12 hours with no mobile phone

by George Pastidis

It was October 1994 that I got my first mobile phone, the Ericsson 197. I didn’t get it actually. I was given that one when I entered the telecoms to work for a mobile network operator. Did I get excited any? Not really to be honest. The moment I would walk in back to my apartment after work, I would switch off my phone to pick it up the next morning going to work. I started using it a little more when I went to a business trip a month later. But still, when I would hear my phone ringing in the evening, I would hide myself to answer speaking very low for not being noticed. I wasn’t feeling that comfortable. But so many things changed since back then read more…

We need more guys like Giannis

by George Pastidis

Last evening, I set my alarm clock quite a few hours earlier than usual for a good reason. Giannis and his Milwaukee Bucks played and won the NBA finals. I am so damn happy. But I do not celebrate the win of a Greek athlete as I would usually do. I don’t feel like partying neither because the Bucks are the NBA champions nor because Giannis was awarded the NBA finals MVP, scoring 50 points. I am bursting with pride for Gianni’s amazing journey. I am bursting with pride for his unparalleled personality read more…

Should training in the post-Covid era switch back to its face-to-face modality?

by George Pastidis

It was about a year and a half ago that the learning and development community was caught off guard by Covid. First, business travels were banned and then any kind of indoor or even outdoor gathering was totally out of place. We literally stopped going to our office. Traditional face to face training had to change and be replaced by a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning solutions. Everyone, learning professionals and learners had to adapt in the new reality, changing the way we train and the way we learn read more…

Solution Selling or Insight Selling?

by George Pastidis

We read every day interesting articles in reputable sources, explaining the differences and similarities of Solution and Insight Selling. Back in 2012, Harvard Business Review published an article with title “The end of solution sales” and Forbes had two years ago an article entitled “Insight Selling is the new Solution Selling” read more…