Follow-up: Lucian Croitoru – “The Macro-Economic Perspectives on 2014” (2014.01.29, ING Bank)

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NRCC_logo The Macro-Economic Perspectives on 2014 (Wednesday, 29 January, from 8:30am to 10:45am, at ING Bank, 48 Iancu de Hunedoara Blvd., Hutuleac room, first floor.) was presented this year by:

  • Lucian Croitoru, Adviser to the Governor of the Romanian National Bank and
  • Huub Drabbe, Economic and Commercial Counselor at The Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest.

It was organized by: Netherlands-Romanian Chamber of Commerce.

Below, photos from the event.

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Why take part in the same training/workshop again and again?

I’ve been going to Jim Bagnola‘s trainings/workshops for years. I’ve taken part to Intensive NLP by MindMaster (a 5 day training course) two times already, and I plan in taking it again. At times, things repeat themselves. You hear the same things. There’s only so much a person can tell you. Why do I do this? Deeper knowledge. I get to know things better. Re-participating, like re-reading, like re-watching a movie helps reinforce things. I get to know things better. For example, some say in order to be know better a specific subject, you need an advanced course on the subject. Perhaps. But how about retaking the class, in order to better understand and structure what you already know? I have a not-so-great memory, retaking a class helps me better understand things. I’m different. New insights. It’s the same message, I’m different than I was two years ago. I forgot some things, I got new ideas. Things connect differently. The trainings are different. The trainers don’t speak exactly the same way. Yes, the message is pretty much the same, but not identical. You get to see some new faces of the samge message. You become closer to being a researcher. There’s a difference between reading a motto and reading a page. Between reading a page and reading a book. Between reading a book and the whole opera of a person. And between this and researching a subject deeper. There’s one thing to watch a movie and to watch a TV series. There’s a feeling you get …

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Follow-up: Radu Atanasiu: Critical Thinking – Using and Abusing Arguments in Today’s Communication – Master Class (2014.01.24, MSM Romania)

The Master Class – “Critical Thinking – Using and Abusing Arguments in Today’s Communication “, facilitated by Radu Atanasiu, MsMR Adjunct Lecturer and CEU Business School MBA, took place on Friday, the 24th of January, 2014, at MsMR headquarters and was co-organized by Maastricht School of Management Romania and Netherlands Romanian Chamber of Commerce. The event was open to the public.

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Flyer Radu Atanasiu Critical Thinking

Below, photos from the event.

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Follow-up: Dr. Vitalie Văratec – conferința “Calvarul prizonierilor de război români pe frontul de Est” (INST, 2014.01.22)

Centrul de Studii Ruse și Sovietice “Florin Constantiniu” (INST) a organizat în 22 ianuarie 2014, conferința cu tema “Calvarul prizonierilor de război români pe frontul de Est”, susținută de dr. Vitalie Văratec, la Institutul Național pentru Studiul Totalitarismului (INST).

Fotografii + înregistrarea video de la conferința Centrului de Studii Ruse și Sovietice “Florin Constantiniu” (INST, 2014.01.22), mai jos.

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I don’t have enough trust in myself

There are two options: Trust yourself and act accordingly. Don’t trust yourself so much, and take the consequences. The thing is, as with many simple things, the decision is not so simple. I don’t think there’s a definite answer on this one. There might be situations in which having a poor self-trust will turn out well. In other situations, things differ. I see things go wrong due to too much self-trust. I think it’s more productive in some cases to have self-trust. In others, not. Examples of poor self-trust: You write an article. You value others’ opinions much. Whenever you say something on your own, you need to emphasize “This is my opinion. The personal one”. Someone wants to help you. You don’t think you deserve it. You say no. Someone wants to help you. You don’t think you have the right to say no. You say yes. Good self-trust: You take decisions on your own, without asking for everybody’s permission. You don’t speak of yourself, you speak of a group, even if not everyone is 100% pleased with this. You initiate things and see them through.

My recommended solutions on eating healthy

The best article on health I’ve read: Unhappy Meals | Michael Pollan (in Romanian – Rezumat pentru articolul Mese nefericite (cel mai bun articol despre a trai sanatos pe care l-am citit) | știrimess: știri scurte, ca pentru messenger (închis)). Alternative: Simple Rules for Healthy Eating – The New York Times (also see the links). The best documentary I know of on health – Sugar: The Bitter Truth – YouTube (in Romanian, more details – Schimbător de vieți? Despre zahăr, video în engleză, 90 minute (cu alternative de non-vizionare): Olivian Breda). The best diet I know of: Mediterranean Diet Review: Foods & Weight Loss Effectiveness / Mediterranean Diet — What You Need to Know — US News Best Diets. How to lose weight / live longer? Eat less. BBC News – The power of intermittent fasting / Eat, Fast and Live Longer – Horizon on Vimeo. Also: Neuroscientist Shows What Fasting Does To Your Brain & Why Big Pharma Won’t Study It | Collective-Evolution