27.12.16

CEO ready

Top executive responsible for a firm's overall operations and performance. He or she is the leader of the firm, serves as the main link between the board of directors (the board) and the firm's various parts or levels, and is held solely responsible for the firm's success or failure. One of the major duties of a CEO is to maintain and implement corporate policy, as established by the board.

The responsibilities of an organization's CEO are set by the organization's board of directors or other authority, depending on the organization's legal structure. They can be far-reaching or quite limited and are typically enshrined in a formal delegation of authority. Typically, responsibilities include decision maker on strategy and other key policy issues, leader, manager, and executor. The communicator role can involve speaking to the press and the rest of the outside world, as well as to the organization's management and employees; the decision-making role involves high-level decisions about policy and strategy. As a leader of the company, the CEO/MD advises the board of directors, motivates employees, and drives change within the organization. As a manager, the CEO/MD presides over the organization's day-to-day operations.[4][5][6] The term refers to the person who makes all the key decisions regarding the company, which includes all sectors and fields of the business, including operations, marketing, business development, finance, human resources, etc. The CEO of a company is not necessarily the owner of the company.

Having a degree from an elite school and an exceptional knowledge of the industry in which the company operates are excellent credentials to have. However, those qualities in and of themselves don't guarantee that a person will make it to the top of the corporate ladder. Personality traits may also play a role in an individual's ability to attain chief executive status.

Typically, CEOs are:

Expert communicators, deal makers, and managers

Extroverts who are eager to go out on the road and tell their company's story

Individuals who are able and willing to present a cohesive vision and strategy to employees

Individuals who are decisive, adaptable and forward-looking.

A CEO’s responsibilities: everything, especially in a startup. The CEO is responsible for the success or failure of the company. Operations, marketing, strategy, financing, creation of company culture, human resources, hiring, firing, compliance with safety regulations, sales, PR, etc.—it all falls on the CEO’s shoulders. Being responsible means that the CEO is the one held accountable for the success of the company’s efforts, across the board. But of course, the CEO doesn’t actually do all that work.

Capital allocation is the CEO’s #4 duty. The CEO sets budgets within the firm. She funds projects which support the strategy, and ramps down projects which lose money or don’t support the strategy. She considers carefully the company’s major expenditures, and manages the firm’s capital. If the company can’t use each dollar raised from investors to produce at least $1 of shareholder value, she decides when to return money to the investors. Some CEOs don’t consider themselves financial people, but at the end of the day, it is their decisions that determine the company’s financial fate.

Easiest to measure is a CEO’s capital allocation skill. In fact, financial measures are the ones made public: earnings and share price. But how can a CEO link those to her actual decisions? Working with her CFO, a CEO can devise financial measures appropriate to her business. Sometimes traditional measures are most appropriate, such as economic value added or return on assets (for a capital-intensive company). Other times, the CEO may want to invent business-specific measures, such as return on training dollars, for a company which values state-of-the-art training for employees. By monitoring several such measures, a CEO learns to link her budget decisions with company outcomes. Ultimately, the CEO’s should be creating more than a dollar of value for every dollar invested in the company. Otherwise, her best bet is to return cash to the shareholders for them to invest in more productive vehicles.

26.12.16

Blogger 2017 Edition

I will be blogging in 2017.

I used to blog in 2001.
Blogger 2001. - Blogger 2017.

Some thoughts:

- Facebook ate blogging and microblogging
- Facebook should buy Medium and Wordpress
- Facebook should buy Twitter
- Facebook should buy Netflix
- Facebook should buy LinkedIN
- The disadvantage for Facebook content is that it is invisible to Google Search per entry basis
- everything should be mobile-first ( Google indexing changes and AMP project )
- voice queries growing in importance ( Google Home, AMZ Echo etc. )
- don't produce spam through so called content marketing
- subscription lists still relevant
- blogging + curated content in the context of e-commerce project has value and it can generate income for the publisher

23.12.16

Be - Know - Do

Behave like you already done that

Professional life needs answers to this questions:

What you want to be ?

