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The devaluation of the euro is possible

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Some experts say that the value of Euro has to be devalued by fifty per cent to take care of the financial problems in Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland.The financial crisis started from USA but now big problems are emerging from the southern European countries.They have finally to take care of their budget balance.

One to three new nuclear power plants

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The Finnish parliament has to decide, this spring or this year, how many nuclear power plants we’re going to build to ensure “clean and cheap energy” for the Finnish industry.We’ve two nuclear power plants in Loviisa and two in Olkiluoto, at the west coast, and a third is under construction in the same area by Areva.If the politicians decide about one more, it’s possible that Fennovoima will build one in Simo – in northern Finland. The Loviisa I and II would get an extended life of perhaps twenty years and that would mean that life would continue as usual.With three new mills, one could come to Loviisa, one to Simo, and the third one to Olkiluoto. That would provide a proper distribution of units and ensure the availability of employees to build the plants.It would be nice to have your opinions about 1 to 3 plants in Finland. The green party is in favor of nuclear free energy productions.

Random Access Radio

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I learned a bout Random Access Radio through Paul Swanson. Let’s take a journey to the RAR home page:“What are we all about?  Well, RAR (Random Access Radio) was developed from a thought to give the listeners a little more than a recorded podcast at the original show “Sound Check with CK.” It was merely an extension of the studio podcast that needed…in my opinion a way to engage the listeners and make the show more interactive. We have accomplished that here with RAR Live on the Video Channel at LiveStream. Now the experience isn’t just downloading the show at Itunes or from the website, but now you can see it being produced, chat with me (CK) and also get a chance to interact with others while we are recording the show. The podcast is still alive despite the “live” show because the recording of the show is posted at a later date. All in all, the experience will make you realize exactly how much terrestrial radio is canned. For those of you who don’t know about the show, it all start…

Innovaatiojuna Innovationtrain and Aalto on Tracks

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There’s been talk about the Innovationtrain 2.0 with destination to The World Expo in Shanghai.We had some talk about flying mission in Qaiku. It could take place after the summer. The intention would be to make an extensive export – import drive during the mission.The Aalto Innovation University of Helsinki is planning a long train trip from Helsinki to Shanghai. Take a look at Aalto on Tracks. They plan a trip with 100 participants.I see no competition between these missions. The Aalto university has more resources than the self-organizing Innovaationjuna group.  The flight in October and November could consist of 20 to 50 people. Sponsors urgently needed. I guess the budget should be 50 000 to 100 000 euro to make an impact.

Buzzing from the middle of Snowhere

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I’ve been microblogging with Google Buzz for two days and I feel this time Google brings to us something that is more than Orkut.What’s so good about it? Buzz is out there in public for the first days and a lot will change during the coming months.I don’t need to fill a SUBJECT description. Most blogs still have a headline. Microblogs don’t ask for a subject. You just start writing.The big thing about Buzz is that it will grow very rapidly. Facebook, Twitter, Friendfeed and many other services has to change or die. Buzz is challenging the microblogging format with a huge gmail customer base. I hope for a consolidation within the social media sphere. We’ve seen too many innovations. It’s time for all of us to get back to WORK. We just need a few platforms, not a myriad of alternatives. There’s a need to make social networking and collaboration productive or it will decline to a therapeutic exercise.

The Google Buzz is out

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Where’re all the people? Nobody goes to seminars and shows anymore. Everybody is socializing on Buzz or Facebook.Buzz is the new kid on the block and it might become an instant success.Buzz integrates your friends on Gmail and other Google services. In addition, you can also integrate many other things to Buzz.I never really got started with Google Wave but Buzz seems to hit my nerve this time. There is a need for consolidation in the social space. We’ve too many platforms in relation to available time.

iTraining builds success around networking people

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All successful projects build communities of supportive engaged activists who identify with the project and keep it productive and useful. The best seminars are about the other people you meet during lunch or the coffee breaks. Traditional congresses don’t give participants a great deal of freedom to participate and engage in the development.The same problem applies to training and business coaching. There is no value to have one person speaking and forcing hundreds to listen when we talk about adult education or business management training.Give credit and and air-time to resourceful people (figuring out together as a working team) We start from an idea or problem definition (one page, photos, graphics…) Internet provides easy online preparation, action documentation and training feedback The first step is to build an iTraining community of experienced coaches. I want to see participants supporting each other. It’s essential to get people excited about the prospect of online and ope…