A Trip of a Lifetime – Sri Lanka


FYI holiday Just For Fun travel elephants sri lanka Yes, the elephants did strike back ! The trip was amazing and despite me thinking I might have time to type up some blog posts on the plane, sleep, kids, and other distractions (free movies) got in the way. I think we took close to 900 photos in the many cities and tourist sites that we went to on the island. The kid’s impressed me with their ability to tolerate the long travel and long days with different eating schedules.

Elephants Strike Back


We are on our way to my birthplace: Sri Lanka. FYI holiday Just For Fun travel Dubai sri lanka Phone booths in Dubai The title of this post comes from my son with affirmation from my daughter. We are on a journey back to my homeland and plan to see and ride an elephant or two. As usual, life has been busy and all the blog post ideas that fleet across my mind, never end up making it into a proper post.


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Do You Care?


The photo in this blog post is from our recent trip to Sri Lanka. client services entrepreneurship travel client service customer service customers flowers sri lanka Do you care? It seems like a simple question, and the answer obviously differs based on what you are talking about. For instance, do you care about your customers? Do you care about your kids? Do you care about the random person walking down the street? Do you care about lizards?

Life Is Like a Box of Chocolates


I recall Cadbury used to make a chocolate with orange flavor without nuts (or maybe I blocked the nuts from my memory) that I used to enjoy but I could only find it in England or Sri Lanka. Hot Chocolate. OK, so we’ve all (well most of us) have watched Forest Gump and can appreciate the title of this post: Life Is Like A Box of Chocolates.

Slumdog Millionaire


I’ve been to India and Sri Lanka and the poverty and abysmal living conditions of many kids is real. Tags: entrepreneurship movie reviews parenting random stuff garage door issues india slumdog millionaire sri lanka street kids I was originally going to do a post about all the various issues I’ve had lately with my car, my garage door, and other stuff, but then I rented and watched Slumdog Millionaire last night.

How To Start Your Own Takeaway Business In The UK


You may also wish to consider dishes from a specific country e.g. China or Sri Lanka, this can help you differentiate your offering from your competitors. Takeaway food businesses have seen pronounced popularity all across the UK.

8 Tips For Online Startups To Improve Customer Experience


David Chambat is Chief Executive Officer of Villa-Finder.com , the leading villa booking and distribution platform in Asia, with 1,000+ villas in Bali , Sri Lanka , Phuket , Samui and Mauritius. In a physical environment like a cafe or a restaurant, people recognise that there are external factors that affect their experiences and that these factors are out of a business control. Hence they naturally have a lower standard for what is deemed a satisfactory experience.

Crowdsourcing The Indian Rupee Symbol

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India wanted to differentiate its currency from neighboring Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka – all of these countries used the abbreviation “Rs&#. A few years ago, the British Royal Mint crowdsourced the design of new coins. That competition attracted 4,000 entries from 500 people. Anyone was eligible to compete. Specially invited artists, Royal Mint engravers and artists from other countries competed with people of all ages, from everywhere.

Why utilities need to be back in public hands

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Just this week I was in Sri Lanka and they already have 5G well underway. After 30 years of infrastructure privatisation in Australia, it’s time we put critical utilities (Energy, Water, Telecoms, Rail, et al) back in the hands of the public. While this may sound somewhat draconian and even semi-communist, right now it is the most capitalist move we could make, and our future depends on it. I spoke about it today on radio – you can listen here.

How to Save Four Hours this Weekend

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August 2015, Sri Lanka. Yes, that title is click bait. Gotcha. But keep reading, it actually could save you four hours tomorrow and make you happier. Question: When is the last time you looked at your phone? For me, it was 4 minutes ago. . And I’ve already picked my phone up 41 times today (Saturday, May 5, 2018). It’s only 10:34am. Over the course of the day, I’ll clock in over 100 pickups, and over 4 hours of screen time. For me, this is is a problem.

41% Of Attack Traffic Originates From China – Akamai


It’s also interesting to note from the infographic that despite the claims of its telecommunications providers, Singapore ranks relatively lowly in the Asia Pacific region as far as mobile connectivity speeds are concerned, with its best performing provider outpaced by those from Malaysia, Indonesia, and even Sri Lanka.

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Starting up for a social good – The Feast Kitchen Event 2009

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Srina tea is 100% organically grown, hand-plucked, packaged and produced on a small scale farm in a rainforest in Sri Lanka. On October 2nd 2009 I will be participating in an event called The Feast Kitchen where startups will get to present their ideas for social good. These are companies (some non-profit some for profit) trying to make the world a better place.

Facebook Acquires Israel’s Snaptu For an Estimated $60-70 Million

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Facebook’s collaboration with Snaptu at m.fb.snaptu.com/f enabled FB to power its users in emerging markets with low smartphone penetration including: Dialog (Sri Lanka) Life (Ukraine) Play (Poland) StarHub (Singapore) STC (Saudi Arabia) Three (Hong Kong) Tunisiana (Tunisia) Viva (Dominican Republic) Vodafone (Romania) Mobilicity (Canada) Reliance (India) Telcel (Mexico) TIM (Brazil) Vivacom (Bulgaria).

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Are You Fundable?


For the time being, the company is seeing maximum interest from travelers who want to visit Rajasthan, Kerala and Sri Lanka. Today's roundtable had a couple of interesting businesses, but before I get to them, I want to underscore that entrepreneurs MUST gauge fundability before assuming that they can build their businesses by raising money. TravelTriangle.com.

25 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur


We are generating employment for countries such as the United States, Philippines, Canada, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Ghana and Nepal. Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Waking up each morning knowing you are getting to do exactly what you love is more than most people could ever say about any “job” they have had.

Crossing the Corpus Callosum – Music & Analytics


I gave them an extension on their mini-contract because we wanted to use photos from our recent trip to Sri Lanka. Entrepreneurs can be a little conflicted at times. Some of us are very analytical and logical. Some are very creative (artistic, musical, etc.) and conceptual. Some are both. For those of us who cross the corpus callosum often, it can cause some interesting right brain/left brain integration challenges and short circuits.

The Robi Comb – Amazed And Stunned


I remember getting them as a kid when I went to visit Sri Lanka and the stuff they put on our heads was kind of like kerosine. I get many people asking me to blog about their products. Some even offer to pay me. Most of the requests I ignore as I don’t feel the products are relevant or I don’t have much to say about them. But when the PR guy for the Robi Comb reached out to me, it piqued my interest.