Fall is here...
miércoles, octubre 31, 2007

Last weekend I took a small walk around our house in Greenham. Probably not more than 300 mts from our house but found some very nice corners with fall colours.

That's one of the things I like in England. The colours and variations of the trees and forest.

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posted by Jjuan at miércoles, octubre 31, 2007 | Permalink
Philippe and Mindmapping
lunes, octubre 29, 2007

As you probably already know, specially if we work together, I like Mindmapping. In fact it's more than that.... I only do Mindmapping in my normal work ( well, I do a bit more but I only take notes in that format ).

I use it for meetings, brainstorming, solving problems, planning projects, evaluating team members, conferences, training, visits with customers.... I just found it's the right way to "estimulate" my brain and keep open to alternative solutions and seeing the "big picture".

Some time ago I thought on structuring this site as a "Mindmap" where you could navigate through the different branches and types of content. The only limitation is I may need some web design skills to do it which I don't have ( yet ).

Talking of Mindmapping, today I found Philippe's Mindmapping blog ( yes, 100% dedicated to Mindmapping ) where he links one of my mindmapping posts.

Philippe works in Ibermapping, promoting mindmapping as a key business tool

Guys, you see... I'm not the only one!!!


posted by Jjuan at lunes, octubre 29, 2007 | Permalink
Leonardo da Vinci at High Resolution
domingo, octubre 28, 2007

Via The Herald Tribune I find this new that really brings fresh air in the way to enjoy and even study the big artist's jobs.

Via Haltadefinitione we can now "deep dive" at 16 billion pixels into the "Last Supper" painting from Leonardo, and find out what techniques and tricks he used as a superb painter 500 years ago.

For example, see here ( at only a small percentage of magnificacion ) the technique he used for giving transparency to glasses.


posted by Jjuan at domingo, octubre 28, 2007 | Permalink
Wearing Networking

Linkedin have just released the Linkedin Store

Now we can buy t-shirts, caps, pens... with the Linkedin image.

Not sure that's my idea of "promoting networking", but it's a very good idea though !!

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posted by Jjuan at domingo, octubre 28, 2007 | Permalink
USA Trip Sept '07
viernes, octubre 26, 2007

Last September we tried to compensate the miserable summer in UK with a long trip to sunny USA.

To be honest, this was my first real trip to US, apart from a weekend in New York and one business event in Orlando. I was really wanting to do it for years, and have to say it has
really matched my expectations !!

The trip for 22 days covered :

- California ( San Francisco, coast of Carmel peninsula, Sequoia National Park, Yosemite NP, Mono Lake, Death Valley NP )
- Nevada ( Las Vegas )
- Utah ( Cedar Breaks, Bryce Canyon NP, Moab and Arches NP )
- Arizona ( Monument Valley, Grand Canyon NP, Sedona, Phoenix )
- Hawaii ( six days relaxing in Kauai the "Garden Island" )
- New York ( mainly Manhatan for two days )

As you can expect I took something like 3.000 photos so I'm still trying to sort and select those. Expect some to come soon together with my comments from US...

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posted by Jjuan at viernes, octubre 26, 2007 | Permalink
Linkedin +1000
martes, octubre 23, 2007

I already wrote several times about how much I like Linkedin.

I have presence too in Xing and Neurona, but I have to admit both don't come close to Linkedin when talking about real useful contacts.

Last days I surpased a thousand contacts. I'm not a "supernetworker" trying to get the maximum number of connections, whatever the use. I just try to use Linkedin to consolidate my useful contacts from the University, MBA or my different roles and companies ( Airtel, Vodafone Spain, Vodafone New Zealand, Vodafone Group.. ).

I don't usually refuse any connection request, unless it's clearly a massive request from someone I've no idea about.

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posted by Jjuan at martes, octubre 23, 2007 | Permalink
The Pelican Nebula
sábado, octubre 20, 2007

Just bringing today a very nice picture of The Pelican Nebula or IC 5067 in the constelation of Cygnus

Clouds of cold gas, dust, star forming regions, newly born stars...

Isn't it a fantastic example of how artistic the Universe itself can be?

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posted by Jjuan at sábado, octubre 20, 2007 | Permalink
Our new website : Vodafone Global Enterprise
miércoles, octubre 17, 2007

Our "baby" organisation, Vodafone Global Enterprise, has now a public website.


It's still a Web 1.0 site, with not much interaction with our multinational customers but... just wait and see in next months

Any feedback will be very welcome

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posted by Jjuan at miércoles, octubre 17, 2007 | Permalink
Did you know ??
sábado, octubre 13, 2007
I found this fantastic video in James' blog

It makes me think a lot on our current speed for everything, in how life is changing completely....

What do you think?

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posted by Jjuan at sábado, octubre 13, 2007 | Permalink
Switching to English

Yes, after some months of inactivity in this blog, it's a good day for taking this decision.

Most of my business contacts and friends can understand English, so let's move to a new language.

Furthermore, after nine months living in UK, I'm feeling much more comfortable writing in Shakespeare's language.

So... welcome to my new site!!

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