Monday, December 27, 2010

Project management on resolutions for coming year

End of the year is a well identified moment, a well defined date, that can be used like a separator between old and new. For our brain it’s easy to allocate this way of interpretation, past year=old, new year=new and the resulting effect is that we consciously or unconsciously when end of year arrive we start thinking on the past year and evaluate it, it’s the moment in which we sum the plus and the menus and we make a balance of ours 3 level of life, work, personal and family and contemporaneously we start defining what to do in the coming one.
In this, direct or indirect, activity, we put the base for the coming years goals. Mostly called resolutions in reality they are the project for the future; starting maybe from just a wish and could be become an effective reached one.
Mainly we found a negative result on the past year and we increase the hope for the coming one; this passive balance of ours life coming from the fact that we don’t spent so many time on our goals and we left floating in the wishing space.
If we (maybe starting from this year) want make ours resolution real and give to ourselves a concrete possibility, we need to spent a small time and thinking about our wish, select the most important and approach to those like real project. In practices we must consider like a work and use a process and trace a path and help us to persecute our goals.



Project management is the activity that we need to put in place. It’s not a joke or a funny thing, but also for really simple goal (like: I buy a bag) we need to invest our time for make it really profitable (making a thing that doesn’t give a value, result in losing time that we could invest in something that give us a value).


What we need to do:
1. Define goals (SMART goals)
2. Describe process (writing style)
3. Identify resource (mainly we will do all ourselves, but involve family could be an help)
4. Trace milestones (small steps that help us to realize our improvement)
5. Timetable everything (start date, end date, checks date, activities date, …)


We will have 2 immediate benefits:
• make our resolutions more near to become real
• make practices with project management



Now it’s time to start our funny job, yes, funny, because only if we make it enjoyable we can persecute our goals.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmans & Happy new 2011

In this post, in principle i would wish a Merry Christmans and Happy new year to all of you, hoping to spent those coming days best you can.



I invite also you to subscribe and become a follower, it's easy and it's a simple and nice way to express you appreciation on what i do. However left your greetings in the comment of this post, it's apprecited too.


There are a lot of thing that we can do, we can share those moment with people that we love, but we can share ours love with people that need.

In this ours blog there is always a link to kiva.org a different way of invest a small amount of money but that can do more, help people poor people to develope.

Another way of helping is thehungersite.com with just a simple click you can help someone poor to have a cup of food.

Don't forget that on this blog you have also the possibility to make a donation usign credit card or paypal.



Here i wish to show you how my family have applied recycling for the Christmans school activity. We have prepared a paper Chrismans tree (all made by recycled paper, from old news) and 2 Chrismans balls (one made with buttons from old shirts and old coats, the other made with piece recoverd from old broken jewels).

Merry Christmans and Happy New Year

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Recycling Guide

Looking around the web about ideas and suggestions about recycle and how to improve the knowledge and involvment in this direction, i foudn and easy, nice and useful place:






Here some tips that have catch me and for while i have decided to shere with you.

Can I recycle soiled paper?

Paper fibres cannot be recycled if they are contaminated with food. Here are a few tips:

- Put greasy wrappers into your compost/main rubbish.
- Tear out contaminated portions (e.g. a cheesy pizza box lid), and recycle the clean remainder.
- Use tissues as compost, as heir dense fibres make them unsuitable for paper recycling.

The simplicity in the idea of separate the dirty paper from clean one for increase the recycling possibility is what i mean about daily action that we can implement.



Types of plastic

Almost all plastic bottles are made from one of these plastics:

- PET (bottled for fizzy drinks, cordial, cooking oil)
- HDPE (bottled for milk & fruit juice, washing-up liquid, fabric conditioner)
- PVC (bottles for still mineral water, toiletries, cordial)


Discover finally a simple calssification for the different kind of plastic bottle, make little bit aware about how to separate and conseguently understand the difference in some recycling action.


And like a last, this simple & funny video that rappresent the soul of recycling:


Music break - Justien Bibier - Never say never

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Berlusconi - Italy saved

Berlusconi still.

I think it's a lesson for all, how to do politic that win, win also in difficult situation. However is something to remember and try the related teachearage. Good relationship, clear summarization of the reached result, international player; we can have the same politic position or be to the opposite but all we can recognize to him the ability to be a winner, however.


