Why 2016 May Be The Very Best Year Of Your Life

You know, gratitude is one of the basic ingredients of happiness. If you inject 5 minutes of gratitude in your days (better if at night, just before going to bed) I can guarantee you'll feel way better. Some days ago I received this message from bestselling author Ted Nicholas... It truly resonated with all the … Continue reading Why 2016 May Be The Very Best Year Of Your Life

Quotes from “The Unpublished David Ogilvy”

First collected by his devoted family and colleagues as a seventy-fifth birthday present, The Unpublished David Ogilvy collects a career's worth of public and private communications—memos, letters, speeches, notes, and interviews—from the "Father of Advertising" and founder of Ogilvy & Mather.

Wishes, thoughts and goals

This is a wish for you (you all!) and myself, to live a year of intense happiness, climbing the ladder of the goals we are setting for our material and spiritual existence. So, let's start 2015 with a permanent and positive warning by Blaise Pascal: <<Our achievements of today are but the sum total of … Continue reading Wishes, thoughts and goals

Quotes from “Start with WHY” by Simon Sinek

"How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action": Useful tips and an entrepreneur's take on how big business transform our world, following their founders' motivation  Sinek's book handles repetition to explain and inspire, utilizing as main examples Apple, Wal-mart and eventually his own personal story. It also says much about how our societies (not just the … Continue reading Quotes from “Start with WHY” by Simon Sinek

A dream (still) worth fighting for

On the latest issue of IMF's Finance and Development magazine, economist Reza Moghadam argues that the current crisis is an opportune time to look back and reconsider Europe's road to integration. In doing so, he lists and analyses several positive features of this process of integration, stressing their value regardless of all flaws that are … Continue reading A dream (still) worth fighting for

The shift to glocal development

https://twitter.com/WhyDev/status/435625989985820672 https://twitter.com/WhyDev/status/436406186527981568 The articles above address some of the main aspects of global development cooperation (and social sciences in general) that represent the ongoing focus of this blog: 1 - The need to rethink the whole approach to poverty reduction through structures, ideologies and aid flows from OECD countries to developing ones. 2 - The … Continue reading The shift to glocal development

Combattere la schiavitù moderna in Italia/ Fighting modern-day slavery in Italy

Il breve documentario che segue - recentemente prodotto dalle Nazioni Unite - affronta la questione spesso trascurata del discernimento delle vittime di tratta, operazione che dovrebbe avvenire al momento del soccorso e dell'accoglienza - su cui l'Italia ha molto da fare, come testimoniano gli scioccanti fatti di questi giorni. D'altronde, degli orrori perpetrati a Lampedusa … Continue reading Combattere la schiavitù moderna in Italia/ Fighting modern-day slavery in Italy

Notes on The Teaching Tales of Milton Erickson

What I'm talking about today is not the kind of material which falls in my daily occupation, at least in the sense that it's not related to politics, environment, poverty reduction etc. It's part of my studies on personal growth, about how to extend our limits and broaden our mindsets. I firmly believe, since a … Continue reading Notes on The Teaching Tales of Milton Erickson

Quotes from “Relentless” by Tim Grover

Today I need to share some mind-blowing quotes from this short book (or, I'd rather say "mantra") I happened to buy on my kindle in 2013 - because, yes, Kobe himself advertised it on his facebook page. The author is the legendary personal trainer of people like Michael Jordan, Dwayne Wade and, of course, Kobe … Continue reading Quotes from “Relentless” by Tim Grover