Friday, May 24, 2019

Memory Loss in the Cloude


For goddesses' sake, don't trust anyone writing a memoir. Most writers have a selective memory and incomplete notes about events. There're always multiple points of view. I am not an exception of their rule.

There were limits to what we could sell to the owners of the company. The perfect solution was out of the reach.

We were obliged to construct a plane with no landing gear. Had to get the thing flying until anyone realized that the journey ahead wouldn't be an easy one.

Take-off is always a risky business. Flying might be smooth, but we've to land somewhere and get the business running.



Get out and grab the market



For about a minute, a month, maybe a year, it struck me what to do. There's a one way route out of this rural town, in the middle of nowhere.

We had to hit global or there was no chance of survival. North America was the biggest single market, we need to conquer Japan, Europe, Oceania, South America and Russia.

We'd to tear down some mental and physical walls. The contract with the North-American distributor was one of our biggest obstacles.

We couldn't win internationally without market leadership in USA and Canada.

This move took us to court, the The Arbitrary Tribunal judges struck a good deal, we got it our way.

The road was open, but we'd to move fast, make vise decisions and the right people doing what they can do best.

It was action oriented, we'd to straighten the bends straight and there was not enough time for detailed planning.

A number of things could have been done better with a proper business plan. More thought should have been given to financial planning. The burning rate was quite rapid during first couple of months. Crisis hit the start-up.

We weren't prepared. Nevertheless, things worked out. There were technical problems and organizational issues. Some requirements didn't work out.

Today, we have a success story.


Sunday, May 05, 2019

Economic Stimulus US and China


Economic stimulus measures on the part of the government in Beijing appear to be having a positive effect on the giant Chinese economy.

It appears that the US economy is still growing steadily, although not as strongly as it was last year (2018), when the tax-and-spending stimulus kicked in.

Looking toward November, 2020, a key question is how long this “virtuous cycle” can last, and whether there is anything on the horizon that could send the economy into a pre-election tailspin.

A factor that has certainly helped to keep inflation quiescent is stronger productivity growth.

When firms are getting more output from their workers, their over-all costs per unit of output can remain steady despite the fact that they are finally paying higher wages, so they don’t have to raise prices.

If productivity growth remains strong and unit labor costs don’t shoot up, the economy could continue to grow in a non-inflationary manner for some time, despite very low rates of unemployment.

Things could change, of course. A bolt from the blue could hit the stock market, which has been on a tear for most of the past decade and is now very highly valued.

Source: After a Strong Jobs Report, Economic Questions Linger for 2020, By John Cassidy, May 4, 2019 | THE NEW YORKER


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Presstek visiting Kuopio: Finvector Introduction 13.9.2018


FinVector is a world leader in the research and development of Viral-Based Gene Therapy products, with state-of-the-art facilities and a highly experienced scientific team working in the gene therapy market.

They deliver a tailored service to meet and exceed our clients’ needs, and use our scientific expertise and industry knowledge to help clients take viral-based products from the pre-clinical phase, through clinical trials and to the market.

Source: Presstek visit 13.9.2018 and http://www.finvector.com/


Thursday, September 06, 2018


Market research: get up, get out, hit the streets, knock the doors, ask the right and wrong questions, analyze your notes, write a report. Double check, Publish your second edition.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Digital Nomad? Here's Why Remote Workers Are Flocking To Spain - The Local

Let’s be honest. The weather in Spain is pretty fantastic all year round and that is really something that draws people in. 



Of course, the best seasons to settle down in Spain are from September to December and then March to June, making the most of the warm and sunny months without the extra hustle and bustle during high tourist season. 



No matter which autonomous community you’ll be calling home, you’re sure to be surrounded by amazing landscapes from the endless greenery in Asturias to the beachy island of Mallorca.



Digital Nomad? Here's Why Remote Workers Are Flocking To Spain - The Local

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

1080P Full HD Mini Camera with Video


Worldwide gadgets announced today they have released a mini sized 1080 HD. This camera is not just super cool and super stylish as it really allows to make HD videos with audio in a sewing format. 

Just take it anywhere you go! With it's cubed-shaped, just 35mm (1.4 inches) you can start recording in high quality anywhere you want! Put it in your car, attach it to your drone, take it on your daily bicycle ride. It is also the perfect solution for home videos, travels, extreme activities, sports, and everyday use​​.  

