It’s pitch dark, my soles are hurting like shit, the air that I breathe is scorching hot and I’m running somewhere in the middle of fucking nowhere. It’s not a nightmare. It’s my real life. I’m running the Ultrabalaton for the second time, a 220 km non-stop race around lake Balaton, in Hungary. So, technically, … Read more The Real Cost Of Learning
Last weekend I attended the 220km Ultrabalaton, probably the longest point to point continuous running event in Europe (except for Spartathlon, of course). It was my second participation in this event, if you want to read more about my first experience, here’s the detailed report. This year I didn’t finish it, I stopped at km … Read more The Story Of My First DNF
We live in a very crowded world. And the crowd is just getting bigger. This, combined with the fantastic technological advance of our times, generated an unbelievably big pool of information. Our sensors are filled with data each and every second, from more and more sources. 10 years ago we didn’t have Twitter or Facebook. … Read more How To Manage Your Noise To Signal Ratio
There is this saying that, from a financial point of view, you are the average of the top 5 people you spend time with. While I find this to be completely true in real life, I think it’s incomplete, though. There’s a deeper, more subtle layer to this. Not only you are the average of … Read more The “Ancestor Syndrome” – Or Why You Don’t Have Enough Money
This morning I posted this story on my Facebook wall (approximate translation, the story was in Romanian): “Sometimes, enough is enough. I feel that Connect Hub is one of the most interesting projects I did in the last 17 years, and I really feel like I helped hundreds, if not thousands of people with this … Read more The Toxic Potential Of Expectations – Just Another April Fools
When I started to run ridiculously long distances, 2 years ago, people who found out about that were puzzled: “How can you run 200 kilometers, Dragos? Even by car, this is a very long distance!” For a while, this was fun. It also helped me a bit with my self esteem. You know, when you … Read more Why I Run Ridiculously Long Distances
II’ve been a productivity geek for years. The type that incessantly reads blogs about that, that knows all the techniques, frameworks and productivity apps by heart. I’ve tried dozens of them. Literally. In the beginning (like in the first 1-3 years), this enthusiasm brought about quite a bit of visible progress. I was able to … Read more How To Be More Productive In 3 Simple Steps
I often see entrepreneurs pivoting just after a few months from starting their product. Pivoting means drastically changing your business model, as a startup. Most of the time, pivoting is seen as a positive thing. I met some entrepreneurs who took pride in pivoting several times their business over less than half a year. For … Read more When Enough Is Enough?