Tuesday, 22 July 2008


Recently I made again the exercise of re-writing my resume. A task that makes me feel strange. From one side it is a piece of paper where one tries to write the best achievements of their life, career wise.
However, the real achievements can not be written. These have to do with strengthening one's character, with having to put up with people that are abnoxious, unprofessional, political, unfriendly, jealous, and make your life a living hell. After working for about 20 years, I find that the biggest achievement in my life is that of tolerating people that I don't necessarily get along and managing to get the best out of them in any common project.
Endurance, patience, persistence, building talent, listenting to criticism - lawful or unlawful - saving face, learing from mistakes, learning not to trust, learning who to trust, managing to find intrinsic motives, remaining visible, empowering others, getting along with your manager, engaging colleagues, making it to the end. I find these some of my biggest achievements that unfortunately can not be mentioned.
My guess though is that any experienced manager should be able to get the level of maturity of the candidate for the job at the first interview. The question is how much are they taken under consideration in the hiring process


36 hours to go - own image to be posted shortly, along with an update on Zizou's adventures. Patience

Remembering Heath

Undoubtably you must have noticed by now that I have become a huge fan of Heath. I was before I knew he died. After watching the Batman movie he has made my top 5 list. Jack has been holding the top spot for years, but is now challenged from an actor his calliber. Jack will probably keep the top spot as Heath has been with us for a short time. He has managed to show so many different faces. I am deeply saddened by his loss. Clips below from Candy, The Grimm brothers, Wish I was there, Casanova, Brokeback mountain, 10 things I hate about you

He should get it

I did watch the movie and Heath is fantastic. Anything I can say is not enough. Amazing performance, impossible to believe that it is the same person that played his other roles. His mannerism, laughter, moves, gestures, voice, everything was different about him. The movie is filled with a 5-star cast, but they all lose their shine when compared to Heath. Even Michael Caine, even Morgan Freeman, even Gary Oldman. But their roles are not that interesting anyhow. Batman is all about his costume. Joker is all about evil. Only Aaron Eckhart may stand close to Heath's performance (btw, I would strongly recommend George to watch Aaron in his 'Thank you for smoking' role, a film making fun of smoking, I am sure you will enjoy it)
Coming back to the batman movie, it is a must see, only because of Heath. And a few times over and over wouldn't hurt. As a movie, oh well...

Here you can watch Heath talk about his favorite role

Heath's fellow actors and film industry experts all agree: HE IS AMAZING

Pugs are the superior creatures in any planet

Don't you wish you were hot like Frankie (the Pug)???

Pugs talk!