The films are relevant to understand both the first period of communism (1947-1996) from Romania’s past and the anocracy period (1996-2019) before entering the second communism period (2020-present). 1. Farewell, Comrades! On November 14th, 2011, I participated in the screening of the first episode of the historical TV documentary from the miniseries “Farewell, Comrades!”.… Read More Debug Your Mind about the Romanian Past
CraftLift is a program created by joining the efforts of entrepreneurs, freelancers, and leaders in support of Romanian pupils who are looking forward to making a meaningful contribution by supporting a better future for adolescents who have already proven their dedication to performance. I, Marcus Victor Grant, am the founder of this program I have… Read More Contribute Now to Sustain the CraftLift program
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
Over time, I have seen many documentaries on various aspects of marketing, which is natural since I am a marketer and a film enthusiast. Of these, I would like to bring to your attention 4 documentaries that I found worthy of being remembered. I will start with the one that had its premiere about 10… Read More Media of Marketing
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
Let’s say you are the client of a coach who is excited about his/her new career. However, you don’t really know what to expect. You want to grow personally and give this young man/woman a chance to fulfill your psychological and emotional needs involved in this process. Congratulations! Here are 10 things you haven’t considered… Read More 10 Things That Your Beginner Coach Hasn’t Told You
In October 2004, I founded my first company, Artis Consulting & Training. I was a fresh student barely starting to practice what he was learning in the faculty, trying to embrace the freelancer’s professional perspective with great enthusiasm. Even though I made several business plans and tried to run my business as an entrepreneur,… Read More 14 Years of Freelancing Registered in Romania
This recording wwas made by Flavia Isabela Cioceanu in May 2015 Bucharest, during a story creation and storytelling workshop. Presentation in English with Romanian subtitles. Video editing and subtitles by Marcus Victor Grant.
I invite you to read an article (the first of a new series) showing how time management influences personality: The Timeline. This is a fundamental meta-feature that dominates one’s personality, although it can vary in different contexts. “In Time” is its continuation: detailing the first main perception. In Time (partial association with the perception function,… Read More In Time
Motto: « [The Romanian] is wasteful with time, more so than people from the West. Time is anything for the Romanian but a currency. At the fair, he haggles for hours for whatnots. The same goes for parties; he loses days and nights»; «It is said that [the Romanian] is undisciplined working in the economic… Read More The Timeline
I started writing about how much it costs to live in Bucharest. Then, I wrote this article on how much is just the basic surviving expenses. Now, it is time to look at the second category of costs – the administrative necessities of a young professional living in the metropolitan area of Bucharest. So let’s… Read More Administrative Necessities Expenses in Bucharest, Romania
Last week I started writing about how much it costs to live in Bucharest. Now, it is time to look at the first category of expenses for basic survival. So let’s get some ideas about how much it costs to live in Bucharest: Basic survival (keep reading ↓) Accommodation/rent. In Bucharest, accommodation cost is usually (significantly)… Read More Basic Survival Expenses in Bucharest, Romania
Romania. How many actual Romanians, really? I have written before [en, blog] about the issue of abortions and how this affects the Romanian population. This is, in my opinion, one of the 10 things young idealists can’t change in Romania [en, blog]. These are the results [ro, pdf] of the Romanian census done between 1948-2002.… Read More A Nation’s Path to Self-Destruction. On This Day, Where Do You Stand?
Not so many people think that September 1 is also the beginning of a new Church year. Based on the Old Testament Law, it is considered that this is the date that the world was created by God and the date Jesus Christ started His activity. Therefore, all the Orthodox Christians and all the Jews… Read More Happy New Year of Your Life!
The premises I went to see Dan Chisu’s first movie, “Website story“, about which you can also find Romanian reviews here and here. These are the official trailers. First trailer (keep reading ↓) The second trailer (keep reading ↓) Third trailer Realitatea I will synthesize all you can find about the movie (not much found over… Read More “Experimental” tryout
As I mentioned talking to Bogdan Enoiu a week ago at BC Conferences, I strongly recommend Alexandru Solomon’s documentary on “Kapitalism”, now in Romanian theaters all around the country. The conclusion, in the end, is that the future generations will pay the bill for all the harm done by greedy Romanians, efficient bankers, and corrupt,… Read More 10 Things Young Idealists Can’t Change in Romania
[later edit: even though it’s obvious the figures in this post are not evergreen, the principles stated are the same] According to imobiliare.net, a 2 rooms apartment can be bought in Cluj-Napoca for 22.000 euros and in Hunedoara for 12.000 euros. A studio (garsoniera) can be purchased with 6000 euros in Iasi and with 10.000… Read More If You Think Too Well, Don’t Think Too Much!
Not getting hired in Romania is instead a socio-cultural stigma. It works as a rather interesting system. Romanians lost almost all properties during communism. To compensate, the new generations wanted their homes and places. The trouble was their own homes were in the same cultural and economic environment. The new apartments built after the revolution… Read More Romanians Work Jobs They Hate So They Can Buy Properties Without Enjoying Them
[Note: All the articles linked in this post are from business portals in Romanian.] I’ve been asked what other benefits there are in the Romanian HR market besides insurance. I admit in my mind, “benefits” rimes with “insurance”. Even for companies, besides the legislation. Things would have changed if this had been the situation before… Read More The Romanian Market of Compensations and Benefits
I’ve been participating in the last three months in the screenplay writing classes [en, blog] recommended by Cinemagia [ro, html]. So I thought I could share with you some of the things I have learned and some conclusions I could get. First, talking to some Romanian experts (being private conversations, I’ll not name them), there… Read More Show, Don’t Tell