The light side of the force…

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.”

Francis Bacon

It seems to me that the drama of life take place between two opposites. There is light and there is darkness, there is good and there is evil…

Yes, night comes just after a good day ends, winter comes after the colours of autumn fade away and storm comes after we enjoyed a nice weather. This is how our Word works. It is not good, it is not bad. It is a fact. Continue reading

The battle of opposites

It seems that the drama of life take place between two opposites. There is light and there is darkness, there is good and there is evil, there is motivation and there is demotivation, there is inspiration and there is desperation … In my opinion this is one of the most important lessons in our life. We should understand that we need both to enjoy the drama of life, to enjoy the journey. Even though often does not seems like this is the best way to us! Continue reading

Long live the King, long live the Queen!

It was one of these days normal days… My friend and business partner Ad invited me for a lunch. As we have not seen each other for over a month he booked a table at Joelia in Rotterdam, just opposite our office. It is quite good restaurant and we enjoyed amuses with nice fresh with wine when suddenly he said: look our King and Queen are walking by. Continue reading

Looking back, looking forward…

I like the last day of the year. It is symbolic day. We are closing a chapter of our life story and we are opening a new one. It is the time to look back and the time to look forward.

Let’s start with looking back at 2016. I like to look at my past as at school. In the end, we are here to learn and to check whom can we become. Life is the best teacher. If you are not careful it will give you a test first and after the test will teach you a lesson. Continue reading

Celebrating Birthday = Celebrating Life

 

Birthday is always a great moment to reflect on our life and I had quite a birthday this year! It all started early in the morning in Gdansk, Poland.

I had a meeting at 8:30 in the office and I knew that from 12:30 I will be on my way to Rotterdam in the Netherlands. At the office my employees had a surprise for me. Good start of a day.  Than I had some meetings, phone calls etc. Business as usual.

In the meantime, wishes and congratulations were pouring via mail, Facebook, LinkedIn, SMS, WhatsApp etc. At 12:30 I said goodbye to my employees and rushed to the airport. I needed to catch up a plain which should bring me to Warsaw. There I had an hour to transfer to another plane to fly to Amsterdam. In Amsterdam, a car was waiting for me to bring me home to celebrate birthday with my wife and kids. All well planned and organized…except for the weather. It was snowing both in Gdansk and Warsaw… Continue reading

We are all in a communication business

I am an investor. Most of the companies I invest in do have strong IT component. As you probably know IT people are not the best in communication.

About a week ago my business partner said something that stick to my mind. He said that we are in a communication business.

When I thought about it, I realized it is true not only for a business. I believe that our life is the communication business as communication is the way we translate our thoughts into something that can be received and understood by others. Continue reading