Because of it's HD 1080P technology it will allow you to record the best moments with the best tool anywhere!

The Mini Camera is also the perfect solution to keep your loved ones safe. Its unique design and features like motion detection, audio recording, 140 degree wide view, and most importantly its super tiny size and mobility, is what sets it apart from any other competitor in the market. 

This camera is going viral!


Friday, May 05, 2017

Writing the book K2020


The process of writing a novel takes many steps and turns. I make notes, take photographs, draw pictures before I sit down in front of my computer to empty my SLR, smart phone and Android tablet.

Take a look at the picture. Anything could happen here between now and the coming three years. Action packed, heartfelt suspense novel masterfully created by a Mystery Storyteller.

I'm fooling around with ideas and unexpected turns to support the creative process. The search about being unique and accepting others' uniqueness. This contains everything you need to know about traveling from prototyping to the launch of innovations.

Follow the fear, dive into a world of black-mail, high-level corruption and mystification of wheeling and dealing in business. Create an unforgettable novel, a love story and a esoteric dream, all walled into one.

A smart and resourceful heroine and intrigue in the City of Dark Energy and Powerful Lights. Read this fast moving story of fascinating and empowered innovators.

Take a breath, it's a truly different traveling book which will have you laughing on every page. The story is fiction, based on real persons and events. I want to create a wonderfully rhyming story illustrating a lifetime in the back-woods of Finland.

The drama and suspense has you on the edge of your seat. A pleasant lifestyle is just a quick read away. Get the advice and the body of content you deserve. 


Interwoven tales of science fiction and horror take you to unimaginable places around the globe. By the end of it, lives will change forever.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Sawmills are Innovating to Create Change

We created a compact sawmill concept 1997 for high-speed production of small trees.

Turn-key delivery from Nordic Technology Companies.

FAST
FRESH
FLOW

Logging
Transport
Wood-handling
Debarking
Saw-milling
Classification
Drying
Packaging
Delivery

Self-sufficient energy production.

A collaborative effort is needed to improve the penetration of European saw-milling productivity on a global scale.



Friday, April 29, 2016

Twitter in search for growth

Twitter is also focusing on the enterprise segment. Earlier this year, they released two new features to help businesses doing customer service on Twitter. They released Direct Message (DMs) prompts in Tweets that make it easy for businesses to reply to a public Tweet and make the conversation a private, direct message to the consumer.

Twitter Explores New Enterprise Offerings

Posted on Friday, Apr 29th 2016 | Disappointing results for the tech sector continued with the announcement of Twitter’s (NYSE: TWTR) quarterly performance. The company continues to struggle to attract a higher user base and is failing to meet market’s revenue expectations.


Twitter’s Financials
Twitter’s Q1 revenues grew 36% over the year to $595 million, falling short of the Street’s forecast of $608 million. EPS of $0.15 was ahead of the market’s projected earnings of $0.10 per share for the quarter.

Source: One million by One million blog

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The Future of Communication and Technology

In the 1960s, Paul Baran, one of the founders of the Institute for the Future, envisioned a move from centralized communications to a distributed system, where nodes would automatically route packets of information to final destinations distributed across the globe—a network architecture, that over the last several decades, has formed the backbone for today’s Internet.

This move from centralized to distributed systems is transforming institutions, economies, and how we coordinate to get things done.


Looking out to 2025, we can see the outlines of a transformation in communications that will be equally profound: we will be marketing to machines, receiving messages from our bodies, and reinventing how we communicate, collaborate, persuade, and build relationships in a hyper-connected and distributed world where everything is becoming media.

- See more at: http://www.iftf.org/future-now/article-detail/when-everything-is-media-the-future-of-communication-and-technology/#sthash.gqM3yK0T.dpuf

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I like this Polizei photo

PhotoScan_plizei

We did spend two weeks in Germany with Irja during the month of May. This picture comes from the German Daily DIE WELT, Welt in Spiegel, Sonnabend, 9 Mai 2015. It’s powerful picture of the polizist Horst Kraus.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The German Hochenloher Spezial-Maschinenbau GmbH & Co


HSM is reporting 50 years of success in the field of development, sales and customer services of forestry machines.

The reason for starting the company stems from the commitment of the Hohenlohe-Waldenburg family to the 200-year history of sustainable management of its own forests, which was first mentioned in the history books in 1553.

