Instructions For A New Generation

Rule number one is escape from any generalization, from any commonplace, closing in those mental fences that dissuade us from trying.

Rule number two, in fact, is to seize the opportunities. Work does not come to you, especially what you are interested in, which corresponds to your passions, sometimes to your dreams. You’re the one who has to go looking for it, stubbornly, near home or away. Whoever appears to us to be really accomplished at work is often one who has done it himself, with tenacity, often at first made many sacrifices, clashed with the hostility of the family, stumbled several times, but did not desist until to create a professional, commercial and entrepreneurial activity from scratch and have improved it, expanded, extended beyond national borders.

Rule number three, we need to know the context. To pursue one’s passions, yes, but also not to complicate one’s life. Crisis, globalization, technological innovation are examples that can quickly occur situations in which some works are destined to extinction and others to great development.

So, the fourth rule is never stop forming. Everything changes quickly and you have to be ready.

Finally, the fifth: having the courage to never sell off one’s dignity. There will also be an employer who can offer you a fairly paid job and the chance to demonstrate your skills while you are learning. Maybe you have to move, study, do somersaults to get to the end of the month. What matters is investing in themselves, looking around, seizing opportunities, wanting to improve. Always. With perseverance.

As a President of the United States once said:

Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Not talent: nothing is more common than failed talented men. Not genius: the misunderstood genius is now a commonplace. Not even education sometimes helps: the world is full of educated derelicts. Only perseverance and determination are omnipotent.

Aldo Delli Paoli
Aldo Delli Paoli
Aldo is a lawyer and teacher of law & Economic Sciences, "lent" to the finance world. He has worked, in fact, 35 years long for a multinational company of financial service in the auto sector, where he held various roles, until that of CEO. In the corporate field, he has acquired skills and held positions as Credit Manager, Human Resource Manager, Team leader for projects of Acquisition & Merger, branch opening, company restructuring, outplacement, legal compliance, analysis and innovation of organizational processes, business partnerships, relations with Trade Unions and Financial Control Institutions. After leaving the company, he continued as an external member of the Board of Directors e, at the same time, he has gone back practicing law and was a management consultant for various companies. He has been also a columnist for newspapers specializing in labor law, automotive services and work organization. His interests include human behavior in the organizational environment, to the neuroscience, the impact of new technologies, the fate of the planet and people facing poverty or war scenarios. He loves traveling, reading, is passionate about many sports, follows the NBA and practices tennis.
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Larry Tyler

Sage advice for not only a novice but also for a seasoned wayfarer of life.

Len Bernat

Aldo – Great advice with common sense logic behind it. Glad to see you contributing your wisdom through this forum.

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