Tuesday, December 18, 2007
That means that for 2010 and 2011 the movies should be on your local cinema :)
Saturday, December 15, 2007
The first steps towards development will lighten the next steps to the right way. Each time the light will be more powerful and the next steps will be more obvious. The way out of darkness is finally visible for some Latin American countries.
Good samples within the continent will show the right path to other countries and I have finally hope that a more fair society with equal opportunities will arise.
More on: White House Web Site
Saturday, December 01, 2007
You can lend from 25$ and direct it to a case. Then, when the business starts growing then you receive the money back. I think that's a great way of encourage entrepreneurs to grow, show them a way out of poorness and make them to know that many others care about themselves.
Visit http://kiva.org/ for more information.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
- using more bikes or going to work walking helps the environment and your health.
- avoiding to consume product that are transported from far far away can help local production, traditional products and improve touristic attractions to a small town or location.
- consumers, like you and me, are in constant search for more natural products of high quality. That is for sure a good business opportunity.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
We are looking for Web designers interested in developing CSS templates for Web sites. The goal is to sponsor designers and then publish their work for free usage and download.
That is great because actually many designers are already making it like an investment in making their work more known. We believe that it works! It is just needed to see the great WordPress templates for Blogs and many more available on the Internet.
The difference is that we would like to sponsor that work. If interested please give a check on Web Designers Sharing Point.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
I just finished watching a great program on a travels channel and I'm very impressed with a great concept: "Being environmentally responsible" while traveling. The program's name is "How to holiday greener"
The power of the idea is that communities can use their touristic natural attractions in oder to increase their local production of services, food and crafts. For example: A hotel offers a free tea and cookies for families that arrive using public transportation.
In the town where I live there is a time of the year when the gardens are producing more vegetables and fruits that what is possible to consume (for example apples). But at the same time the supermarkets are selling imported products (apples) that are not as good as local ones, and require a lot of energy for their transportation (airplanes, trucks, cars) generating much more pollution. At least here the tradition helps to preserve some of the excess of fresh products by creating marmalade, juices and other kind of long lasting products.
It makes a lot of sense to trigger the local development of farmers by helping them to produce creative services and add value to what they know to do. Even better if that is a way to make the supermarkets and others to learn to respect the environment and use that concept withing their processes.
You can visit a great Blog about the topic clicking here.
Picture from wockerjabby
Thursday, November 01, 2007
I was checking the process of growth my country is experiencing but even many good steps happened, many corruption related issues jumped to the public. That is not yet a substantial source of good news. I see economical growth without social growth.
The rest of the world is worried about the effects of climate change. That's important and transcendental and it is a process that will change our future. But there are still many contradictions yet to be solved. So that is not a source of inspirational good news.
Then I wondered if I'm the problem and I'm becoming negative. Or maybe I lost my sense of positivity.
I found that I had some challenges to solve in the office. That kind of "human" style problems that are sucking so much energy in order to be solved with responsibility and respect. I needed to charge my batteries.
While recharging I received a message from an old friend of mine. I learned that she found her own truth and she is happy and free. She fought for many years and she achieved it! That came to me like a fast load of pure and shining positivity.
Today I have started thinking about "the truth" and the source of being positive. I think that the personal truth is within the process of learning about ourselves, from our own experiences and from others. That means, in my perspective, that people that is not looking for the truth or that is not curious about which is the "trick" to lead a successful life is definitely going to live far from risks, changes and great success. They can live in peace of course. Those are probably persons that think they know the truth or at least they are satisfied with their own truth and they don't want to risk it introducing changes, they stopped learning about life. That's fine for many and probably good for society. For me not.
I think that positivity comes from observing the routes our live takes while looking for a personal truth; for preparing a legacy. That legacy should be a map for others to see where a person found wrong paths, how many times was needed to fix the route, change direction, create a new way and in many cases where that person treasured his or her own truth. That is a map not a recipe book. There are hundreds of other ways and specially because not all start the journey from the same place and of course because the destination is a secret.
