#YOLO

Akis TsekourasPoint of View

You Only Live Once (unless you are into the reincarnation business, in which case you live once but in many happy iterations). Let me repeat this (not the reincarnation part) so that you can absorb it: You Only Live Once. … Read More

How to fix a Ferrari engine on the run

Akis TsekourasPoint of View

Sometimes people ask me what we do at Profate. And I say, well, what we do is pretty straightforward: we fix engines. Of Ferraris. While they are running in the final lap of the world championship. At 200 mph. And … Read More

The People manifesto

Akis TsekourasPoint of View

In Profate, we live the belief that our People are not “human resources” and they deserve a graceful workplace. Here is our manifesto that drives our work: Right to a vision: People have a right to a vision that is … Read More

The planning falacy

Akis TsekourasPoint of View

If you are one of the business crowd, and especially at the senior level, you spend a monumental amount of your time involved in “planning” exercises: business planning, sales planning, production planning, project planning. And, as you very well know, … Read More

Big data and the bottom-up malevolence

Akis TsekourasPoint of View

I am kind of bored, even borderline annoyed, by the constant flux of big data gibberish and clichés coming our way – allegedly, big data is the new panacea that will help us automagically solve all the problems of every … Read More

The lost art of business symbiosis

Akis TsekourasPoint of View

In recent years, and under the influence of a complexity explosion of business and technology, as well as the imperative for efficiency and competitiveness imposed by the ongoing financial crisis, we are witnessing a new powerful trend: The rise of … Read More