5 Questions Interview

Blogs are not books, despite the fact that some turn into them. The interesting thing about writing a blog as opposed to a book is that you get the chance to talk about personal things once in a while without disturbing the reader.

Jason recently tagged me with the “5 Questions Interview”, meaning that I will answer 5 questions about myself and then tag 5 other people that I would like to know more about. Below you will find the 5 questions:

  1. What have you learned so far from your visitors?
    The Internet used to be a monologue only a couple of years ago. Blogs, wikis and other innovative media helped to change it, creating conversations instead. I learned a lot from my visitors, even the simplest comment can spark new insights.
  2. If someone would offer to pay a course (or more) for you, what that course would be? Sometime ago I wrote about the differences between knowledge, competencies and attitudes (you can read it here). Success both personally and professionally will require the three of them, but attitudes are much harder to develop. If someone would offer to pay me a course I would look for something to develop positive attitudes.
  3. Are you satisfied with what you’ve achieved this year, in general?
    Yes. This year I made an important decision on my career, I decided to quit the corporate world (despite a generous offer) to pursue some entrepreneurial projects. So far so good. You can also read why I think that more people should consider quitting their jobs here.
  4. Did blogging changed your life or your personality in any way?
    Yes. Blogging changed the way I interact with the Internet and it also opened a couple of doors in my life. The best thing about blogs, as I said before, is that they create conversations instead of monologues.
  5. If you had the opportunity to meet one person that you admire the most in the world, who that person would be?
    Tenzin Gyatso, the current Dalai Lama

I am tagging John, Sharad, Peter, Gordon and Sanjay to answer the “5 Questions Interview”. (By the way, you are allowed to change every question except the fifth one)