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  Sustainability, Sustenabilitate, Stakeholders, CSR, English

CEOs should understand that compliance officers are there to prevent problems

In a few months, she will leave Romania after a three-year long assignment. She witnessed an impressive work of the Anti-Corruption Department and an emerging widespread understanding that behavior needs to change to really overcome corruption. Meet Marisa Mac Isaac, American Embassy’s in Bucharest Rule of Law Officer, who strongly believes that younger generation could make Romania a different place. Report a FCPA Violation FCPA.Fraud@usdoj.gov  “Last week, for example, I was speaking to students about corruption, and an 8th grade student told me he would not give a donation to a  ...

  intre coperte, Consultanta, Sustenabilitate, Stakeholders, English

Sustainable readings

Charles William Eliot, President of Harvard University between 1869 and 1909, said once that books are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. Less expensive than consultants, readings not only enable specialists to keep abreast of the trends; they furnish our characters and give us powerful tools to advance our careers. John Friedman, Corporate Responsibility Communications Director at Sodexo, and Michael Stanley-Jones, Information Officer at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) piled up a must-read list for anyone with an interest in  ...

  Lifeboat, English

To do list

Even years are, at least to me, those lucky ones. For unknown reasons, but checked against many past experiences, there is a shabby compatibility between my success and odd years. Having said that, here’s my to do list for the coming 364 days: go out and see 14 theater plays; watch 14 (hopefully) fine movies; read 14 books; meet 14 new people (ideally kind / smart); make other 14 happy (need to figure out how); get rid of 14 Facebook ‘friends’; catch up with 14 old buddies; write 14 articles (here and/or there); finish off my professional website (14 days from now); melt  ...

  Prying eyes, English

Review. Daily Free Ebooks

My birthday gift last year was a Kindle. There was nothing on it, so I decided to ennoble it by searching and buying books to build up a pocket library. After hundreds of euros spent on junk books, I discovered Daily Free Ebooks. The best thing about this website is that you can download free Kindle books every single day. There is a wide variety of categories you can pick from as this is a one-stop shop for cook books, mystery, thrillers, non-fiction, parenting or personal development. Each book comes with a presentation and five-star review system. You can read tens of reviews if you  ...

  Prying eyes, English

Review. Lumosity project.

Lumosity.com is a brain training website developed by neuroscientists at Lumos Labs for improving memory, attention and processing speed. It is part of a Human Cognition Project developed by specialists from top world education institutions such as Stanford University, University of New South Wales, University of California and University of Michigan. The exercises can be used by individuals of all ages and test the working memory, visual attention and executive function. How does it work? Each day you can play a few games. Responses and speed are recorded and tracked over time, both  ...

  Prying eyes, English, Liniști

Movie review: Game Changers. Mark Zuckerberg.

One billion people have an active account on Facebook. That’s almost every seventh person on Earth. *Video: bloomberg game changers: mark zuckerberg Apparently neither Facebook nor Zuckerberg need any publicity other than what’s been shown in the Oscar-winning movie The Social Network.  But after watching a documentary that starts with “My name is Barack Obama and I’m the guy who’s got Mark to wear a jacket and tie,” you just wonder: how far can things go? Bloomberg’s Game Changers episode dedicated to Mark Zuckerberg starts with an alert? two-minute prologue in which you get exposed to  ...

  Ochiul magic, Prying eyes, English

No degree, but it’s free

Make a clever decision about your career and get more skills. The number for free courses has never been larger. Online platforms have made their way into the fabric of education altering the old learning and teaching habits. It’s still unknown to many, but with a bit of research you can discover the new value of learning and make it part of your personal or professional life. If you meet some basic technical requirements (Windows – Internet Explorer 7.0 or Firefox 3.5; Mac OSX – Safari 5.0 or Firefox 3.5, and a high-speed connection), here are some good places to get familiar with  ...

  Prying eyes, Lifeboat, English

Visa for life

Exceptionally, 13 can turn into a lucky number. Michael King talks about his latest documentary and what he thinks diplomats should do to make  the world a better place.  In 2007, the Emmy-awarded movie director Michael King spent one month at Yad Vashem, the World Centre for Holocaust Research in Jerusalem. Doing his research in a place that represents the darkest time in history was one of his most sobering, emotional and thought-provoking life experiences, he says. Just like any other Yad Vashem visitor, Michael was surrounded by young Israeli soldiers with guns who did the same:  ...

  Ataraxia, English

Book Insider: The Baiut Alley Lads by Filip Florian and Mircea Florian

The Baiut Alley Lads is a “family album” kind of book in which both authors, the Florian brothers, place their own pictures and treasure their communist recollections. Although living under the communist regime of Nicolae Ceausescu was not the funniest life experience a child could have, the reader will smile most of the time because the tales are full of ironical niceties and references to shoddy products (fake branded trainers or Cuban candies) and entertainers, comics (Rahan) or gadgets (Pif) popular in the ’70s or ’80s. Listed in alphabetical order, the miracles of childhood have a  ...

  Ataraxia, English

Cirque du Soleil @ Bucharest Romexpo – in February 2012

Cirque du Soleil fans will be thrilled to read this: Saltimbanco, its oldest and one of its largest shows, is touring in Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Austria, Italy and will reach Romania in February 2012. Without a horse or lion in sight, the Canadian circus based only on human acts will give the local audience a memorable experience portrayed by the organizers as a “celebration of life”. Fifty artists from over 20 different countries will perform seven shows in Bucharest Romexpo from 8 to 12 February as follows: Wednesday February 8, Thursday  ...