テクノロジーエキスパート with UBIC Japan
On February 1st 2013 I started working for the Japanese company UBIC
(Shinagawa, Tokyo) as a Technical Expert and advisor.
Job hunting in Tokyo
From late October till early November I was in Tokyo looking for interesting jobs. I found a nice handset rental service which gives you unlimited free data usage in Japan
. Access to Google maps is critical in a country where streets rarely have names!
Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (aka "HD")
On June 9th I passed my last exam (in Managerial Economics) and completed the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration at Copenhagen Business School. It was a really cool programme giving you all-around skills and insight into as diverse subjects as International Economics and Corporate Law.
On May 1st I acquired my PRINCE2 Foundation certificate. PRINCE2
(Projects in controlled environments) is a popular approach to project management which siginificantly increases the chances of project success.
지금 열심히 한국어를 공부하고 있습니다. 日本語のように難しい言語だと思います。These days I'm studying Korean and finding it to be as difficult as Japanese but in slightly different ways. Nevertheless, it's a fascinating language and I took the 26th Test of Proficiency in Korean
, TOPIK (한국어능력시험), in London on April 14th.
I'm currently reading a fascinating book called Marketing Metrics (Farris, 2010)
which has some interesting insights and practical tools for evaluating marketing campaigns and efforts in numerical terms. Do all those marketing dollars actually make a difference? And how big a difference? Highly recommended reading.