‘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

Rico V.

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 […]

Tip of the Iceberg

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You’ve probably heard of “The Ten Thousand Hour Rule.” The idea stems from Malcolm Gladwell’s book ‘Outliers,’ stating that “ten thousand hours is the magic number of greatness.” There’s all kinds of views of whether this is accurate or not, but I think we all get the point that it takes time to master a skill. […]

First post! Reason to Celebrate!

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In our family we have a tradition to celebrate the victories – big or small. This website has been in the making for a while. Not just online, but mostly in my own personal dreams and aspirations. I believe it’s going to be an inspiration to many and for whoever is reading this right now: […]