NYTime
BBC
CNN
CNN Video
GlobalPost
Yahoo
The Indipendent

Internationality importance of Italy politic is clearly demostrated and this can only made me prideful to be Italian. Italy still play an important role on world wide politic. The difficulties are in all country and with the same difficulty in Italy we are working for goes over the actual "crisis" situation.
What is CRISIS? From Wikipedia is
"A crisis (plural: "crises"; adjectival form: "critical") (from the Greek κρίσις, krisis) is any unstable and dangerous social situation regarding economic, military, personal, political, or societal affairs, especially one involving an impending abrupt change. More loosely, it is a term meaning 'a testing time' or 'emergency event'."
See following for full note: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crisis





In every anchient time there had been a contestual way of hadling those situation, nowday we need to demostrate to have enought civicism and humbleness and recognize the limit of the situation and thinking concretly. It's the time where we need to not confuse take advantage with survival, it's not the time for violet competition on all level, instead this is the right time for collaboration, for using all creativity and global approuch for going over looking only about money economic law and try to find a different value to earn, "Sustainability", "Reusability", "No dissipation". We need to reduce little bit the own centrality and promote lightly the social centrality. It's right time for moving from "I" to "WE".
I don't know how but this is what i expect from world politician.
Related to what has been happened today in Italy i have only one bitterness, related to the action outside in the Rome town. Destruction, fight, caos. There are a lot of way of comunicate the dissapoint for something, what is happened today, is the worst. Really i don't agree with who think that using urban guerilla we can change positively something.
The only result i'm seeing in the video is a lot of common money (coming from the tax) will be consumed for reconstruct what has been distructed, insted of using that money for some more usefull use.
My message to all (also to myself) "From every thing that happen, learn always something".

Bye

Daniele Carnicella


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Cagliari - Landscapes to see again

One day surely is not enough, give just the time to understand that it's a place to come back. Founding 20 degrees in December, like summer is never gone, brilliant colours and in every direction an impressive landscape, stop the breath for a moment and left a sign in the soul.




Launguage accent is full different from the dialect that you can listen in the other parts of Italy, it's the first particular that catch who visit this place. Seems to be in a foreign place, an enjoyable place.
Cagliari is the main town of the Italy region Sardinia. Traffic, street, building, all appear similar to every other big city, but driving the car around the city's road, the impression that you can have is that the environment change continuosly, from flat to montain, from big higway to small and compressed street, from long straight to fully bended. Sometime you are in a crowded place where everybody press the honk, after really few hundred meters, you are in a isolated area with nobody around.





The center of the city, near the sea and just in front of the harbor, is confortable; you can easily walk for hours, moving from shopping (there are a lot of shop where found made in Italy goods) to looking the begin of 1900 houses.
You can not miss the restaurants street, where tens and tens of restaurants, one near to other, can offer you a variety of Italian food (sea food is suggested); It's also the occasion to taste a tipycal wine (i tried a Sardinia Vermentino) for savour a piece of Italy and reach an unique wellbeing; take your time to look the coulor and trasparency trough the glass and catch the riflex play that the light create, smell the essence that rise to the nose after a soft shaking, breath deeply and take all you can for reenergize you mind, you will sure appreciate immediately the benefit; take it with small drain, left some second the liquid in the mouth going around for cover all gustative papillae and collect the sweet, the salt, the acid, the bitter .



Cagliari surely is a place to visit again, one fast day make me aware only that is a nice and enjoyable place. Sardinia place, food, people, sound, ... start planning your visit.


Bye
Daniele

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Using outlook 2007 for workload management.

Outlook is not a project management or a task management tool, in principle it's an email program.



But because it have a lot of feature, can be easily used also for improve organization of work if emailing is your main way of working comunication.


First you have categorization possibility.

Suggestion: create 3 category for Importance and Urgency:








  • Important & Urgent
  • Important
  • Urgent
Suggestion: create 3 category for define environmental, for easily identify the context of the issue:









  • Work
  • Family
  • Yourself

Suggestion: create 1 category for identify the recurrent issue, something that you need to do or to pay attention ciclycally.

Second you have folder possibility.

Suggestion: create 3 folder related to time:

  • cycle
  • one shot long
  • immediate
  • Waiting a reply

In cycle folder put the main first email that has motivated you to think that was a cycle issue, for every issues of this type. Using the possibility to edit email, you can write in those emails, the update, istruction and so on.

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To be continue

If you think is interesting i will continue to describe my idea and way of....

Let me know.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

POPE condom comments

Here there is the CNN article

AIDS activists praise pope's condom comments -
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/11/21/vatican.pope.condoms/index.html

Look like a really important step. I'd like to have other opinion about.

Which is the overload limit?

