A present from the past

I always loved presents from the past. When you make a gift to your future self. It’s why many years ago I decided to have my first tattoo. I couldn’t imagine that would also be my last tattoo, but after all its meaning stayed the same. It’s wonderful when you want to fix a concept […]

Selling connections

There’s a man where I work, it’s one of the most skilled individuals I’ve ever come across. Right now he’s the head of developments of a big company, but I had the chance to meet him long ago, when he was following a small project for another big brand. How did he get there? Not […]

A truthful show

What is honest in a show? When I look at Jimmy Fallon I love how spontaneous he is and yet I keep wondering: How much of this is planned, how much of it is in the script, and how much improv is there. Fiction, that is, the ability to imitate real life. Like an actor, […]

We’re all fighting together

Couple of days ago I discovered a coworker wasn’t performing so well. Given the fact that we had some “Moonlightning” issues in the past (people working for two or 3 companies at a time) I wanted to understand better what was going on. Once I had a chance to talk with him I realized that […]

Feedback is critical, instant feedback is useless

Did it ever happened to you to enter in a restaurant or a bar and to not be greeted at all? When it happens you feel like a ghost, like you’re invisible, like you don’t matter for them. If the wait is long enough it’ll have all the right cards to make you angry. But, […]

Change is hard for one good reason

There’s a reason why change is hard. Real change goes to the roots, it requires being in the midst of the war, it requires responsibility. Real change doesn’t start with what you did wrong, but what I did wrong, what I could do better. Real change is not pointing fingers to others, it’s an understanding […]

Every year adds up

When you know someone for a long time chances are you have some kind of prejudice, some kind of automatic storytelling that’s happening in every interaction. That’s why communicating becomes harder each time, because you need to take off a layer for each year, for each unresolved issue, for each word you kept inside.

Leaving a job

I was listening to the Tim Ferris Show and there was this woman that said something very interesting, two things stayed with me after the podcast. First: We might have a promotion, a new job, but if we’re not prepared, if we don’t have all the skill set, we might not be a good fit. […]

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