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April 23, 2020 at 22:39 #12150
Thanks a lot @simone-dalledonne for having share the video with us. I watched it and I have been really “seduced” by Loris words, since the slogan “chi vola vale, chi non vola è un vile” to all steps of his success and path toward his great career. It his a real witness of anybody, just by believing in what he/she does, and running behind a goal, can get anything. Andrea Scianò is as well a perfect example, giving us a new treaning. Being the perfect student, having a great a linear accademic path, is not what only matters in your future. It does not mean these factors are irrelevant, but are not toally strictly necessary…
I would like even to underline an other topic of Loris’s inteview. I talk personally, but i think many would share my thought. Especially during my learning path, sometimes i feel “not up to par”, as if my knoledge have not been enough for having a discussion with great men. Even if I consider myself really self-confidence and owner of my means, i feel a sort of inferiority toward somebody else, but I suppose this feeling born only from a lack of experience. What is unbelievable is that in the heart of innovation, of the bigghest multinationals and important business men and managers of the world, Loris have always found availabily of important figures to meet you, not for charity, but for passing down their experiences and knowledges, and even pieces of advice, because they probably conder you as a future resource, a tree to water… they believe in you and support you. That’s totally amazing and unbeliavable.
Concerning @simone-dalledonne questions, I have just today had this discussion with a friend. He has just finished his master and he has been recruited by EY in Luxenburg. I asked him why he choose to take the interview in such a country, since EY has different Italian quartiers. He replied me saying “because Lexenburg is a very rich and full of business country. Of course Italy as well but business is less concentrated in a relatively large country as Italy can be. I think i can create my network there better than here, because for example, I will share the apartment with other 2 guys wotking for Deloitte and KPMG”. I totally share is choice and it supports my thesis about the importance of network and connections. I changed cities for playing volleyball and studying, even abroad, several times and I meet people all around Italy, and often, even without being aware of that, I realize I hava built up an important resource for my future. None can know if this network will reward me….Actually, It has already done it!April 19, 2020 at 18:01 #12125
@christianpaesante I took a look to the same article you talked about. It might be representative of how much companies react to changes. Especially big companies, providing fundamental services, have to remodulate their strategy and vision of market when such a external shock (as Coronavirus outbreack) occurs. News related with Google, Amazon ecc certainly took major relevance in our communciation-medias but i could say more. Few days ago I talked with a friend of mine who works in Head-Hunting company, Ricercamy, based in Milano. He handel with HR and, contrary to what we tipically though that is happening right now, he told me they have been receiving several request from many companies about “hunting” new minds and worked, especially with an informatic career and accademic path (Software engineers ecc). More of these companies have realized this will last much it is changing customers needs but even employees habits. Having experienced this condition of working (Remote/Smart working) could be even an opportunity for companies because, as @pistillostefano told us about his personal experience, some of them are really thinking to re-modulate their way to work, supporting non-based job. This ight mean reducing for examples fixed costs fro offices and assets and they need such a informatic experts, in order to make this change possible. An other evidence of this tendency is given to witnesees of companies as Accenture, since they have been observing an increase on demand of information systems by companies.
I seize the opporunity to reccomend you the reading of this article, thought I really share. It could seem a bit long, but it worths the time you spend. https://www.repubblica.it/economia/2020/04/18/news/coronavirus_yunus_non_torniamo_al_mondo_di_prima_-254319011/April 8, 2020 at 22:05 #12066
When I applied register with this forum and take this commitment with myself, I did not aspect to find this amazing vibe. Something has really fascinated my is the enthusiam of the Staff, guesses and moderators! @paolomarenco looks like he is taking part of this project for the first time and this makes me even more curious na aware of the opportunity I got.
Thank you a lot <span class=”handle-sign”>@</span>pistillostefano for your avalaibility in answering to our questions (maybe more to reveal what were our curiosities than anwering to questions). You journey till your current position is not as many of us has presumed before the meeting. Maybe because we study at POLITO, maybe because we study Engineering o more because we are aware Italian students are really strong compared to other student’s all around the wordl, but likely we think job meetings has to be perfect since first time, founding our dream job at the first occasion. Yours is the witness work career is harder than we probably think and especially full of defeats and unsuccesses. But the secret is a self-made sentence..”never give five up” and catching as more as possible adventures and opporunity life put during our path. Probably, what has more been interesting in our meeting was when you told us about the sacrifie of Silicon Valley, the world’s heart of innovation and success, for another heart. You were there, probably just near the dream of Google (nobody can know) but you left. However, your detemrination of leaving tha company with the best remember as possible, carried you to keep this job so far, by working from home. That’s unbelievable…
<span class=”handle-sign”>@</span>cbrugo I totally shared your message. I am a semi-professional volleyball player, and until last year professional. My life, since i remember, has always been characterized by daily practices and matches every weekend all around the south of Italy (i come from Palermo) and probably i spent more time in halls of sport than on books in my life. Altought all this commitmens, I graduated with honor in less than three year and took part to several project and compaigns for learning something else than accademic knowledge. Even the time management is something i developed due to my sport, accademic and social’s commitmens, as well as ability to team working and, as Stefano told us… never give up until the last ball touchs the floor and the match is over.April 5, 2020 at 22:10 #11973
<span class=”handle-sign”>@</span>simone-dalledonne I really sorry but i don’f find the article enymore. It was shared by an enterpreneur on Linkedin. It intrigued me a lot beside supporting a consistent ideal, since that time; i totally share.
