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13/01/13

The Willpower Instinct

I love the way this book depicts all the characteristics of our willpower and how it is driven, making you profoundly aware of what motivates your decisions in a way that you never imagined. One ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

05/01/13

Chicago Skyline from the West Loop – a Time Lapse

Watching the gorgeous skyline of Chicago from the office is definitely one of my favorite job benefits! The view includes the Willis Tower and some other famous icons of Chicago, and watching ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

20/12/12

The Risk of Trading

With lessons that could be easily ported to other traits of life, the author makes an outstanding job pointing out how people often misinterpret risks because they lack the complete understanding ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

19/11/12

Rich Dad Poor Dad

The author recounts his story from the viewpoint of having two fathers: one that was very well educated, but not financially wise and the other been of limited education but financially wise and ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

24/10/12

Review: The Power of Habit – Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

“We become what we repeatedly do.” Sean Covey at The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens Insightful analysis on how our brain develops habits using the most recent and intriguing cases studied ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

23/10/12

Another group photo from the mentor Summit 2012

Another group photo from the mentor summit 2012.

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

21/10/12

Another talk we’re giving today at the mentor Summit 2012

Another talk we’re giving today at the mentor summit 2012.

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

23/09/12

The Personal MBA

Thinking that a book could cover 2 years of MBA studies would be silly, and I didn’t get through this book expecting that, but it certainly surpassed what I thought it was going to deliver. ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

09/09/12

No Easy Day

Written by one of the Navy Seals that participated in the Osama Bin Laden capture, it is a very detailed recount of all the training and execution of the mission from his perspective, featuring a ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

10/05/12

Fascinate

There are 7 attributes that can be associated to any story, brand or personality that triggers the human fascination: * Power* Passion* Mystique* Trust* Alarm* Rebellion* Prestige Not only the ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

09/12/11

Open Monitor and Google Summer of Code

Talk at December’s meeting of the Chipy community about Open Monitor and participating in the Google Summer of Code program.

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

18/11/11

The experience of giving a speech in a catwalk with a 360˚ screen

After being invited to speak at the Creativity World Forum 2011 in Hasselt, Belgium, I was struck with the news that I was going to speak in a catwalk and that the presentation was going to be ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

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