That is for sure a message of hope, because at the end it is not important to arrive, it is important to look for the way to, what you think is, the destination. It is important that others can see which your truth is, which are the paths you walked. No matter who you are or what you own; it is important the legacy your life will bring after looking for innovative ways to achieve happiness, success, truth, freedom or whatever motivates you.
If all that is true then being positive is possible like a recognition of what we discovered until now.
The following is the sample of a guy that went out of the school, had problems with the police and that is certainly a source of inspiration for many.
The picture is from Jparise
Monday, October 08, 2007
Total number of books: I have many books and that is one of the best things I like to spend my money on. I have some 100 books at home in Peru but at home in Slovenia I must have some 250 more. From science, religion, history, technology, design, minerals, spirits, crystal healing, to novels, visual guides and of course many classics. One day I will count them. I have also some 20 audiobooks.
Last book read: I can't imagine that this one is a difficult question! Actually I'm reading many books at the same time... but It must be a finished one... ok, let me see. I have 4 books I finished reading recently:
- The Children of Hurin, J.R.R. Tolkien. It is a bit difficult to read book but talks about many interesting human values from the negative experience of a person living in a constant contradiction.
- Ideas that changed the world, Felipe Fernandez Armesto. It is a really interesting collection of chronologically organized ideas. The secuency of their presentation is one of the most important things on the book because it helps the reader to understand the "need" of having that idea in a particularly special part of our History. It helps to understand how the Human is and how we invented many "ideas" to facilitate our understanding of the world and life.
- Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance. This one I started many months ago but I finished the last part no so long ago. It is a great book that explains the intricate and complex mind we have. The way of explaining philosophy using a motorcycle trip is a great idea. This is the kind of book that can change the way we live... you must read it ;)
- The Last Elf, Silvana De Mari. A fantasy book full of innocence and messages of hope. The perfect book for a long plane trip. The story is so simple to read that makes it irresistible! I wanted to read it again as soon as I finished and I read it again because it holds many beautiful messages.
I would like to mention other book that is very interesting because it is made to tell you in what you are good! Its name is Strength Finder.
Five meaningful books: They are not in order of interest or importance and please don't try to think that I'm comparing them. They are just books that made me think and get interesting conclusions.
- The Bible
- The Zahir, Paulo Coelho
- The Sacred Depths of Nature by Ursula Goodenough
- Night, Elie Wiesel
- Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Well it is true that lately I'm writing more about Peru. There is a reason, this is a country where the bad news were each day filling the newspapers and lately there are some good news coming from there and that are related to "culture" and Human heritage.
This time the University of Yale announced on their web site:
"... Archeologists from Yale and the University of Leicester have identified an ancient solar observatory at Chankillo, Peru as the oldest in the Americas with alignments covering the entire solar year, according to an article in the March 2 issue of Science." You can read the article here.
In the first image you can see the fortified stone temple called Chankillo.
Bellow you see an image explaining how the solar observatory was used.
Here a paragraph I think is important:
"This understanding represents a new model of international cooperation providing for the collaborative stewardship of cultural and natural treasures."
Monday, September 24, 2007
For me it is a good new :) because I will be trying to invite many interesting people from many countries in the world. I will try to get their contribution there with the goal to share some of our knowledge, experiences, mistakes and good moments!
I hope to have many members from the Small Business Specialists Community, som Partner Area Leads more known as PALS and more specialists interested into share information.
If you feel like visiting it please click here and you will be able to read for free the very first 2 posts!!! :)
Saturday, September 22, 2007
More on CNN
More on BBC
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Universities are of course the center piece for research. In poor countries like Peru the foreign institutions are even more important to preserve the heritage of our ancestors. But I also think that the cultural property must be where it belongs, in the right time.
The problem is that sometimes the place where the relics are discovered can't offer the warranties needed for their preservation. Is then when civilization should take place and the interests of humanity should be the only valid argument.
The agreement between Peru and Yale is a good sample of it. After long time of negotiations they have arrived to a situation where students, scholars and humanity will get the clear benefit.
More than 4000 pieces will return to their native land. You can read more in BBC News.
