Tagged with Life

New beginnings

September is fast approaching, the moment to welcome autumn in all its glory and beauty (I must confess it is my favourite season). A time to put the silly season away (finally!), to plan new hobbies, personal projects, and the concerts and theatres performances that my intellect is craving for. But looking back on the … Continue reading

Goodbye 2013, hello 2014!

This a.m. as I was getting ready to head to the office a story came to my mind: back in the early 90s our neighbours came to woke us up one Saturday morning. We rushed down the stairs to see what the fuss was all about and realized that a young foreign woman, travelling with her … Continue reading

The future of work: on to a freelance model?

I’m blessed with many things in life. One of them is being part of a smart group of people, both male and female from their early 20s to their late 30s, with diverse backgrounds, occupations and interests, that gather every month or so for dinner & debate over a variety of topics. On one of … Continue reading

The gift of attention and the question I love to ask

I’m curious. By nature. I remember being a kid and browsing encyclopedias or other educational books at home: nature, history, geography, the human body, even Webster’s English dictionary. The paper sort, of course, as the Internet was still an infant. I asked a lot of questions, especially to adults. And I loved storytelling! One of … Continue reading

It’s an app world after all

Several of my friends enjoyed the unique experience of maternity this year. In each of the visits to meet & greet the newborns I would invariably find a couple of bewildered and tired adults who now found themselves living the new and challenging roles of mother and father. In one of the visits the newly … Continue reading

A different look-back on the Social Business Forum 2012

“Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them” People. The human connectedness. Generosity, empathy, openness, warmth. Conversation, sharing, caring, contributing. This is my look-back on the Social Business Forum that took place this week in Milan, Italy. I won’t talk about technology, organizational design, metrics or analytics. Nor will … Continue reading

The Cluetrain Manifesto on art, work and life

I’m currently (finally!!!) reading The Cluetrain Manifesto. For those unfamiliar with the title, it’s one of the most cited books in presentations/talks on the impact of the Internet/World Wide Web and the social media phenomenon on businesses. It’s tagline is a powerful one: “The end of business as usual” and one key takeaway from it … Continue reading