Pleasures and responsibilities

We try to rationalize everything before making a decision. However, that is where we get stuck. We weigh the pros and cons. But how much weight are we willing to give to those shivers down the spine?

My rational deliberation on whether or not to try and pursue a life outside the business world was probably completed years before the action was taken. To just keep going made no more…

Recognition: is it worth the cost?

There is that old little anecdote of the successful businessman who, during his holidays, anchors his dazzling yacht close to an idyllic beach. He puts on his panama hat and heads towards the sand. Overtaken by that holiday ecstasy that always makes one prone to extroversion, he wears his best smile and starts a chat with a native. And he asks him what he does at that place. Our executive …

Anywhere the wind blows

Friday. 6:10 AM. The alarm rings. How I mustered up the strength to pull off the blankets and get up, I don’t know. The week had been hectic, boss out on holidays. I felt like I had just fallen asleep. Anyway, 7:30, already at the office. 8:00, time to shoot a new video for our website. 8:10, conference call with the derivatives desk. 8:30, another one with the New York …