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The decoder — For Greeks Worldwide

The names in the Boyarns, Lagarde lists etc., look like pieces of a puzzle. The available data does not answer all questions for the welder of this mosaic puzzle. It is like the creator of this enigma constructed a maze of parallel accounts and a code to make its solution impossible. Faltsiani seems to be able to play the role…

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Serafim P. Kotrotsos: Dangerous games with in-security .. — For Greeks Worldwide

One can disagree with periods of Jean-Claude Juncker’s political path, however his European sense is hardly debatable, as well as his ability to recognize and identify the risks for the European project. When, after the new terrorist attack in Brussels, others were quick to declare that “Europe is at war” and others self-vindicated the policy…

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Shackled skeletons at ancient Greek cemetery puzzle archaeologists — For Greeks Worldwide

An ancient cemetery south of Athens containing more than 1,500 skeletons may provide important clues for life in the ancient city, says a report in Forbes. The mass burial site in Faliro, a port of Athens in classical times, includes people who were tossed face-down into a pit, their hands shackled behind their backs. Kristina…

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Greek Businesses Among Europe’s Best — For Greeks Worldwide

SOURCE: GREEKNEWSAGENDA Four Greek companies were selected last month among the top 110 European companies distinguished on February 7th as the finalists and “Ruban d ‘Honneur” 2015/2016 recipients of the prestigious European Business Awards (EBAs). The businesses advanced to the next and final phase of the competition, which will announce the winners in each of the 11 categories at …

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#NiaVardalos: Greece will rise up from economic crisis — For Greeks Worldwide

Greek-American actress/screenwriter #Nia Vardalos is optimistic about Greece rising up from its ashes and says the next “Big Fat Greek Wedding” will be shot in Greece With the release of the sequel to “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” next week in Europe, the pressure is already on for a third film – “And I’m like,…

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The Gods of Olympus travel to New York — For Greeks Worldwide

Starting March 24, the Onassis Cultural Center NY will present the exhibition “Gods and Mortals at Olympus: Ancient Dion, City of Zeus”. Starting March 24, the Onassis Cultural Center NY will present the exhibition “Gods and Mortals at Olympus: , City of Zeus”, exploring the relationship between daily life in a city built on the slopes…

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ANNA VISSI – Interview

Anna Vissi, was very kind to grant us an exclusive interview.

Thank you Anna!

Q: Was there a specific moment that inspired you to get involved in music?
ANNA: I guess that would be the minute I faced the first light and heard the voice of my mother giving birth to me.

Q: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
ANNA: I really don’t bother thinking about that. I only believe in what I feel at the present time. I care about doing the things I want and love, especially in the music world and somehow, I guess, this will lead to “that” future, which I now prefer to remain unknown.
Q: What should every person try at least once in their life?
ANNA: 20 years ago I would say try marriage once… 20 years after that, I say try divorce once! Hahaha

Q: What brings you the greatest joy?
ANNA: Singing under the ideal circumstances…An Example: When my grandson opens his eyes in the morning and I happen to be there singing a song.

Q: What is the best advice you’ve been given?
ANNA: That there’s no advice useful enough, rather than your own experiences and what you’ve learned from that. We need to try things first and then decide what’s best for us.

Q: What is on your bucket list?
ANNA: Travels…long ones. I want to see and feel more of this world before I depart forever.

Q: Who are your heroes?
ANNA: Some really old fellows who are still around and keep fighting to live within their spirit and hope. They are smiling and every word that comes from their mouths is the right thing to say, if you know what I mean.

Q: What is your greatest indulgence?
ANNA: LOUKOUMADES!!

Q: What quote do you live by?
ANNA: Quotes are fun but unrealistic in my opinion. Every day and everything you live and experience, can render a yesterday’s quote obsolete. Generally, I don’t like to get trapped into one-way paths. I am just “open” to life I guess.

Q: Best gift you’ve ever received?
ANNA: Two grandsons so far, after nature gave me my daughter!

Q: Name one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
ANNA: Maybe that I am a good tennis player? I don’t know 🙂

Q: One thing you wish you knew when you were younger?
ANNA: Even though I wouldn’t be whole if I changed anything, it’s better the way it is.

Q: One sentence that describes Greece for you.
ANNA: A yet to be discovered blue paradise!

 

 

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#NewEconomy – What gives?

The uphill marathon toward entrepreneurship

I have a blog and a website, and my tiny amount of followers, are thankful for not receiving 60 emails per day, for receiving one Newsletter every two weeks, and for the simplicity within that letter.

I am sure you know, have seen, received and read many newsletters.
Flashy, with ads, and 10,000 pictures.
This seems to be the norm nowadays, but I am here to tell you NOT ANYMORE.
People are fed up with gargantuan email campaigns, with the audacity to be rude as a form of guerrilla marketing strategy, and for taking our readers and followers for granted.

If I receive one more “follow-up” email with the HEADLINE: Have you been abducted by Aliens? I will scream.

Things have to slow down, things have to start being calmer.
The funding Market is slowing down, there are startups left and right that are closing their doors,there are even older tech companies that have to lay people off.

If you are caught in this whirlwind of changes and find yourself without work, I have a few words for you:

1. It is not the end of the world
2. Take a couple of months and some steps back, re-evaluate your life, your goals and rest.
3. DO NOT rush into a frenetic job hunt. Think hard and clear: 40 or more hours per week, for how many years, for how much money? Does that equal a balanced life to you??
If you think you might be next to lose your job, I would still give you the very same advice.
TAKE A STEP or two back PEOPLE!
Look in the mirror and face the ugly, aggressive, pale, overworked, and underpaid ghosts we have become.