Can you listen to an argument you do not support without interrupting? Can you accept someone speaking at a public event near you about a topic that is sensitive and towards which you have a strong opinion, without mounting a protest and demanding the event cancelled? Can you survive your favourite TV show being cancelled, … Continue reading Important and not
It is fairly easy to step out of anonimity for a moment, particularly in this world in which everybody has unlimited access to tools and channels to reach a wide variety of people. Of course, sustaining it for longer is as intense as a job. It's not by chance that nowadays bloggers, youtubers, influencers that … Continue reading Will you waste it?
What should you learn next? Should you double down on something you are already good at, trying to refine your expertise in that field? Or should you try to fill a gap, working on something that you and people around you see as a weakness? I have changed my opinion over time on this particular … Continue reading You don’t know it
What is it that you are good at, and that you genuinely enjoy doing? What type of companies would be interested in that? Career and job seeking are areas in which past commitments do great damage. We get stuck looking at our worth through the lens of boxes everybody got used to look at: education, … Continue reading Skills and opportunities
When you are on the wrong track, the wisest thing to do is to change course. It's complicated, because even if we often know when it is time, we fail to grasp clear reasons why and we fail to act. It's that combination of past commitments and unconscious awareness that things are not working. It's … Continue reading Past commitments
Diversity is a tough sell because in the short term it only adds complexity. In a context in which all that matters is what you achieved yesterday and what you are going to be doing tomorrow, adding someone to the team that might have different habits, different thoughts, different ideas, a different language, different ways … Continue reading All the same
.. is much more important that what gets done. That is to say, if culture eats strategy for breakfast, tactics are not even on the menu. If still somebody has doubts about this, after all that has happened with Uber and WeWork these past 12 months, here is a statistic that further supports the importance … Continue reading The way things are done