Monday, August 31, 2009

Inspire worldwide prosperity

I so much enjoy the passion of people like Hans Rosling.

He's in the pursuit of helping inspire worldwide prosperity.

Rosling's research and presentations on how to understand and fight poverty (and all that's related to it) really inspires me, like the widow's mite, to contribute my part to society. Feel free to share with friends. The word needs to get out ;-)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Torbjørn Røe Isaksen & Terje Lien Aasland

Tomorrow evening I'm hosting two excellent politicians in Norway for an out of the ordinary debate at IKT Grenland ARENA. They are Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (H) and Terje Lien Aasland (AP).

They've been given a challenging task: To value create - together - improved external conditions for the IT sector in Telemark. Did I lose you? ;-)

Let me rephrase: In stead of fighting to please the audience the audience will take notes and give points to every good idea that comes up. On the other hand, they will also take notes every time unneeded rhetorics are being applied and give feedback about this. No winner will be announced. Simply a public compliment to both for what they have given us and promise to deliver in the near future.

At this stage, questions from participants are already trickling in to the website.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Top family reunion

We just had a family reunion. 32 happy people in our home all at once. What a great feeling it is to spend time together.

As you can see from the picture below, mum and dad are sitting in the middle. I still wonder what it must feel like to be in their shoes, having grown to become so many ;-)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Climbing Galdhøpiggen (2.469 m)

Together with eight other good friends Eivind and I climbed Galdhøpiggen last week. What a wonderful experience it was!

Eivind and Vidar with the mountain top in sight.


Eivind and Vidar on top of Galdhøpiggen.


What an amazing view from Galdhøpiggen!


Team effort to Galdhøpiggen.


Norway's highest mountain. Reaching for the sky ;-)


Caving in Jotunheimen. Deep down in cave # 7.