15. Sep, 2019

The week 37-2019 summary ...

Well done, we passed another milestone and I have a winner for the price already 👍. And you did beat the reader per week record from last week with 3,389 this time. An unbelievable number, when you break it down to hours and minutes. It is 20 readers per hour, one reader every 3 minutes. When you guys proceed with this speed, we will easily pass the 200k milestone before the year end (by the way in the same year when you did pass the 100k milestone).

"The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed." -- Eminemhttps://www.biography.com/musician/eminem 

Just coming back from Valkenburg in the Netherlands, from a short weekend trip  https://www.holland.com/global/tourism/destinations/provinces/limburg/valkenburg-aan-de-geul.htm. A lot of celebrations going on this weekend. On Friday the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the city during World War II. On a parking lot in the city center and right in front of our hotel you could see a lot of army trucks and jeeps, soldiers in the original uniform and the music from 75 years ago.

What brought up an interesting discussion about anniversaries and why people are sticking to it? Not only for liberation, but also for anniversaries related to marriage, staying in a job or company, leaving school/university, a club membership, etc. Why are people celebrating these topics every year again? Is it just sentimentality? For the 75 years liberation there might be only a few people still alive, who have been part of it? Are they still celebrating or only their children and grandchildern out of good memory or respect?

The same with e.g. a 25 year job anniversary. Some will say great and respect, others will say you missed the point to leave and take a much better job 10 to 15 years ago. It is just a matter of your perspective and personality. An Indian colleague of mine is always telling the story about The Five Monkeys Experiment, what is somehow related to it 😉:

On Saturday there was an open air concert on the same parking lot and still in front of our hotel, with Bon Jovi, Cold Play, Helene Fischer and Abba. All bands did stay in our hotel and we could see them before their gig and at the breakfast this morning. Are you kidding me? A little bit, because it was all Cover Bands, but really great and by just hearing the music you could not really make a difference. Two bands did come from Italy, one from Germany and one from the UK - https://www.brandrevivalnight.nl/.

Next week I am looking forward to Zukunft Personal 2019 in Cologne on Thursday,  https://www.europe.zukunft-personal.com/en/about/keynotes-speaker/. Have a great week and keep reading my BLOG 🙂👍, very much appreciated.

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." — Coco Chanel, born August 19, 1883, Saumur, France—died January 10, 1971, Paris,  https://www.britannica.com/biography/Coco-Chanel