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The infinite game continues, and so does your journey

In these complicated global times, many talented and hardworking individuals are facing the uncertainty of layoffs.

It’s a situation that brings stress, doubt, and questions about the future. It’s easy to get stuck in paralysis by analysis.

However, it’s also a moment to remind ourselves of the resilience and adaptability that lies within us.

The Romanians have a saying : “orice șut în fund, un pas înainte” and there is some truth in that old saying.

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Weekend curated links #31

2023 was a crazy year, 2024 is announced to be a difficult year also.

More geopolitical conflicts, more economical distress, more pressure on the earth and climate stability and last but not least a great deal of pressure on our mental and physical health.

We will face new challenges and unforeseen consequences of our financial greed.

We are cursed to make the same mistakes over and over and have a short term memory, we already forgot the lessons learned in 2020 during the COVID pandemic.

Here are a couple of health and financial resources I recommend to get you started in 2024.

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Happy New Year 2023

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, it’s a time for reflection and focusing on the future.

The start of a new year is a chance for a fresh beginning, a time to set new goals and make new plans.

Here are five goals / resolutions you should consider :

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Remote work tips & tricks

The article was first published here on the 16th of March 2020.

In these exceptional times of global crisis, we are changing the way we work, focusing on remote work, or work from home scenarios across the IT eco-system.

Here are a couple of quick thoughts :

Regarding Meetings

If you’re on a call with more than one person, please mute by default, out of courtesy.

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Using Video to Be Virtually Present for Your Team While Working Remotely

A guide to staying connected, safe, engaged, productive and empathic during critical situations with the help of video.

The article was first published here on the 18th of March 2020.

During these exceptional times of a global crisis, companies are changing the way they work, shifting to working remotely, or working from home scenarios across the IT ecosystem.

Companies everywhere are currently shifting operations for safety reasons to temporary remote operations-creating a couple of challenges in staying connected, engaged and productive.

In response to those challenges, the opportunity now is to lead with calm and inspire confidence in these times of crisis,  providing the context for team members to feel safe and contributing to initiatives while facing the challenges of remote work and global safety issues.

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2021 Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2021

Must read materials regarding 2021 top strategic predictions & trends from Gartner and New Relic.

My opinion is that this quote from Gartner will be key in filtering the companies that will succeed or fail at the end of 2021 :

Organizations are often dragged down by “organizational debt,” which includes technical, process, data, architecture, talent, security and social debt. Collectively this debt affects value proposition and brand. The cause is an extensive and expensive set of business processes underpinned by a patchwork of technologies that are often not optimized, lean, connected or consistent.