarchical social behaviour and aggression in domestic animals truly give him a dog's-eye view of human beings' incomprehensible behaviour. This fascinating and amusing TED talk (14 minutes) offers insights into the training of dogs - and also direct relevance to the training of humans....
Hal Toberman writes about his rich and varied life after Mars.
Mike Gardiner writes: I have been working at the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change now for two years and have come across a win-win policy.
Click on the title above for a compilation of examples of resourcefulness in transport solutions...
Here are three fascinating articles from McKinsey: one is a video on the five global forces impacting global businesses, another on how IT is required to adapt to support more innovation and a third on the inauguration of their equivalent to Mars’ Make the Difference.
David McCandless on visualising information, combining the language of the eye and the mind - with illustrations from our relationship break-ups, global fears and global budgets
Member Survey - What you said you like and don't like - and what we are doing about it
The Hallelujah Chorus for shoppers - with thanks to David Drennan for sending it in
The McLean office looks like any other Mars office - of course - but still it's nice to see. Kerstin Klasen took some photos when she visited recently. (Click on the title above - Kerstin Klasen's visit to McLean - to see the photos)
Penguins in flight - the research behind our exclusive product launch news
An old favourite showing the energising impact of Mars bars in the monastery...
In 2009, Tim Berners-Lee called for "raw data now" - for governments, scientists and institutions to make their data openly available on the web. In this short video posted on TED last month, he shows a few of the interesting results when the data gets linked up.
The Pastmasters (UK) dinner in 2009 was another very enjoyable occasion...
John Eustace tells of the joys of olive picking in Italy - which seems to be largely due to the inspiration of Malcolm Gladwell and 'Blink'..
Click here for the illustrated version of the Mars Moto Tour 2009 featured in the News section
Rob Sawyer writes about his retirement project of becoming a qualified cabinet-maker - a far cry from General Management in Mars. Here is his story of how it happened.
Wrigley's 5 gum ' Solstice' ad, 2009 - the current highest-rated on YouTube
Wrigley's Doublemint Gum commercial - Chris Brown, 2008
Wrigley's Spearmint gum 'bus journey' advert 1990
Wrigley's Spearmint 'talking computer' ad 1998
Although Vanessa and her colleague work in England, the design principles they outline here would apply in any garden, large or small.
Black is back. Bettina Kühnel reports on the launch of 5™ gum in individual European markets.
After leaving Mars, Peter was successively Chief Executive of the British Sugar Company, Berisford plc and BUPA, along with a string of non-executive roles that still continue. His big retirement project, however, is Cove Park, a residency centre for all the arts.
Building a conservatory is often the catalyst for the redesign of a garden, but in our case the design of the garden was the catalyst for building a conservatory.
The credit crisis visualised. This video gives a wonderfully clear visual account
We need to think about ways to share the garden with the children over the long summer holidays
Dave Hammond has been at Mars for 38 years, and looks much the same as when he started. Same smile, same size - due to a long-standing gym habit - and one of Mars’ most inspirational managers.
Jane Stevens (now Nichols) started her Mars life as a Food Science student at Four Square, “taking swabs from various places around the factory in order to see what would grow”.
At the 2008 Serious Play conference, designer Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play - with a number of examples you can try at home (and one that maybe you shouldn't). Tim Brown is the CEO of the "innovation and design" firm Ideo - taking an approach to design that digs deeper than the surface.
The story of how one Mars P&O manager became a garden designer – otherwise known as the Journey from Mars to Earth.
Why build a virtual world? Philip Rosedale is founder of Second Life, an online 3D virtual world inhabited by millions. He chairs Linden Labs, the company behind the digital society. In this video, he talks about Second Life, and its underpinnings in human creativity. He desciribes it as the natural place to find ‘early adopters, people who tend to be creative and entrepreneurial’.
I never cease to be amazed that something as insignificant as a small onion contains all the necessary ingredients to produce a wonderful garden plant! Bulbs are like little food parcels, they are a complete kit for producing some of the most amazing and good value garden plants.
Narciso Sian sent us this strong argument in favour of balancing our diet by eating right......
Click here to read it
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