Connector´s Blog

Soft skills complement hard skills. These second are composed of technical knowledge and soft skills, as you may have heard, are a combination of people skills, social skills, communication skills, character, attitudes, among others.More important than knowledge, experience on field or intelligence quotients (IQ), soft skills are much more related to the emotional intelligence quotients (EQ).  Daniel Goleman has been developing the theme and this “new” domain of skills. He describes this EQ with 5 pillars such as self-confidence, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills. The good news is that EQ and soft skills are trainable and learnable. So everyone...

As a parent, it’s natural to protect your child in every way possible. I see so often that parents are trying so hard to do the best for their babies that they in some way smother them in love. That’s fine but there is a fine line between loving and controlling - let kids be kids. Look back at your childhood and remember the freedom you had from your parents and take a look at your life now. I remember fondly being let out to run around the entire housing estate and playing one massive hide and seek with dozens...

Entrepreneurs are some of the world’s most powerful transformers. They see possibilities and solutions where the average person only sees problems and difficulties. And it´s important for parents to understand that the opportunity to learn the entrepreneurial mindset goes far beyond the creation of a new business. After all, the main goal of entrepreneurship is to find opportunities by solving problems that already exist in the world. And in the end, its all about adding value to the environment that you’re already in.The entrepreneurial mindset treats life´s obstacles as challenges to be overcome. The inherent need to seek problems, find...

I have been reading Yuval Noah Harari’s books lately and I have to admit that his predictions for the future are not really motivating me to continue on this life path. Until now, all my education has been based on learning theories so that I am ready to implement it in practice. Well, we reach a certain age and we still don’t understand how these theories can be put in practice, assuming that we still remember them.  I have been thinking on what can we do to change this and we have to understand that nothing that we can teach...

Sometimes it’s hard. Sometimes you just don’t have the will. The will power to start that new book, to start that new podcast, to start doing your homework, to leave the couch and pick up the remote. Sometimes it is just hard to start moving. It is clearly stated in Newton’s first law of motion that an object will continue moving at its current velocity until some object causes its to speed or direction to change. So, understandably, sometimes it's not easy to gather the force to propel ourselves forward, moving in the right direction. It is exactly at those key...