Olivian Breda RO:

Prima regulă în viață – fii diferit, fă lucrurile altfel. A doua – fii bun în ce faci. Abia al doilea criteriu e să și ai succes.

Încerc să am un blog care se încarcă rapid, ajută și asta, parțial, la reducerea amprentei asupra mediului.

Majoritatea articolelor de pe blog sunt scrise în ideea „vreau să mă dezvolt”, nu neapărat „am o super idee, am muncit mult la ea, vreau să o exprim”. Am citit în toamna lui 2020 o idee – este indicat ca atunci când înveți să ai un pic de umilință în tine (pentru a îți da voie să încerci, să greșești, să testezi, să pui întrebări, să te apuci de sarcini mai puțin plăcute, din care vei învăța).

Pentru articole de top, vedeți:

RO/EN: Articole de top / Top Articles »

RO: Melodiile mele favorite »EN: Top songs I like »

RO: Muzică care îmi place (mai nouă ») – EN: Music I like recently » – lista se va actualiza

RO: Muzică care îmi place (mai veche ») – EN: Music I used to listen to a while ago » – lista nu se va actualiza

RO: Filme favorite » / EN: Favorite movies »

RO: Fotografii realizate de mine care îmi plac foarte mult » / EN: Some photos I like a lot »

RO: Scriu prea mult pe blog? »

Un citat care îmi place:

Am văzut recent un citat pe Instagram, am uitat de la cine și al cui, dar spunea ceva de genul “cel mai mic gest de ajutor este mult mai important decât cele mai mari intenții”.

Radu Dumitru


Nicolae Steinhardt: Răul poate să-l facă oricine, cât de nevolnic ar fi. Binele însă e numai pentru sufletele tari și firile călite. Răul: lapte pentru copii; binele: carne pentru adulți.

(Nicolae Steinhardt, Jurnalul fericirii, Editura Mănăstirii Rohia, Rohia, 2005)



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About Olivian Breda:

I was born in Bucharest, Romania, on May 3, 1982. I was raised in a small place (Pîrjol, it’s called) in Bacău county, Romania until I was 3 years old. From age 3 until I was 18 (in 2001), I lived in Năvodari, Constanța, România. Between 2001 – 2015 I lived in Bucharest, Romania. From June 2015 until August 2016, I lived in London, United Kingdom. From August 2016 until September 2018, I lived in Năvodari, Constanța, Romania. From October 2018 until May 2020, I lived în Bucharest, Romania. Since June 2020 I live in Năvodari, Constanța, Romania.

I studied Informatics in high-school, economics in faculty, communication & PR in Master of Arts, and IT & Security in two different MSc.

Co-founder of: (series of events on SEO & PPC), (a book on the personal brand of medical doctors).

I like self-development a lot.

Photos from childhood ».

PS: I’m a strong believer in this:

Repeating yourself can feel draining. However, if you want to be persuasive with your pitches, be prepared to say them over and over again. That repetition can be exactly what someone needs to internalize your ideas. (source »)

The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality.

His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in his bathroom scales and weigh the work of the “quantity” group: fifty pound of pots rated an “A”, forty pounds a “B”, and so on. Those being graded on “quality”, however, needed to produce only one pot – albeit a perfect one – to get an “A”.

Well, came grading time and a curious fact emerged: the works of highest quality were all produced by the group being graded for quantity. It seems that while the “quantity” group was busily churning out piles of work – and learning from their mistakes – the “quality” group had sat theorizing about perfection, and in the end had little more to show for their efforts than grandiose theories and a pile of dead clay.”

From Art and Fear, via Stratchery -> Why BuzzFeed is the Most Important News Organization in the World



Produce lots of stuff and share it.

Being prolific doesn’t mean that everything you produce has to be absolute gold. But the process of producing large quantities of work ultimately leads to a higher quality of work.

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Writing is wonderful. Thanks to the generation effect, it helps you better remember what you read—even if it’s just by taking notes—and is good for your mental health. Building a writing habit is one of the most powerful things you can do for yourself as a maker.

via: Writing is the best personal growth tool – Ness Labs »


Will Robbins on Twitter: „Vastly underrated predictor of success: willingness to be low-status. Everyone drones on about stuff like hard work, but so many of the top people I’ve met were uniquely willing to spend years looking like they’re working on something silly or insignificant.” / Twitter »


I only know of one superpower, but it applies to everything: consistency. Do anything consistently for a long time (meaning multiple years), and you’ll be good at it.

Don’t worry about quality until you’ve mastered consistency. Lifting weights for 10 minutes every day beats the heck out of lifting weights for 2 hours twice a month.

Consistency beats quality – Mike Crittenden.


One of the biggest things holding people back from doing great work is the fear of making something lame.


Imagine if we could turn off the fear of making something lame. Imagine how much more we’d do.

Early Work


In the (perfect) movie adaptation, Hannibal calls Clarice on the phone, and he says it just a little differently: “The world’s more interesting with you in it.”

I think about this line all the time in our contemporary era.

The world’s more interesting with you in it – Austin Kleon


„You don’t find time for important things, you make it”
Randy Pausch – Time Management (2007)


„Everything you do is an opportunity cost”
Randy Pausch – Time Management (2007)


… and an emotional quote:

„One day, when you least expect it, you are going to crash into someone who is going to be so soft and gentle with your heart, and you are going to be so glad you kept it open. You are going to be so glad that you continued to fight for it that you chose to believe it deserved more.”

(via Bianca Sparacino (@rainbowsalt) • Fotografii şi clipuri video pe Instagram)

Imagination goes a long way:

“I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” ― Mark Twain


Just as it is almost proverbial that, if you want any business done for you, you should ask a busy man to do it, and not a man of leisure, so it is the laborious scholar, who is working hard at languages, who picks up, nay, actually reads and studies more of other subjects than the rest of his fellows at school or college.

Reverend W. J. Kennedy, who was the Inspector of Schools for Lancashire and the Isle of Man in Britain, 1856


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A fragment on courage and stupidity which I like a lot. It’s all about freedom.

@AlexAndBooks_: If you’re overthinking, write. If you’re underthinking, read.

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“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” ― Franz Kafka


“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ― Albert Einstein


Why Rereading Books and Rewatching Movies Is More Fun Than Expected – The Atlantic:

But a new study suggests that this notion that having already seen it—or read it, done it, visited it—automatically precludes a second go-around might be mistaken. Repeating something, it turns out, “may turn out to be less dull than people think,” writes Ed O’Brien, the author of the study and a behavioral-science professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.


Don’t wait for someone else to take responsibility. Don’t wait for perfect. Don’t wait to find this exact situation in the manual or in history.

Use your best judgment.

UYBJ | Seth Godin’s Blog



You’re doing sales because you failed at marketing.
You’re doing marketing because you failed at product.

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“One cannot, ever, go back to the place which exists in memory. you would not see it with the same eyes-even supposing that it should improbably have remained much the same. What you have had you have had. ‘The happy highways where I went, And shall not come again…’ Never go back to a place where you have been happy. Until you do it remains alive for you. If you go back it will be destroyed.” ― Agatha Christie, Agatha Christie: An Autobiography


“You are what you love, not what loves you. ”
Charlie Kaufman


„There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do.” – Bill Watterson


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