Andrea Zanon is an international sustainable development and empowerment specialist who has dedicated his life to reducing poverty, promoting sustainability and empowering ambitious people
Choose your business partner wisely and ruthlessly, or risk losing it all
Much has been written about this, yet we repeatedly make the same mistake: choosing the wrong partner for our business venture. Today, I'll share my own experience. A few years ago, I welcomed a financial professional from Wall Street to my team. I did so because I lacked financial expertise and needed complementary skills for my sales and marketing capabilities. While I had the right idea, my execution was poor. I was "seduced" by his Wall Street title, financial market knowledge, and ease in discussing multimillion-dollar transactions. Due to my insecurity and lack of due diligence, he bulldozed himself into the team. Unfortunately, my inability to see his "baggage" narcissism, arrogance, ego, and lack of integrity, led me to welcome a negative influence into my life. In short, by bringing him into my team, I gained financial skills but also introduced intolerable characteristics that damaged the entire team and, ultimately, the clients of my women empowerment and environmental practice.
Interview with “Climate Changers; The future of sustainability and the clean tech
• Pros/cons of having COP 28 (and now 29) hosted by a petro state? o I mostly see positive aspects of having petroleum-producing countries involved in the climate negotiations. In fact, I believe that COP28 hosted by the UAE was a powerful step towards getting to NetZero. The UAE is the 7th largest oil producing country, and getting their political and financial commitment towards global decarbonization sets an important precedent that will also help getting other oil and gas producing countries to participate more actively in decarbonization.
Inter Milan – Statistically Among Top 5 Football Teams Globally During The 2023/2024 Season
Inter Milan, also known as the Nerazzurri, stand statistically tall among the top five football teams globally, showcasing remarkable performance despite concerns surrounding their debt.
Insider Secrets to Explore Northern Italy Like a Local. Lifestyle guidance from an Italian in America
I grew up in the Northern Italian region of Veneto, and since I live internationally, I have been visiting my country for the last 20 years. Almost every year, I have repeated the same itinerary, and that is why I am sharing it with you today. This is a trip that requires at least one week for couples and friends, and if you have kids, you will need 10 days. It captures the unique hidden beauty, affordable gastronomy away from tourist traps, and presents you with the best views of my country. It also includes wine, hiking, biking, boating, and a true local food and wine experience.
The powerful reality about Thursdays: Here are my insights.
“Thank God it’s Friday,” the saying goes, signaling the arrival of the weekend, a time to take a break and relax with family and friends. Interestingly, this phrase is also the franchise brand name TGIF of an American food and beverage company. Thank God is Friday is clearly linked to the American and Western culture wherby after Friday we stop working and we focus on family, religion and the self.
Inter Milan: A Dominant Force Among the Top 5 Global Football Teams in 2023- 2024
Inter Milan, which are also known as the Neroazzurri among Italian fans, stand tall among the top 5 football teams globally, showcasing remarkable performance despite concerns surrounding their high debt, estimated at a staggering $900 million. While short term financial challenges loom, Inter maintains its dominance, outclassing numerous teams in Europe and other global mature football markets.
Here are the transformative insights I carried home from my visit to the Pueblo reservation, shaping my approach to 2024
As I explored the Bandelier Pueblo reserve (New Mexico), I found myself immersed in a lifestyle that thrived nearly 500 years ago. Nestled in a breathtaking valley, I marveled at the ancient homes (caves carved in rock formations), now preserved as remarkable historical heritage. Seated in what was once a bedroom and safe refuge carved into the rocks, I meditated, transcending into a time when humans and nature coexisted for survival. The enviroment was peaceful and intact and the solitude allowed my introspection to reach a deep level.
Unveiling the Secret: How Italy's Coffee Culture Holds the Key to Social Harmony and Emotional Intelligence
Coffee, often synonymous with the sweet life or "la dolce vita" in Italy, stands as a remarkable manifestation of the country's rich culture. Growing up in Italy, where coffee is more than just a beverage but a way of life, I came to realize the profound significance of coffee breaks and relationship building only in my adulthood. Let's delve into Italy's coffee habits to unravel why each cup holds a deeper meaning.
“Inter Milan’s Financial Crossroads: Unlocking the Future with Strategic Investment”.
Inter Milan, the esteemed Italian football powerhouse, currently ranks as top five performing European team according to 90Min (Source: Power Rankings: The best teams in Europ)e. Nationally, Inter continues to lead the Series A, where Juventus, the second ranking team is struggling to keep up. Despite Inter impressive on-field achievements and favorable prospects in the Champion’s League, the club finds itself grappling with a staggering debt of approximately US$900 million as of December 2023 (Source: OneFootball.com-Inter-Milan on the Verge of Bankruptcy).
"Unlocking Success: The Game-Changing Power of Starting with 'No' in Negotiations"
This is an abstract from my upcoming “A Confidence Game” book’s chapter titled never start with Yes. It is a chapter that focused on negotiation mastery with practical actions that you can use to improve accelerate your success. Some of the inspirations from this chapter comes from the great book “Start with No: The Negotiating Tools that the Pros Don't Want You to Know” Gym Camp.
2024 Success Blueprint: 3 Game-Changing Rules for People-Powered Triumph
As I reflect on winning and losing in 2023, the key to my success and losses transcends strategies and innovations, it’s all about the people you surround yourself with. Drawing insights from navigating the ups and downs of 2023, I’ve distilled three essential rules that will guide you towards enduring success and happier living. Prepare for a journey into the world of choices, partnerships, and the transformative influence of aligning yourself with the right people. I define the right people as those that are ethical, energetic, have the complementary skills and align with your value and long term goals. I would stay away from anything else particularly those shiny skill set that promise shortterm financial rewards.
Resiliency Makes Businesses and Countries More Competitive
In today’s globally interconnected economy, the intersection between business and policy is more important than ever. Governments, corporations, and civil society organizations engage with each other like never before, producing sustainable arrangements to promote growth in emerging markets, and pooling resources and know-how to address and mitigate financial crises and shocks. The most resilient countries and businesses are those who understand this reality, and are equipped to measure, avoid, and manage all risk types, whether they be natural disasters, resource scarcity, pandemics, population displacement, political or economic instability, or disruptive technological changes. The World Bank Development Report (WDR) 2017 highlighted the fact that job creation and a stable market occurs not simply because of economic growth, but because a country encounters fewer episodes in which crisis or conflict damages its economy or prevents essential capital and expertise from reaching its local markets.