I had a longer vacation recently. I was well prepared – backlog of things to achieve, some extra daily routines, places to see, people to meet, all that stuff. The results were, well, surprising: none. Yes, you got that right. I did nothing of what I planned to do. And, damn, I’m glad that things turned out like this.

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Finally, after years of research, engagements with numerous clients, and discussions with my peers I have found the best possible Agile framework for your organization. Just take it, use it, become more and more Agile. Check the 3-minute video for details.

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My documentary – Recipe for Grandeur – is now live. Almost one hour long story of how – in reality – does it look when one wants to change themselves and get SERIOUS about it. If you want to live more fully, you will benefit from it.

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Sometime in 2011, I went with my girlfriend to the cinema to see the movie “Limitless”. While it’s based on completely wrong premise – one that people only use 20% of their brains – it was fun to watch. The protagonist, aspiring writer named Eddie, uses specially engineered pills that unlock his brain full capacity, pushing him into series of struggles, only to emerge hugely successful in the end. If you haven’t seen it – I highly recommend it, especially as this article includes a series of spoilers.

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Even though – technically speaking – it makes no sense to wait for some specific day to make summaries, we are doomed to the yearly cycle. Being creations of nature, we live in iterations, just like everything else does. There’s day and there’s night, there are season of the year, and there are passes around the Sun we reset every 1stof January.

Let me share with you how I fared through last 365 days. Just to make it easier, let’s split it into three categories: Health, Wealth, Relationships. After all, they encapsulate everything in life.

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While the words in the title were never actually said in Apollo 13 control room, they are now forever interlocked with space travel. Many things can happen and are accepted – except for this one. I’ve seen many managers using the phrase often enough to trivialize it. More often than not, failure turned out to be a very viable option – the sole that realized. Even NASA, with all their hard work and technology, suffered some fatal accidents – usually quite spectacular.

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About one year ago, I wrote an article about monkeys and ladder experiment. Despite seeing someone posting it on LinkedIn at least once a week, it was never conducted. The analogy is useful as a brilliant explanation on how people in workplace can become conditioned to do something completely senseless.

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How can you make sure your daily meeting is worth the time and make it better? See for yourself.

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