Archive for May, 2011

Speed Networking Feedback

May 20, 2011

It is great to hear opinions of people who participate in Speed Networking events. And to see all these smiling faces. On the photo – Julia Medichkova (Human Thinks) and D-r Pavel Nikolov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) – speed networking in action. To the Album from the first Speed Networking event with the participants’ explicit consent.

This makes one smile :-)

May 19, 2011

Do you ever wonder how many people smile more than 20 times per day? “More than a third of people smile more than 20 times per day, whereas less than 14 percent smile less than five”. Children smile as many as 400 times per day. British researchers found that one smile can generate the same level of brain stimulation as up to 2,000 bars of chocolate. More on the hidden power of smiling at TED.

Orhan Pamuk in Bulgaria

May 18, 2011

Orhan Pamuk’s visit to Bulgaria (18 May 2011). Not his first one though. The Sofia University hall – full to the roof. Sofia looking familiar.  Some of the issues discussed – identities, happiness, solitude, loss – as rendered in his books and in the eyes of Orhan – the human being. The closeness of Bulgaria and Turkey, and the edge of Europe. The Arabic Spring – recent events in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria … prejudices broken and people getting the democracy they deserve. 

Writers and solitude. Solitude triggering the imagination. His “New Life” is among my favourite books. The real Museum of Innocence is still worked on. Memories – in objects & experiences. And in a shot 🙂

IAB Day

May 17, 2011

During the ‘IAB Day‘, organised by New Bulgarian University, it was interesting to hear the views of leading digital industry veterans, such as Ljubo Lekov, Vladimir Kaladan Petkov, Justine Toms and Desi Boshnakova about their inspiring stories in the digital industry and the online environment possibilities in the future in this fast changing area.

Business Network OBOROT

May 16, 2011

Vitaliy Zareychuk is a young entrepreneur with innovative thinking. Founder & Executive Director of Business Network OBOROT –  a b2b trade system, which uses a contemporary barter form, the aim of which is maximizing trade turnovers, profits and market shares of the companies members to the business network. You can find more information on the network’s activities in Bulgarian  – here. Photo: Pari Daily

The Echo re-echoed

May 15, 2011

A few months ago I read Geries Awwad’s  “The Echo” in Bulgarian (Скритият дар) – a collection of memorable fables and short stories.  These days I was happy to read them all in English. No matter in what language one reads them each story is a moving journey inward, to the hidden gifts of destiny. Life as a reflection of me … you … all …