I use this occasion for sharing with you guys a personal opinion i have been maturing more and more duirng this quarantine. Even the unconfortable situation of studing and attending lectures from home is an opportunity to learn to work from home. We live in a wordlwide environment and, more and less, we are supposed to work in a company linked with other countries, with subsidiaries around the wordl and It would mean having online meeting and interacting with collegues through our laptop. I have already met some collegues for group project and i noticed how over time our meetings are getting better and better. Without our consciusness, we are dealing with a new skill… we are forced to learn it!April 4, 2020 at 16:07 #11951
By the way. I forgot to talk about the difference between remote work and smart working. With a course of my Master, Strategy and Organisation, we discussed about what is the border between these two concepts. In my opinion, what we are esperiencing right now is closer to to remote than smart working. Smart working, as i read in an article, concercns more on a radical change of whole organisation of a company, where single person is located in the middle of the whole processes. Hence, doing smart working includes even a reassessment of the contract between employer and employees, since smart means also flexibility and feedome in decising where and when to work. However, smart working needs necessary a high rate of coordinament and co-working because the partial lack of boundaries and rules can weaken the value chain, creating bottle-necks throughout all processes.
Instead, doing a job from home as well as people are used to to in their own workplace, with same work hours and interactions with collegues and so on, as it happens since coronavirus outbreak, is remote working: doing the same think in remote, from an other place.
One more thing. I’m quite interested in what Giuseppe talked about, the hackathon about coronavirus. If moderators allow that, you can share it here. Can be cool!April 3, 2020 at 22:28 #11941
Thank you Simone for proponing this venture because I think it ca be very useful and ineresting for everyone inside this forum for catching some spark in this quarantine. I have already read what Alessandro and Giuseppe wrote down and they gave me even some ideas!
I have been struggle a lot since the beginning of the quarantine for starting to do something that i have always postoned in my life and for improving what i already know and i used to do. First of all, I register for an online Excel advanced course on Udemy, because I have always been unsatisfied of what I learnt about this programme along my study and it is supposed to be used very well by anyone studing engineering. This was immediately the first goal that come to my mind when i realized how much time we would have spent at home. Actually i am really glad of my work so far!
Going on, thanks to a suggestion given by a friend of mine, I have also been trying the free-month of LinkedIn learning . I was little skeptical about the utility of such a platform of learning but I have to reveal it was a revelation. It “changed my quarantine” under several aspect. First of all, watching a 30 minutes long video lession become a fixed appointment after lunch. It requires few time but with an high value. Maybe you are asking why i said “it changed my quarantine, and here we are: the first course I start to attend concerns “time management” with 3-4 chapters about working from home and how to arrange and idea workspace at home and managing your time during anomalus situations (as this quarantine). Following these tips, I experienced an increase in my study yield and concentration! I have been living away from home for 6 years and coming back in my birth city and living with my family and fixing all of our necessities, is probably the most difficult challenge of my life! It helps me even in makign schedules for my studies and how to respect rigorously them. However, I can suggest to all of you to spend your time in such a online course…really useful! I am supposed to watch as more as possible and use thie free period without regrets!
But probably, what is making me busier, and that probably can be crazy, is try to make a model about Coronavirus spead! I love analaysing data and I spend hours and hours comparing data coming out from any website. It is a way for looking at this epidemy with another eye, trying to “keep away” the reality…
Thanks for the docuentary you shared with us! I am not a TV series lover and some evening, after a very full day of Videoclass, following courses on internet is hard. There, docmuentaries like this can help!
Last but not least, I take back all time I missed with my little brother! I am realizing i miss too many steps of his growth and it makes me sad.. But that is the destiny of we student from the south of Italy ( i came form Sicily) who emigrate upward in Italy.
By the way, workout befoure dinner must never be missing!February 26, 2020 at 0:04 #11624
Hi @Paolo and thank you for your welcome.
We could right hundreds and hundreds lines talking about why a engineering student would like to visit the core of the worldwide innovation. Silicon Valley is the beating heart of technology and innovation that nowadays represent the engine of daily life. Any items used daily is strongly linked with companies based and born there, such as Apple, Facebook, Google, Tesla, Netflix, HP and so on. I think Europe has still much to learn from American setting of making business and innavation I would like to visit the Silicon Valley for catching as more as possible information, ideas and “style fo business” and coming back here in Europe bringhing with me everythink from this experience I will be able to use tomorrow in my career. Moreover, the USA is the country of opportunities and every enterprise based in the Silicon Valley is the witness of this concept, and we should see that scenario as a pattern to try to replicate for example even here in Italy.February 21, 2020 at 11:32 #11617
My name is Paolo Gioele Brucia and I attend the master course of Management and Engineering at POLITO.
I got my bachelor degree in Palermo but I spent the last semester in Frankfurt, Germany, as Erasmus student and since the first day in Germany, I undersood what i would like to have from my life and i would like to overcome any limits and make my borders wider.
As soon as i found out about the Silicon Valley Tour, I immediately got interested with this opportunity of attending these conference talking with people who have had the great chance to visit the heart of technological and innovative world, and moreover try to take part of this amazing experience.
The tour would take place in August, just in time for coming back in Italy before going to Barcelona for my second year of master’s studies, as I won the scholarship for obtaining a double degree with PoliTo and the Polytechnic of Cataunia. The Silicon Valley Tour may represent the perfect experience to undertake before jumping into my last year of university before the world of work.
I really look forward to start with these meeting!
Paolo Gioele Brucia