Monday, September 17, 2007
It is a great idea and all independent film makers can join to share their opinions. Check the samples, get inspired and if you can spread the word. I think it is a genuine wish to change the world for better.
You can see the explanation of the idea from the right person in the following video: http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/55
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Saturday, September 08, 2007
I just discovered 180 videos posted by National Geographic that I think are really worth to see.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
- Red Cross: (English)This one accepts payments from 5 US$ and is good because all credit cards are accepted.
- Direct relief international: Here you can also use online payments.
- Caritas Spain: (Spanish) This one is not using online payments but there is information on accounts where to deposit money.
- E-Wong: (Spanish) This is a online store for food and other supplies. They accept Visa credit cards and they prepared special packages for helping the victims of the earthquake.
Please only make donations to organizations you trust.
--- UPDATE ----
Care is now also offering help and receiving donations from their web site.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
First of all I'm Peruvian but I live in Slovenia. Many people called me or contacted me to show they care and to ask for my family. I was very happy for that and also for being able to report that my family and friends are scared but healthy.
After the shock and communication problems the information started to arrive to the media, and like that I started to realize the magnitude of the disaster. But at the same time 10ths of messages, posts in forums, emails, videos on YouTube started to appear. Yes, the telephone network (Managed by Telefonica) crashed but the internet was working! Hundreds of families started using internet technologies to communicate. The Peruvian newspapers online offered tools for communicating and connecting members of the family living in different areas. Internet is definitively one very important media of communication capable of saving lives and release distress.
After all that I was asking to myself how to help? I hadn't any clue but it looks like many Peruvians living abroad started making the same questions and many of them contacted me to join their efforts. Wow! I didn't know there are so many hidden leaders all around the world! Soon many companies offered themselves to collect money and send it to bank accounts opened all around the world for the purpose of helping to the victims. Now the Red Cross, Caritas and many other organizations are collecting resources. A connected World started to organize itself to help. That is wonderful!
Talking with my mother I found out that in Lima, there is a mass movement for offering help. The municipalities are receiving donations, the private sector is organizing their employees help and providing additional resources, the stores are collecting founds from each of their customers and many trucks are going each day full of good intentions and brotherhood. In the meantime the political organizations are solving problems in the infrastructure and security. They are facing challenges and making mistakes but it is also true that they are reacting fast and focusing in what matters the most. Individuals are discovering that each one can help, that each one is powerful enough to organize support activities. It is great to see that the people stops making their routines to help.
In the "Plaza de Armas" or main square in Lima more than 500 persons started donating blood. Thats great but it is event greater because tourists participated as well! authorities, members of the army and police department helped and gave the good sample.
Thanks! to all the heroes that are investing their time to help so much. Heroes from all the world and from many different nationalities that took the opportunity to make a positive mark on our history.
Nature is wild and powerful and we, Humans, are experts to adapt. There was never a moment in history with so much people living and using our planet's resources, we need to start thinking where is best to live to avoid nature's dangerous behavior.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Yahoo green is one more great idea of Yahoo! There is a calculator that will tell you how much CO2 you are producing and it also helps you to plan how to reduce that. The only problem is that you need to choose a North American state, thats a problem if you live somewhere else...
There is really good information and facts and also a filter of the questions and answers from Yahoo Answers. Don't loose the take action section, there you can see creative ways making our planet better; I like the advise about cleaning chemicals based on petroleum.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
We use colors to paint our house, to decorate our home, to dress, we define which color we want on our car and at work we use colors for our advertisement, letters, logos, messages.
Well, in case you would like to use good color schemes I advise you to use a great tool called: Kuler. You can use it online or download it to your computer. There are some great technological characteristics that are on the back of the tool but this is not the right place to talk about it.
The most interesting thing is that now you can get fantastic color schemes for everything you can ever imagine. Just give a check on Kuler!
You want a good sample? fine, here you have a professional using Kuler for his business. See the images. His name is Andrew Martin.
