Tom Peters on Educating for a Creative Society

This guy is PISSED OFF. What he says is amazingly true though. By the way:

  • In 2007, Tom was voted as the Second Most Influential Leadership Professional by Gurus International in an independent internet study. (source)
  • He’s a best-selling author and an expert on business management practices and problem-solving.

This post is really all about this video though, so check it out:

Bulgaria and the ‘euro’

After a big row about the spelling of ‘euro’ in Bulgarian, finally a compromise has been found. Bulgaria, which does not yet use the euro, will spell it as ‘eur’ even though their request to spell it as evro. It’s simply ridiculous that this was turned down. In Cyrillic spelling, the Western ‘u’ is spelled as a v. ‘Auto’ is spelled as ‘avto’, Europe as Evropa and there are a lot more examples. If I understand the language well enough, ‘eur’ would be pronounced as separate vowels instead of the ‘eu’ sound that we know.

Not allowing Bulgaria to use their own spelling is really quite foolish. Bureaucrats.


More:
Rel over euro opgelost (nu.nl – The Netherlands)

Bon appetit!

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