The 20th of November is entrepreneur’s day. American entrepreneur Lawrence Levels argues why, by 2035, more than 1 billion digital nomads will live on Earth, meaning freelancers and entrepreneurs who will travel as a lifestyle, working from anywhere on their online businesses. As a freelancer myself and working with other freelancers, I have lately become… Read More Surely, Dear Collectivity, from A Freelancer Full of Verve
A quarter of a century ago, reading was a habit that implied proactivity on the part of the reader: someone who was interested in a particular topic usually went to the library, bookstore, or antique shop to find a few proper volumes suited to the desired topic, and studied them carefully, patiently and meticulously. Reading… Read More In Search Of Lost Discipline
When I found out, at the end of the last decade, how some people tend to use Facebook, I said: “Facebook is a personal branding tool that looks like a weapon. In the hands of a professional, it can have some pretty spectacular results. But, instead, a novice can shoot himself or herself with it.”… Read More The Invisible War Against Speed Reading
Nothing can, and no one has the right to limit the human spirit and its inner strength, which each person strengthens on the bricks of their gifts. God lends a hand to every person, no matter the path they are on. A person needs to see in themselves everything they can and believe that they… Read More On the Creative Vision
Reality is structured into dimensions. Each person perceives as much as their vision does. The perspective represents the angle of viewing a particular object (problem, situation, person, concept, etc.) from a specific dimension, positioned in a certain way concerning the other dimensions. Myopic perspective is a frequent mistake, directly proportional to groupthink. It involves looking… Read More On the Reference System and Perspectives
At one point, a woman comes to an ophthalmic center and buys a pair of eyeglasses for her husband. Then, two weeks later, she returns and says: “Thank you, they are no help; he still doesn’t see things as I want him to!” Probably many of you know the phrase, “Before you take the speck… Read More The Specks in Other People’s Eyes Have Different Colours for Each
Today I’m celebrating. Today, December 17, 2020, it’s been 13 years since I won an award that meant a lot to me as an author. Further on, I offer you an adaptation of the article for which I got the first prize for the best personal and professional development article in the competition organized by Ionuţ Ciurea in… Read More The Winner’s List
What does listening imply? The ability of virtually anyone to meet their needs by employing technology has raised the following issue. Everyone who wants to express themselves has to face increasing competition for an increasingly unavailable resource: the limited attention of the interlocutor. One of the main functions of listening is validation. This issue is… Read More In Search of Lost Listening
In my consultancy work, I have learned that people don’t like their problems to be easy to solve, especially by others. For instance, many of them prefer talking for a whole hour about how a certain problem affects their lives and doesn’t let them sleep, and because of that, they can’t do this and that,… Read More How to Solve Most of Your Problems
After the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe, another form of atheist materialism has unfolded its ideology. This is the Disneyland civilization. Branding in the Disneyland civilization has two actors on which I am focusing: companies and consumers. I wrote about companies from this perspective in the last month’s article .… Read More Plea for Branding in the Disneyland Civilization. Part II. Consumers
Motto: “We are… the un-proud non-possessors of objects whose chief substance is that of the transient symbol. So our Puritan fear of the love of things turns out to have been groundless after all, for we do not love or even possess them: they pass through our lives as barium passes through the digestive tract,… Read More Plea for Branding in the Disneyland Civilization. Part I. The Companies
Motto: ” If you want to redeem yourself, the question should be your traveling companion!” Orthodox advice I wish to write an article that would capture the essence of life. An article that would somehow have all the possible answers to the best questions that any reader could imagine. The type of experience the readers… Read More Which is the Essence of Life?
The Mirror of the Bible To look in the mirror spiritually is to live according to the Holy Scripture. The true essence of listening to fragments of the Holy Scripture during the holy liturgy is to carry those to others. There are two ways of doing that. The first is to tell your friends what… Read More In Which Mirror Do You Prefer to Look?
One of everyone’s fantasies is the dream house: if you had a place that soothes your every wish, how would you like it to be? I think this is a good question because it can tell a lot about you to the one who asks you. I would like my home to be on a… Read More My Dream House
part I. Valid Reasons for competing ” I hope we can continue this cooperation on critical issues about the future of our country’s technological competitiveness. We must work together to encourage the creative talent that has made our country a leader in technology.” Dan Lipinski, on the US Critical thinking [en, wiki] is appreciated as… Read More The Differences Between Critical Thinking and Competitive Thinking
The new year has begun. People have already started planning. One thing that usually happens around this period of the year is the confusion between the four above. I. Although it might seem like a common error, the confusion between abstract and general and between concrete and specific can create important misleading in setting goals.… Read More The Quadrant of Making Things Happen
This is an article about vision and culture in management. I’ve been working for the whole last week with 3 colleagues of mine from the SNSPA master in HR for a team project in constructing a memory skill test for the psycho-diagnosis discipline. I had to confront (again), with success, I might add, the same… Read More Make Mistakes. Learn from Them
I came late at Open Coffee yesterday, around 11.30, and stayed until 13. But I assisted in a very interesting conversation between Mihai Mafteianu and Ciprian Toloş about a project. In his personal energic style, Mihai talked a little about how business is done with venture capitalists and how to get funding for a good… Read More Vision. Inspire. Think Globally.