If you wish to have it on your computer then first you need to install Adobe Air and then download and install the Kuler Desktop.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Actually that is a great think to take in consideration the next time you will buy a computer: how much energy does it spend (fully loaded). Looking for more efficient equipment will help saving resources and will motivate the industry to produce more and more eco-friendly machines.
You can read the article clicking here.
Monday, August 06, 2007
For all of you interested in small business I think Stuart's Blog is a good source of information.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
"Managing only for profit is like playing tennis with your eye on the scoreboard and not on the ball"
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
If you are the owner of a small business
- There is a group of qualified companies, all of them are Microsoft partners, ready to help you finding solutions to your business challenges regarding information technologies.
- The group of small business specialists (SBS) are not necessary small businesses. There is a great range of SBS and most of them with very interesting expertise.
- You can find solutions and partners visiting the Microsoft Solution Finder. Click here. First you will see a page like the first image, after selecting the country and typing in the search space "small business specialist" you will be able to select partners or solutions. In the section of partners you will see the complete list.
If you are a Microsoft Small Business Specialist
The PALS are actually for helping you. They are very active community leaders and actually they have the responsibility of taking your feedback to Microsoft.
Actually Microsoft is very concerned about improving the capacity of SBS for making better business and attending each time better the requirements of their customers. If you have suggestions you just need to contact the PAL in charge of your area or region and that's it! Find your local PAL here.
You can also listen to a really good interview from Vlad... it is actually a "Vladcast". There you will listen 2 Microsoft Partner Area Leads Vijay Riyait and Dean Calvert talking about the PAL program goals and objectives.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
The fact is that defining success in the case of a person is very difficult. And it is even a bit confusing because many times it is misunderstood and related to economical prosperity.
There are many known painters that lived poor lives and achieved fame and worldwide recognition years after their death. Where they successful? I think they were successful in some things and unsuccessful in others; maybe they had really bad relationships with their family members and even with the community.
Of course there are persons that live without economical problems but live in deep depression and personal distress. Many of them with the feeling of not really making something meaningful.
In other cases I see persons that just live the day and are not complicating their lives thinking about success; in richness or poorness they find the time to enjoy and feel success. But they can have also deep problems like all the rest.
So, after that long introduction I think I need to make some kind of conclusion.Following are my ideas:
- A successful person is the one that reaches during a life time many of his or her aims. The person that is able to find that all the mistakes and hard times shaped his or her life and helped to find solutions according to his or her values.
- Small successes can make a person to recover trust, therefore find bigger moments of success. Failure should be considered, like may persons know, a component of what we call experience. Replace "I failed" with "Now I know how to avoid that problem".
- Constant effort, creativity and perseverance are definitively a good way to reach success. Sometimes life is too short but if the efforts are focused on the right direction, it is possible that later your effort could mean success for people that believed in your leadership.
"Feedback is the breakfast of champions" - Ken Blanchard
"Success is a journey, not a destination." - Ben Sweetland
There is a quotation that I can't find... but says something like that: "you should not play tennis focused on the score, you should play tennis focused on the ball" (If some of you finds the real one please drop a comment)
Sunday, July 22, 2007
So if you would like to find investors I would like to help you in your research. Here you have some web sites of interesting companies looking for people like you!
- http://www.discoverybeach.co.uk/ http://i5invest.com/
Some of the sites listed above are also sharing information about how to make business plans and other requirements.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I'm sure you will enjoy reading it!
Monday, July 16, 2007
Some weeks before the trip I received a new denomination from Microsoft and it means some responsibilities I must fulfill. That denomination is named : PAL or Partner Area Lead. Thanks to it I received the opportunity to go to the Worldwide Partner Conference and the Small Business Symposium, both of them took place in Denver.
So now I am officially a PAL and that is the first good new because it means that I should help Microsoft partners that are certified like small business specialists to get more success. Part of my role is to improve communication between them and Microsoft and of course to generate a community that will be able to improve our knowledge, increase our opportunities and for instance make better business.
I am not the only PAL in the World, there are something like 20 or 30 (PALs please confirm me the number). Each one leads one special area or region. And I'm for the moment the only one in Slovenia. Here you can read a press release in Slovenian language about it.
