Thought for the day…” Enthusiasm is a power that can give dreams to the dreamless, life to the lifeless and hope to the hopeless”.
“Success is a three step journey. Planning, execution and bridging the gap between them”.
Despite being the 21st century, many people are still afraid of technology. Recently in Oslo, a cafe in the city centre (and in the capital city of Norway) refused to accept plastic cards. A government department also requested that I print out an email and post it to them, and many managers that I have been in contact with refuse to use video links as an alternative to meetings. The list goes on and on. The technology is here, yet so many people are afraid to use it. They can only bury their heads in the sand for so long. Whether they like it or not, technology is going to change the way that they do business. The Luddites that refuse to change will simply be left behind. Unfortunately, I am encountering a lot of Luddites at the moment.
Some apartments in the city centre of Yerevan, capital of Armenia, for the photo today. Armenia became independent from Russia in 1991 and has a population of around 3 million people, of which about 1 million live around Yerevan. It is famous for its cognac (which is actually a type of brandy) and for its apricots. Temperatures in Yerevan, which lies at around 900m, can fall to -20 degees in winter and up to plus 40 degrees in summer. Recently there has been a construction boom in the city, much of it funded with money from Russia. Many old, Soviet-style apartments have been demolished to make room for the new roads and business areas.
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Thought for the day…” Do not take life too seriously, you will never get out of it alive”
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance”
Off to Tbilisi, Georgia for the photo today. Georgia is not well known but has been an important crossroad on the east-west routes for centuries. Home to more than 100 different ethnic groups, it has a population of about 1.4 million people. It became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991.
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