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The baby at the gym

Today, while I was starting my workout, I see a small basket with a baby in it (maybe 2-3 months), next to the training mat. His mom was next to him, working out as well. He seemed entertained, thanks for asking... Sophie the giraffe, for those in the know. I smiled....

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Soft skills

Breaking News: Soft Skills are the gap the employees in IT in America still have to bridge. Says the Linkedin boss. OK, it is not breaking. It never was. And dare I say : it's not only IT. And it's not only in the United States. I'm still puzzled why we don't learn...

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What’s the purpose

When in doubt, start with this. "The aim of my presentation..." "I'm contacting you because..." "I would like that at the end of ..." "The purpose of my call is..." Most people are the type that prefer to have the high-level and then the details. Don't keep people...

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A coach like ours

Today is a special day. We have a coach. Everybody should have a coach - that's our mantra, but that's for another time. We have a coach and it's her birthday today. She's a special lady, a mom and spouse of a great dude that is lucky. And she's special to us because...

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Disappointment takes a lot of planning

There's an article that seems to tour around the social networks about an exec that leads this perfectly coordinated life where everything (game of tennis first thing in the morning post-meditation, walks in the neighborhood to "reflecting upon our key wins and...

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Non applicable universal solutions

This post is focusing on organisations and the solutions presented as universally applicable. Were you ever in a position where you had a problem and you offered a solution that worked once, but this simply didn't do the trick? In a system (a group, an organisation)...

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Is this my problem?

We are structured in a way where, sometimes, we take someone else's problems and make them our own. Or we let people suggest what our problems should be. "You're eating too much bread/gluten." "As a parent you should't do co-sleeping." "You need to walk 10000 steps...

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Pareto principle

I don't know if you know but 80% of results come from the 20% of the work. There is this principle, called Pareto principle that might save you some time and effort if you think of it. A lot. About 80% of it. You do 80% of work in 20% of time You get 80% of results in...

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Look through a child’s eyes

These children were asked how they were different from one another. If you have 2 minutes for a break, I suggest this is the best time you should spend...

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