What you need to know ?

What you need to do ?


Fake it till you make it.

18.12.16

Basic income in Finland

Free Cash in Finland.
Must Be Jobless.

“People in a disadvantaged position, they use a major part of their cognitive ability worrying about their lives, worrying about where they will get their next meal,” says Mikko Annala, a researcher at Demos Helsinki, a think tank. “What if we have this potential there that is continuously worrying about life, about making it? What if we can get that into use by giving them something? That is a hypothesis that we should absolutely test.”

“Basic income is kind of a symbol that we believe in your capacity and we think that you are actually able to do things which are beneficial to you, and also for your community,” says Heikki Hiilamo, a professor of social policy at Helsinki University. “It’s built on a kind of a positive view of human beings. People want to be autonomous. They want to improve their well-being.”

15.12.16

Private jetting

Eclipse 550, light jet for 4 people.

Price: $ 2,89 million

Eclipse brags that it's the only twin-engine jet for under $3 million, and the most fuel-efficient, too, consuming 59 gallons per hour. We're more interested in its 375 knots (430 mph) maximum cruising speed and max altitude of 41,000 feet, getting you from Memphis to Miami in under three hours, while coasting above the majority of commercial air traffic. Optional features include Enhanced and Synthetic Vision, offering fighter jet–style night vision and a heads-up display with integrated 3-D maps of approaching terrain.

26.11.16

Compersion

...a feeling of joy when a loved one invests in and takes pleasure from another romantic or sexual relationship.

10.11.16

Single has its benefits

There are three ( 3 ) main advantages when you're single. Don't need to rush to be in a relationship.

1. Don't have to deal with JELAOUSY, SUSPICION and nagging.

2. You can TRAVEL freely where you want and as you wish.

3. You can work extensively on your TALENTS & SELF-IMPROVEMENT.

28.10.16

Exploring south Norway


Because I'm reading book written by Karl Ove Knausgard - My struggle.

TeleMental Health

Everything is online and web-based these days. Even psychological counseling is available through online communication.

What is TelePractice ?

"Telepractice" is providing service that is not "in person" and is facilitated through the use of technology. Such technology may include, but is not limited to, telephone, telefax, e-mail, internet, or videoconference. It is considered a mode of practice and the same standards that apply to all forms of practice in psychology would apply to telepractice.

BetterHelp.com is one of these services. You can get counseling from dedicated certified professional for $ 45 per month. Just fill out questionnaire and you will be assigned licenced professional.

You can work with counselor any time you wish 24 /7 or you schedule time for video calls.

27.10.16

Rockabilly Quotes

Baby - Cute girl, term of address for either sex
Back seat bingo - Necking in a car
Bad news - Depressing person
Bash - Great party
Bit - An act
Blast - "That party was a real blast." - A good time
Boss - Great
Bread - Money
Bug - "You bug me" - to bother someone
Burn rubber - To accelerate hard and fast (hot-rodders)

Cat - A hip person (Beats)
Cherry - Originally, an unaltered car. Later, anything attractive (hot-rodders, originally)
Classy chassis - Great body
Cloud 9 - Really happy
Clyde - Term of address, usually for a normal person (Beats)
Cook, cookin' - Doing it well
Cool - Indefinable quality that makes something or someone extraordinary
Cool it - Relax, settle down

Crazy - Implies an especially good thing - "Like crazy, man"
Cream - Originally, to dent a car. Later, to badly damage (hot-rodders, originally)
Cruisin' for a bruisin' - Looking for trouble

Daddy-O - Term of address (beatnick)
Dibs - A claim - as in "got dibs" on that seat
Dig - To understand; to approve
Drag - (greaser) A short car race; (beatnick) A bore

