Archive for December, 2010

Start All Over Again

I met Maria Ventrone in Tuscany, Italy. A couple, good friends of us, called us one day: “We are planning a trip to Tuscany, Italy. We found a charming boutique hotel, ‘Relais Villa Belpoggio’ in the Chianti area. Come and join us.” We are easy to be convinced and so was another couple, so very [...]

The Last Tango

Just recently, a good friend of mine celebrated his 60th birthday. While I browsed a bookstore looking for a nice intelligent book to pamper him with, I came across the book “About the Really Important Things” by Dr. Haim Shapira.  Dr. Shapira is a highly sought after lecturer in the field of game theory.  “Well, [...]

Managers who leave Impact

I’m a great believer in the management style that is at ‘eye level’, humane, empowering and inspiring. Unfortunately, I can’t say that such type of managers are always leading successful organizations, or that, in general, a humane and understanding attitude of executives is the code for success. Nevertheless, I’ll keep on believing in it, anyway. [...]