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Movember - Change the Face of men's health

#Movember

I’m joining the Movember movement this year, growing a moustache in support for raising awareness on some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. Started by the Movember Foundation in 2003, it quickly has grown to a large scale movement, with more than 5 million people supporting it every year. How can you also get engaged? Donate: Reach out to my Donation Page and do your best for a donation. Grow a Moustache and join the movement. Talk about the issues of Health. So, sorry, you’ll have to cope seeing me with a pair of moustaches for some time this year:-)

Doing some Cleaning

Weekends (at least the few ones I spend in Luxembourg) is cleaning time! A protracted effort to find a sense of order in my home (always challenged by my three cats, constantly running around while I try to put things in order). Anyway, after the “hard-core” cleaning, I decided to spend some time also on some more “virtual” cleanings online. I have readjusted the theme of my online notepad on tumblr EcletticaMente (mainly in Italian), which now has its own sub domain: io.sergiocaredda.eu. I have readjusted my “about.me” page, as well as my Twitter one, trying to synch my profiles (don’t know why, but I have the tendency to always reinvent the wheel when I have to describe myself…). Also tried to set up a new “claim” for myself: Trying to bring back People at the core of the human enterprise. Please throw stones at it… Eventually, after the implementation of my Hr Thinker list, I have created a magazine version, called Knowledge Nomad thanks to the free service of paper.li. Every day it will serve you a fresh …

My HR thinkers Twitter List

Yesterday I took the liberty to reorganize the way I follow and read some of the best HR blogs and thinkers around the topics of Human Resources on the web. Thing is that I relied a lot on Google Reader to assemble the RSS feeds of the various blogs that I found interesting. The recent decision to discontinue this service came as a really unwelcome surprise to me, so I tried to understand a way on how to make sure I wasn’t loosing touch with my favorite readings. As a matter of fact I started considering what the best way to get this done. As I use Flipboard to read most of my online content on my iPad, I browsed a bit, until I found that probably the best thing to do was to create a List on Twitter, then include that as a separate subscription in Flipboard. But, as I was doing this anyway, the question was why not sharing this small piece of work? That is why I have created and made public …

Things will have to change in order that they remain the same.

On the verge of the results of the Italian elections, it is difficult not to think about one of the best movies of Luchino Visconti, “Il Gattopardo” (The Leopard, based on the novel with the same title by Tomasi di Lampedusa). No other movie is able to interpret in such an intimate manner the soul itself of Italy and its society. But it also tells a lot of the natural inclination of all humans to avoid any form of Change. Change is scary, it makes us nervous. Yet we appear never to be able to avoid change. So, change has become one of the most (ab)used words in any business discussion today. Everything is changing… the pace of change… managing change… leading change… all expressions we read and listen to everyday in any organizational talk. If it is effectively true that some parts of the world are changing at a faster pace (technologies are changing at a speed humankind was not used… ), most organisations are not changing as fast as they should (or could). …

Reset and Restart

It’s more than a year that I’ve not given attention to this Blog. What happened? Well… I changed job, I moved to another country… substantial changes in life and basically the need to devote time to other priorities. But… writing has always appealed to me, and I wanted top take back some time for myself, and start back in sharing thoughts and experiences. But what is going to change? Well, the first thing you have probably noticed: this post is in English. As my current work is mainly done in this language, I sort of feel I should share my thoughts also with the people I work with. Both clients and colleagues, should have the opportunity (I hope) to exchange ideas on this blog and comment on my ideas. Plus… somehow I feel that the topics I am usually interested in cannot be framed and limited by one language only. I’ve also decided to refresh the design of the blog. It will take sometime before it gets fully usable, but I believe it to be a lot …