Tech & Science
Notes from “Sustainability May Day” @ Finland’s Aalto University Campus
A woman’s life layered in cultural space – how far culture shapes our identity…
Perceptions of the Search and the Thumb Empire – By Professor Göte Nyman
Finnish Basic Universal Income not yet dead – one more year still
How a Swiss mountain village made headlines worldwide
About freedom of speech – From Rwanda to Facebook…
Frugal Innovations For realizing The Sustainable Development Goals
Corruption and unacceptable behaviour inside the EU – should it be ignored it or just hope that it will go away?
Germany now sees Russian Baltic Sea gas pipeline (NordStream2) as political risk like Sweden and Denmark. Why does Finland only talk about its environmental risks?
Singapore’s Uber works well, but not in NZ and Australia – AirBNB and Expedia cannot be fully trusted companions…
Older people can work, and they should work
Is AI just risky software that, like Facebook, harbours much bigger dangers for mankind?
Five Twitter-like myths about Finland’s SOTE healthcare reform
Lessons about dynamic change for Finland from Singapore
Australia – warm weather and generous immigrant policies have created an “easy-go-lucky” country for millions
Finnish Transport Minister wants a public subsidy for electric bikes but not for ordinary bikes…
Finns are satisfied, but are definitely not the happiest folk in the world
Australia – land of fearless fast population growth
Dunedin is a really nice city surrounded by lots of quiet beautiful beaches and villages
Trump, North Korea’s Kim and Putin, the nuclear option and New Zealand Boltholes
Big brother and the privacy of your health – do not believe in corporate altruism…
Internet travel from Hell – true life example of how networks can be completely hopeless
Perceptions of Artificial Intelligence in Natural Work Life – By: Prof. Göte Nyman
Singapore – An important lesson for the Nordics of dynamic change and education
Perceptions of the Maslow Model and the hierarchy of AI Needs – By: Prof. Göte Nyman
Red lights are flashing – the Conservative Party is ready to give extra money to EU, but not for needed healthcare, education and childcare reforms in Finland!
Tampere Chamber Music Festival will sound again with unalterable aim to endeavour well-being through music
The unintended consequences of climate change policies – fossil fuel vehicles in China
It seems that the Chinese believe in balance – Failure is not bad because afterwards success will come
Chinese construction boom is really scary…
Chinese is like no other language… 10 years of study will not be enough
VJ Sport – specialized, innovative Orienteering Shoe company that brings advanced technical solutions to sports shoes
More strange things noticed here in Hainan…
Leaders with brains are often misunderstood…
Ignore banks when they come up with new products like long housing loans, interest rate caps and floors, insurance, investment funds, hospitals, car rentals, etc…
How the Finnair story ends… we ended up paying 10% more without sitting together!
Finnair, the Finnish airline is cheating again…
A Xmas story, by our correspondent Moomingway
Christmas Celebrations in Helsinki – December 2017
Getting a new residence permit: the mysterious case of official procedures in Finland
Don’t photograph parked black vans in Helsinki without your passport, driving license, birth certificate, or electricity bill… you may end up in jail
Muotikuu – Woman’s fashion shop in Helsinki – great Finnish designed clothes in a large and airy shop
Perceptions of the idea of (a Finnish) Man – Professor Göte Nyman
Good luck and rare talent brings success to Pakistani 3D Artist to win a Finnish Life
New Finnish Study – Sunrise and Sunset Guide Daily Activities of City-Dwellers
Insects and bugs approved as a delicious and nutritious food in Finland and Switzerland
SME News – Fingertip Ltd – a way of making better decisions…
Finnish President wants to have a referendum on Nato membership – that is a cowardly non-committal opinion!
What the Paradise Papers really said…
Why are young Finnish entrepreneurs shining examples of honesty, while retired businessmen cheat on taxes in Portugal
What’s today’s big news in Finland – Last year’s biggest incomes are officially published!
Forget GDP and embrace Doughnut Economics – An almost Nordic approach to 7 episodes…
Real competition tries to break Finnish ATM monopoly but then Regulator gets upset!
Unique 50 year database of “sanitised” Finnish digital health records available for researchers
Finland’s research and innovation policy needs to be revised with a broad brush – Emeritus Professor Antti Hautamäki
Big Brother is watching all the time – Private and public surveillance is ubiquitous
Sweden’s Wallenberg family industrialists make bold proposals for more significant cooperation between Sweden and Finland
Invitation to support Artists at Forum Box in Helsinki
Perceptions of Artificial in Artificial Intelligence – Professor Göte Nyman
Parts of the Finnish Cooperative Movement resemble the last Soviet State
A serious and well respected author, Sofi Oksanen, has sent a letter to Ms. Trump…
Being a kid without childhood – Georgia versus Finland!
What is all this fuss about learning languages? Can’t we just muddle through like the Prime Minister and the President with poor English?
Who is going to challenge the digital giant incumbents – can Finland and the Nordics create real disruption?
Perceptions of care by Professor Göte Nyman
Moni – At last an innovative financial product robs the banks
At last, a hint of something positive about Giant Retail Food Chains
Time really heals whenever a doctor is not available … a true story
Members of Finnish Parliament like meeting lobbyists, but do not want to publish the meetings in an open manner
Finland’s innovative SLUSH event has a brother called “Dare to Learn!”
More accidents on pedestrian crossings – police chief says, “We need fewer better crossings”!
Education is still best investment for 3 to 90 year olds, and what do you know about MOOC’s?
Germany is going to the polling stations
North Korea’s nuclear bomb would have destroyed Helsinki…
Video of Finnish president interviewing author Paul Auster in Helsinki
Smart Resettlement: A Refugee Success Story From Rural Australia
How rightwing neo-liberals always seem to end up with bizarre men
New “populist“ political parties in the Finland, in the Nordics are no more “populist” than the other main parties, the incumbents
The big boy’s altruistic social promise: “Now you see it, now you don’t…”
CEO sky-high salaries and bonuses cannot be justified by weak arguments
Leader 7.8.2017 – Why music and education are the keys to humanity
Barnacle Geese shit covers most of Helsinki’s parks. Wake up City Managers, they are filthy animals that spread salmonella, e.coli and kill the grass
Prime Minister “dumbs down” by talking about female TV star pay, to avoid bad news about Brexit
Kristiina Mäkelä, our Olympic Triple Jumper, is back from injury!
Religion and politics do not mix, so Finnish Prime Minister should shut up
Nordic countries rely too much on Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, etc. We need our own national data-driven applications and more…
Letter from Italy – Lessons learned from 2 weeks in the Dolomites – Good personal service is so important…
Letter from Italy – A story about a lone entrepreneur… The Manufakt Shop
A Nordic Perception of the G20 Summit – “Demonstrators” and “World Leaders” waste taxpayers money in Germany and insult democracy
Letter from Italy – Typical hotels and business owners uphold good traditions and good business sense irrespective of sex
Holidays at last… Letter from Italy, from the Dolomites…
New contributor to FinnishNews – British Cartoonist, Richard JL Pope
Leader 28.5.2017 – Why is Finland such a lovely place?
Finnish government should not take lessons from Trump…
Coordinated attack on public services by Finnish wealthy millionaires starts to resemble Citizen Kane’s lust for power
Story first, technology second or vice versa: how Google supports contemporary journalistic practices
Finland is the world capital of the Tango! …Really
Your pensions could be much bigger… but bloated vested interests burn huge amounts of your pension savings
Our Great Leaders concentrate on little things, while the big ones are destroying us…
Espoo Metro is a perfect example of private project management failure and public secrecy