Monthly Archives for May 2013

Site works

Bali 31st May 2013 Today was mostly spent working sites and visiting potential new clients on site. It’s amazing how many projects are still being build and planned! You would think that by now Bali is pretty “full” (which judging … Continue reading

31. May 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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The Concept

Bali 30th May 2013 I am in Bali today and tomorrow for some regular project follow up…it’s busy at the moment! But a happy problem as they say J. Today we were presented with the interior concept for the main … Continue reading

30. May 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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80-20

Jakarta 29th May 2013 We all know the 80-20 rule; 20% of the energy for 80% of the result, or 80% of the problems created by 20% of the issues. Eliminate or take care of this 20% and you achieve … Continue reading

29. May 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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The man with the hammer

Jakarta 28th May 2013 As I was visiting a relatively new hotel property in Jakarta tonight as part of my continuous education (I am not ashamed to admit that I learn a lot from what others do- or not do), … Continue reading

29. May 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Vivid imagination

Singapore 27th May 2013 In my view there are two different breeds of lighting designers, the creative designers and the technical designers. The first breed (to which I count myself) thrives on vivid imagination; the second breed builds on technical … Continue reading

27. May 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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People skills

Singapore 23rd May 2013 We are about to embark on a long weekend in Singapore with tomorrow being a public holiday…don’t ask which one as I have lost track with my many travelling. I just know from the staff they’re … Continue reading

23. May 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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How local is local…

Singapore 22nd May 2013 In the space of one week three of my project clients have been insisting forcefully that we specify local lighting products. Now the thoughts behind it are understandable, local availability, local servicing and most of all … Continue reading

22. May 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Tele meetings

Singapore 21st May 2013 More and more project teams resort to tele-conferencing. Over the last few months the amount of Tele-conferences, Webex and Skype internet meetings have gone through the roof. It looks like we nearly have them once a … Continue reading

21. May 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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Whistle blowing

Singapore 20h May 2013 Now here is an interesting and sensitive subject…whistleblowing! I have read about it, movies have been made around the subject, but so far I had not really encountered it in my daily line of work…until today. … Continue reading

20. May 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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The art of declining…

Singapore 17h May 2013 As much as proposing is an art (yesterday’s blog), declining is possibly an even greater art. Saying no is not as easy as it may seem. There are so many factors that can influence a decision, … Continue reading

17. May 2013 by Martin Klaasen
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