Archive for November, 2017

The Coach is in the House

November 28, 2017

Attending Elena Carlotta Manavis (a.k.a. Charlie), co-founder of StepUpLabs “The Coach is in the House” event, hosted by Coworking Bansko was a 3 in 1 experience: 1. Learning from the source about building the lifestyle you want; 2. Spending quality time with the digital nomad community out there, and last but not least 3. Picturesque Bansko revisited with snow falling.

“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” Peter Drucker. In Bansko, efficiency and effectiveness overlap! And the ski season is already there 🙂

On the photo – top: Charlie Manavis (The Coach is in the House), below -Uwe Allgäuer, co-founder of Coworking Bansko



November 22, 2017

Working remotely has its challenges and when you’re a digital nomad like me who has a passion for travel, connecting with your employer can often be difficult. However, this isn’t the case for Croud. Recently the co-founders Ben Knight and Luke Smith, took the time to show that they cared by hosting an internal webinar to keep everyone on track and up to date with the latest developments in the business. Croud’s founding directors were available to answer any questions and were eager to hear feedback from the network, it was absolutely fascinating!

I was curious where the name Croud comes from, and being a big fan of new words, I was not disappointed with the answer – the name was created after a fateful game of Scrabble where the words cloud and crowd were combined – fantastic!

Although my photography skills are not remarkable, I wanted to try and capture the atmosphere of the webinar. It felt very much like a regular office meeting, regardless of the fact that the Croudies were thousands of miles away from each other residing in various time zones. It was really great to connect with both the co-founders and other Croudies on such a personal level.

CroudieCast – 22 November 2017

My Croud Story

November 15, 2017

Croud is a unique network of digital experts around the globe. Digital marketing reinvented! As a happy Croudie, here is:

My Croud Story >>>

Challenges of remote working 🙂

Digital Painting

November 14, 2017

In a digital age, art can also be fascinatingly digital.  Some people, whatever they do, they do it, so that it lasts and inspires.

Boyka Bakardjieva – the brain and bone of ING Online Banking, now has a digital painting hobby. She discovered Leonid Afremov art some three years ago and in her words: “I was fully enchanted by his incredible explosion of colours”. That is when her painting hobby started – painting replicas of his works and of other painters.

Leonid’s “Fiesta of Birches” and Boyka’s touch with the woman and dog are fascinating. Best of luck, Boyka!

Boyka Bakardjieva – digital painting

The White Black Peak

November 1, 2017

Winter is cold but beautiful. In the wide sense of colour: white is full of colours, but in the strict sense, it is the absence of colour, as it fully reflects and scatters all the visible wavelengths of light. Cherni Vrah [Black Peak] as seen on 29 October 2017. A shot of the Black Peak all in white. Photo courtesy: Boryana Ganeva.

Cherni Vrah (2290 meters), Vitosha Mountain