Starting a business in Norway easy as 1,2,3

As  I have plan to start a social business and in preparation to that I took the opportunity to understand the basics when I saw an article in Aftenposten. So thankfully I was a part of a seminar  run by Oslo kommune where where we had a short introduction to 'starting a company in Norway' . This was the easiest and convenient way to attract the entrepreneurs to startup business in Norway.

More information about this seminar is mentioned here :

In this course we got to know about the different types of companies people(Yes- including Foreigners ) can start in Norway. There are following 3 types of companies :
  • Sole Proprietorship (enkeltpersonforetak) 
  • General Partnership (ansvarlig selskap) 
  • Limited Liability Company (aksjeselskap)
The beauty of the system is that one can start a business( of type  enkeltpersonforetak ) just by filling the form on internet. The Altinn link for this is following :

Who is more corrupt UPA or NDA ?

I was reading the blog of Sri. LK Advani where he was talking about the corruption in UPA government and referring the Transparency International.
I digged into it later.As per Corruption Perceptions Index(CPI) which is published by Transparency International, India has following ranking over the years :

Govt. Year  Index
UPA   2010- 3.3    
UPA   2009- 3.4    
UPA   2008- 3.4    
UPA   2007- 3.5    
UPA   2006- 3.3    
UPA   2005- 2.9    
UPA   2004- 2.8    
NDA  2003- 2.8    
NDA  2002- 2.7

Note : 10 is best and which means zeo corruption.

So as per above data NDA government was more corrupt than UPA. So what Mr. Advani will say about it ? Actually there is a need to lift the politics from party level to national level.Corruption is not limited to regime of NDA or UPA , it is now pervasive in society.....and in my India needs following 2 not one alone :
- Very objectified policies which make sure that people do not get easy chance of indulging in corruption in social life.Every government department must have explicit policy(or clause in every policy) which make sure  corcorruption stays out of department.
- Strict anti-corruption law which will make sure that even after following above policies if people involve in corrupt practices then they should face harsh consequences and/or financial penalty.

Sri. Anna Hazare is talking about the second but is just strict 'policing' .....but not the measure to avoid the corruption from root......................

Worthiness of human being

Loosing 2 kings in 3 days...How pathetic !!!

One more legend left us on 8-oct-2011. If Steve Jobs was the king of the visible then this shy but remarkable guy was the king of what is largely invisible. Can we acknowledge the following facts like following :

- Windows was once written in C.
- Unix was build on C.
- Web servers are written in C, and if they’re not, they’re written in Java or C++, which are C derivatives, or    Python or Ruby, which are implemented in C.
- All of the network hardware running these programs I can almost guarantee were written in C.

By now you must have guessed that I am talking about non other than Dennis Ritchie- Father of the C programming language.

RIP drm will be remembered as one of the pioneers in history of computers.

Another Good one from DKV

"नहीं कहा जो कभी, खामखाँ समझती है ,
जो चाहता हूँ मैं कहना कहाँ समझती है
सब तो कहते थे ताल्लुक में इश्क के अक्सर
आखँ को आखँ , ज़बाँ को जबाँ समझती है.......Another Good one from DKV

Problems with kids ?

He once said the problem with children is that they carry your heart with them. The exact phrase was, “It’s your heart running around outside your body.”

Can you guess the guy ??

Death Is Very Likely The Single Best Invention Of Life

Today is just another day in life of all other people except the people who knows the Steve Jobs and his vision and contribution to modern world of innovation. He was of the level of likes of Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison. I did not know him so well until 6 years back when I by chance come across his inspiring speech on youtube and since then I became fan of his philosophy and vision and followed him on net.And as a result of that I am feeling the sadness and emptiness once he is not there in the world. Some where I read that all the great visionary people do not live long ....but for them it does not matter how long they lived what matters to them is how good they lived .................

".....Apple was never just a business to Steve. Apple is Steve Jobs and Steve Jobs is Apple. That was entirely different from anything I had experienced coming out of Pepsi.........Steve was a guy willing to create his own rules and a genius at creating his own industry. I had never met anyone like that before. I only have more and more admiration for Steve as time goes on.I wish Steve and I hadn't had a falling out. I wish I had gone back to Steve and said, "This is your company, let's figure out how you can come back and be CEO." I wish I had thought of that. But you can't change history."
Above are the lines said by the John Sculley- The Guy who fired Steve from apple in 1985.

Here are the Top Ten Lessons Steve Jobs taught us:
1. The most enduring innovations marry art and science – Steve has always pointed out that the biggest difference between Apple and all the other computer (and post-PC) companies through history is that Apple always tried to marry art and science.  Jobs pointed out the original team working on the Mac had backgrounds in anthropology, art, history, and poetry.  That’s always been important in making Apple’s products stand out.  It’s the difference between the iPad and every other tablet computer that came before it or since.  It is the look and feel of a product.  It is its soul.  But it is such a difficult thing for computer scientists or engineers to see that importance, so any company must have a leader that sees that importance.
2. To create the future, you can’t do it through focus groups – There is a school of thought in management theory that — if you’re in the consumer-facing space building products and services — you’ve got to listen to your customer.  Steve Jobs was one of the first businessmen to say that was a waste of time.  The customers today don’t always know what they want, especially if it’s something they’ve never seen, heard, or touched before.  When it became clear that Apple would come out with a tablet, many were skeptical.  When people heard the name (iPad), it was a joke in the Twitter-sphere for a day.  But when people held one, and used it, it became a ‘must have.’  They didn’t know how they’d previously lived without one.  It became the fastest growing Apple product in its history.  Jobs (and the Apple team) trusted himself more than others.  Picasso and great artists have done that for centuries.  Jobs was the first in business.
3. Never fear failure – Jobs was fired by the successor he picked.  It was one of the most public embarrassments of the last 30 years in business.  Yet, he didn’t become a venture capitalist never to be heard from again.  He didn’t start a production company and do a lot of lunches.  He picked himself up and got back to work following his passion.  Eight years ago, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and told he only had a few weeks to live.  As Samuel Johnson said, there’s nothing like your impending death to focus the mind.  From Jobs’ 2005 Stanford commencement speech:

