Friday, May 25, 2007
Today I remember his words.
On Sunday, I will fly to Rotterdam to start my new term as Director of AIESEC International.
Yesterday I had dinner with LC UIBE, the LC I was coaching, and I have to say that it is hard to let your babies go :)
Today they are in the top of the AIESEC network, some of them don't even realize the size of their achievements but that's ok... One day they will.
The cat caught the mice.
Independently of what is coming on the future Balance is what I will be looking for.
Good bye little funny chinese people. I will miss you.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
The main idea is that fighting is the worst case scenario.
But if you find yourself in war times, then it is important to pick the battles that you can win and that will set you in most strategical position.
Other times, it is better to delay a battle until a proper field is found.
Pick your battles.
Also in your personal life.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Here you can find a list of Costa Rican and some other Latin music - http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=962ED6F96262B6C8
I wonder if somebody has a complete version of Contramarea (Mal País)
I also found this song..., I think it is really really nice. What I like the best is that, even if it is Mexican, it looks like my memories of Costa Rica...
Today was a great day in China :)
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Sometimes it seems like we failed..., but maybe we didn't.
When Eistein finished College he wanted to start his PhD or to work as researcher for the University. He was not accepted in any of them.
Instead, he started working at the Patents Office.
During those days, he did four relevant activities:
- Showed that light could be conceived as particles as well as waves.
- Proved the existence of atoms and molecules.
- Conceived the special theory of relativity, said that there was no such thing as absolute time or space.
- Noted an equivalence between energy and mass described by the most famous equation in all of physics, E=mc2.
Monday, April 30, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
As a matter of fact, I find must readings redundant and long.
Nevetheless, I like the main idea some books try to transmit.
Some of them are:
- Focus on results: The Goal - E. Goldratt
- Take care of the whole: The Fifth Discipline -P. Senge
- Manage teams: Gung Ho! - K. Blanchard
- Compete to win: The Art of War - Sun Tzu (http://www.chinapage.com/sunzi-e.html)
By means of these seven considerations I can forecast victory or defeat.
(1) Which of the two sovereigns is imbued with the Moral law?
(2) Which of the two generals has most ability?
(3) With whom lie the advantages derived from Heaven and Earth?
(4) On which side is discipline most rigorously enforced?
(5) Which army is stronger?
(6) On which side are officers and men more highly trained?
(7) In which army is there the greater constancy both in reward and punishment?
Friday, April 20, 2007
We can not do everything we want in the time we have.
Defining a clear goal focuses our energies. Keeping things simple increases our impact.
In MoChina, we are clear that Exchange is the most impactful experience for our members.
More Exchange means more management, therefore more Leadership positions.
More issues and markets means more Exchange, more Leadership Positions and more IBXPs.
Eistein has two quotes related to this topic:
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Or at least, the days when I write in this blog :)
Here are some views from Expro (Serbia) and Austria:
Find the hard worker
The Exciting Moment
Selecting the team for the next year
The team will have 2 Project Managers (PM) and Non Corporate Manager (NCM) person.
The PMs will be in Sao Paulo, Brasil. The NCM will be in Madrid, Spain.
We will meet for transition and planning in Rotterdam, NL and the kick-off will be in Istambul, Turkey :)
We are going 100% to release SSGN potential!!!
Soon... the results!!!!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
What if I tell you that yesterday we had lunch with the global CSR team of NIKE, including the VP CSR?
What if I tell you that I will be in Belgrade tomorrow?
And in Vienna on March 27th?
What if I tell you that I bought 3 shirt and 3 t-shirts for 12 Euros and people think I paid too much? :)
This is AIESEC, this is my life now... :)
Saturday, March 10, 2007
We jumpp from the saune to the swimming pool and then to the dinner room, watch movies, play pin-pong... chill all day :)
Next week will be tough
I have meeting with Anglo America and also we are hosting a lunch with the Nike CSR Global Team :)
So many things to be done...
And then on Wednesday I am flying to Serbia!!!
I love Serbia, it will be my second time there. The first was on summer 2004, I went on holidays. Belgrade really surprized me. It was very hot, very clean and the rivers were amazing... Besides I met some really nice ppl there...
I will stop in Austria and maybe stay a couple of days..., not sure yet...
Well, that's it from now...
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Anyways, the last two months were really exciting.
During this time, we also had January National Conference where I finally had an acceptable number of delegates in the CSR track :) Besides we elected new President: Vincent Li!
In February, we started to work with two big projects: (1) Sustainable Development Education at High Schools; (2) HIV/AIDS Peer to Peer Education in Universities.
This brought to us, Asia from Poland. She is in charge of the HIV/AIDS Project.
Later on, I went to Egypt for the AIESEC's International Presidents Meeting where I applied for AIESEC International and was happily selected!!!! :)
Next year, I will be AIESEC Director for Latin America, Spain and the US. Although, I will be travelling a lot within the region, I will live in Rotterdam, NL.
My speech was about the need of increasing the amount of cool opportunities we offer to students and I supported it with a 4:30 min video about my experience:
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
In China, New Year's is just another day..., which makes me wonder why is it so important for Westerners.
I have been working on myself :)
Thinking a lot, writing facts and partying hard.
I have an idea, we'll see if it works.
Here is a message from a good friend
"When Heaven is about to place a great responsibility on a great man, it always first frustrates his spirit and will, exhausts his muscles and bones, exposes him to starvation and poverty, harasses him by troubles and setbacks so as to stimulate his spirit, toughen his nature and enhance his abilities." - Chinese Wisdom
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