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It is totally fine to be temporarily lost in life

It must have been a really staggering red sunset in Palos de la Frontera back in 1492. It was the day when Christopher Columbus set off to find a new sea route to India. The first mission led by a Genoa born Italian took 7 months and did not result in exploring a direct path to the Southern Asia (it was later done by yet another explorer Vasco Da Gamma).

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Les 72 heures surprenantes en Suisse

It is a rather rainy and cloudy Friday morning at the Grand Central Station in Basel, the scheduled train is delayed about 5 minutes. I am looking at the other passengers standing on the platform, nearly all of them are starting to look nervously at their shiny, Swiss hand-made watches. I am not stirred, I am totally used to late trams and buses, I live in Cracow. However, the Swiss

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The Last Time You Did Something New For The First Time?

Last weekend I was walking down the stairs at the Jagiellonian University, where I took up a Corporate Finance major, I noticed a small sign that clearly enchained my attention. There was a question, prima facie, a really simple one “When was the last time you did something new for the first time?” However, after a while, it became more and more haunting. I realized it was not as easy

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Do you accept being Mediocre?

I am aware that some of you might stop reading the article just after the provocative title. I am taking the risk, but man, am I bad at math? I do know that there are going to be people thinking, even shouting, we are meant to be extraordinary and exceptional in every matter. The true is – most of us – are not. While reading the Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club

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Real Estate Investment Trusts – An investor’s comfort zone for the uncertain future?

Little by little, once again, we are starting to live in a market turmoil time. The Deutsche Bank crisis is getting recognized as a possible initiation of a bigger crash. Today, Angela Markel told the world that Germany is not going to bail out their biggest financial institution. The investors are swiftly looking for new means to allocate their capital for a long and steady profit. It seems like stability

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Kanban, Agile, Lean, SixSigma, PRINCE2, Waterfall and Scrum – What are those weirdos?

We all have to agree that these days we are living in the world of projects. We barely ever use words like tasks, events, things-to-do. We just want to be involved in the projects, even those small ones. There is something special in the word project, you immediately start to think about something big, something important, a breakthrough; even if you are going to implement a small excel macro update.

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Market Sneak Peek of the Week #2 – Rio 2016 is here!

Welcome back to the Market Sneak Peek of the Week series. We have got to say that recent days have been booming with several interesting events. Undoubtedly the most important event is a start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Every four years the world counts down to opening another Olympic Games. This one is historic, the first event is taking place in South America, in the land of samba

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Crude Oil – Brent, WTI and Dubai – What’s the difference?

Many say that the money makes the world go round. Undoubtedly it does, however, there is the Oil, the substance often referred as the Black Gold, which is far more precious than the world’s currencies. The difference between the money and the oil is simple, we may print notes nearly indefinitely, whereas, petroleum has its natural resources limit. The is nothing uncommon to say that the oil is invaluable. There

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Market Sneak Peek of the Week #1

The world markets are constantly and rapidly changing, every week brings surprising yet fascinating news. I would like to launch a new article cycle delivering a short summary of a past week. I will be subjectively choosing 3-5 financial topics and cover them with my thoughts. Recent days have been dominated by the news from the United States, both good and, sadly, very violent. Microsoft has decided to acquire a

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What should you know about dividends?

A dividend word may seem a little bit exotic to an average Joe; however, it is one of the most basic terms in investing and accounting. If you would like to know more about this procedure and why would anyone pay the dividends – don’t miss this one. Investing and making a profit has always been a part of human’s life. Since the beginnings of our civilization, smarter and brighter,

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