Gladwell Entrepreneur Personality Traits – Business Insider

Author Malcolm Gladwell — who’s sold some 4.5 million books — says that entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs and IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad become so successful thanks to a rare combination of personality traits.

As he said on stage at on Tuesday at the World Business Forum in New York, they are open to experience, conscientious, and disagreeable. Continue

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My new book on mentoring: “Mentorship. What does a mentoring relationship matter?”

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Dear all,

What is mentoring? Which is the difference between mentoring and coaching? Who is the right mentor for me? Is it useful for companies to reach their targets? Could it improve employability and personal development of people with an MBA degree? These and other questions are discussed in my book, “Mentorship. What does a mentoring relationship matter?”, with Mr Claudio Ceper and Mr Maurizio Bottari, expert headhunters and mentors, Mr Domenico Fama’, senior Hr Manager with deep experience in multinational companies, Miss Gini Dupasquier mentor

The preface is by Mr Gaetano Bonfissuto expert headhunter.

It’s an ebook available on Smashwords (

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/453909)
(where you can find the version for Kindle and Apple, Sony, PDF, text and other readers), iBook store, Kobo book store, Flipkart, Barnes & Noble, Fnac, Feltrinelli.”

On Smashwords you can find an interview made by the publisher to understand more about me and the book. I hope you will enjoy it.

The Reasons People Don’t Follow Their Passions, and What You Can Do

Pursuing your passion can mean different things to different people, but no matter your definition, it seems people always have a reason why they can’t do it. If you’re someone who has always wanted to follow your dream but never gained any traction, here are some answers. Continue

My new book on mentoring: “Mentorship. What does a mentoring relationship matter?”

20140729-212807-77287939.jpg

Dear all,
What is mentoring? Which is the difference between mentoring and coaching? Who is the Right mentor for me? Is it useful for companies to reach their targets? Could it improve employability and personal development of people with an MBA degree? These and other questions are discussed in my book, “Mentorship. What does a mentoring relationship matter?”, with Mr Claudio Ceper and Mr Maurizio Bottari, expert headhunters and mentors, Mr Domenico Fama’, senior Hr Manager with deep experience in multinational companies, Miss Gini Dupasquier mentor

The preface is by Mr Gaetano Bonfissuto expert headhunter.

It’s an ebook available on Smashwords (
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/453909
) where you can find the version for Kindle and Apple, Sony reader, PDF and text, on iBook store, Kobo book store, Flipkart, Barnes & Noble, Fnac, Feltrinelli, Scribd, Oyster.

I hope you will enjoy it.

A Social Brain Is a Smarter Brain – Andy Zynga – Harvard Business Review

It is well established that brain games and puzzles act as calisthenics for our brains, expanding their capacity and improving their overall health. More surprising are the findings of a study led by researchers at the University of Michigan. It shows that just as effective in building cognitive strength are social interactions. continue

The Difference Between Urgent and Important 

Whenever I realize I’ve been running ragged, I know I’ve fallen into a rut of reactive rather than proactive work. Instead of going about my day steered by plans and intentions, the unstable “whatever comes up” gets to dictate my day.

You’re a Success! Now, How Do Leaders Avoid Being Complacent? 

If you’ve worked hard, paid your dues and met success, congratulations on having the discipline, tenacity and perseverance to overcome obstacles and forge ahead. But what happens when you’ve reached a certain level, and you find yourself starting to get relaxed and dare I say, complacent?
– See more at: http://blog.vistage.com/business-innovation/youre-success-now-leaders-avoid-complacent/#sthash.8PiJQjlI.dpuf

You’re a Success! Now, How Do Leaders Avoid Being Complacent? 

If you’ve worked hard, paid your dues and met success, congratulations on having the discipline, tenacity and perseverance to overcome obstacles and forge ahead. But what happens when you’ve reached a certain level, and you find yourself starting to get relaxed and dare I say, complacent?

When Ego Is the Enemy 

A growth in confidence in a person who is experiencing success is a very normal human response. Yet there are significant differences in the ways individuals portray confidence that can have a dramatic and lasting effect on their future opportunities — and some folks simply overdo it.

16 Extraordinarily Successful People Who Failed Miserably Before They Made It 

1. Will Smith’s life got flip turned upside down when he owed the IRS $2.8 million in taxes in 1989.

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In 1990, he signed with NBC and created The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

2. Vincent van Gogh only sold ONE painting out of 900, Red Vineyard at Arles, in his life.

28 Ways to Uncomplicate Your Relationships 

Almost two decades ago, when I asked my grandfather for some relationship advice, he said, “Honestly, the moment I stopped trying to find the right woman, and started trying to become the right man, your grandmother walked up to me and said, ‘Hello.’”