Sunday, September 13, 2009

Diving in Dahab

Just finished the upload of my Scuba Diving pictures in Dahab, Egypt.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

That was quick: Going to Saudia Arabia this weekend already... surprise surprise...

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Killed my skier...

If you're to strong the material might be to weak...

Yesterday in Berwang, Austria on the black slope the Völkl Bridge capitulated. See pictures.
Snief...and this in the main season! Cannot believe it.

Needs improvement guys!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

TRND - I'm testing the new Henkel brand!

Terra Activ

Wanted book 2 read: Africa Rising

Africa Rising

How 900 Million African Consumers Offer More Than You Think

Profit from the World's Largest Untapped Market: Africa's MORE THAN 900 MILLION Consumers! "This book lays out a powerful portrait of the growing opportunities in Africa. It is clear to us that any global firm interested in growth must see Africa as an essential part of its portfolio." --E. Neville Isdell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Coca-Cola Company, USA "While we consider Africa one of our most important markets, we are very aware that it is often overlooked as a place to conduct sustainable business. This book shows that Africa offers opportunities equal to other developing regions that receive more attention. Through the Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards, we have committed to promoting high-quality coverage of the business environment in Africa. This book makes an important contribution in providing a vivid picture of the African market opportunity." --Paul Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, Diageo, UK "This book presents a compelling argument for waking up to the potential of a continent with a population of over 900 million and a high rate of growth.The African continent is rich in natural resources and presents opportunities across a wide cross-section of industrial and commercial areas for companies with appropriate business strategies and a genuine commitment to improving the quality of life of the local population.
" --Ratan N. Tata, Chairman, Tata Group, India "Unilever has invested in Africa for over a century and is committed to building strong market positions in the region by meeting the needs of African consumers. As this book highlights, the opportunities for consumer goods companies are considerable and the potential to do business in Africa is much greater than many companies realize." --Patrick Cescau, Global CEO, Unilever, UK "Bravo. The timing of this book is perfect. It will be much quoted. I especially like how Professor Mahajan uses the voices of Africans to bring it to life, alongside the research." --Barbara James, former Managing Director of the African Venture Capital Association and founder of the Henshaw Funds, the first independent pan-African private equity Fund of Funds, Nigeria/UK With more than 900 million consumers, the continent of Africa is one of the world's fastest growing markets.In Africa Rising, renowned global business consultant Vijay Mahajan reveals this remarkable marketplace as a continent with massive needs and surprising buying power.

Crossing thousands of miles across the continent, he shares the lessons that Africa's businesses have learned about succeeding on the continent...shows how global companies are succeeding despite Africa's unique political, economic, and resource challenges...introduces local entrepreneurs and foreign investors who are building a remarkable spectrum of profitable and sustainable business opportunities even in the most challenging locations...reveals how India and China are staking out huge positions throughout Africa...and shows the power of the diaspora in driving investment and development. *Recognize that Africa is richer than you think Africa is richer than India on the basis of gross national income (GNI) per capita, and a dozen African countries have a higher GNI per capita than China.*Aim for Africa Two Opportunities exist in all parts of the market, particularly the 400 million people in the middle of the market.*Find opportunities to organize the market From retailing to cell phones to banking, companies are succeeding by building infrastructure.

*Develop strategies for the most youthful market in the world Companies are recognizing opportunities from diapers to music to medicine in a market growing younger every day.*Understand that Africa is not a "media dark" continent From Nollywood to satellite to broadband, media is exploding on the continent.*Recognize the hidden strength of the African diaspora The African diaspora brings resources and knowledge to African development and expands the African opportunity beyond the continent.*Build Ubuntu markets Create profitable businesses, sustainable growth, and social organizations by meeting basic human needs.

Friday, October 24, 2008

trnd Projekt:

So sieht dann mal der erste Visitenkartenentwurf aus:
Achja, soweit rulez, denn ist easy, verträgt alle gänigen Bildformate (auch .png), hat eine "remember" Funktion für die Textbausteine (also Fromat und Größe vom Vorgänger werden auto. übernommen) und auch sonst pretty straight forward.

Kritik gib's natürlich auch, die steht aber im trnd Blog :-)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ca-na-da picture upload progress! (Greg's pictures still missing, will follow next week!)

Find all pictures in my Picasa album, here a preview:





Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Victoria > Seaplane > Vancouver

After we finished the stressful Victoria life (see example) and celebrated the intl. 'Talk like a Pirate Day' on Sept. 19th...

Typical Victoria day:
08:30 Get-up with hangover
09:00 Kellogg's massacre
10:00 12km beach run (<1h)
13:00 Pitcher beer and snack
15:00 Kayaking (2h)
17:00 2nd Pitcher beer
18:30 Sushi massacre
20:30 0.5L Jack Daniels
21:00 Meet the girls
22:00 Nightlife with tackling
??? Smished

(Or just meet a Playboy pornstar in Victoria or run a half marathon (21.1km, <2h)just for fun)

...we took the seeplane to Vancouver

Vancouver is an awesome city, only the yearly amount of 1200mm rain (Munich: 600mm) could be a reason not to live here. The good thing is, it only rains once a year, means is starts in October/November and ends in April/May :)

Some best practices in Vancouver:
1) Go to Irish Heather in Gastown, drink a coffee with Bailey's and Jameson whiskey
2) Go to a movie wrap-up party, see Owen Wilson
3) Go to Roxys, there's always somethin' goin' on!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Pirate life @ Victoria, B.C.

Greg and Sascha are enjoying the PIRATE Life in Victoria! FlipFlops, shorts'n shirt, running, blading, drinking, gym, kayaking, drinking, party, volleyball, party, nature, sun, girls...

Victoria, BC - the place 2 be!

Best practices @ Victoria: Strathcona Hotel with rooftop and Beach volleyball fields, Mr. Hawaii push-ups and xtreme girl tackling...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Yes we're alive // Ja, wir leben noch!

In a nutshell: Toronto is very slow - some rare nice spots, but you need a few days 2 figure that out (well, women are ok :-) want party? GO 2 Seattle.

Seattle is so far awesome - very nice & open minded and layed back people, cheap alcohol, great location and party everywhere.

Tonight we check the location on the picture...

Ratzfatz: Toronto in Kanada ist mal ne langweilige Stadt - gibt nur einige gute Plaetze und man braucht Tage um sie zu entdecken (Maedels sind aber ok :-)

Zum Party machen: Ab nach Seattle - da geht einiges, heute Abend zum Beispiel 'siehe Bild...'


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Canada - we're comin'!

Greg & I are ready to enjoy the golden summer in Canada! Stay tuned for the latest pictures and news...!

So, nur noch 4 Tage und dann rocken wir Kanada! Immer am Ball bleiben damit ihr die neusten Updates und Bilder mitbekommt!