The Subtle Art of Dealing with People

“A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall” I don´t remember who said that brilliant phrase, but I have treasured it in my mind for more years that I can remember. Many people believe that to be successful in life, especially on the business arena, you have to be assertive, aggressive…

En Los Límites de la Comodidad…

No puedo imaginarme, que en estos tiempos exista alguien que no aspire al comfort como estilo de vida. ¿Para qué nos esforzamos tanto en obtener tanta riqueza material, si no es para poder vivir con más comodidad? ¿Para qué inventar tantas industrias que producen cosas o proveen servicios, si no es porque queremos vivir una…

The Compounding Effect

Doing small actions everyday have a compounding effect. This term is widely used in the financial sector to describe what happens to every dollar you put as investment at a certain interest rate which keeps being reinvested and accumulating earnings over every dollar invested over time. We can apply the same concept to the small…

The Myth of Work-Life Balance

Ohh yes! come to me, work-life balance. The mantra we hear over and over again. Everybody that has corporate, industrious kind of job, knows that this is some sort of aspiring living style… a promised land of balance, prosperity and well-being. Where does this idea came from? Although it appears to be New Age, the…

El Club de los Optimistas

Ser optimista es una forma de vida. Ver las cosas positivas de la vida y alegrarse de corazón por las cosas buenas y malas que nos suceden, es un acto de valentía. Es aceptar el dolor de la derrota, ver con amor a personas que te han herido. Es saber levantarse después de sufrir numerosas…

Vulnerability: Confronting The Fear of Failure

Have you heard the saying “Tell me what you fear and I will tell you who you are?” Believe or not, your fears could be the gate which conducts you to your real passion, to your real nature. Have you asked yourself, what fear really is? If we look at the standard definition, you find…

Find Your Own Truth

I am not a believer of mainstream truths. Of course, with the exception of the irrefutable laws of nature, which, are not human made; and most likely are wrongly interpreted by us. I don’t believe in universal remedies. I don’t believe that we can standardize human affairs. Specially in business, this seems like it’s been…

Reflexiones de Año Nuevo: En Busca del Sentido

“Es difícil encontrar la felicidad en uno mismo, pero es imposible encontrarla en cualquier otro lugar”- Arthur Schopenhauer Este año está por terminar. Como es costumbre ya, me gusta reflexionar sobre lo que este año trajo a nuestras vidas, cuáles son las lecciones que nos deja para seguir creciendo. Está más que claro que no…

The Power of Self-Discipline

It´s not a secret. Self-discipline takes patience and courage. Truth being told, the majority of us do not like to work very hard. We expect that life should happen exactly the way we want it, with not much effort from our side. That´s why most of the people remain average. When I say average, I…

Networking: ¿Parte de la Solución o Parte del Problema?

Esta es definitivamente la era del Networking. Casi todas nuestras actividades diarias están relacionadas de una manera u otra con diferentes tipos de “Networks” o redes. Gracias a nuestra forma modernizada de vivir, ahora dependemos de redes de suministro sofisticadas para satisfacer hasta nuestras necesidades más básicas. Todavía a finales del siglo XVIII, los humanos…