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Business Travel can be effective…

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Business Travel is sometimes very effective, when you use your time wisely. Rather than scheduling more tasks than you can handle, take the long term perspective and work from there to clear all the chave which doesn’t help you reach that goal. These slides when printed on flash cards can help you reach that goal.

I hope it creates value for you too!

The Essential Business Traveler

Print these slides on flashcards and use them to ensure you have a great trip.

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November 25, 2011 at 6:56 pm

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6 Months of Security Links #2011

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I’m a regular curator of daily links, and like to give overviews of my collection of curated links and posts. This is partly as there are some good sources and articles in here and as I am working on a research project which I started based on a number of books I read.

I’m sure you’ll find something interesting in the items below – there are some gems in the list – and I dare to hazard the guess you might learn something you wanted to know. 🙂

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July 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm

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A catalog of this year’s risky articles #2010

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Programming Hands

Risk is something which can be difficult to evaluate for the average person, there is a lot of work which goes in to learning not to do the two things that people usually do when they are confronted with risk:

  1. Ignore
  2. Overreact

It looks like every man and his dog needs to have a Facebook page, even banks…

It has been almost 1.5 weeks since Google’s FeedBurner removed the Frie…

Some days ago I tweeted to Prosper, a personal loan marketplace, whether they…

I don’t really think most people get “it” when it comes to …

Just noticed that Google Translate translates the name of the Dutch social ne…

I find a 400 plus page manual of office policies and job descriptions for eac…

In the last two days I’ve not been posting so much, and focussing on up…

I started playing with Google Scribe and wanted to see if patterns emerged so…

I have my Google account set up with English as the preferred language, my br…

For the last 2 years LinkedIn has been running a bad poor IT management depar…

When I just started I too had trouble with getting all the items I required t…

On August 11th 2007 I exceeded my GMail quota, I blogged about it here. At th…

Brian Szymanski send a reply to me concerning another bank implementing SMS b…

I don’t understand why url expansion after url shortening is such an is…

I just read an article Web Coupons Know Lots About You, and They Tell in the …

This morning/night China’s networks were sending rerouting messages to …

The lack of trained and experienced computer security people working in small…

Last week I saw an episode of a popular Dutch Ombudsman program Kassa, they r…

After seeing a program about a lifecoach trying to find the time to get his p…

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October 28, 2010 at 11:26 am

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Sawadee Travel – The Road To SocialTravel (@sawadeereizen) #travel

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I was at the offices of , a travel company which focusses on creating “unique” travel experiences, yesterday to discover the inroads they are making into the field of Social Media. Naturally I can’t comment very much on the specifics of their fledgling campaigns, but I could certainly see that they are making good headway in integrating their marketing campaigns, which are still old media based, into a new media world.

Much can be said for the steps they are taking, and the customer interaction which they are creating. Seen in the puur marketing sense they are better able to see the ROI in their Social Media campaigns, and are taking many opportunities to create buzz round the brand. What was specifically refreshing is to see the application of the to the interaction with the customer. Although we didn’t get into the specifics yesterday it was clear to see that they discovered for themselves that the 80-20 rule relates also to the application of Social Media. For 80% of their customer attention the interaction is intended to add value to the customer experience, and only in 20% of the customer interaction do they spend on direct marketing specific products. And they are seeing this in the ROI with sales coming from their Social Media channels.

I also invited Ivelina Ivanova (@Ive_wannaknow), the Sawadee Social Media expert, to come onto the weekly show I am going to start hosting in 2011, so you may meet her for yourself.

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October 28, 2010 at 10:41 am

The Essential Business Traveler #business #travel

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I’ve been travelling professionally for a couple of years, I’m no expert like my friend . He’s starting a blog on cultural differences when working in other cultures and how to mitigate the risks involved. (Something like that, right Remco.)

Inspired by his idea I put together a series of slides to help the first time and seasoned business travelers to prepare for their trip. Again a case of not being able to post this on WordPress, so find it on my Blogger. The Essential Business Traveler. Enjoy!

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July 13, 2009 at 10:29 am

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Signs You Travel Too Much #travel

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World66 sent round a list of telltale signs you travel too much. My favorite was:

When you wake up from a deep sleep during a red-eye and you have no idea where you are, where you are going, and comfortably fall back to sleep knowing that you will figure it out when you land.

You can read more on the FlyerTalk in Signs you travel too much
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September 23, 2008 at 10:45 am

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Airport Security on the 11th? #risk

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In 2001, on the first anniversary of the World Trade Centre attacks, my father and I left New York on a Lufthansa bound for Frankfurt. I should even have the stubs somewhere. You would think that airport security would be heightened on the 11th or the days surrounding, as a precaution. Yet it isn’t. Added to this fact the [S]even in liquid bombs case to face retrial had occurred on the 10th.

On September 11th a friend of mine was travelling out from a UK airport. He had forgotten to put a 175ml bottle of liquid in his checked luggage, and without realizing the possible implications he had put it in his carry-on luggage. This wouldn’t be so funny if not for the fact that they made him take off his very long Dr Martin boots, which don’t contain any metal but a composite material. The bag and the boots went through the X-ray machine, and they then put the bag through a second time. They thanked him and he went on his way.

The problem? The bag contained 175ml bottle of a high quality nitrogen based liquid fertilizer in it’s original packaging.

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September 17, 2008 at 9:19 pm

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Airport to scan laptops for “illegal” downloads

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Thanks to Jeremiah Cornelius who send me the article Airport scans for illegal downloads on iPods, mobile phones and laptops

“iPods, mobile phones and laptops could be examined by airport customs officials for illegal downloads under strict new counterfeiting measures being considered by G8 governments this week”

In the Netherlands it is perfectly legal to download “illegal” content, but not to upload it. It falls under a copy for personal use, whether you have the original or not. So when I travel my computer has some “illegal” data on it. According to a recent consumer program on Dutch TV since the actual downloading takes place in the Netherlands where it is legal to download the rest of the EU can’t do anything about it.The problem is that they will try to enforce it even when the illegal act took place in a country where it wasn’t illegal.

Another problem is that I can make copies for my personal use in most European companies, I’m not going to bring my collection of movies and music when I travel I want to bring my music. How can they proof that I downloaded it?

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July 13, 2008 at 8:22 pm

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