Sunday, May 26, 2013

Can you plan your life when studying in school?

"Why I Hate School But Love Education"

Regardless where you are in your studies (or life), it's often very very difficult to navigate where you are going in life and even tricker how you get there. There are questions that you can ask your self and information to find, to help navigate the different paths of life.

  • What is your dream life and what does a day look like?
  • What is your dream job, a job that is taking you one step closer to your life mission each day. ("working when driven of passion for something and you won't be working a day in your life")

- I'm still not sure of the answers today on this questions, and I know the answers have changed over time as I learn more about myself and were I'm in life.

From my point of view I see lots of people running things as normal in their everyday life (especially younger people).
Many of them are not searching for guidance from people around them. Often since people around them are are to busy with their own everyday lives.

Some basics:
  • Try new things (Sports, games, routines, thinking, perspective, views, experiences, people, culture etc etc).
  • Follow things through (result might not be instant, but it will get there)
  • The more you learn the more you can do in life (yes, you are your own limit)
  • Enjoy the moment (thousand years ago old people know 'everything' in the world, today no person can know everything).
  • Reflection is a great tool to help you process your daily 3500 impressions you are exposed to and trying see their 'dream' as the best one. (reflecting will help you focus on what you think is important).
  • Physical exercise should be mandatory in your everyday life (even if just a 30 min walk).

The likely reader of this text might be in school. Therefor please note, education is a benefit that not all people in the world have access to (remember this the day you want to skip a class).

Early studies (any studies before university or collage):
Here it's all about experimenting to find what you like, but  also understanding why areas you should work for good grades so you get more choice later on your path.
Also here is when you can try most things to see what you think is entertaining and interesting.
 And don't forget, if you narrow down your options to early by not studying or not taking on a wide amount of subjects, you might limit yourself before you even know what you think is interesting.
 One advantage I felt is the support from family (and friends) to work trough math and other sometimes time consuming and difficult subjects.

Late studies (university or collage level):
Choose what you think is interesting to learn and want to work with in the future.
 You can always find another path if you think you chosen the wrong one, however consider there are more ways then one to do this.
An example is to finish what you started but plan for a double degree, maybe you can use some of the courses to build a platform for this.

Studies during work:
Hopefully this will develop your skills that will make you progress and develop in your role and carrier.  Or even take you closer to your life mission. (don't forget that knowledge provided by your employer has a price tag that you pay for or you might get as an reward for good work). Or can be a good breakout to help you check you are on the right path to your life mission!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Often you remember a dinner in fragments, people you where at the restaurant with, the environment and most likely a few flavors that will stay top of mind as memory's.

This time the restaurant presented a great Champagne for starters. The only thing sticking was the flavor, the name disappeared with the bubbles.

Some of the wines went really really well with the food, as others were the so specific they could never been served with other then that particular dish/flavor. Interesting situation for a wine... (but guess like any business that were that winery makes it cash from, niched products).

The menu:
langustine - broth, cracker, turnip

vendance roe - jerusalem artichoke, flaxseed, butter

beef - leek, parsley, almond


skrei - salsify, whey, dulce

reindeer - yellow beet, rowan berries, marrow

pine bark - fried almond paste, syrup

Restaurant Volt in Stockholm was a good experience, so pass it by!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Airport vs airport

As everyone want to monetize more and more, the fine line of quality and service is being challenged .

Singapore airport had almost everything you could ever need for free. WiFi, entertainment, lounge, rest areas, fresh drinking water and even parks(!?!).

Sitting at Bangkok airport at a cafe (no wifi included) is just bit sad when been experiencing a great alternative.

What do modern passengers want, at what cost and who will pay?
Since data connections is almost free/included in any mobile subscription today, internet becomes a available standard. Something that is always on and expected to be available free anywhere, 24/7, included in any price you already paid (airline ticket etc), since you have a boarding pass that could be used as a key if required to connect identity .

How about offline time?
Should it be forced or is it up to every person, what should be common senses in this question of life on/offline? 
Is it the rules suggested by the mother to her kid when getting a smart phone?
Or as you might learn in the military service in the field where you been striped searched before an training exercise and is forced offline for next 14 days?
More mobile providers are advertising time offline to recharge and recover, so you better can be at full speed when require. Even workplaces are now showing that their brand try to draw a line between work and free time.

As airport was designed to look similar more and more over the world to make traveling and navigation at the airport easier, by using recognizable symbols and signs people can easily find there way to check in and then on to gates  where they will board their flights.
- So will this happen again now, but with standard services and costs?

Will non-business passengers demand internet access it since they are expecting it?

We will travel and see, but Singapore airport is great area the next time I visit the city or are or in transfer.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

apps and services at global level

As more and more people start to create small niched services/apps etc (just think about the 40 billion downloads on iOS recently announced [link to swe text]).

I think more and more providers need to consider how to scale services or be able to export concepts faster.
This also includes the big players. Being out side of US the amount of content is experienced as very very limited.

I had realized it more and more after leaving US 2012 autumn with a new Android Nexus tablet. Even do the Nexus is available in Sweden, when you seen all the content available in US usage isn't as overwhelming anymore.

Of course quality of content is an issue it self, since there is so much, but still. Not being able to browse the "magazine" section in the Google Play store was a experience set back for me. And does not help me to move towards a paperless life-stile yet. (and no i'm not taking any short cut around it proxy:ing etc).

So how will digital consumption vs rights owners work this out?
And how quickly?