Archive for March, 2009

If you think eductaion is expensive, try this

March 27, 2009

The software multimedia products, developed by top professionals from FCG (Financial Consulting Group) are electronic textbooks (in Bulgarian) for self training in the area of economics and finance. They can be used free online by anyone. You can even get certified. On the procedure of the tests and the certification, contact:

On Max

March 27, 2009


Some people start something and in the next moment they at the finish line. Katerina Maximova started light jogging in 2004 and by 2007 she had already ran several full marathons to name a few – New York (2004), Istanbul (2005), Wien (2006)…



In 2007 she enrolled for an Executive MBA at Chicago Business School and has now just graduated it with flying colours.

Congratulations and cheers to new triumphs!

On fear and crisis

March 25, 2009

Peter Felsmann, the couch of the forthcoming Teen Insight in Sofia, has an interesting biography in the area of Insight seminars, performance enhancement, productivity consultant, Aikido enthusiast … (details here). peter_felsmann2In a recent bTV interview in Bulgaria he spoke on fear during crisis. ‘When a person is taken by fear one is not so creative and does not easily find solutions… But the crisis has its advantages …’ -> to the full text and video (in Bulgarian). ‘Focus on your priorities’.

Sofia in the 30-ies

March 25, 2009

A virtual stroll through Sofia (as it was in the 30-ies) via Stara Sofia blog was relaxing. It felt like going through old photographs – things look familiar yet somehow different. So once upon a time there had been people strolling in front of the Sofia University in stead of honking in traffic jams. More Old Sofia [Стара София] views.

Rehab continued

March 25, 2009
Once a rehab starts, it goes on & on… rehab_32Sort of ‘the fun never stops’, though exhaustive. After the kitchen rehab, the upside-down environment around is also changing to down-upside 🙂 … 😉 namely back to normal – no more ups & downs…for now.

Dutch on Europe

March 23, 2009

Marnix College is a high school in the eastern part of the Netherlands that has a tradition in promoting European awareness. The pupils made a pro-European DVD ‘Europe is us’, ‘when the Dutch were in the least European mood ever’ and their project attracted the attention of the Queen who attended the presentation in person at their school.

eeNow they have invited NRC Handelsblad journalist Hans Beerekamp and Janine Prins to talk about their ‘Expeditie Europa’ experiences to an audience of approximately 300 pupils, teachers and parents on 24 March 2009 at Marnix College.

Hans and Janine won the cross culture exchange sponsorship award at Erasmus EuroMedia 2008 award ceremony for the Expeditie Europa project

Photo: Bram Budel (left: Hans Beerekamp; right: Janine Prins)