A Man Called Ove

October 26, 2014

The deeply moving story of grumpy Ove who is fifty-nine and drives a Saab. “He’s the kind of man who points at people he dislikes, as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. ”

A Man Called Ove – the debut book of Swedish blogger Fredrik Backman. A charmingly sad story which makes you laugh and cry as the narrative unfolds and an end revealing the profound impact one life can have on others.


IAI Academy – Free Online Courses

October 20, 2014

Free Online Courses: from “The Meaning of Life” to “A Brief Guide to Everything”  launched by ‘The Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI), an organization committed to fostering “a progressive and vibrant intellectual culture in the UK”.  The new online educational platform  features courses in philosophy, science and politics.


IngGEEEnious

October 16, 2014

PaintThe most secure security question ever :-)

‘Paint what you see by using the mouse below then submit’

Spotted in the Contact Form at: geee.net

IngGEEEnious ;-)


Why we do what we do

October 13, 2014

Tony Robins’ TED Talk Why we do what we do – an invigorating talk on the “invisible forces” that motivate everyone’s actions. Needs of the personality and needs of the spirit.  ‘And the reason we grow is so we have something to give of value,  contributing beyond ourselves.’

What’s driving us: needs, beliefs, emotions. What’s driving other people. ‘The defining factor is never resources; it’s resourcefulness.’


Pippi Longstocking

October 4, 2014

pippi_paintingReading Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Långstrump) years after child-age one discovers unique insights which have probably been beyond one’s grasp as a child.

Pippi wants to go to school because other children have vacations. Fair enough. But just as in real life – is this what she really wanted. Does anyone really want to grow up with everything it entails.

 


WordCamp Europe 2014

September 26, 2014

WPWordCamp Europe 2014 – 27 – 29 September 2014 Sofia. Interesting topics galore, fabulous people from all over the world, lots of fun for thinkers and doers alike.

I am asked these days what motivated me in becoming a volunteer. Happily blogging for 6 years now on a platform from which I constantly learn and meeting fantastic people in the same lane is enough of a motivation to return the gesture. Noblese oblige. 


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