Grab your customer’s attention

by George Pastidis

One of my favorite authors is the crime novelist Jo Nesbo whose I must have read every book he has written. When he released his last book “The Kingdom”, I got it on my kindle right away. I made some time to start reading it about a month ago. This book though was going unexpectedly slow and so was going my reading. Had quite a hard time to engage in. Three weeks later, I had gone through 15% of the book and I was still bored to death. I got in touch with a friend who is also a Nesbo fan and I knew he had read it already to understand if it gets any better. His answer was: Yes, it does get better but slowly. I gave it another good chance but when I was 25% through being totally disengaged still, I gave up read more…

Do it like Nole and Stefanos

by George Pastidis

I love sports. I love playing and watching sports and I love reflecting on sports. Sports help you learn and sports help you tell good stories about lessons learned. One recent awesome source of great stories to tell was the Roland Garros semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas. The diligent, intelligent, machine like Serb who together with the enthusiastic, stubborn, talented Greek, gave the world three great lessons read more…

Dealing with ageism in the workplace

by George Pastidis

Fifteen years back, I saw one day a friend clean-shaven after having for a long time a 10-day beard. He explained to me that being in his mid-fifties, he needed to get rid off his beard that was turning grey for avoiding being perceived and treated as a tired veteran in his workplace. I believed that things had gotten better ever since. Not sure how much though read more…

My gym buying journey

by George Pastidis

A couple of weeks back, I wanted to look for a new gym because my old one did not match my new COVID era’s criteria of hygiene. Apparently, my top criteria were the level of cleanliness and ventilation and then of course how busy the place is at my prime workout times, the opening hours, the quality of equipment and the membership’s fee. I cared less about the group programs or the personal trainers’ availability or whether they would weight me or guide my nutrition. I needed and wanted very specific things which I knew how to get read more…

Power Skills για το ψηφιακό παρόν και μέλλον της εργασίας

by George Pastidis

Άρθρο μου με θέμα POWER SKILLS ΓΙΑ ΤΟ ΨΗΦΙΑΚΟ ΠΑΡΟΝ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΛΛΟΝ ΤΗΣ ΕΡΓΑΣΙΑΣ περιλαμβάνεται σήμερα 11 Ιουλίου στην ετήσια έκδοση LEADING EMPLOYERS in GREECE που κυκλοφορεί σε Αθήνα και Θεσσαλονίκη με την εφημερίδα ΝΕΑ.

My article POWER SKILLS FOR THE DIGITAL PRESENT AND FUTURE OF WORK is included today 11 July in the yearly edition LEADING EMPLOYERS in GREECE with the newspaper NEA in Athens and Thessaloniki. Apologies that it’s only in Greek!

Thank you ICAP Group of Companies!! read more…