I'm very proud because it means that B4Contact is doing a good job for the small business sector and that makes stronger my wish to be even better and achieve better results.
Other good news come from the experience itself of being in the symposium and the conference. I never saw so many people from each different part of the planet so motivated to know people and make business. But... good people! great professionals some of them with long experience and successful careers. That means that to get in touch with great people and open great possibilities is not so hard. What could be hard is to be consistent between what we wish to offer and what we can offer to them.
I have a really good feeling about some of the persons I have met from South Africa, Canada, Uk, Australia, Germany, Serbia, US, New Zealand, Colombia and Chile. And it happens the same with some of the Slovenian persons that I had the chance to meet because of the conference. Microsoft's guys were also great! and I'm specially thankful for the Slovenian team involved in the event.
My enthusiasm became bigger on my first day of "work" after the trip when B4Contact's team showed me the progress in their tasks and the results from their activities. Now we are ready to make our best in this second half of the year.
This world is becoming smaller and smaller. The possibilities are increasing and the chances for our children are improving. We need to empower the small company like the engine for creativity and progress, no matter where. If you think that small companies will change the world please write me some message and lets talk more about the topic.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
The interesting thing is that I see many people is looking for "the concept of love", "creative ways of saying I love you" and even asking to Google for information about if "is it good to say I love you".
That kept me thinking for a good while. Actually I'm not the right person to answer that question but for sure I would like to express my opinion.
I see that many people created a strong feeling of responsibility to the phrase "I love you". So strong feeling that it's reason for the "listener" to feel like a new kind of compromise is ready to start after listening to it. That is truly something that captures my attention. In my case I prefer to say "I love you" when I feel it, not when I think it is appropriate; freely and with the intense wish to make the "listener" aware that someone is expressing something real from the heart.
Then, why is that strange responsibility on the back of that phrase? I think it is because the "listener" could be exposed to distress in case that "love" wasn't as expected.
In any case, in my experience the "listener" would always get into distress for a false expectation of what love means or what love should produce. And in many cases the most romantic moments of my life were when I was a young student or a young adult. Exactly when the concept of love is being built. That means, in my opinion, that it's impossible to try to add a sense of responsibility on the expression of love when it comes in moments when we are learning about our feelings. (I think I'm still learning about that... aren't you?)
So... Is it good to say I love you? in my opinion it is more than good. Of course assuming that is a sincere expression. Why is it good? because it gives you freedom and lets the other know that someone cares. The consequences can be many: from a new couple, to a broken one; but that is freedom, it lets you know how the reality looks like and helps you to decide your next step.
What about other kind of love? like expressing love to your friends, family members... I think that expressing feelings is one of the most powerful ways to make of your life something worth living. There a re many ways of expression. I like to say to Andre and Marko, my two sons, that I love them and sometimes they answer me in the same way :)
To my family I show them my love by being in contact constantly and by being interested on their normal activities and the development of their lives. Some times I surprise them with really little details. Sometimes I express my love in the incorrect way and it gives me some headaches as well!
Is it possible to hurt somebody by expressing sincere love? I think that yes. Because sometimes we feel something and then we can change our attitude and hurt. I think I don't know anybody that wasn't hurt because of love. Those hurts I think are part of the experience we all need to have; like that we learn what is realistic and what is some other thing. Thinking a bit deeper... just by the fact of expressing something we will have the unwanted chance to hurt somebody.
I really hope that all of us will learn to express more our love to the others and to the things we are doing. That would be a truly gooood new for this Blog!
Here some quotations from St. Thomas Aquinas:
- “The things that we love tell us what we are.”
- “Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.”
- “Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine”
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
You can visit the web site directly by clicking here. It is about a collection of videos and texts talking about entrepreneurs from all the different regions of our planet.
They define themselves like that:
"Developed by FRONTLINE producers in conjunction with public television stations KQED San Francisco and WGBH Boston, FRONTLINE/World is a national public TV series that turns its lens on the global community, covering countries and cultures rarely seen on American television. "
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
According to the dictionary from Answers.com "Hope" is:
- "To wish for something with expectation of its fulfillment"
- "To look forward to with confidence or expectation"
In many cases, when asking myself about what motivates people, I'm finding myself within the territory of "hope".
