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A European in San Francisco

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San Francisco is considered one of the most beautiful cities of the USA. It’s picturesque, it’s traditional, it’s progressive, open to diversity, full of colour and images. It is said that it is one of the most “European” cities. Well, being a European, I guess that this sounds quite true, although I’m afraid I haven’t visited enough US cities to compare.

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A panoramic view of the city (on my way to Alcatraz). Google did that just by combining my photos.

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How Facebook and Twitter built the best employee training programs in Silicon Valley

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Training people is absolutely necessary, regardless of the size, sector, industry or the age of a company. Especially in the ICT world were 6 months seem like a lifetime we realise that without training we are just working with out producing or without reaching our full potential.
I don’t believe anyone disagrees on the above. The hard part is to built a program in a small company that will be sustainable, productive and create more than knowledge, a culture of learning and collaborating.

This is an excellent piece by Max Nisen  originally posted on Quartz.

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#Launch me up

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Well you know what this is.

It’s been a couple of days since we were in San Francisco, participating in an event that was both inspiring and awakening. How else can you describe the speed and abundance of information you are called to absorb in just a few days ? The people that you want to meet in person (any single one of them)? The teams that want to share their passion with you, and most of them manage to do so quite successfully? Read the rest of this entry »