How to push your talent to land a job at frog

I was really happy today to take part as a jury member and beer drinker in our portfolio slam event in Munich where we gathered more than 60 designers coming from all other the world (Argentina, Mexico, Brasil, South Korea, Italy and Germany just to mention the people I directly mentored).

They were there to show their portfolio. Get some suggestions on how to make it more effective. And potentially land a job at frog.

It was fun, inspiring and it also gave me some very good hints to share with my soon to be on the job market gurlz: Chiara and Alessia.

Focus on your center of passion.

P.S. Very well done Lisa Pesak

A visit at the Porsche factory, taking a glimpse of the future of Human/Robots collaboration

Today I was at the Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen. Where they build the 911 and the and the 718. Not really where the Porsche legend started, but surely when it started to have roots.

I was humbled by the craftsmanship of the workers and the continuous optimization of the assembling process.

And most of all I have seen, for the first time in my life, the sci-di stories I used to read as a kid becoming reality: robots and humans working together. Not in a basic man/machine relationship, but as colleagues. As co-workers.


P.S. Unfortunately they took all the cameras and phones before entering the plant. So no photos this round. But blessing memories.

When Matteo runs

If it’s a while you read my posts on these pages you already know my love/hate relationship with running. I would not be able to live with out it, albeit I (re-)started almost by chance at the beginning of 2014.

This has been the best year ever for every of the data I measure. A very good progression; #mehappy.

Let’s take a look:

Distance run: 1286KM (was 850Km last year) – this is the real deal; especially with the life I live it takes constant effort in finding time to run. Record month was March with 160Km run in a single month (right, Giorgio Cordiner? :) An average of 107Km per month.

Time spent running: 111 hours 27 mins (was 75 hours 45 minutes last year). Again happy of how I managed this despite all my travels.

Altitude gain: 5212m (was 5398 last year). I hate running up/dowhill probably as much I hate running on the treadmill.

I almost ran zero races so I cannot comment my official pace; let’s just note down that it has improved to the point that I can without too much effort keep a race pace btw 4:40 and 4:45 min/km and moved my training pace down to 5 min/km. With fastest (single) Km at 4:22.

Looking forward to another year on the road.