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Angel in a Brown Suit: Business Ballet in Triumph and Disaster

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;                           If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster                           And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can … Continue reading

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Business Ballet – Seriously?

“It was one of the best courses I’ve attended during my exchange and highly relevant for my future career. The course has a unique concept that is a must for every student that would like to improve his or her public … Continue reading

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Clown or Cool – the latest turns of Dancing English Teacher

Recently I attended a lecture on self-branding by social media expert Zaki Azedani of Zakisome. One of his main points was that you need to brand yourself in order to obtain business opportunities. Being a representative for Generation Y, he … Continue reading

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Partiture of Presence

Recently I crossed the Porvoo Campus lobby during a project dissemination session. I did not stop by to listen, since in a fraction of a second I had drawn my conclusions on whether to stay or not. And I decided … Continue reading

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We are here to excel!

Now I am going to be a bit provocative. What I am going to say is the following: “No, you cannot fail in my class!” It has become almost trendy to assure students that they are allowed to fail, however, … Continue reading

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Corridor Pedagogy for Risk-Takers

Porvoo Campus became a playground out of necessity, not out of exhibitionist aspirations nor out of any inborn urge to cause stir and turbulence. The classrooms are simply too small for exercises involving any movement. Hence, my “corridor pedagogy” was … Continue reading

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Beam you up – and smile!

Presence starts from the face! It needs to be active and alert. Beaming. This week I ran into a 2500-year old face that made the deepest of impressions on me. A face illuminated by the archaic smile. The expression belonged … Continue reading

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Birth of Business Ballet or Dancing during Halcyon Days

For me New Year signifies birth. Tangibly. Concretely. My body remembers the violent contractions accompanied by the sound and smell of fireworks illuminating the pitch-black December sky. My two younger children were born on New Years Day 2005 and 2008, … Continue reading

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Keep going – Serendipity in the social media cloud

This is a story with a lengthy introduction before reaching my point. It begins already in 1978 when I started frequenting international ballet competitions, first in Varna, Bulgaria and subsequently in Helsinki. In summer 2001 visits to ballet competitions came to … Continue reading

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