Hei: welcome to our Norwegian visitors

12 Sep

Dsc01391_2I’m running a brief session on branding (personal and corporate) and social media today, together with Anderson Lima, for some visitors from Oslo School of Management. My notes for the session are here.

The photo shows the new Oslo opera house, which I visited recently on the recommendation of Svend Anders, who has organised this return visit to Leeds. (All he gets to see here is Elland Road.)

I was glad to have learnt the Norwegian greeting ‘hei’ (pronounced hi). I’d assumed ‘hi’ was an import from America; it was, but only having been exported first from Scandinavia. How appropriate, given that Viking explorers were the first Europeans to settle in North America, centuries before Columbus.

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