Eyeball - Look around

Fast - Someone who was sexually active
Fire Up - Start your engine (greaser)
Flat out - Fast as you can
Flick - A movie
Flip - To get excited - "He's gonna flip when he hears the news."
Floor it - Push the accelerator to the floor (greaser)

Get Bent! - Disparaging remark as in "drop dead"
Get with it - Understand
Gig - Work, job (beatnick)
Go ape - Get very excited
Goof - Someone who makes mistakes
Goose it - Accelerate the car fully (greaser)
Greaser - A guy with tons of grease in his hair, which later came to describe an entire group of people. Yes, John Travolta in Grease.
Grody - Sloppy, messy or dirty

Hang - As in "hang out" which means to do very little
Haul ass - Drive very fast (hot-rodders)
Heat - Police (beatnick)
Hep - With it, cool. Someone who knows the situation.
Hip - Someone who is cool, in the know. Very good.
Horn - Telephone

Kick - A fun or good thing; Also, a fad
Kill - To really impress
Knuckle sandwich - A fist in the face
Kookie - Nuts, in the nicest possible way

Later, also later, gator - Goodbye. See ya later, alligator. Response: after while crocodile.
Lay a patch - To accelerate so rapidly that you leave a patch of rubber on the road.
Lay on - To give (beatnick)

Made in the shade - Success guaranteed
Make out - A kissing session
Make the scene - To attend an event or activity
Meanwhile, back at the ranch - From TV Westerns. Usually used to get a storyteller back on track.
Most - A in "the most" - high praise usually of the opposite sex

Nerd - Same as now. Bill Gates without the money.
Nod - Drift off to sleep
No sweat - No problem
Nowhere - Opposite of cool. Nowheresville was a boring, bad place to be. (beatnick)

Odd ball - Someone a bit off the norm
Off the line - Start of a drag race (greaser)

Pad - Home
Party pooper - No fun at all
Peepers - Glasses
Pound - Beat up
Punch it - Step on the gas (greaser)
Put down - To say bad things about someone

Rag Top - A convertible car
Real gone - Very much in love. Also unstable. Hmm, there's a difference?
Righto - Okay
Rock - A diamond
Rocket - A car (greaser)
Rod - A car (greaser)
Royal shaft - Badly or unfairly treated

Scream - Go fast
Screamer - A hot rod
Shot down - Failed
Sides - Vinyl records
Sing - To tattle or inform on someone (beatnick)
Sounds - Music
Souped up - A car modified to go fast
Spaz - Someone who is uncoordinated. A clutz.
Split - Leave
Square - A regular, normal person. A conformist.
Stacked - A woman with large er, ah...you know, well endowed.

That's close - Something wrong or not true
Think Fast - Usually said right before someone threw something at you
Threads - Clothes
Tight - Good friends
Total - To completely destroy, most often in reference to a car

Unreal - Exceptional

Wet rag - Someone who's just no fun
What's buzzin, cuzzin - What's new?
What's you tale, nightingale - What's the story?
Wheelie - Left the car's front wheels off the ground by rapid acceleration

14.10.16

Elvis Presley - Thats Alright (Mama)- First Release - 1954

Memphis - The capitol of rock'n roll



We shall fly directly to Memphis Tennessee with the private jet.
Our first stop will be Reykyavik to add some fuel to our engines.

The flight will last a little bit more than 16 hours.

Here we come Memphis to see the roots of rock n' roll.

Simple SWOT




How we shall think today ? Positive or negative ?

If we're positive than we are able to see our strengths and opportunities coming our way.

If we're negative we might see only weaknesses and threats.

We can influence by default our inner experience ( strengths and weaknesses ), but not our outside experience ( opportunities and threats) .

6.10.16

Life tracking app

Gyroscope is the love-child of a website and an iPhone app, letting you track different aspects of your life, then presenting the data collected in beautiful reports. Having used it for a couple of weeks, it’s quickly turned into a great look of what I’ve been doing and where I’ve been going.

Via NextWeb

16.9.16

Fair Trade Principles

It makes you feel good in your skin when selling

The life is what you make out of it. You can be noble and wise trader/seller/salesman.

