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Experimenting

Dear reader, this summer I devoted part of my time to some experiments. I wanted to test some ideas, have a reality check, find a way to bring me back on track in some areas and explore a mental model… Continue Reading →

The Curse of the Org Chart Pyramid

Dear reader, in most workplaces, one of the most common rat-races is the one for responsibility. Beware: not responsibility per se but in the sense of “becoming responsible” for a lofty-sounding office or area. Is there something intrinsically wrong with it? Of course not!… Continue Reading →

Personal Courtesy

Dear reader, I think that courtesy and proper etiquette are tell-tale signs of intelligence: if you are a “good person” you should be courteous. If you are an evil guy, you should be polite at least to fool other people…. Continue Reading →

Lactic acid

Dear reader, there are four sets of muscles that I’d like to get tired during the day. I’d love to feel them almost aching before going to bed! The muscles in my leg, for having run long and fast. The… Continue Reading →

Going to war

Dear reader, we all experience an internal struggle, a sort of tension. It’s the tension between what we believe and how we act. Between our ambitions and our procrastination. Between our desire to see things done right, efficiently and, most… Continue Reading →

Late night

Dear reader, sometimes we are called (by chance, by need, by conscience, by sheer force of will) to do our job even if we are unwilling, unprepared, on vacation and it is 2 AM. However, if we want to be… Continue Reading →

Summer Setup

Dear reader, you may have noticed that I’m producing posts at a faster rate than usual. Besides hoping that the quality of my writing is not suffering, I’d like to show you my Secret Ninja Trick for Faster Writing! Gosh,… Continue Reading →

Advisors, scolders, precogs

Dear reader, three cases for your judgment. Be ready for tomorrow, or you’ll be late! I told you to ready yourself! Now, look what happened! I know you’ll be late tomorrow! You are no good! Can you see? Advice Scolding… Continue Reading →

The Fear of Starting

Dear reader, I’m always amazed by one phenomenon. I know what kind of activities give me pleasure: reading, running, writing for the blog, working on one of my B-side activities (back from my post: http://www.theemissionimpossible.com/id-rather-get-b-maybe-even-c-better/). They get me into the flow… Continue Reading →

The Italo-Russian Connection

Dear reader, a friend of mine is currently at risk of losing her job. She is working for a couple of small municipalities, her position regulated by a temporary contract, the kind of contract that is issued by a local… Continue Reading →

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