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Jorge Bitar: A Dream to Fly

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We are on our way to meet with Jorge Bitar. Jorge founded Helimarte, a helicopter taxi company, almost 15 years ago. Nowadays they have a fleet of 9 helicopters, 4 small airplanes, 2 hangars and 70 employees. “To Aeroporto Campo de Marte, Hangar Helimarte 1.” I tell the taxi driver. “Do you know where that is?” “Of course,” the taxi driver says. “I bring a lot of tourists there to do flights over São Paulo.” As we are on our way we get stuck in traffic, something not unusual in São…read more

Amelia Savage: a Different Job Every Three Months at Airbnb

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We arrive in Salvador on the day of Christmas evening. Amelia Savage welcomes us to her hostel. She tells us that she bought this hostel five years ago together with her husband. Now they are moving to San Francisco because of her job as a Training Manager for Customer Service at Airbnb. “Airbnb is one of the most popular services nowadays. I can imagine customer service is one of the biggest departments of the company. How did you get in that position so soon?” “A friend sent me a link…read more

Luciana Caletti Wants Everybody to Love Mondays

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We arrive at the Love Mondays office to meet with Luciana Caletti. She started Love Mondays so that people are able to find the right job, and companies the right professionals. If you love your job, you are going to love your Mondays! “It looks like the holidays already started here,” I say as we enter an empty office with only Luciana sitting there. “You know, when you first sent me a message, I immediately had to think of 99jobs. Love Mondays is a website where employees can review their…read more

Movember 30. Luis Leon: “You are your best motivator”

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We are in Rio de Janeiro to meet Luis Leon, a Peruvian producer of deep house music. Tonight he is playing here in Rio. “The timing is perfect,” Dorus mentions. “Why?” I ask him. “Well, in the past month we have heard about the importance of celebrating your achievements. This is a perfect opportunity for us to celebrate our 30 inspirational Movember stories.” “If you put it that way. Not only is music good for celebrating, but it can also be good for inspiration and motivation and who knows what…read more

Movember 29. Miltinho Teixeira: “We do this job with a lot of pride”

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We are in Santos and meeting Miltinho Teixeira, Head of the Legal Department at Unisanta. Unisanta is the biggest university in this region. They just opened their 18th building and have in total 16.000 students each year. We enter the building and walk up to Block M. On our way we see a large Olympic swimming pool. “That’s cool.” I mention. “Yes indeed. I wonder what facilities they have for their students. Let’s ask Miltinho for a tour.” “Great university, Miltinho.” “My father founded this university 52 years ago, he…read more

Movember 28. Thiago Arias: “It is a lifestyle”

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We are in the bus towards Santos, a large beach city in São Paulo state, and one of the nearest beaches from São Paulo city. We are meeting Thiago Arias. He is introduced to us as a wonderful sportsman who is very good at Hawaiian Canoeing. Thiago is a personal trainer and he asked us to come to his fitness studio. “From what I heard you are very dedicated as a personal trainer and in practicing Hawaiian canoeing… how do you manage to do both?” I ask Thiago. “I like…read more

Movember 27. Rafito Andrade: “Be an explorer!”

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Today we met with Rafito Andrade. He is a partner in Agência Caviar, and we met him (and Marc Capra) at CoolBrands’ talk for the luxury marketing council. Agência Caviar is focussing on the branding of mainly luxury products. Rafito back then told us he works a lot with the Brazilian fashion industry. Today we will hear his full story! “Rafito, how is it going with Caviar?” “We recently decided to only focus on branding and creative solutions. That’s been really good so far. At the end of the day…read more

Movember 26. Martin Whalley: “Relationships take work”

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We arrive at the British Consulate to meet the Head of Trade: Martin Whalley. At the entrance there is a security gate where the guard asks us if we can leave our electronic devices and wait for mr. Whalley to pick us up. Martin comes in and welcomes us. He explains that worldwide across all British Consulates there are no electronic devices allowed as a safety measure. “Let’s find another place for the interview.” He suggests. As we are walking through the building we see an empty theatre. “Perfect!” “What…read more

Movember 25. Wolfgang Menke: “Everybody works better together”

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We are on our way to House of Work, another co-working space. Or how the owner Wolfgang Menke named it: a co-passioning space. Co-working spaces are rising around the world. These are work environments that are known to be collaborative, inspiring, and stimulating. They are a source of creativity and are great for building relationships. People are open to discuss ideas and help each other solve problems. It is proven that they increase productivity and reduce stress. “How did you start with House of Work?” I ask Wolfgang. “In one…read more

Movember 24. Nicolas Salto del Giorgio “Who knows what’s next”

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Today we are meeting with Nicolas Salto del Giorgio, a Spanish architect. Together with his partner Bittor their company byn. They started in Barcelona, then New York, Shanghai and now São Paulo. They asked us to meet them at their place. “This is the first building that is designed by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, one of the most famous Brazilian architects,” Bittor tells us. “Come on in… I’ll leave you with Nico today!” “Wow, what a cool place. And well decorated. Are you also interior designers?” “We do a lot…read more