Friday, March 14, 2008

Crosswind landing

Maybe you have heard about it, here is a video. LH44 was trying to land in strong crosswind at Hamburg Airport on March 1, during storm "Emma".

Monday, March 10, 2008

Little free goodie online

Dear all,
Those who know me will know that I have a degree in education. Over the years attending conferences here and there I always felt a bit sad about the level of the presentations given by about 98% of the speakers. They all make some essential things wrong when presenting and unfortunately everybody was copying each other and the level never improves. I thought I'll do something about it and put a little e-learning lecture about presentation technique online. It's free, and I hope many people will download it. So go ahead and use it, copy it, distribute it, the more people who see it,the better.
You'll find the link on, bottom left.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Why does everything have to be a "solution"?

I see advertisements for software solutions, my bank is praising their banking solutions, insurances are trying to sell their insurance solution. Interesting, but I am not their target market then. I don't need a software solution, as I haven't got a software problem. I might want a piece of software, though. But not as a solution, not because I have a problem. Only because I like the kit. Same for the insurance. I don't have an insurance problem, I just want to be insured, that's all. Get lost with your solutions, we don't want them. We need them as little as we need an "insurance partner" or a "software partner". We just want to buy a product, that's all. So don't call yourself our partners, because you're not, and don't call your products "solutions", because we don't have a problem. Or do we have to invent a problem for all your solutions?