What is Miriam currently wearing?

One day I got a phone call from a former workmate asking if I’d be interested in taking photos for her fashion blog. I was kind of blown away because most of my photography had been just a personal hobby and passion. Of course I tried to do something more with it a couple of … Continue reading What is Miriam currently wearing?

Geneva’s network of communication professionals

Geneva’s international community is a big network filled with various organizations, of different sizes, working on issues from environment, technology, social justice, to humanitarian relief. With so many actors trying to work together, it’s a no-brainer that there are tons of meetings and networking opportunities to collaborate and cooperate. While some people might think meetings … Continue reading Geneva’s network of communication professionals

Moving doesn’t have to be (too) painful

Moving is always a stressful process and can actually impact long-term health (according to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale). Whether it’s moving house, moving cities, or moving countries, everything related to packing up and relocating isn’t for the faint of heart. In the past, it’s been pretty easy for me to move – normally … Continue reading Moving doesn’t have to be (too) painful

Do you know who you’re talking to?

Sitting in a room today full of people enthusiastic about social media and the future it has in the world of media and communication raised a lot of questions in my mind about new vs. traditional media. The colliding worlds of social media and traditional media can’t (and shouldn’t) be ignored. It’s a sign of … Continue reading Do you know who you’re talking to?

Paperless publishing to revolutionize the way we learn?

Are we still going to rely on paper and pulp to give us books and publications in the future? According to this article, Apple may be revolutionizing the way we think about “books”. In it, the author Joshua Benton writes that a new iPad app may make “publishing” a breeze and paving the way for … Continue reading Paperless publishing to revolutionize the way we learn?

With the right pitch, you can sell an idea in 4-minutes.

Honestly, on Friday night I wasn’t too enthusiastic about spending a weekend “locked” in a room with eight strangers to come up with a ‘start-up’ company. But, after listening to the 60-second pitches, the buzz of energy from the 100+ people who turned up, and the persistent and friendly Scottish brain behind the idea that … Continue reading With the right pitch, you can sell an idea in 4-minutes.

“I cannot change the laws of physics! I’ve got to have thirty minutes.”

Whether we like it or not, there’s no doubt that the World Wide Web (aka the Internet) has changed the way we live, work and communicate. And it all started here – at Cern, commonly known as the place where they smash really tiny pieces of the universe together. The ultimate research facility for physicists, … Continue reading “I cannot change the laws of physics! I’ve got to have thirty minutes.”

DevInfo – is it about the data or the people?

What are the more interesting products that the UN has been working on since early 2004 is DevInfo. It’s one of these software programs to help governments and UN agencies have easy and quick access to social and census information to help their development work. I first came across it in Timor-Leste and didn’t have … Continue reading DevInfo – is it about the data or the people?

What They Teach You at Harvard Business School.

Can you believe we’re already a quarter of the way through 2011? That means it’ll be six months since I first landed in a still balmy Geneva spring morning. Where does the time go? Speaking of time, how long does it take to make friends and build a social network? Of course there’s the online … Continue reading What They Teach You at Harvard Business School.

Living in a grey period – enjoying the black and the white

I was just visiting my blog and realized that it’s been about a month since I last wrote something. Well, let’s see, what’s been happening? For one thing, we went to a cooking class last night to learn a few French dishes. If you’re in Geneva and want to go to a cooking course, check … Continue reading Living in a grey period – enjoying the black and the white