- Marketing: The advertisement shows us lifestyles that some of us would "hope" to live.
- Job: The possibility of learning more, growing professionally or getting recognized are constantly beating, telling us that exists hope that it could happen.
- The "bad": We learn constantly of bad things going on. They capture our attention, that rings the alarm and in many cases we feel bad about it. The hope for improving and avoiding the same bad things to happen motivates individuals to help and contribute to change.
- The un-known: We hope so much to understand what we don't know that we create our own explanations: the ocean was full of great monsters... better to stay close to the coast; We thought that the starts and planets were moving around the earth, etc.
- The existence: We hope to live for ever. We wish to not loose so many great things that the future could bring. We hope at least to live longer to be witness. Even we hope that life exist after our material end.
- Love: We hope to be loved and that makes the bigger changes on many individual stories. Persons changing their countries, letting their careers in the past. Just because of the hope for the experience of great and warm love.
There are many other things that we hope about. That might be a reason why the Human is known like an explorer. That's why some persons say that the mystery is the key to keep interesting relationships.
If we understand that, then could be easier to understand how to motivate people to succeed.
Friday, June 01, 2007
I personally admire persons that are able to change the world with their ideas and I think they are a source of inspiration and hope.
There is a ton of things to learn from world wide known leaders like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Each one of them with a different perspective and each one of them still wiling to reach their dreams.
Here a set of 8 videos from an interview to both of them during the D5:
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Saturday, May 26, 2007
Gimundo offers a daily newsletter and it is free.
Monday, May 21, 2007
You can visit his web site: www.Worldchanging.com
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
You can find all the Themes making click here. Each theme includes many videos, that you can download. The videos are presentations from many of the greatest specialists of our time.
TIP: download all of them! you will make a collection of great topics, great speakers, great samples, great motivation and of course great presentations.
Bellow is one video sample that is interesting and funy from David Pogue:
"The Age of reason" is the core of a presentation from Julia Sweeney:
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Did you know that is better to have the wind turbines in zero altitude to produce more electricity? Even in the high mountains there is a lot of wind, the air is lighter.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
It is interesting specially because includes many useful links and because I see she also works on other projects, apart of her product management for Adobe Captivate, and I think that shows and proves that leaders always find time for all what they think is important.
I conclude then that helping the protection of our environment is a good opportunity to make good use of our time, apart of the daily work and responsibilities at home, showing interest on improving our quality of life is definitively a way of becoming community leaders.
Monday, April 23, 2007
I wanted to share this like a good new because each of the colors includes many good things about people... and it is funny to read.
Check: Colors don't lie.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
It was a great surprise to find many of them online.
Monday, April 09, 2007
This time I want to share 2 good news: Promperu, the organization in charge of promoting the image of my country is making a great work and the second one is that now you have the answer to "darling, where to go to eat?" :)
I found other good video:
Find more in http://www.peru.info/perueng.asp
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
- Carol Dweck: A book about the topic: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
- From Standrford Magazine: According to a Stanford psychologist, you’ll reach new heights if you learn to embrace the occasional tumble.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
"...OK, my jaw just hit the floor. This just in: Apple has persuaded EMI, one of the Big Four record companies, to offer its digital catalog of music without copy protection, starting in May."
Click here to read the article... as he said: the news are like music to your ears
Thursday, March 29, 2007
This time is about a sister and a brother making real a dream that helps soldiers to call home. The success of their effort is outstanding because their energy and creativity made possible to deliver more than 400000 pre-paid telephone cards! Read the article on News.com
They have raised 1 million dollars for helping US troops to call home!!
Visit their web site for more info.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Apple made a big announcement when showing the iPhone to the market. Jobs talked about a new technology for "multi touch" screens that are included in the iPhone and that would be a revolution for the user interface.
Then I've read a post from David Pogue, where I found the link to the video you can see above. Very interesting.
