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Have you ever worked for a company lacking of transparency? For a company alleging transparency but only on what is convenient for sharing? Foremost if used just as a marketing tool? While reading the Blue Oceans Strategy, among many inspirational paragraphs, there is one in particular talking about why companies are failing in the attempt to translating their strategies into success. One of many recipes for failure turns out to be the lack of transparency and the lack of alignment between people in the organization, resulting in dynamics that are creating silos. Consequently, thinking and acting in a silo mentality, pushes teams in arguing against each other, limiting knowledge sharing and working for their own interest, not for the collective success. Organizations of all sizes are affected. My personal frustration with such organizations is that at the end of the game, they are limiting your professional and individual growth and at the same time… Continue Reading

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I was reading an article from the MIT Sloan Review about the Rise of Strategy Machines which really inspired and challenged my view on technology and human evolution. After machine learning and its branches such as deep learning, neural networks, decision tree learning and many others at the core of AI and robotics; I have been asking myself how long it would take to get into strategy automation? It seems we are not far away from it and on the MIT Sloan’s thought-provoking article there are some references and examples of companies that are actually working on it, perhaps the ones you would not expect. Every job consisting of repetitive and iterative tasks, processes and even problem solving will be replaced by automation during the next 20 years, perhaps sooner. Middle management, business administration, finance, logistics, marketing and many others sectors will be impacted. Where does it leave us? For certain extends it may sound… Continue Reading

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What do i want to do in my life? What do i want to be? It’s a recurring question everyone of us is continuously asking, isn’t it? How many of you guys are asking this question and how much of your thoughts have you put on it? Have you managed to find some light? Most of the times it turns out to be the most complex question too, especially to my generation; the millennials – the generation in a transition from a model of life hundreds of years old, the industrial model – to a new one, the digital revolution. For the closest buddies who know me well – it may sounds like if i got out of mind or suddenly i lost my self-confidence. I always had clear goals, i have been working hard to achieve those and evolve myself to the next level. Step by step – crashing to… Continue Reading

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When i was kid, almost 16, i was used to surf internet and IrcNet being very passionate about hacking, internet security and programming. I was totally fascinated by this world. I was crazy about it. That power to fetch and link info of any kind and learn things that i couldn’t have learned otherwise. So i was trying to build my identity online, nickname, and i really wanted to choose a name that could have identified myself and my values for ever. At that time my motto was: The only way to grow up is to always think to be 0. Nobody. So that you will be always aiming to improve yourself. No matter what, no matter what level on society you have reached. While people who think to be 1, important and egocentric, are the ones that most often stop improving, stop looking outside of their windows and stop… Continue Reading