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Willy Simonsen

Willy Christian Simonsen (13 September 1913 – 4 December 2003) was a Norwegian engineer and business founder.

He was born in Kristiania as a son of chemist Einar Simonsen (1867–1918) and Alice Sophia Andersen (1877–1969). He finished his secondary education at Hegdehaugen School in 1933, and graduated in electrical engineering from the Dresden University of Technology in 1938. He worked as an engineer for Elektrisk Bureau and Chr. Michelsen Institute. During the German occupation of Norway from 1940 he was involved in the Norwegian resistance movement where he cooperated with fellow engineers Odd Dahl and Helmer H. Dahl to wiretap German forces. This was discovered and Simonsen was arrested by Gestapo, but admitted to Ullevål Hospital from which he escaped. He fled to the United Kingdom, where he started working in the Radio Production Unit of the British War Office. He developed the shortwave radio "Sweetheart".He was hired as a technical consultant for the Norwegian High Command after the war. In 1947 he started the company Simonsen Radio in Oslo, and in 1957 the company Simonsen & Mustad followed in Horten. He received initial capital from Halfdan and John Mustad. The brand name Simrad became known in the communications business, and was leading in echo sounding equipment. He backed out of these companies in 1968 and started Simonsen Elektro (in Oslo) in 1970 and Simonsen Elektro Løkken (in Løkken Verk). These companies produced automatic cell phones, in the NMT 450 system, and were leading in the Norwegian market until the 1980s.Simonsen was decorated with the Defence Medal 1940–1945, the UK Defence Medal, the Haakon VII 70th Anniversary Medal and the Order of St. Olav, and has received the Reginald Fessenden Award. He died in December 2003.

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Some of their strengths

Willy Simonsen has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Confident, Energetic, Sophisticated, Organized, Independent, Optimistic, and Extroverted.

Smart and Sophisticated

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Willy Simonsen is someone who is a smart, sophisticated, and organized person who displays kindness and grace in every day interactions, and who also has a passionate soul. A person who looks for jobs that tend to reflect their identity.

Warm and Caring

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Willy Simonsen well know them as someone who can be warm, caring, and compassionate, like a lamp or torch.

Independent and Organized

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Willy Simonsen as someone who is independent, organized, inventive, and generous.

A person who is curious and a loves learning, who seems to always know what to say, who has an optimism that can overcome any difficult situation, and who seems to be able to master almost any skill.

Assertive and Protective

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Willy Simonsen is someone who is a somewhat private person who has a strong personality and ability to read other people.

They are also someone who is mysterious, intuitive, and diplomatic, and who has a keen intuition, charisma, and a focus on balance and partnership.

Altruistic and Purposeful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Willy Simonsen tends to be someone who has a desire to be of service to a higher calling and who is always trying to perfect things. Who can be practical and polished, reserved and methodical, and who tends to trust internal judgment before trusting anyone else at face value.

Some of Willy Simonsen's challenges

While Willy Simonsen has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Willy Simonsen can be Perfectionist, Difficult, Rebellious, Emotionally Distant, Arrogant, Status-seeking, and Domineering.

Difficult and Perfectionist

One of Willy Simonsen's key challenges is that they are someone who can be difficult and too much of a perfectionist.

Willy Simonsen must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive, and can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Domineering and Impatient

Willy Simonsen is someone who can be demanding, egotistical, and controlling, can have a lack of judgment regarding personal finances, be argumentative and stubborn, and who can have a tendency to be withdrawn and spend time in self-imposed isolation.

Critical and Bossy

Finally, Willy Simonsen also can be too focused on the small details of life, try to control whatever is happening, and be finicky and demanding.

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