Human connection as one of the keys to a healthier University community
We all are influenced by the other human beings we meet throughout our lives. Even when we’re on our own, we’re still affected by our relationships and experiences of the past as well as by our own thoughts about the relationships and experiences of the future. Most of us do feel and acknowledge those influences, but we might not talk enough about human connection which is crucial to building those meaningful relationships.
Slush 2017. A few princes are coming to check out the buzz. The event has so many participants that a Finn appreciating his minimum 4 square-meter personal space will suffer as it gets totally violated in the crowd. I heard that it took over an hour to queue for the cloakroom after the afterparty last year. Some people seem to be a little bit too proud that they visited the event last year.
Tellus organizes events. Lots of events. And if you are organizing an event you often hope there are actually participants there. So, we market our events to reach students and others. We have a few tricks up our sleeves for that. This is a story of one of them.
Yes, yes always wins. A reduced ability to say “no” can be a strength. Yes, a word as simple as “yes” may take you to places. “Yes” is a symbol of accepting an opportunity. Therefore, be a Yes Man or a Yes Woman. Here’s one example of a chain of yes and the consequences that followed.
NBF. Another three letter-abbreviation which is used like everybody knows it. Even though most people don't. They are left feeling puzzled and wondering what is it this time that they are supposed to know even though they don't.
How do you know that you are creating something new? During my path in life, I have found one common factor that has followed me. It was there when I was a researcher, entrepreneur, project manager in Business Kitchen and it is here now, when I am heading the Tellus Innovation Arena activities. It is the fact that one must continuously re-define and re-think. What are those words and sentences that I can use to describe as well as possible, what something is?
“Oh yeah, my phone is using 4G” is turning into “oh no, it’s on 4G now”. What? The last time I was buying a brand new mobile phone subscription the salesman was hyping about the awesome 4G or LTE. Even though we are still using it, it will slowly lose its glamour. Why? Because of this new 5G-thingy that will turn 4G into the “3G of the future”; the sign on your screen that wipes away the smile from your face (lots of Gs around here).