Saturday, May 19, 2007

Hot Air Balloon - Yarra Valley Victoria Australia

"It was a love of the air and sky and flying, the lure of adventure, the appreciation of beauty. It lay beyond the descriptive words of men-where immortality is touched through danger, where life meets death on equal plane; where man is more than man, and existence both supreme and valueless at the same time." Charles Augustus Lindbergh

Sunday, May 13, 2007

The secret Law of attraction

The secret Law of attraction

I have just seen this movie ( as part of a social and bounding experience with work colleges. Ignoring the fact that it was just a bit too long, I have enjoyed it and more importantly related to the message of it.

Being positive, optimistic is a key success factor for fulfilling your goals in life and being happy. Thinking about your objectives in life and imagining you are accomplishing them enables you to think about the How after knowing the What. We shouldn't be wasting our energy on anger, hate or any other negative feeling that doesn't get us anywhere. It is important to keep your thoughts focused on what you want to attract to your life!

From a personal level, I am indeed very lucky to have the privilege to share my life with the most positive person I have ever meet - Itai Levitan – who helps me to direct my energy to a peaceful, relaxed and joyful feelings.

International business development for the telecommunications industry

International business development for the telecommunications industry

While realizing the Israeli export to Azerbaijan has grown by more than 400% last year especially the telecommunications products (consist 75% of the export) and the government's intentions to invest a major part of their oil revenues on developing the ICT in the country; I have decided to check out this emerging market before it gets to crowded.

I should have predicted the challenges of this delegation by the difficult start…one of the things that I insisted on is getting the commitment of the major Azeri mobile, fix operators and ISP's to meet with the Israelis companies. It sure wasn't easy and long term planning is not a common strategy in this country. After endless emails, phone calls and discussions I have finally had a sufficient number of Azeri companies that were committed to take part at the seminar and business meetings.

Being as optimistic as I am, I have managed to recruit 11 telecommunications companies to join the delegation, doubling the prediction number of 5 companies…After sending few emails with the important information (market research, agenda, tentative meetings, and business opportunities) and conducting endless talks with the Israeli companies and the embassy, I was informed that the Azeri Minister of communications has to join the president for a delegation outside the country in the exact same dates. As a result, I have decided to postpone the delegation, to be continued…