A couple of weeks ago, there was a lot of talk in Italy about Finland for two reasons: It made a lot of fuss about the Finnish family leaving Sicily two months after moving there because of the poor quality of the education system compared to that in their home country. A national public TV … Continue reading Finland’s too perfect
Visiting monuments or going to clubs?
In 2019, I posted about how I believed Italian schools needed to adapt, including the teaching style.History was one of the subjects I thought about. To cut a long story short, I hoped for a methodology that would focus on comprehending historical processes in order to understand the modern world rather than on the tedious … Continue reading Visiting monuments or going to clubs?
Disruption in the making
ChaptGPT is a hot topic among ICT specialists and Internet users in general. Within days of its debut, innumerable tweets, articles, and YouTube videos have already been created to discuss its possibilities. Without a doubt, in my opinion, the introduction of this tool represents a quantum leap in artificial intelligence research and development. But it's … Continue reading Disruption in the making
The UN Sustainable Development Goals and Socialism 2.0
Recently, I had the chance to talk with some friends about the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promoted by the United Nations. Specifically, we focused on the society portrayed by these goals. The scope they cover is really huge. Despite the meaning of the acronym, the goals do not deal with environmental protection only. In … Continue reading The UN Sustainable Development Goals and Socialism 2.0
Basketball Is Like Engineering
Basketball is like engineering: any theoretical lesson is useless unless you put into practice what you have been taught immediately. Featured images sources: https://www.pexels.com/photo/black-basketball-hoop-1331750/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Expedition_36_flight_engineer_Chris_Cassidy.jpg
If I Were in Charge of the Ministry of Education … — Part I
I spent about 18 years in Italian public schools: compulsory school (6 to 13 years old), high school (14 to 18), and university (19 to 23). Two decades after the end of this journey, I think I'm old enough to make a proper assessment about the education I received. Basically, I'll express this judgment under … Continue reading If I Were in Charge of the Ministry of Education … — Part I
Are You Looking for a Salary or What?
In this post, I discussed how it can be difficult for my generation to talk to millennials and Gen Z-ers, especially in regards to work-related matters. I had the chance to confront such communication issues again in this other post, where I focused on the recruiting process of Millennials. Now I would like to make … Continue reading Are You Looking for a Salary or What?
Communication and Employer Branding: How Employers and Applicants Switched Roles in the Internet Era
Last September, I had a thought-provoking meeting with a representative of what I call a "social recruiting company". I use this expression because this company—which I will refer to as SRC for convenience—exploits a social media-like communication approach to implement an innovative and ingenious business model. By the way, it was clear from the start … Continue reading Communication and Employer Branding: How Employers and Applicants Switched Roles in the Internet Era
The aspiring Industrial Data Scientist and the Italian bureaucracy
Several months ago, I decided it was time to increase my expertise to cope with the challenges posed by the Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) and the Industry 4.0. These new fields of the Information Technology represent a sort of natural evolution of my current profession, as the Internet is playing a more and more important role … Continue reading The aspiring Industrial Data Scientist and the Italian bureaucracy
Teamwork and communication
In 2016 I attended a course about the communication strategies in politics. Although it dealt with some specific techniques used in this context, the basic mechanisms it illustrated are valid for the communication in general. The course was held by a mental coach who has specialized to work with politicians and work/sports teams. Therefore, I took … Continue reading Teamwork and communication