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Hello, world!

My name is Alexandru, and I live in Bacău, Romania.

I am 33, I have a beautiful 6-year-old girl and a loving wife.

I grew up in a working-class neighborhood on the outskirts of the city, surrounded by friendly neighbors with whom I remained good friends.

As a…


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A year ago my family and I were visiting our relatives in London.

I used to get up at 6 AM to discover new places such as the vibrant Portobello Road market in Notting Hill, Victoria Park — where squirrels chased us, or Hyde Park where I had a long…


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Most of us are urban warriors with good ideas instead of arrows. My daily planner is my fighting armor and my ”creative” helmet.

But why do I need a planner anyway? In the 21st century, if I don’t write down my tasks, I don’t do anything meaningful all day: I…


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Let’s say a client unexpectedly proposes a quick deal.

”You can get from this business the same amount you work for in a whole month. Don’t let it slip away!” that person would say.

  1. Would you accept a minor illegality attached to the deal and take that money?
  2. Would you…


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Six years ago, after landing in Milan, I was eager to visit the city, attend a concert, and enjoy the natural wonders on Lake Como.

On the other hand, my mind was in the office, and a detailed list with all the departures of my tourists was in my pocket…


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As a systems lover, I asked myself:

  • How can I build a system for better decision-making?
  • When was the last time I made an important decision?
  • What can I learn from that decision?

To analyze my actions, I decided to record them in an Excel sheet called “The Decision Journal.”


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Hotel managers call me long-distance to announce a renovation or a spectacular event — they want to impress me with passion and good intentions, and I cross my fingers to find acceptable reviews.

However, a quick web search shows horrible ratings for their hotels, and I understand that my customers…


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Airlines are sophisticated admirers, and you can love them or hate them — there is no middle way: They either fulfill your dreams, or they destroy them by canceling flights and putting you on hold on an expensive call.

In a period of recession, an airline believed in me —…


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Looking back at the results of my decisions, I see three factors that influenced my decisions: short-term thinking, temporary fear, or my unexpected morning mood.

My good decisions — on the contrary — were taken with courage, strategic thinking, and clarity.

As an entrepreneur and a chess player, to gain…


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“Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.” - G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

I love meditation with all those refreshing mental pauses.

Meditation improves my mood, liberates my mind from unproductive thoughts, and often has the capacity to heal me.

Because no meditation plan impacted me more than the…

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