Monthly Archives: July 2012

Doing something meaningful.

Thanks to the 8-hour flight from New York I managed to finish the 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss. Like I already said before , this book is probably one of the most inspiring business books I have read in my life! It is extremely motivating, encouraging and it for sure puts you to think about the balance between work and your everyday life.

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Eyes wide open – the city of reflections and diversity

New York has for long been one of the destinations I have been eager to see and experience and now I finally did that. I walked in this city with eyes wide open because it offers so much to see. At the same time you can see a luxurious clothing stores, wealthy and young people eating in fine restaurants but also homeless people laying on the streets or poor street musicians trying to make their living by playing on subways. Most importantly I could see things that I do not see in my home country in Finland.

Pearls of golf at Lake Garda

Garda Lake has been my golf holiday destination for number of times. It all started when I decided to spend one year studying in the University in Trento, less than an hour away from the Garda Lake. Because of the special climate of Lake Garda, several courses are open year round. Northern Italy, the Dolomites and Lake Garda are incredibly beautiful for their scenery and landscapes.

I have played plenty of courses at Lake Garda but here are my three favorites: Arzaga, Gardagolf and Chervò Golf San Vigilio.

Picture – worth thousand words also in golf course marketing

I have many times wondered why some great golf courses have so incredibly substandard websites. Thinking about greenfee players and visitors, website is often an important resource of information and also a good way to promote the course. How do we choose the courses that we want to play? We probably read some golf course guidebooks or ask information from our acquaintances but most probably we also want to go to Internet and check the websites. We also want to see PICTURES of the course. Still, there are a lot of golf course websites that do not include almost at all pictures of the course.

Environmental catastrophe or tourist attraction?

Over six months have passed since the disaster of Costa Corcordia – Italian cruise ship that partially sank just off the coast of Isola del Giglio in Tuscany. There has been a lot of discussion about the possible environmental risks that the shipwreck could cause to the surrounding environment and the Island of Giglio. But has the shipwreck helped the island to become a real tourist attraction?

Rome is amoR?

I am sitting in my hotel room and realize that it is my last day in Rome and also the last day of my “splendido” (splendid) holiday in Italy. I visit Italy a couple of times every year and of course I also have my favorite cities in this country. One of them is the great city of Rome. Have you ever thought that the italian word Roma is Amor spelled backward? :-)

The 4-hour work week? Could it be real?

I have lately become interested about effective time management and how I in the best possible way could manage to complete the most important work tasks. One of the main reasons for this is the characteristic of my work. Some weeks ago I happened to talk about time management with my friend and she lent me a book called “The 4-hour work week” by Timothy Ferriss. I started to read this book and after a couple of pages I already knew that it would be one the most inspiring professional books I have read in my life.