Generally, I don't like selling and trading. There's some psychological barrier in my head that subconsiously connects the craft of trade with something dishonest and negative.

If you don't like selling stuff, then don't do it and leave it to folks who are born salesmen.

But there is solution to your sales worries. You can actually be successful in selling if you connect selling with something that is honest and truthful.

Your answer to this is FAIR TRADE. It will make you peace of mind. No bullshit and no fake intentions. Be transparent and open. Make the process and price fair.

The principles of fair trade


Fair trade definition:

'' Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South.

Fair Trade organisations have a clear commitment to Fair Trade as the principal core of their mission. They, backed by consumers, are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade."

15.9.16

10 Downing Street

Protagonist

Our protagonist is based in LA. His company's HQ is located in West Hollywood and he lives in an apartment in Burbank.

To expand in Europe, he registered company in Germany and put the main HQ in Eshborn near Frankfurt in Main. When in Germany he lives in Bad Taunus near Frankfurt.

Zec Media Group

It's about time. Content section curated is here :

zecWRITING ( writing an article on Blogger )

zecTV ( making a video via YouTube )

zecRADIO ( making an audio episode via Spreaker )

zecPICS ( shooting a pic on Instagram )

zecTVLive ( making a live video on Facebook )

Bonus to that; zecSOCIALMEDIA ( Facebook, Twitter presence )

Video blog episode: Blandischee blues

Photo blog picture: Dinamo Zagreb

Instagram as photoblog

Voting in Croatia. #election #voting

Fotografiju objavljuje Myles (@kochis)

Facebook Live video from EU

Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his State of the Union speech this morning in front of the European Parliament. Missed it? You can re-watch it here and share your thoughts in the comment section.

Listen to podcast

Know PM terms

6.8.16

Guitar Medley

Cost of living - Croatia vs. Germany - today


Strata by ALICIA DUNN



Strata
by ALICIA DUNN

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on back
2016



This dynamic triptych is loaded with paint, texture and an exciting color palette. Three canvases hang next to each other to create this continuous design. Each painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas that measures 24"H x 12"W. They come ready to hang.

17.3.16

Naton HR Global: Croatia

Naton HR Global: Croatia: Naton HR  - Kadrovska rešenja,  www.natonhrcroatia.com Naton HR je regionalna agencija koja se bavi posredovanjem pri zapošljavanju,...

Internet Of Wine

TracoVino

Networked sensors ( MyOmega ) provide a detailed insight into the soil and climate conditions in the vineyard.

Digital Single EU market

"A European start-up today needs 28 lawyers to understand 28 privacy laws," said Oettinger, the Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society.

"We need a Gigabit infrastructure for a Gigabit economy," Oettinger said. This means integrating techniques like vectoring, fiberglass and 5G. Only then can the visions of self-propelled vehicles, e-medicine, e-government and e-learning be realized.

Efficient Procurement

Procurement Full Suite

T-Systems partner Ivalua is showcasing suite at CeBIT 2016 that enables companies to optimize their procurement processes and so get more added value from them.

Mobile Server Farm

Huawei plug-&-play container data centers.

Software to solve business process automation

Process mining

Lana Labs will provide companies with so-called Conformance Check - checking of matches and mismatches of processes can take place automatically with specified models, so bottlenecks, duplication of work or errors during process operation can be pinpointed efficiently and are fact based.

Iti is replacing manual analyses and gut decisions.

Source: Hasso-Plattner- Institute Potsdam

TrueNorth

Heard about TrueNorth ?

It's the IBM's chip for Internet-Of-Things. It was showcased at the CeBIT 2016. in Hannover.
It mimics human neural networks. IT that thinks.

7.3.16

Win at work

Up your game

Game on. Always improve your game.



Direct, coach, support, delegate.

21.2.16

Me too

“I have no idea what I’m doing and that’s awesome.”

Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder