European Union!

June 28th, 2014

Today a 100 years ago the first big catastrophe of the 20th century begun. A good day in good times to remember what European Union now means to us.

Opa Heinrich Willig 4

My Grandfather on his march with no return

And after the 2nd disaster one thing in our family was, is and will always be clear: never again!

Grab Heinrich Willig_a

My father visiting the grave of his father, August 1940, Veslud, France

break

April 24th, 2012

This blog is in break mode for the time being. If you are interested in news from my point of view follow me on facebook in between.

 

For those about to rock (even after elections)

November 5th, 2011

What do you expect from a scientist? Most likely this person will behave like a scientist does means calculating the results in advance. That needs time and is un-spontaneous. Well, there is a good example in daily politics with the German Chancellor and her way of doing certain and predictable things but not very often something colorful creative. I‘m not surprised about the outcome of this democratic process. Are you about your leaders?

What do you for example expect from a Security Guard?

  • An open hand or a closed fist?
  • Grace or Justice?
  • Social thinking or keeping the weapon loaded?
  • Jumping into adventures or preserving the conditions?
  • Action or reaction?
  • Discovering of opportunities or avoiding risks?
  • Open door or closed shop?
  • Development or stability?
  • Spending or saving?
  • Honest communication or populistic phrases?
  • Clear strategy or camouflage tactics?
  • Straight on or zig-zag course?

This can‘t be a surprise for anybody of those complaining.

For those about to rock I salute you!

ridiculous

August 24th, 2011

I’m not in a position to judge the really bad conditions for disabled people in our country because everybody is struggling for money and it’s hard to archive development.

Anyway it’s a nightmare to survive here for our blind or wheel chair using fellows, old people and mothers with buggies are as well not very pleased by the poor conditions on our roads and pedestrian walks.

Anyway, if there is any money and road reconstruction is done one could expect that everything is done improving this.
So did I when the ulitza Struga was completely renewed some weeks ago.

Watch the results:

ul. Struga

How ignorant could someone from city construction office be to place the drainage system in this way using 40% of the narrow pedestrian walk and to plan the lantern post blocking the rest? You have to know that this is done in that manner the whole way down to Bulevard Slivnitza means about a dozen times both sides of the road.

Undoubted they gave the job a poor work less stuntmen who also likes to rumble this nice little bumps to stay trained. Probably to film at any occasion for some “hidden camera” TV-Show tripping grannies or head bumping people.

ul. Struga/Bl. Tsar Osvobitel

But most likely he or her was just somehow disabled.

already 5 years blogging

July 6th, 2011

Today five years ago I started this blog and it’s already some kind of archive for me.
By the way top scorer is this post: http://news.willig.info/?tag=chushkopek

 

Phoenix – my view on the BVB success

May 1st, 2011

No matter how deep the crisis is there is always a way to rise from ashes to championship and here is my interpretation of the receipt.

1. Scoutmasters with Strategy.
2. Dedication and Diligence
3. Team and Trust
4. Frugality with Fun
5. Down-to-earth not Decadent

And to be honest some luck is also not preventing from success. Let me explain out of my view how my favorite football club Borussia Dortmund archived it’s seventh German championship after being near to bankruptcy only several years ago.

First of all the main reasons for their crisis -which are the opposite of the above mentioned success factors- could not be switched off in a second though some patience was an attribute of all acting people.

The right scoutmasters or leaders: Hans-Joachim “Akki” Watzke from the place where my best friends are from, the german “Sauerland”, aligned with a huge amount of expertise, not to arrogant to dig deep in the mud on his own covered by President Dr. Reinhard Rauball with a lot of trust and an excellent networking. In addition keeping the own Bundesliga record player and team captain Michael “Susi” Zorc after his active career as sports director for so many years showed either trust and consistency. Their common strategy was very simple, clear and published: “everything out of our own resources no loans!”

Clear that in addition and due to the professional background of Mr. Watzke -a very successful business man with his private company before- a detailed business plan was the basis to reduce the debts and that Michael Zorc had to work day and night to find the young talents for nearly no money. You have to watch third league games of east Mongolia to find them and not wasting time enjoying Manu playing Barca like other clubs could afford. By the way those clubs do not always succeed with their patchwork star-ensembles.

And the management team worked hard and professional. No more bought success by big stars or if, then only to sell them as soon as possible to reduce the debts burden. One can only do this for many years if really dedicated to the team and those guys are. I know and I learned it already from Uriah Heep’s “Sympathy” song-refrain many years ago: “Dedication is not an obligation, but the only way they say, to live from day to day and make each passing way a small sensation.”

