Hemmings web

If you don't think, about the future, you might as well stop here!

But give your parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, or friends
a hint with a barge pole, so any of them can start here

"Between the lines"


This is


some of the dust I have collected

over the nearly sixty years I have been in the marketplace
and many things I have seen change beyond recognition

When I was young, employers were eager to get manpower and would pay just about anything to get it. Those who had the best education got the best jobs and the highest payment of course. That meant everyone could get a job anytime they wanted to

Today, I am not that young anymore and I can see that employees across the globe are struggling to get a job and will work for just about anything to get one. Those who have the best education get the best jobs of course. This means that many can't get a job even if they want one and it also means that many can't live a decent life, even if they get a job

There's nothing strange about that the way I see it, things are constantly changing for one reason or another and it's easier for some to adapt than others

One day, someone will maybe say, quietly, I will not browse through 10,000 applications every time I can use 2 new people who each maybe then will say, see how good I am, I am selected out of 10,000
I will take the first 2 who can and will work on their own and are ready to take on the tasks. How do I do that?

It is with that and "Between the Lines" in mind that I am making a different kind of Employment service, as a part of hemmingsweb.com

I am writing this with some friendly greetings and I wish you and yours a prosperous future


The 80/20 principle

is described in a book I read in 1998

at the beginning of the night

when the temperature had dropped to twenty-two degrees centigrade, (I remember the year as it was yesterday for I turned fifty, in the outskirts of Uganda, and I had it like a fish in the water.) I was tired of swinging my hammer, I was tired regularly after ten to twelve hours of work at that time. I don't remember who wrote the book, but I do remember it was about spending my time at what I am best at. I got a lot of pleasure and a great benefit from that book and I started to use the principle right away. I can barely remember the book anymore, but the principle became a part of my spinal cord, I do not think about that anymore I just use the principle as if I have never done anything else

It basically means that from having spent 20% of my energy for some years, on instructing 80% of those I worked with as an instructor and 80% of my energy on instructing the last 20%, I am now spending 20% of my energy to learn how to instruct 0.0002% of those who want to be instructed, so they can instruct the last 99.9998%. The last 80% of my energy can then be used to make a ball pen every now and then, pick a few berries here and there, smoke a fish, read a book, keep an eye on whether the stars are where they should be, or anything else between heaven and earth if it is not my turn to do the dishwashing

Another time, at the beginning of the night when the temperature had dropped to minus twenty-two degrees centigrade, I read a different book, in front of a stove, to keep me warm, in the middle of nowhere. It was about advertising and new ideas, don't ask who wrote the book for I don't remember that, but I remember the idea, that became another part of my spinal cord

Who gets the new ideas and where do they get them from? If you want to hear my opinion about that, and you can't avoid it when you are here, then I don't believe that it is those who sit with their hands in the lap, waiting for the ideas to come as lightning from a clear sky there gets the best ideas, but those who systematically search for things that can benefit many people all over the globe. When someone has got a good idea, she, or he for that matter, can't doubt that there should be advertised, but how? That can be difficult to see

If someone is advertising, as a beginning, to find other people who can see, that it also would be a good idea for them to advertise, then the start has already kicked off. The person who got the idea will, of course, spend all free time advertising in all possible and impossible ways until it is clear which methods gave the best results in different places on the planet, for the sooner the idea becomes a reality the sooner some will benefit

There will often be 1% who stand out, and out of those, there will be 1% who stand even more out because all of them can see something before the last 99%