Measure of Success

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It’s not every day you get to talk to the parents of people you’re hiring or interviewing for job openings. We believe so strongly in the phrase ‘people over projects,’ that we always make it a priority to get on the phone with friends, previous leaders, colleagues or family members of our new team members. […]

Privilege to Dream

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Who doesn’t love a good summer road trip? Besides hour-long playlists and quick little games you can play across however many rows of seats your car may have, what are some of your favourite ways to spend time on the road?  For our family, we like to dream out loud as we see the other […]

How are we doing, Europe?

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We’re not doing so great in Europe. Well, that’s according to the highly respected Jon Clifton and his buddies over at Gallup. “It’s a great place to live, but a terrible place to work.” This has long been said about Spain, but is it true of all of Europe? Jon Clifton at Twitter.com If you’ve […]

‘Two wolves’

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When you have kids with ages ranging between 15 and 6 it can be nearly impossible to pick a movie that everyone likes. Let’s forget about what the parents like for a second. The other day we watched Tomorrowland. Although the kids weren’t overly excited about it there was one quote that stuck with me […]

Transitions

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Happy New Year! The unavoidable question would be, ‘what are your dreams, goals, targets for the new year?’ You can read those questions on all the other leadership and personal development websites and magazines. My question for you right now is, ‘how do you deal with transitions?’ I remember the first time I heard someone […]

‘The Other Rome’

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Just got back from a quick trip to Rome the other day. If you’ve ever been to Rome I’m sure you have enjoyed seeing the epic sights like the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain or Vatican City. This time it was a short trip with some meetings right behind Tiburtina Station, one of […]

Safety Railing

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We live in Northern Italy where the mountains are steep and the roads are wild. If you’ve ever driven these mountain roads and see how some drivers pass other cars in the most impossible hairpin turns you’d be happy to find the safety railings that are intended to keep drivers from going off the cliff. […]

Made For This

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Ever heard of the Dutch kickboxer Rico Verhoeven? You should look up his name. What an absolute legend. I’m not necessarily a big fan of kickboxing, but as a Dutch person myself I couldn’t avoid hearing about this true fighter in every sense of the word. Rico defended his world title in heavyweight kickboxing last […]

Free Puppies

Free Puppies Lessons on Initiative

Living above an organic grocery store provides for lots of fun opportunities. It’s more like a community of friends and friends of friends. A couple days ago one of the regulars decided to be generous and give away their newborn pups. A large picture was posted to the front window with a cute pile of […]

Build the Plane Mid-Air

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Can you relate to this feeling? You’re supposed to be in charge of the project. You have a team of people you’re responsible for. All their eyes are fixed on you, hoping you know exactly what you’re doing. Not just hoping, expecting you to be the expert. Yet it feels like you’re building the plane while it’s […]