Sexy boards vs Boring boards

This week I had a session with a board that made me reflect on the interactions I have been having with different boards of directors over these years as an entrepreneur. In a 100% empirical way, I have created my own non-academic nomenclature to classifyREAD MORE

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Passion vs Transaction

At home we are the proud owners of a 17 year old vehicle of which I will not say the brand. It is a fairly timeless model and even if no one throws its real age at it, it had to have a few aches and pains. This week it started to give some strange pullsREAD MORE

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Recommendation of the month

Pasión por innovar. F. Ponti & X. Ferràs.
This book was written in 2006 and I did read it on 2008. Back to that time, companies did not have transformation offices, nobody bought “cultural change” projects  and the words “innovation”, “disruption” or “transformation”READ MORE

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Escapologists

Once upon a time, there was a stuck department, and nobody knew how to solve it. The person in charge, someone who has been trusted for years, introduced their managers to different ideas to improve the situation, moaned about his/her strugglesREAD MORE

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Words and actions

These days I often remember something my granny used to say: “All that glitters is not gold”. I think about that every time I read or listen the speeches some CEOs are currently offering. They talk plenty about technology, strategy and future and hardly ever about people,READ MORE

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7 minutes with Lucas Morera

I met Lucas  4 years ago, right when he was just stepping into his position as Retail, People & Culture Manager at Brownie, the brand founded by his parents. Thanks to Lucas I discovered my now admired Zygmunt Bauman and I had the chance to knowREAD MORE

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Teams: Euroleague Basketball.

I must admit that before starting my collaboration with Euroleague Basketball, the only words I knew about this sport were “Final Four” and “MVP”. Now, I find it impossible to watch a game without thinking about all the hard work behind it.READ MORE

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The Talent Show

One of my friends “inherited” a team a couple of years ago. It was a very diverse group (generationally speaking) of professional people who had been managed for decades by the same person. Their perspectives about their purpose and role within the organisationREAD MORE

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Power to the people

During my childhood and teenage years, John Lennon’s “Imagine” was the LP from my dad’s collection that I listened to over and over again. The famous track which names the record was my favourite piece, but the other songs are stuck in my brain and, every now and then, READ MORE

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The Book of the Month

Who rules the world? Noam Chomsky. I have a degree in Translation & Interpretation and the first time I heard about Chomsky was on the topic of Linguistics Applied to Translation. Later, I discovered a new Chomsky: the one who, departing from linguistics,READ MORE

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