Just five more minutes…

 

Summer. The beach, the waves, the sunset.

I am sitting on the beach, staring at the sun, and listening to the sound of waves, smashing into the sand. It’s the perfect moment – a moment that no one can steal from me because I memorise every detail: everything I feel, everything I hear, everything I smell, everything I hear. It’s the greatest cocktail for my senses. And I am completely happy – I realise that time has stopped – there’s no past or future, just the present. This very moment. I try to savour it. And this is the only period of the year I will remember clearly, a period when I was at the perfect time in the perfect place, with the perfect people – the best moment of the year… Continue reading

Going back to basics

Slowly, but surely, we are going back to basics. With the help of social media, of course. There has been a lot of talk recently about privacy concerns and there were a lot of complaints from users as well. However, I believe that such attitudes exist mainly because of people’s lack of understanding of what social media is about. Services like these are still considered “the new thing” by majority of users (but also non-users) and it is a well-known fact that people tend to resist change and express reservations of the unfamiliar, of what they can’t really understand.

Privacy - from Latin: privatus "separated from the rest, deprived of something"

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Always keep your eyes and mind open

Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open.

Sir Thomas Dewar

Tommy Dewar

This is one of my favourite quotes by Sir Thomas Dewar – one of the greatest salesmen of the 19th century. In one short sentence he managed to pack one simple truth about progress – it’s only possible if people appreciate innovation and variety. The same statement is valid also for success. Especially in today’s global world – a world of interconnected different societal and technological cultures. Continue reading

Welcome to wonderland!

Today, the final stage of the Formula 1 season began. The last event of the calendar takes place on the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. There are not enough words to describe this place – let’s just say that it is one of the jewels in the crown of the F1 world. This is a place where great imagination meets great technology. And most certainly creativity and innovation are in abundance around the place… Continue reading

Using Facebook to achieve personal change

How much time do you spend on Facebook? If you are a frequent user you might have noticed how your day begins and ends with the social network. You wake up, switch on your computer and quickly go online to connect with the world, people, companies and other organisations, and post some content to make your presence known. In the meantime, you go through your day and daily tasks at home or at work (or maybe both) and later in the evening you wrap-up your day by scanning through what has been posted on Facebook. Then you log out and go to sleep…

This morning, just after I woke up and opened Facebook I found out this short film, created by Maxime Luere, that tells the life story of a guy just by scrolling through his Facebook wall.


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Meet the innovator of the future

 

Is this me in a few years time?

Don’t worry, I still don’t believe that the innovators of the future will turn into walking light bulbs (although one can never be too certain of anything) and look like this. They might look sillier or smarter, older or younger…or, maybe, somewhere in the middle…

Anyway, this morning I stumbled upon an interesting article in The New York Times where the author presents his views on where America will be in the 21st century. Continue reading