If you would like to go deeper into the multi touch screens you will want to visit http://multi-touchscreen.com/
Simple: compressing the air. Please read the article in News.com
There are a couple of places in the world where compressed air is being used for clean energy production: Iowa and in Germany.
Monday, March 26, 2007
The Faroe islands are located between Iceland and Norway. I found a very interesting article and video that made me remember about the importance of nature for our souls. On the video one man said "in New York you can be alone".. or something like that, when the journalist asked him about the lonely place where he is living. How we feel is a personal issue, it is not related necessarily to where we are; it must be a state of mind and the way we use our time.
It is great to see that our planet still hosts many places full of the energy that the nature offers to all of us. Places where the knowledge and wisdom are far from the cities.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
“The Foundation aims to make dreams come true for children between the ages of 4 and 16 who have a special gift or talent in athletics or the arts.”...
So if you know some dreamy and young kid now you know she or he have one more chance to make a dream come true!
Thursday, March 15, 2007
But checking a bit deeper I found some interesting facts:
- If you ride a bike each day for 3 Km for 20 days a month you will save more than US$ 400 per year. Check the calculator.
- You can burn 80 calories per day (The equivalent to one egg) if you ride a bike for 3KM and your weight is around 75 Kg. Check the calculator.
- For 4.8 Km a car would need to consume 7 dozens of eggs, a loaded bus would require 2 dozens eggs per each person it carries, a walking person would require 3 eggs. In bike is only needed 1 egg and a half.
- If you cycle 30 minutes every day, after a year you would have burnt around 44,000 calories or 550 eggs!
- 61% of all car journeys are less than 8 kilometers.
- Albert Einstein discovered the theory of relativity while bicycling.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Check the video they advertise and if interested you could go to their web site and express your support to their cause.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
For my surprise the normally conservative society where I was born had a very especial event. A group of cyclists decided to protest peacefully against the chaotic traffic in Lima. The one responsible for 3 dead cyclists from the beginning of this year.
Their protest was to ride their bikes naked. Yes... naked. But after a successful negotiation with the authorities of the municipality of Miraflores they transformed this protest in a colorful display of happiness and democracy.
And the reaction? very positive, adults and kids went to see how a group of persons use their right to protest. Many families where smiling at the nudist group. But the democracy was the common topic!
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
But maybe something you don't know is that for being able to follow what makes your web site "the envy" of the others you need some tools that can track statistics. The best software available is called Web Trends.
The bad news is that I tried a free trial they offer from their web site... and I have to tell you: don't use their free trial period. If you are not very careful it will cost you 35$.
The gooood news is that I passed the bad experience... now you can avoid it.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
This place saved me! I had to go to the embassy of Peru here in Austria trusting on the map downloads I have in my notebook. The sad truth is that my notebooks battery is dead! Here was the salvation power plug waiting for me :)
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
I'm talking about portals on the Internet that makes business networking possible. I know 2 of them and I really recommend them:
The principle of the sites is to be able to see profiles of persons and their interests. If some of them looks interesting for you then you can invite them to join your network. Of course you can invite also to all your existing base of customers, providers and friends.
The effect is really interesting because each of your contacts will have also their own contacts and they will be able to see your profile and eventually invite you to be a direct contact with them as well. That means that as more contacts you have better possibilities of knowing more people.
Both services are very well designed and they avoid spam. I never received a message that wasn't interesting for me.
In the case of Linkedin there is a new service called "Answers", it is something similar than the Yahoo Answers service but the benefit is that you get answers from adults and in most of the cases especilists in different topics, very cool!
Xing is also interesting because it lets you participate and create "groups". There you can create forums and also communicate with the members of it using newsletters. You can use the group's home page from your web site or link it from your email signature, that can be very useful if you need to communicate with partners or providers with a reliable service and great security functionality.
NOTE: It is important in both cases to be an active member and to keep your profile with current information. There are millions of persons participating so it is not so easy to be contacted "just like that". My advise: invite all your contact list! that will also help you to keep your contacts online... so if your computer crashes... you have them also online :)