Category: Global focus

Dictator for Dummies checklist!

Post U.S. Election & inauguration tool; You were promised a drained swamp, a greater than the greatest great country, with lots of opportunities for all those great people. A fairytale, with low taxes and jobs for all. A country rising from the ashes like a Phoenix (let’s pretend we didn’t know that the arrows on…

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LeaderShip #WISTA2016

WISTA slightly amended the IMO slogan for 2016; Shipping {women} – indispensable to the {maritime} world. Sporting a slightly different delegate profile than your everyday maritime conference, WISTA AGM & International Conference 2016 gathered 300 female leaders from 33 countries for a 4-day conference onboard Holland America Lines’ M/V Koningdam for its’ maiden voyage in…

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The United States of Reality?

Scrolling through Twitter ignite a strange mix of feeling quite humored and scared shitless at the same time, as the U.S. presidential election seems to turn into a surrealistic and populistic reality show 😖 The gap between frustrated voters and the establishment expanded and took a turn for the worse as we (too) slowly started…

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Borderless Business; Languages Decrypted

Looks as this awesome piece of tech could arrive just in time for @norshipping next year! Would make the week even more fun – tearing down the walls of different languages – within European languages firstly…💡🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹🇪🇸🇵🇹  Though I can make myself understood on “tourist” level in Russian, Spanish, Italian and squeeze out some phrases in…

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No shame! A cover story

Across Europe, discussions are heated on the hijab and burkini debates, commenters throwing verbal bombs from each side, forcing people to take a stand for “good” or “evil”, and leaving little space for deeper reflections. Combined with what I consider most interesting; we get enraged by burkinis while covering up our own 4-year old girls in…

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Sharing vacay!

For the third year in a row, we have lent our mountain cabin out to families we don’t know. Single moms, parents who’ve gone through a rough period, families from other countries who wants to get familiar with the Norwegian cabin culture. This year, families from Iran, Georgia, Norway and Pakistan got the opportunity to…

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