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Featured artist on cover: Ilie Krasovschi

An Art-based Diary of Lockdown in the Pandemic

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Romania on February 26, 2020. Ban on public gatherings, school and border closures were instated on March 8. The state of emergency was declared on March 16 and social distancing measures imposed for 60 days, up to May 15, 2020.

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Street Artists pay Homage to Brancusi

We are celebrating Constantin Brâncuși, the patriarch of modern sculpture, who was born on this day (February 19) in 1876. His heritage and memory are being widely honored, and several Romanian and international street artists have contributed over the past few years to the public homage in Romania. Remember the sculptor’s sayings and enjoy the […]

Ning Tingting, The Existence Series

The One-Minute Read #7 (Global Skills Index)

Coursera, the learning platform with 38 million users taking one or more of the over 3000 available online courses, has created the first Global Skills Index (2019). It measures the world’s top trending skills in Business, Technology and Data Science benchmarked across 60 countries and 10 industries.

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The One-Minute Read #5 (Disruptive Organizations)

Joost Minnaar and Pim de Morree, known as the Corporate Rebels, have put together a list of entrepreneurs, academics, organizations and business leaders that have become successful by working in radically different ways. By checking off the “Bucket List”, the two visit their heroes, learn from them, and share their unique stories to inspire a […]

Photography© Madalina Dobraca | Featured Artist: Luke Jerram, Earth (Carturesti Carusel, Bucharest, 2019)

The One-Minute Read #3 (Future of Work)

Looking forward to the 50th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (to be held 21-24 January 2020, with the theme “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World”), we remember the highlights of the annual meeting in 2019 (the past year’s theme: Future of Work).

Photography© Madalina Dobraca | Featured Artist: Denisa Oros, “Des cusuti”, Diploma 2019, Bucharest

The One-Minute Read #2 (Happiness in CEE)

The 2019 World Happiness Report (edited by John F. Helliwell, Richard Layard and Jeffrey D. Sachs) has been focusing on happiness and community, analyzing how happiness has been changing over the past dozen years, and how information technology, governance and social norms influence communities.

Employers to require new skills in 2019

You might have noticed that Job Descriptions and Role Requirements have already become increasingly sophisticated, at least with regards to general management skills & leadership flair, marketing versatility & ingenuity. New competencies are required from all employees across organizations.

J.Ace Collage Bucharest by Madalina Dobraca 2018

Headhunting in Bucharest

WARNING 🧛: This is not about Headhunting as in Executive Search! Nor is it about the practice of taking and preserving a person’s head after killing the person 😊! Or maybe just a little – in terms of taking pictures and preserving the memory of a novel artistic intervention by J.Ace that has been happening […]