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How to Buy a Prepaid Sim Card for Internet Access at the Copenhagen Airport !

August 8, 2013

Copenhagen airport
Picture by brewbooks

Once you are through the beggage claim and customs look for a WHSmith Bookstore.

I bought my sim card in the terminal 3 of the Copenhagen airport.
WHSmith Travel Ltd – Phone:+45 3248 3182

I did not have to show a passport or any other identification document.

The sim card is from and costs 25 DKK (Danish Crones) –
approximately 4.5 USD and is valid for 6 months.

I use an inexpensive Huawei Vodafone 858 Android phone. This phone is my mobile wifi hot spot for my iphone. More details here and how to configure the android phone:

Once I entered the lebara sim card in my huaweiphone a few minutes later I was able to make phone calls.

The end to end process to get access to the internet is more complex:

1. Call lebara Customer Service at 50 10 10 10
2.Then listen at least 30 seconds to Danish. If you here press 2 for English press 2 ūüôā
The voice will turn to English.
3. If it says setup internet press this number. I think it is Option 2.
If the minimum amount on your sim card is below 25 DKK ( Danish Crones) you need to do some steps (see below).
4. You will be told to go to internet page (which is an oxymoron at this stage (catch 22) .
These APN (AccessPointName) Settings have worked for me:
Name: Lebara internet
APN: internet
Proxy: <Not set>
Port: <Not set>
Username: <Not set>
Password:<Not set>
Server:<Not set>
MMSC:<Not set>
MMS proxy:<Not set>
MCC: 238
MNC: 02
Authentication type: none
APN type: default

5. Set up the Access Point Name as described in Step 4.
6. Swith off the android phone
7. Wait for 5 Minutes
8. Switch your android phone on.
9. Enter 0000

The Extra Steps which I found out after several calls to the customer service and wating at minimum 15 minutes to have a support agent on the phone. Once you reach one they are very helpful.

1. Go to WHSmith Bookshop and ask for lebara top up for 100 DKK (Danish Krona) if you want to telephone calls and internet or for a top up of 50 DKK if you only want to use internet (1GB Data). You also can get a top up of your lebara card at the 7-11 Stores (one is on the way from terminal 3 to terminal 2) at the copenhagen airport.

2. You will receive a pieces of paper with the heading Vaerdibevis and a logo of lebara mobile on it. In paragraph 2 or call it item 5 you will find a few English words. It says: For English: Call 50101234. Press 3. then 2.
It took several calls to lebara customer services until I worked this very brief guidance correctly.
3. Dial 50101234 and listen for a minimum of 35 to 55 seconds to the danish text. Do nothing while you listen. Then press 3 and listen again to some danish for 10 to 15 seconds and then press 2.
4. Hang up
5. Call again the number 50101234 and now the text will be in English. Follow the instruction:
6. I think to top up the amount of your card you need to press 2.
7. You need to enter an 8 digit code that you find under the logo of lebara mobile- look for the word KODE
Enter the 8 digit number and press hashtag #.
8. Enter a 6 digit number which is next to the 8 digit Code Number and press the hashtag #.
9. Now follow the instructions from the End to End process above from Step 1 Call the Customer Service Lebara line…..

Hope this guide was helpful.

Facetime iPhone:

I use the android phone as a mobile wifi hotspot for my iPhone. It was no problem to have a facetime call with my family at home  with iPhone connected to the android phone and the android phone send the data over a 3G connection.

Buy your lebara sim card at
If you want to have your sim card before arriving in Copenhagen you can order the lebara sim card at
Lebara SIM Card (Denmark)

Detailed Step by Step Guide on how to setup your Android Phone to access the internet:
How to avoid data roaming and roaming fees ? Mobile Wlan Hotspot devices (router/smartphones/…)

See also: List of settings for different countries to surf over data networks with your smartphone

How to buy a prepaid sim card a pay as you go PAYG sim card for internet access at London Heathrow airport or London City Airport^:

Top quotes from the visionary leader Steve Jobs

October 6, 2011

The role model for New Business Development is without doubt Steve Jobs and his biogrphy is now avialable Steve Jobs
. Here are some of his top inspirational quotes and they might help to guide you in your visionary journey:

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life”. (Steve Jobs, Standford commmencement ceremony 2005). Reference: CNBC

“Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarassement or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.” (Steve Jobs, Standford commmencement ceremony 2005). Reference: CNBC

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” (Steve Jobs, Standford commmencement ceremony 2005). Reference: CNBC

“You’ve got to find what you love”. (Steve Jobs, Standford commmencement ceremony 2005). Reference: Stanford University

“I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out.”¬†¬†(Steve Jobs, Standford commmencement ceremony 2005). Reference: Stanford University

“So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. ” (Steve Jobs, Standford commmencement ceremony 2005).¬†Reference: Stanford University

“And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on.” ¬†(Steve Jobs, Standford commmencement ceremony 2005).¬†Reference: Stanford University

“Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something ‚ÄĒ your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. ¬†(Steve Jobs, Standford commmencement ceremony 2005).¬†Reference: Stanford University

“I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.” (Steve Jobs, Standford commmencement ceremony 2005).¬†Reference: Stanford University

”¬†Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” (Steve Jobs, Standford commmencement ceremony 2005).¬†Reference: Stanford University

“”If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” (Steve Jobs, Standford commmencement ceremony 2005).¬†Reference: Stanford University

“Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.” ¬†(Steve Jobs, Standford commmencement ceremony 2005).¬†Reference: Stanford University

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma ‚ÄĒ which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” (Steve Jobs, Standford commmencement ceremony 2005).¬†Reference: Stanford University

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” Reference: BrainyQuote

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” Reference: Brainy Quote

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.” Reference: Brainy Quote

“To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.”¬†¬†Reference: Brainy Quote

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” Reference: Wikiquote¬†

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Examples of Failed Talent Management

May 6, 2009

This is a collection post on failed Talent Management and Succession Planning and what huge impact it had.  Please share if you have other interesting cases. or leave your example in the comments section of this post.

1) John Patterson (NCR) fired Thomas Watson who than founded IBM.
Market Value today: NCR 1.69 billion  USD versus IBM: 139,72 billion USD.

2) John Sculley (Ex-Apple) fired Steve Jobs. A few years later Apple almost went bankrupt .
Market Value of Apple today: 118,19 billion

Talent Management of High Potentials – Role Model Example

November 7, 2008

In my recent survey on High Potentials Steve Jobs (Apple) was most often named as a role model of a high performing CEO.

So when do you identify these top talents who will be your future leader of your organization?
The survey results show that most companies selcect their High Potentials when they are between 1 to 3 years with the company (50%) and 30 to 35 years old (39%).

Coming back to the role model Steve Jobs (Apple): What was he like when he was between 30 to 35 year old ?

Steve Jobs was born in the year 1955.
In 1983 Steve Jobs invited John Sculley (Pepsi Cola) to become the CEO of Apple.
When he was 29 years old (1984) his company introduced the first Apple McIntosh.
In May 1985 after an internal struggle with the CEO John Sculley Steve Jobs left Apple.
He then founded the NeXT computer company which build the most advanced computer at its time.
Yet NeXT was not a market success. The high costs of these advanced computers were unattractive to most buyers.
In 1986 he bought the computer graphics studio Pixar from Lucasfilm. He was then the
majority shareholder and CEO of Pixar.
When he was 41 years of age he returned to Apple and soon became the interim CEO.

What is said about his management style ?
He was a persuasive and a charismatic director for Apple. Yet some people also describe him as an erratic and temperamental manager with a demanding and aggressive personality. Reference: Wkipedia

What is Steve Jobs wisdom of success ?
Anticipating the future:
“There’s an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love. ‘I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.’ And we’ve always tried to do that at Apple. Since the very very beginning. And we always will.” Reference: Wkipedia

What do those respondents say who have for Steve Jobs about derailment factors:

Most likely derailment factors:
1) Not adapting to new role
2) Inability to manage cross functional teams
3) Difficulties when presenting in front of senior management
4) Over ambitious
5) Arrogant behaviour
Compare to overall answers see the blog post: Talent Management of High Potentials – First trends below this post.

Least likely derailment factors:
1) As a female having children
1) Working less than full time
3) Not really seeing the benefit her/himself being a HIPO
4) Immobility due to family reasons
5) Risk taking
Compare to overall answers see the blog post: Talent Management of High Potentials – First trends below this post.

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