Short & important

If we prefer sending an email (write and send, easy), if we just forward funny, shocking, easy, stuff that even us (senders) will not be able to remember what were they about two days later... why are we surprise when noise surrounds us? when we receive annoying demanding and/or avoidable emails, or fake news, ...? … Continue reading Short & important

Giving advice, is not that simple

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Last week, two different conversations took place, the first around giving advice only when being asked for and with lot of caution, the second... receiving advice without even asking for. For sure that most of the times when someone is "advising" you is with the best … Continue reading Giving advice, is not that simple

Information and trust

Information: #data, #fake_news, #gossip, #tweets, #conversations, #corporate_Communication, #memos, #meetings, #stories, #presentations, #useful, #verified, #estimation... We live in the era of hyper information. We find anything we want or need, even more, more than we want or look for, we have information overload. Depending on the source it comes from, we credit it or not. But … Continue reading Information and trust

Getting the solution before knowing what the problem is

Our background, prejudices, paradigms, ... all affect our decisions, or at least the way we see the world. It is black, green or white, but it is what we know it is. When we face a challenge, specially a problem-solving one, we usually let this influence have an important role in the process. And it's … Continue reading Getting the solution before knowing what the problem is

Reset Button: Disconnect to reconnect

Anyone who has lived abroad for a long time and has only spoken the local language mixes words when switching to his mother tongue. At the beginning it happens rarely, but after a while it becomes more and more usual. It's normal. As time goes by, our sentences are more "learned language" and "less native". … Continue reading Reset Button: Disconnect to reconnect

The exposure effect

Speakers, "hubbers", central areas, ... are exposed to the others' opinions Speakers are exposed to others opinions and critics, to their questions. If you are one of those who appreciate feedback to improve, then it can turn into a criticism that you did not ask for, but certainly you can expect. "Hubbers" or people / … Continue reading The exposure effect

Networks: the strength of weak ties

After looking at the strong pieces, we will explore the weak ties, how powerful they are, what we need to do in order to have an excellent network. Definition: invisible bonds that provide people with access to information and resources beyond those available in their own social circles. They provide the bridges where innovation cross … Continue reading Networks: the strength of weak ties

Rules for successful VCs

There have been many, many writtings about how to run the perfect meeting, be effective, how to run a conference call... but still, same mistakes are made. Video call in real life (sounds familiar?)* Planning and organization are important for any kind of meeting, but it is essential when we have remote, multi-type of connections … Continue reading Rules for successful VCs

Draw it, build it

When we plan to give a speech, prepare a presentation we begin (usually) by designing, by writing the script.We keep it in our heads, on a piece of paper or on the computer. When we are in a meeting discussing topics, training, selling a product... we have many different tools (power point, support documentation, videos...) … Continue reading Draw it, build it