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Living outside the normal

“And how is the chain of restaurants and cafés? “Well… recovering”. So began my conversation with Helmut, whom I had never met before. We were sharing a table at a forum and had just introduced ourselves. The pandemic is a…

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Peculiar terms of use

I have to admit it. I don’t normally read terms and conditions. Usually meaning practically never. Maybe I’m a weirdo. I doubt it. Maybe the only ones I’ve read are those of my own websites or those of some of…

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The intermittent idea

She loves me, she doesn’t love me, she loves me, she loves me, she doesn’t love me, … Have you ever found yourself with that idea that is in people’s minds and, no matter how much you explain that it’s…

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It’s great to work with professionals

One of the things I miss most about working in a corporate environment is being accompanied by a team of professional experts in their respective areas. Working as a freelance consultant you often collaborate with managers of small companies or…

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Are you showing or hiding it?

A few days ago, my wife, who is a teacher, was telling me about a situation that had caught her attention. She was explaining to vocational training students an internship in which they must prepare their professional project. What they…

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About giants and stubborns

It is one of the most typical reasons why a venture fails: disagreements between partners. I’ve seen it soooo many times. At the beginning everyone is perfectly aligned.Excitement comes first.But with time, working side by side, accumulated successes and failures,…

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Voodoo management in projects

A few passes of the hands over the box, a few dances around the table accompanied by the sound of bells to ward off evil spirits and the box is ready to go on a journey with our best wishes.We…

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Taking a step back

Anywhere is a good place to take a step back. As long as it is metaphorical.For example, the terrace in front of the sea where I meet Miguel.A few cool beers between us. And some much, much needed shade, even if it’s only the early hours of this September morning. We hadn’t met before so we started with introductions.Well, actually, he had read something about me (otherwise he wouldn’t have contacted me).And I had done some research.I like to go prepared to meetings. When he starts to talk about…

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We need to talk

Yes, those are the most dreaded words in any relationship: “Honey, we need to talk”.You sense trouble.And they are not limited to romantic relationships. They also seem to apply to business.At least that’s how Michael, a business partner of mine,…

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Envious of the corporate world?

Yesterday I had lunch with my friend and former colleague Miquel.We worked together in the same company for more than twenty years.That’s a very looong time.We’ve involuted from a good head of hair to a lot of grey hair.(There are…

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