Nowaday, we are continuosly subjected to a lot of information, to do action, appointment to remember, new capability acquiring and so on.
The flow is so high and the need too that we continue to grow our load. But which is the limit?
Organization really help to increase ours possibility. There are a lot of tips & trick about.

What, for your point of view, really help to handle the overload effect?

Let me know your suggestion.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Modern Art and emotions

New moder art. Looking at it which emotions you meet mainly? How difficult is now day, whit all images that we look around (in the street, on the TV, at cinema, in internet) in every moment, to appreciate the effort of modern art. Emotions still difficult to rose, instead when look old art (Renaissance period for example) you will be easily captured and your emotions cover you.


Let me know your opinion about, left a comment
"Yes you can"

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lady Gaga

It's strange how a sound for the young can be so musical. I'd like this song because the sound capture my attention and let my soul deeply slight in a meditation mind world. I don't listen the word. Do you like it? why yes? why not? Express your opinion. Lady Gaga is so famous and i think the secret is in the sound.
Alejandro in particular way has focalized me, but also other song still softly appreciated.
Don't be shine left your comment.

"Yes, you can"

Friday, August 27, 2010

Monk

It's called monk, for it's special shape that looks like a man praying. Seems there is a legend, a myth about this stone that tell different. Most people and historyc especially, consider it like one of others menhir distributed in the south area of Italy. But this one seems special, not because the story is recognised by Historian, but because, goes around a story that it is a virgin girl that for saving the village has prayed so long without moving and she has been transformed in stone by God.

Personally i believe that is an invented story.

What do you know about menhir? Let me know, i'm looking for mith, leggend and so on around those special object from the past.

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Clean the mind



Sometime it's necessary to reset the thought, clean the mind and start from a calm and relax situation. Origami help in realize this, because take the mind polarized on the action, the concentration goes in the realization of the object. When you finish, your mind is refreshed and you have a funny object for decorate your work place or for gift to someone, maybe adding a simple thought. With one you take two: healthy mind and lightly life.


Try and let me know. If the first time the origami result is not perfect, don't worry and try again another time and again, every moment that you try you goes near the goal.

Lost of identity


In work environment, there is an identity problem about work position. In the past, offices and roles was well defined and clear for all. An organization structure was in place for enough time for being assimilate and understand. People were known by the name or by the title.
Nowadays, the change as so fast that the previous is not implemented yet and company start talk about the next one. Roles, offices, task, responsibility are mixed continuously and in a way that it’s really difficult to make a work role benchmarking without a deeply investigation on real activities.
It’s time for all companies to start thinking about organization stabilization that doesn’t means “No Change”, but it’s just an indication to do not change what is not really needs. Mostly for representing a change, new title name has been invented, but in reality is not the name the change, but the action that must be done, the point of attention, the result to persecute.
Also from customer point of view, change can become a difficulties, channel for communication change, the result is a missing of performance, until customer learn the new way (customers must change with company, but mostly could happen that customers change company) and in that moment company start again to change.
I propose a new organization strategy to implement in the company, we abolish the CHANGE MANAGEMENT and we can start using IMPROVE MANAGEMENT.
Change means modify all for a BETTER result (high cost of implementation).
Improve means modify small things for an improved result (low cost of implementation).
Small modification, make continuous improvement and in the time the result is a better implementation of change.
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Personal power


This are just example of exercise.


Why we are here to talk about abdominal muscle? Seems that this part of the body is the most important about stability, of course phisical stability, but this reflect directly in the psycological stability and in the real power. When ours abdominal area improve we fill power in all body, when this part is not taken in exercise, become obstacle to ours life. I don't want means that all must be have a perfect body, i wish simple tell that we can not left our body goes in the direction it want, but we must take care about it, with simple action. Search for the exercise that better can incorporate in your life, simple and easy to do. Try to do they every day, you will see the benefit immediately.

Don't try to do difficult exercise or many exercise or for long time a day, just start slowly to habit your body. Day by day your body will ask you little bit more. Go ahead until you feel that you are perfectly well, ready to the act and happy.

If you try to force your body too much, you will have the opposite effect, tired, bored, unhappy.

Discover again the life, making a little exercise part of you.

Waka waka - motivation to the action

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Pascal's idea

Here is rappresented a business idea of my friend Pascal. I left to him to describe it in the comment.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Simple test for you! Wake up the brain.

One my friend snt me by email the following test, i solved it in less the one minute, but however the time is not the important part, finding the solution is the game part.

Think if:

4+3=5

9+7=10

4+5=7

1+6=6

how much is:

9+4=?


Left your result in the comment. Solution will be given when we reach at least six comments to this post. Left your solution and ask your friend to come here and try to solve it.



