Magda Nieto

Designing and living Experiences

Which Country is richer – Colombia or Japan? December 5, 2011

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Which Country is richer – Colombia or Japan?

According to this Japan Colombian citizen, Colombia is. And I have to say all what he says is true.

Sorry is not in English.

Love to hear this type of thoughts from someone who have been abroad in a country like Japan, but love a country like mine.

In Colombia we always are thinking that 1st world countries are better than us, and is true in some things, but we are a lot better in some many other things.

We just need to start thinking different and believe we as a group can make things better.

Taken from a speach for Ten Outstanding Young Persons 2010

What do you think?

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The Servant: A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership October 13, 2011

Filed under: Economy,Experience — magdanieto @ 3:52 pm
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Cover book

Hi again!

It´s been a while, sorry for this, seems that I keep broking my promises, for that reason I have decided not to promise anything again and will try to write as much as I can when the time and inspiration comes to my mind.

The reason of this article is to share with you a book that came to my hands in a situation that I need it the most. Is not the time to give into detail but I have to say that it was a time that the trust in my professional self was not that high. The Servant, a simple story about the true essence of leadership by James C. Hunter (Click here to go to the book), as my dad described it, is a book that you have to keep next to you pillow to be able to read it every day to become that perfect LEADER that yourself, your people, your employees, your company, your community need you to be.

I’m not going to tell you what is about; as if a gift for you to read over and over to become that great leader. But I will write what the author describes the characteristics of what a Leader should be.

Patience:                                           Show self-control

Affability:                                           Pay attention, appreciate and encourage

Humility:                                            Be authentic, without pretensions or arrogance

Respect:                                             Treat others as they were important people

Generosity:                                       Satisfy other people’s needs

Indulgence:                                      Not hold a grudge when you harm

Honesty:                                            Be free of tricks

Commitment:                                  Follow your choices

Results: Service and sacrifice:    Put aside your own desires and needs; seek the best for the others.

Take a read to the book, believe you will like it!

 

A WAY TO GO THROUGH THE CREDIT CRUNCH? March 30, 2009

Filed under: Economy — magdanieto @ 9:56 pm
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Just got an advice from a wise man, that have been able to keep going in business no matter how many economics recessions, problems, obstacles in life have been putting in front of him to stopping him keep in business.

That man is my father, and in the conversation that we had about how he is dealing with the economy and budgets of the events that he helps to organise in Colombia, he gave me his thoughts about it and how he dealing with them:

I asked him if there it was too much uncertainty about the financial situation?

He answered me: The Recession is something in the mind of each person, and each individual have to resolve it, using the reason and the logic of its own purchase power……. and the crisis are for using them to know how to invest for the future.

I said: You’re right, this moments is to invest, getting the trust back and letting that the situation gets better.

And he said: These moments the sellers are in a need position where they give good price and facilities for payment, where you just need to know the best way to use those opportunities.

Then he left me because he need to authorised some proposals to send for getting him more business and as he thinks, when you “invoice” your services you have assure that the money will come in and that how he believes his business will keep going.

Don’t know if is the right way to think, but what I can say is that until now he have been able to run a business for over 30 years, giving the opportunity to many people to be employed, being busy and able to feed many families.