Ego-less Work

By |May 19th, 2011|

Ask freely

Thou shall never hesitate to ask a question to a peer if that question could help your work (or theirs’) progress.

Answer freely

Even the most trivial questions can lead to […]

Do what you want

By |August 3rd, 2010|

Don’t base your actions on old conceptions of life and society.

Do whatever life inspires you to do.

When told it will be difficult, obtain more information and gather others’ opinions.

When told it is impossible, make it possible.

Live from your hobbies

By |July 20th, 2010|

Hobbies are constantly mistaken as the activities that you enjoy doing but do not get paid for.

They are usually referred to the second plane of importance – “First comes school/work”.

If you like doing […]

write ideas down

By |June 24th, 2010|

Design inspired thinking in order to create in a better way.

One should write down all ideas even though they seem to be potentially impossible or improbable to make.

what’s the deal with cubicles?

By |April 26th, 2010|

There is something I do not comprehend about the typical workplace: cubicles.

The steps to start a new company are thought to be simple and straightforward. It turns out, they are in fact relatively simple but somewhere along the line one of the most important steps – office setup – has been wrongly perceived by many. A common practice for start-up companies is set up a flat floor space and then simply fill it up with as many cubicles as they can possibly fit. People think; “Perfect, I can get many employees in and did not have to waste a lot of money on renovations”. Well, for one that may be right, but what they do not consider is the lack of productivity that newly created workspace will bring.

life vs work

By |April 25th, 2010|

Why is there a common distinction between life and work?

Is it Universally accepted that life is what we enjoy, our likes, hobbies and passions; and that work is essentially a burden that we have to go through in order to be able to live?

I don’t know where that distinction was made, or even when it was accepted. What I do know is that every day I see more and more people “stressed out” or “depressed” and most of the time that anxiety comes from what they are doing at work. I see new professionals – fresh out of College – working  twelve hour shifts, only to come home to answering e-mails until 2:00am on their BlackBerry devices. Sure, they work at global corporations and earn tons of cash; but, is it worth it?