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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Earthquake in Haiti, earthquake in your soul.

On 12th January an earthquake make Haiti the craziest place of the world.
After 18 days i found the time for dedicate a small space here talking about.





In those moment, we must think about ours life and ours place in the world, in those moment we can really meditate on who we are. Far from that hell, it's easy for all of us express opinion, but the only right thing that we can do, it's realizing which lesson we can learn.

Until doesn't happen it's really difficult to relaize what means loose all, something for ever. We fight day by day and in a while every conquest is lost. Maybe nowday we have not helped the Haiti people, but the principle of helping each other is something that we must found how to apply it, in some case is the only thing that we can do.

Helping each other and thinking that nothing is forever.

Nothing is forever, only ours action could become part of the humanity characteristic. I know nothing is easy, but like Haiti people it's the only change that we have, especially when all others are lost and we don't have nothing that start again.

Mostly i feel helpless and i have difficult to realize what to do, but also the simple and little action are part of continuos improvement of the life in this ours wonderful world.


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Comments are always welcome.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Always

My best song.
Do you like it?
Which emotion you feel?

Monday, January 4, 2010

Influence of sport in the life

The physic activity is important in the life, it's a way of keeping ancestral habit active and this make a positive effect on us, because we suffer the effect of ancestral way of life; not so many years are passed from, when the humanity survival was mainly possible only thanks to physics capacity.

Ours body still not completely adapted to stationary life and be inactive make a real negative effect on us.

You can notice this effect when you feel bad when you wake up and seems that sleeping more or less make no differencies on how you feel yourself. Also when pass long time of inactivity you become more irritable.

Doing sport make life easier, better and more enjoyable.
Of course this discussion still open, let me know what do you think about.



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Sunday, January 3, 2010

First resolution of the year for all: RECYCLING


It’s an argument already talked about, but it will never became old, i’m talking about recycling and preserve the future of the world.
Most people think that is not a problem, that never will e a need of reduce the use of certain material, that the nature always found a way to balance the life, but also if this idea true, why don’t start to pay attention on rubbish and reduce it by recycling?
There are a lot of way of doing it, but the most important principle is to reuse everything possible.

Reuse everything possible

One funny way of implementing the principle of reusing is transforming the rubbish in something different, in most of the case using creativity and imagination, making a real work of art.


Look some example from the web:

http://www.terranauta.it/a45/rifiuti_e_riciclo/spazzatura_no_arte.html
http://www.artsblog.it/galleria/in-argentina-arte-dai-rifiuti/3
http://www.southafrica.info/what_happening/arts_entertainment/arttrash.htm
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/incredible-shadow-art-created-from-junk/12265


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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Winter is far from south Italy

It’s a strange season cycle for the south of Italy, winter seems never arrive, if we look to the temperature and the outside weather, we will think to be in the always Spring world.

But if, on one side this could be a worried thought, on the other this wonderful season increase the wish to goes outside for walking, meet people and spent time talking, maybe on the sea border sit down on a table in the “Bar”, drinking a fresh and delicious not alcoholic cocktail.
For some it’s possible also swimming and take sun on the beach. If we consider that however, here there are a lot of other reason for coming (consider in your mind for example, historical place, food, wine, oil, some unique things in the world, like Alberobello) and spent time here is never lost time.

The wordefull place in the world: South of Italy!

Like in all place, negativeness are present also in this area, but positive issue are much more. If you come or if you have already visited, let me know by leaving a comment here, don’t bother about bad or good let know us both.

Next time you are thinking about a place to visit, remember that there is a place that wait for you, for make you life for a short, better. An experiency that is not easy of forget.

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Friday, January 1, 2010

The tought time


End or begin of the year is the right moment for take time and make a deep meditation about the past year and the coming year. This is a normal action taken in the work world, but must not limited to this environment.
It’s necessary to make a balance of the past year about the straightness and the weakness and try to put in evidence what must be persecute for improving.
The analyses on the past are the base for thinking about the future and decide the goals of the coming year.

This is in simple word what must be doing if we wish to improve ourselves and the world.
Typically we talk about resolutions, but it’s clear that just a wish cannot change the life.
Now is the right moment for going in deep of what we are, what we want and how we reach it and for doing it we need to:
· Really think about the past
· Focalize on important point for us
· Analyze the content
· Select the priority
· Well describe the goals
· Realize a plan
· Starting implementing they immediately
This is just a small moment of meditation, but first we start, first we win.


HAPPY NEW YEAR to the entire world.



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