In Bulgaria, every child of my generation had to go to kindergarten after turning three years – the law required mothers to work. My mother could not disobey. She worked far from home and traveled by public transport. This meant I spent 8-9 hours in kindergarten every week-day
I was often sick as a toddler and this meant I went to be looked after by my grandma in the village… Continue reading
All children have a talent. Sometimes they have several. You make your mark on the world by passionately pursuing what you are good at.
When I first entered primary school I had great problems learning to write and this had an impact on everything I did in the classroom. Because I struggled to write, I was seen to be “backward”. Because I became upset, I was seen to be unstable. Because I reacted negatively to the way I… Continue reading
You never know who or what will determine your path in life. You cannot assume who your greatest teachers will be. And thank goodness for that!
I’d like to tell you a little about my brother. I can hardly give him the credit for providing my mission in life but bear with me please.
We were born a year apart and were very close although you wouldn’t know it if you saw us squabble.
He seemed… Continue reading
The participation of children in family efforts prepare them for life.
I’d like to share my first experiments in business. When I was at a school girl, I spent my summer holidays in the countryside with my grandparents who grew all sorts of vegetables and fruit.They didn’t use herbicides and sometimes hings grew in strange shapes and sizes but they always tasted fabulous and not like te stuff you find in supermarkets that have been grown… Continue reading
Looking outwards to the community
“Entrepreneurs have zeitgeist – they know what is going on in the world and act accordingly.”
(David Bisset, EQ chairman)
Entrepreneurs can easily lose their zeitgeist. For those who start organizations it depends heavily on maintaining their connection with the people they serve and the values they stand for while a substantial enterprise, complex systems and organizational paraphernalia grow around them. Bigger vehicles are less easy to maneuver and they make it more difficult… Continue reading
In our literature we make the following statement assuming that readers will get the message ‘Inquisitive, intelligent and playful, dolphins have been known to guide seafarers to safety.’ We fail to mention that the dolphins act on the basis of long-term obligation.
According to Greek legend Dionysus, the god of wine and mirth, was once voyaging between the Mediterranean islands of Ikaria and Naxos. The ship’s crew didn’t know the true identity of their passenger and planned to… Continue reading