Got this link from a friend of mine today. Excellent piece (by Garrison Keillor), and an idea I can subscribe to.
Anybody know if there’s a way to count the total number of words in several Word documents (without opening them all and adding them one by one)?
No, I’m not going to write about some site every day, but this is pretty good.
We believe that every computer user has the right to use a version of the product that he or she is most comfortable with, not the one dictated by the software developer, so we provide access to the files that are no longer obtainable.
Currently including 1355 versions of 125 programs.
Trust is hard. Being afraid is easy.
Today, I interviewed an executive at Swedish Vattenfall, about an incident they had a nuclear plant, and their analysis of it. He said all the right things, they are doing all the right things (investing more money, adding staff, easing up on the pressure on people there, etc.) and yet, they’re not going to get recognition for it.
I’m working on a story about the cultural differences with the concept of time and I was wondering if you’d have some ideas. How does the Western concept of time differ from the Eastern one? Are the Germans always on time? Who’s always late? And so on.
Leave your ideas in the comments. Thanks!
I always thought that Finns were the only nation in the world where the crew cut was still alive and kicking dandruff. In fact, I still do. I think it’s because of the structure of Finnish hair: straight as an arrow.
What does that tell us about Finns? Well, for one, that they talk sraight, that they care less about style and more about how easy it is to take care of hair, and that they are fascinated by discipline. Not only that, Finns love discipline.
Well, maybe you can’t tell that just by looking at the number of crew cuts in Finland, so you’ll just have to trust me on this.
I take this knowledge with me to Gävle tomorrow when I go to meet Leif Boork, former Team Sweden head coach, and now coach of Brynäs in the Swedish Elite League. He’s known to be a straight shooter who runs a tight ship.
He’s got Sweden’s most famous crew cut.
This is me:
And here’s my story, neatly inside a pdf file. Enjoy.
2003- Finnjewel Oy 2002-2003 Kynämies Oy, Helsinki, Finland 1998 – 2002 Appelberg Publishing Agency AB, Stockholm, Sweden 1995 – 1998 Canadian Embassy Helsinki, Finland 1992 – 1995 Freelance (editor and translator) Helsinki, Finland EDUCATION Major: marketing LANGUAGE SKILLS Finnish: native language INTERESTS AND HOBBIES Hockey, writing, sports in general, sports business, “ideas,” and travel
Hockey: The Hockey News, ESPN.com, nhl.com, IIHF.com, Jääkiekkolehti, MTV (Finland), Hockey (Sweden), Champions Hockey League
Other: SAS’s Scanorama’s Web & Tech editor, general business writing, profiles
Translated a youth book series (of 22 books) from Swedish into Finnish
Examples: Assa Abloy, Universum, Scandinavian Traveler
Business development officer
(Homme Habile; founder)
1986 – 1991 Helsinki School of Economics Helsinki, Finland
M. Sc. (econ.)
Enrolled at the HSE as a post-graduate student, research topic: Sponsorship. Did a study on “sponsorship’s effect on brand loyalty among hard-core fans of the sponsored teams” for Finnish Hartwall, sponsor of Jokerit, Helsinki, in 1993.
Spanish: basic skills
2003- Finnjewel Oy
2002-2003 Kynämies Oy, Helsinki, Finland
1998 – 2002 Appelberg Publishing Agency AB, Stockholm, Sweden
1995 – 1998 Canadian Embassy Helsinki, Finland
1992 – 1995 Freelance (editor and translator) Helsinki, Finland
Finnish: native language
INTERESTS AND HOBBIES
Hockey, writing, sports in general, sports business, “ideas,” and travel