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Year's Conclusions. 2011.

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2011 is almost done and as usual people do, they make conclusions about year 2011. You can review my conclusions of previous year..
In true, I do not like conclude a year. It is better to compare and analyse your progress today in comprasion of yestarday. As one of friends said: "A little progress every day leads to big results".
Spring. After came back from Korea I got some ill and was forsed to be in hospital till May 11th. Then was no way to travel abroad (I was going to participate in Global Entrepreneurship Training in South Korea and Liberal Academy in Georgia). But what I did - All-Ukrainian leadership forum "ILead", which took place in the end of May, 96 participants from different regions in Ukraine, it was wonderful experience and I recognized real value of responsibility. 
Summer. I did hitchhiking to the Atlantic Ocean with Oksana. We traveled two and half weeks till La Coruna in Spain. Then I obtained two visas for 5 days and in August participated in two…

TOEFL & Beethoven

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Last Saturday I passed TOEFL in Lviv. It was not so difficult. If you do enough preparation, so everything will be fine. I arrived at the day before, on Friday morning from Kyiv by train. A friend of mine, Volodymyr, met me and I stayed at his home. Well, it was being nice time in his house. I slept well, ate so tasty food, prepared for the TOEFL and watched movie "The Devil's Advocate".

In true, the test was not difficult at all. I passed that and later met my mother-in-law, Eleonora, with whom I went to coffee-shop, we drunk good coffee and disscussed about life, future and so on. Rapidly, a friend of Eleonora called her and say something like that: "Hey! I have three tickets on the Beethoven's concert. Would you like to come?". Of course, she would. And me.

Although, weather was not so polite (raining), I had actually great time in Lviv as a culture capital of Ukraine. Just like it. At the same time, in Kyiv, Business Show took place (a conference about s…

Business: last week of November 2011

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I have to write that, because in this fast moving life something can be forgotten. Could you imagine how I will be surprised, when will read this post after 10 years or 20 years? Or when my grandchildren will read this post? Sounds cool, right?! :-)

In the end of November I organized with support of Taras (owner of Comman Business School) a meeting with businessman - Maksym Khramov, the owner of business network "Pizza Celentano" in Kyiv. He told for more than 200 people own success story, how he started to do business, what were strenths and weaknesses on the way ("Celentano Pizza" is a franchising business) and so on. It was very informative and I recognized some specific things about franchising business in Ukraine. Hope, it was interesting  & useful for others as well.

Also I interviewed three entrepreneurs - Yaroslav, Oksana and Oleksandr, who are doing business in Ukraine. I asked them about how they started business, what is their approach to money, are …

Conference and examination period

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On December 3rd I participated in the International KSE Conference "20 years after the end of Soviet Union: challenges and economic achievements", which took place in Kyiv, Ukraine. Actually, it's diffucult to say that it was so international conference: from foreign countries were represented Belorussia, Italy and Kazakhstan. Anyway, it was a good event with a lot of cool and smart people from different regions of Ukraine. I met new friends - Evgeniy from Donetsk, Vitaliy from Chernivtsi (Ukraine) and Pavel from Belorussia. Also me and my friend Vasyl won first prize as best research paper, which was presented on the Conference. I have to say, that we spent really a lot of time on the actual research and 7 hours for making a presentation in the Prezi. More information about this you can read here
On December 5, Monday, examination period officially started at my university. I tried to be a good student during this semester and my marks mostly have A or B.On December 4…

ISpeak - friends' photos

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We organized on November 12th - 13th all-ukrainian orathory development forum "ISpeak". I decided to put some cool pictures of organizers - my good friends. Hope, they will not know :-) It was one of the best projects I took part as an organizer. Thank you, guys.