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
4. You can’t connect the dots forward – only backward – This is another gem from the 2005 Stanford speech.  The idea behind the concept is that, as much as we try to plan our lives ahead in advance, there’s always something that’s completely unpredictable about life.  What seems like bitter anguish and defeat in the moment — getting dumped by a girlfriend, not getting that job at McKinsey, “wasting” 4 years of your life on a start-up that didn’t pan out as you wanted — can turn out to sow the seeds of your unimaginable success years from now.  You can’t be too attached to how you think your life is supposed to work out and instead trust that all the dots will be connected in the future.  This is all part of the plan.

Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
5. Listen to that voice in the back of your head that tells you if you’re on the right track or not – Most of us don’t hear a voice inside our heads.  We’ve simply decided that we’re going to work in finance or be a doctor because that’s what our parents told us we should do or because we wanted to make a lot of money.  When we consciously or unconsciously make that decision, we snuff out that little voice in our head.  From then on, most of us put it on automatic pilot.  We mail it in.  You have met these people.  They’re nice people.  But they’re not changing the world.  Jobs has always been a restless soul.  A man in a hurry.  A man with a plan.  His plan isn’t for everyone.  It was his plan. He wanted to build computers.  Some people have a voice that tells them to fight for democracy.  Some have one that tells them to become an expert in miniature spoons.  When Jobs first saw an example of a Graphical User Interface — a GUI — he knew this was the future of computing and that he had to create it.  That became the Macintosh.  Whatever your voice is telling you, you would be smart to listen to it.  Even if it tells you to quit your job, or move to China, or leave your partner.

6. Expect a lot from yourself and others – We have heard stories of Steve Jobs yelling or dressing down staff.  He’s a control freak, we’ve heard – a perfectionist.  The bottom line is that he is in touch with his passion and that little voice in the back of his head.  He gives a damn.  He wants the best from himself and everyone who works for him.  If they don’t give a damn, he doesn’t want them around.  And yet — he keeps attracting amazing talent around him.  Why?  Because talent gives a damn too.  There’s a saying: if you’re a “B” player, you’ll hire “C” players below you because you don’t want them to look smarter than you.  If you’re an “A” player, you’ll hire “A+” players below you, because you want the best result.
7. Don’t care about being right.  Care about succeeding – Jobs used this line in an interview after he was fired by Apple.  If you have to steal others’ great ideas to make yours better, do it.  You can’t be married to your vision of how a product is going to work out, such that you forget about current reality.  When the Apple III came out, it was hot and warped its motherboard even though Jobs had insisted it would be quiet and sleek.  If Jobs had stuck with Lisa, Apple would have never developed the Mac.
8. Find the most talented people to surround yourself with – There is a misconception that Apple is Steve Jobs.  Everyone else in the company is a faceless minion working to please the all-seeing and all-knowing Jobs.  In reality, Jobs has surrounded himself with talent: Phil Schiller, Jony Ive, Peter Oppenheimer, Tim Cook, the former head of stores Ron Johnson.  These are all super-talented people who don’t get the credit they deserve.  The fact that Apple’s stock price has been so strong since Jobs left as CEO is a credit to the strength of the team.  Jobs has hired bad managerial talent before.  John Sculley ended up firing Jobs and — according to Jobs — almost killing the company.  Give credit to Jobs for learning from this mistake and realizing that he can’t do anything without great talent around him.
9. Stay hungry, stay foolish - Again from the end of Jobs’ memorable Stanford speech:

When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960′s, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.
Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
10. Anything is possible through hard work, determination, and a sense of vision – Although he’s the greatest CEO ever and the father of the modern computer, at the end of the day, Steve Jobs is just a guy.  He’s a husband, a father, a friend — like you and me.  We can be just as special as he is — if we learn his lessons and start applying them in our lives.  When Jobs returned to Apple in the 1990s, it was was weeks away from bankruptcy.  It’s now the biggest company in the world.  Anything’s possible in life if you continue to follow the simple lessons laid out above.

Steve RIP....We will miss you but remember your contribution and words and be inspired by your life.

Unique Norway

Lysebotn Road, Norway
Although most seem to head to Lysebotn for the opportunity to BASE jump, you would hope that they also take time out to experience what looks to be an incredible drive. Winding your way around 29 hairpins as you climb high above the fjord would be hard to beat.

Trollstigen, Norway
The Trollstigen (Troll's Ladder) is a mountain segment of a road in Norway connecting the municipalities of Norddal and Rauma. It's famous for a combination of good reasons - the picturesque location, 9% incline and particularly its proximity to the Stigfossen Waterfall.


Massive cliff 604 metres (1982 feet) above Lysefjorden, in Forsand, Ryfylke, Norway. The top of the cliff is approximately 25 by 25 metres square, almost flat, and is a famous tourist attraction in Norway.


Atlantic road :
The Atlantic Ocean Road is a 8.3-kilometer long section of County Road which runs through an archipelago in Eide and Averøy in Møre og Romsdal, Norway. The fixed link passes by Hustadvika, an unsheltered part of the Norwegian Sea, connecting the island of Averøy with the mainland and Romsdalshalvøya peninsula. The road runs between the villages of Kårvåg on Averøy and Vevang in Eida. The road is built on several small islands and skerries, which are connected by several causeways, viaducts and eight bridges—the most prominent being Storseisundet Bridge.

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