If the world were a village of 100 people

If the World were 100 People:

50 would be female
50 would be male

26 would be children
There would be 66 adults,
8 of whom would be 65 and older

There would be:
60 Asians
15 Africans
14 people from the Americas
11 Europeans

33 Christians
22 Muslims
14 Hindus
7 Buddhists
12 people who practice other religions
12 people who would not be aligned with a religion

12 would speak Chinese
5 would speak Spanish
5 would speak English
3 would speak Arabic
3 would speak Hindi
3 would speak Bengali
3 would speak Portuguese
2 would speak Russian
2 would speak Japanese
62 would speak other languages

83 would be able to read and write; 17 would not

7 would have a college degree
22 would own or share a computer

77 people would have a place to shelter them
from the wind and the rain, but 23 would not

1 would be dying of starvation
15 would be undernourished
21 would be overweight

87 would have access to safe drinking water
13 people would have no clean, safe water to drink

Source: www.100people.org

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Sapphire Now Online

Sapphire Now Madrid-Orlando

You can benefit of broadcasting sources from Sapphire Now Madrid and Orlando. You just have to sign up and have access to broadcasts and keynotes. Today I watched the opening keynote from Sapphire Now Orlando: “Imagining Business in 2015”.

I found interesting the second part of the broadcast with a debate about shape of businesses in 2015  and what will drive the economy in the following years. I saw a very optimistic approach from the participants maybe not in sync with the current economic situation. Related to the subject of the debate I found some days ago an interesting entry called ‘The Next Frontier (part 2)’ from ‘I, Cringely’ that you may like too.

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1st Meridian

Hi there,

I was looking for a personal brand name that I would be using for this blog. I looked for a nice way to visualize the distance between Sydney and Seville. Sydney is where I’ve lived and worked for the past three years. Seville is just Home. I liked the idea of meridians, even the word itself sounded good to me. When the distance is so far that kilometres or miles doesn’t give you an idea of distance. You slice the orange in pieces and count. But that is the question, how do you know many pieces? Infinite? It is an example of how something continuous and complex is turned into discrete and simple.

This blog is my way of turning complexity into simplicity. How to build software, how to master expertise, how to build a career in SAP, how to live and enjoy your passions and how to balance all that. I hope that putting them in writing will help me and at the same time may help others as well along the journey. Thanks for reading. This is first meridian.

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