And finally the team. It was a great season to watch them living their enthusiasm and friendship. Long years ago one of my former leaders advised me to forget all the pseudo-motivation-campaigns and to focus only on the people in the team. It’s vital to keep them always in good mood and consistently building up trust in changing times.

Even from lost games you have a chance to learn from and in hard times it’s even more important not to lose fun. A party from time to time and jokes, even satiric ones, make people laugh. I saw the guys from Dortmund laughing a lot over the years! Leader’s behavior in negative periods could score “big points” when not letting down but holding up the mood.

Congratulation Borussia!

Ewiges Leben

April 20th, 2011

Lange habe ich mich gefragt, was denn nun die Ewigkeit und das ewige Leben bedeuten könnte und um ehrlich zu sein, habe ich zwar viele gedankliche Ansätze, aber noch keine abschließende Meinung.

Aber inzwischen eine feste Überzeugung!

Denn die lokale Kabelfernsehfirma hat in ihrer Marketingabteilung wahrscheinlich Leute, die eine ganz besondere Vorstellung von dem Thema der Unendlichkeit haben müssen. Die lassen nämlich schon seit vielen Jahren meinen Schwiegervater nicht in Frieden ruhen. Nicht nur, dass sie uns mit ihren exorbitant hohen Rechnungen mindestens einmal im Jahr die Tränen in die Augen treiben, auch zwischendurch erinnern sie uns mit netten Werbebriefen immer mal wieder an unseren verblichenen Verwandten, an den sie diese Blättchen senden.

Dieser wird da indirekt gebeten, er möge sich nicht länger im Grabe umdrehen, sondern endlich den digitalen Errungenschaften dieser -auf ihr Kundemanagement bezogen- scheinbar grenzdebilen Firma zu frönen. Oder man fordert ihn immer mal wieder auf, seine langweiligen veralteten Geräte durch moderne zu ersetzen. Ist Grabschmuck eigentlich analog und wenn ja, wie macht sich so eine Trauerstätte mit digitalen Komponenten?

Nicht dass diese unglaublich serviceresistente Strippendealertruppe in den vergangen vierzehn Jahren schon x-mal die Nachricht vom viel zu frühen Tode des ehemaligen Hausvorstandes erhalten hätte, nein, aber diese Meldung wird genauso ignoriert, wie die Bildstörungen bei der Vorbeifahrt der lokalen Linienbusse.

Ewig soll der Kummer währen, aber ich schwöre, bald kauf ich mir eine Schüssel!

Arbor Bulgaricus

April 11th, 2011

A Bulgarian tree is typically equipped with plenty of accessories, leafs in summer, blossoms and  “martenitzi” in spring and plastic bags all over the year.

Arbor Bulgaricus "leafs-blossoms-plastic bags-martenitzi"

 

Marktführer

March 31st, 2011

In Bulgarien ist die Zahl der Neuzulassungen von Personenkraftfahrzeugen in den ersten zwei Monaten des Jahres 2011 von 2478 im Vorjahreszeitaum auf 2822 gestiegen. (Quelle: “Bulgarisches Wirtschaftsblatt”,  April 2011″)

Soweit, so erfreulich.

Aber es kommt noch besser. Auf Platz eins der Zulassungsstatistik ist ein kleiner Hersteller aus Deutschland, nämlich Porsche (!) mit 369 neuen Wagen, gefolgt von Toyota (270), Ford (241) und Dacia (240).

So sehr mich das für uns deutsche Porscheliebhaber freut, so bedenklich finde ich das vor dem Hintergrund der hiesigen Wirtschaftlage, wo es nicht wenig hungernde Menschen gibt bei einem Bruttoinlandsprodukt von weniger als 30% verglichen mit Deutschland.

Was läuft da denn wohl falsch?
Gruß, Rudolf

Landflucht

March 6th, 2011

Von den rund 7 Millionen Menschen in Bulgarien leben etwa ein Drittel in den vier größten Städten Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna und Burgas. Die genauen Zahlen der letzten Volkszählung im Februar diesen Jahres sind zwar noch nicht veröffentlicht, aber die ersten Analysen bestätigen den Trend der Urbanisierung.

Es liegt also derzeit nicht nur am Wetter, dass auf den Spielplätzen ländlicher Gemeinden -hier Malko Tarnovo an der türkischen Grenze-  weniger Kinder als Kühe zu sehen sind.

Landflucht