Their idea moved from experiences with Timberjack to their own designs: "It must be possible to provide top-notch services, long lasting design engineering and the best ergonomics for the purpose of forestry," stated the HSM company founder in 1967.

Their machines were drawn and designed based on experiences from the difficult-to-manage Keuper locations in their own forests. HSM says, they have the ideal forestry machinery for all circumstances, with fields of application from thinning and all the way to harvesting of full size trees.

"Forestry and forestry technology" combined influenced the implementation of the technology. They wanted to design and test machines  that the forestry needs; machines that conserve soil and the environment.

It's almost 50 years since the company was founded and the drawing board is a thing of the past, but the original goal has reminded the same: To provide the modern forestry industry with optimal forestry technology that delivers high-performance and economical results.

What HSM machines have in common is production from a single source, direct from the manufacturer and most importantly, without complex modification work from a third party. The individual needs of their clients can be completely implemented without delay, from sales consultancy to delivery.

The HSM product line includes articulated skidders, forwarders, harvesters and combination forestry machines. The company says, they have a long tradition of sustainable care of the soil and production in the forests.

With narrow machines and wide tyres, the technical navigability of logging trails is maintained and forestry is supported in a way that is both economically and ecologically sustainable.

Source: HSM Press Release "Technik die Freude Macht" and their Homepage: http://www.hsm-forest.net/cms/Home.html.





Thursday, June 04, 2015

Imalpal On-line Quality Control Equipment


Imalpal Group www.imalpal.com presented its On-line Quality Control product line at Hannover Messe, Germany.

Their post-Ligna Press Release says, "Ligna 2015 a huge success for the IMALPAL group."

The 2015 edition of the international Ligna show ended on a very successful note for the IMALPAL group. Twelve major contracts were in fact signed with customers.

The stand attracted a large number of visitors, keen to view all the numerous and interesting innovations that were on show.

The IMALPAL group is able to offer a wide range of equipment, including a full package of EC standard compliant laboratory equipment, all kinds of on line quality controls such as
  1. the unique Full Control Blister detector, 
  2. the “Dynapellet press”, the largest pellet press in the world, capable of processing up to 12 ton/h, 
  3. the Cyclops, an “eye” which is able to detect all kinds of contaminants in the recycled material, 
  4. the SRC Knifering Flaker that can process up to 15 ton/h of flakes, the MSG mill for dry material equipped with an hydraulic system that changes the ring in just 8 minutes and, 
  5. last but not least, an extensive range of complete lines for the production of particleboard, MDF, OSB, Pallet Blocks, Pellets, Insulation Boards, Pressed Pallets.
The IMALPAL group, a synergy combining the resources of 3 companies that have over 40 years’ experience in the industry, has once again proved that it is able to accept the market challenges and anticipate customer requirements, which are increasingly focussed on economic savings and an increase in production capacity.

The group has forecast a 15% rise in sales this year with respect to 2014.


The German Prebena: I am Nailing!


Schotten, January 2015 - The German manufacturer of high quality pneumatic nailers, compressors and fasteners PREBENA Wilfried Bornemann GmbH & Co. KG expands with new automatic tools. 

More PREBENA pneumatic nailer and stapler with Automatic-Technology will follow.

For more information:
www.prebena.com


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Ligna 2015 is over


We returned back home May 22, 2015 from Hannover via Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Ligna provided us with an impressive set of new and valuable information. The Baltic Sea round-trip did give us necessary added value about the economic climate along the road.

We're writing about the mechanical wood working industry for several months. Special reports are also delivered through printed media at a later time.

KK-Net spent eight days in Germany. Our mobile office and publishing platform was established at a cozy hotel in Celle. Everything worked fine, but the hours of the days limited our chances to tell everything at once.

Ligna 2015 is for us an investigative reporting project and we're spending quite a lot of time to dig into the available information and combining it with new stuff appearing through Internet research, Data mining and Interviews.

Our reports will be available in Finnish, English and Swedish languages. Please, have some patience, everything will not be available at once -- it will take months to get all the points of view and different themes written and distributed.

Stay tuned to this channel. There'll be country reports as well. Time will tell the final result.


KK-Net Reporting from Ligna 2015

KK-Net  Reporting from Ligna 2015, Hannover Messe, Germany. This is the largest mechanical wood working expo on the globe.