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I recently found a few interesting tools to show some global economic / social statistics. You might find them useful or interesting or inspirational in terms of how data is being shown.

Fed Ex – Happiness Index
http://experience.fedex.com/us/en/#/data/default/topic/money_and_happiness

The Economist – Comparing Chinese provinces to Countries
http://www.economist.com/content/all_parities_china

The Economist – Comparing U.S. States to Countries
http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/01/comparing_us_states_countries

Some time ago I came across a couple of interesting videos on YouTube. As I already mentioned in one of my previous posts I believe that we need to wait for the effects of President Obama’s economic policies, but one thing can be said for sure – the budget is growing BIG. These videos show the scale in a very entertaining way.


Managers have recently met a new breed of employees. These people need to be managed in a different way than “typical” employees. They are hungry for feedback, willing to work long hours, treating work as a means for self-fulfillment rather than simply a way to make a living. This new species of workforce goes by many interesting names – Generation Y sociologists call them in order to clearly separate them from Generation X. “Millenials” is another name for people born in the 1980s, who had their view of the world developed and instilled as the world entered a new millennium. The iGeneration is about iPods, e-mails, instant messaging and Internet shopping. They are different and they pose a challenge for management practices around the world.

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Beginning February 2011 I have started a new job at Google in its EU HQ in Dublin, Ireland. I will be responsible for AdWords-related issues for the UK / Ireland market.

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