Friday, October 14, 2022

How is the travel industry coping?

It is finally Friday night, and people go out for an after-hours drink or dinner, suitable for restaurants after the pandemic lockdowns. Folks travel again, as almost all restrictions are removed. But not all worries are over. 

The war in Ukraine brought new headaches for the tourist industry. Russians can't cross the border to Finland. The increased fuel cost limits the middle class from hitting the road or going out. Asian clients are still staying at home.

Hotel owners are afraid of the consequences if the crisis ruins everything that was built with hard work for decades. The cost of heating the premises is higher than ever. Cashflow problems can be disastrous. 

What else would they have to look forward to? After many years of ups and downs, it takes a genius to run the business; to make a decent profit.

The owner opened her eyes and looked at her business report, her partner and husband couldn't take it anymore. Make a phone call and go talk to the banker face to face to get an honest answer.

"I need a bank loan to survive and manage until the multiple stream of crisis is over."

“Yeah, that. Lots of that. We are basically good people, aren't we?”

She nodded in relief. “Yeah, for sure. And what are you going to do?”


Thursday, March 31, 2022

Cold calls and face to face interaction academy

Making cold calls is educational. You just seem to have a much better way of dealing with people face to face. 

Go to your mystery meeting with a limited objective. I was sure it would turn out to be nothing at all.

A natural instinct immediately pushed my thoughts toward the least innovative thing I could think of.

Stay focused, don't overthink, and avoid complicating things. 

The magic is always there when someone opens the door.

It's so important to get out and start knocking on doors.

  • to see their faces
  • get their remarks
  • signing the orders
  • experiencing chaos and confusion
  • covid-19 isn't over yet
  • be careful, keep your distance.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Why does product and corporate branding start slow and effortlessly

Marketing suffers from slow starts and insufficient funding. 

Let's look at some of the reasons:

  • There is no market research to support decision-making or campaign content creation, production, or distribution.
  • Fear of making wrong decisions due to the limited amount of data available.
  • Unconscious mindset barriers can cause delays and a lack of coherence in execution. 
Making errors when entering new markets is inevitable and understandable. Nevertheless, doing nothing at all is even worse. You can always rely on learning by doing. Fieldwork is your marketing and sales academy. Your clients are your most knowledgeable teachers. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Teatro Romano at Alcazaba in Malaga, Spain


We've spent weeks in this southern town for many reasons. I will soon take more time to reflect on photographs taken in Andalucia during the past ten years. 

I will consult notebooks, images, and newspaper articles to change the tone of my writings, focus subtly on original sources to amplify what I consider essential and explore some of the most important revelations and experiences from the city of Malaga. 

Other than surveying the effects of your sunscreen! 

My starting formulation is still as incomplete as some of the other postings I made today.

Be precise, be professional. 

I have, over the years, collected a comprehensive information library for Travel Case Writing to help me present digital storytelling in a way that I didn't use or do before.

Writing Objectives:
  • How to define and outline news covering projects
  • How to communicate a destination case effectively in writing
  • How to identify and compare costs and advantages of alternative solutions to online publishing
  • How to apply risk assessment techniques to forecast and mitigate impending problems
  • How to innovate alternative solutions based on critical factors in the fact-finding process
  • How to gain support and approval from crucial collaborators 

Muutama vuosi takaperin kaivostoiminta kiinnosti etelän metioita


Suhtauduin uteliaalla mielenkiinnolla Talvivaaraan kymmenen vuotta takaperin, kun muutimme etelästä Sotkamoon. 

Nyt Terrafame Oyj viimeistelee akkukemikalitehtaan valmistumista. Valtava mediahäly on vaimentunut. 

Kaivoksen kannattavuus on edelleen heikko, mutta Ukrainan sodan takia Nikkelin hinnan pitäisi mahdollistaa tappikierteen katkaisemisen.

Pitäisikö penkoa taustoja tarkemmin?

Friday, July 02, 2021

July 2, 2021 with no sign of post-covid


It's not over yet. We've to struggle with the Covid-19 and its mutants for years to come.

We've got to adapt, learn to live a new lifestyle. Work more online, drive less, and fly only if absolutely necessary.

With the right mindset, life can become less stressful. You save time and can sleep longer. 

Friday, June 19, 2020

Midsummer night 2020

La Vie est Belle. It's the best time of the year.

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

Friday, September 07, 2018

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.



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