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Comfort zone. Stay away and go!

I went out of my comfort zone, as regards the work, some time ago, exactly in 2014, and in Australia. I was born in Treviso, a small town just thirty kilometers from Venice, in Italy. This was not my first experience traveling abroad, but the first about job and in a very relaxed working environment and where I was welcomed like a family.

I lived in an even smaller town nestled in the Italian countryside, Preganziol, halfway between Treviso and Venice.

I have lived ever since I was little  in an environment that concerned the arts and the shows: my father always took me to see the “behind the scenes” of his work as a painter, designer and architectural teacher as well as  my mother. They are also teachers of architecture and arts. This influence has grown and excite me to be more involved in to art area and, hoping to be able to work in this area, in the area rich in cultural countries like Italy, so I decided to put effort on that after high school.

I studied at the University Ca ‘Foscari of Venice (what better city to be immersed in’ the Italian “Heritage”) Economics and Management of Arts for three years and another two years Master of Tourist Systems Planning. After this long period of studying, I had several collaborations and realized the culture-related projects.

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But what led me to work in Brisbane, Australia, and in particular for the Co. As it. – Italian Language Centre (company that deals with community  services and support the teaching of Italian language)? Here’s the answer: the desire to undertake an experience closer to my passions and a bet with myself. Let me explain: I applied for this institution, to test myself and my skills in one of the most geographically distant countries from Italy (flight hours, believe me, seem endless), and to expand my world view . In fact, I always felt that whatever path we did, this will always lead to an improvement in ourselves in the future.

Then, stay away from your comfort zone and fly away!

P.S. You will always have time to go back to your first home.

Giandomenico Padovan

“Chinese Hot Mum Show”, some business considerations.

CNR shopping, the world’s largest television shopping network QVC and Elite Edge, launched “Chinese Hot Mum Show” together, which were held in five cities , thousands of people participated and one hundred million viewed. In every single place where the event located caused enormous repercussions. The CEO of QVC, Gregg Bertoni, the founder Elite Edge, Sam Guo and the famous movie stars ShenDanping were present the event to cheer for all the Chinese mums.

In order to build up a images of New Women and encourage people to relieve them of the household chores and to have self-confidence in the new time, CNR hold this event and created this opportunity for 35 to 65-year-old women to help them made the dream came true.

In stead of following the traditional concept of being a woman in China, mums started to learnt how to walk as a model on the runway, how to show their beauty of the their age with colors and fashionable clothes,  which was a significant change in their life. Through two weeks of training and  intense competition. At the end, 31 selected mums showed up at the final competition stage dressing up with the beautiful international fashion brands supplied by American WH Showroom, showing the whole world with the beauty of Chinese new woman.

WH Showroom belongs to WH Fashion Group, based in New York, it is an international platform with high-quality European and American international clothing from many well-known brands, They access to different fashion shows hold in different countries, such as United States, France, Italy in order to launch more brands fit in Chinese market. More than twenty international brands have settled in WH Showroom, such as Desigual, Free people, WOW Couture, etc. Chinese hot mom perfectly interpreted the spirit of WH Showroom and embodied the wonderful combination of Chinese women with western fashion.

Also thanks to the great assistance of Elite Edge for putting effort on this event. Elite Edge is a provider of digital marketing services and helping the international fashion and lifestyle brands to enter the Chinese market with resources and strategic partnerships provided by them. The founder Sam Guo said: “ Why we built up the relationships for WH Showroom, CNR and QVC shopping is not only to make the mum become more beautiful on the stage, but also we want to bring more international fashion and ideas to help Chinese people become more pluralism and international. I want to find more business partners and more diversified channels to build up more strategic cooperation projects between foreign brands and Chinese. We are helping the world into China, and China into the world.”

Gogo Yang

Start-up or start a new business. The importance of human relationships.

Some time ago I saw the birth and I actively participated in a project, born as an association, which had the express purpose of enhancing and promoting the art; the intentions and future plans were very ambitious, and the passion in was unbelievably great, but something did not go as it should. So I take inspiration from this experience to give some advices, from a personal and human perspective.

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  1. Do not underestimate or obscure the work of your collaborators, especially if they are technical experts.
  1. Never be the “master” of anything. This kind of attitude will create a “feudal” atmosphere in the company. Do not worry, if you’re the founder and it all started thanks to your efforts. They are all grateful for that, even if they do not tell you explicitly or they contemplate you every day for this.
  1. Work for the merit and qualification of whole company and not for your personal purposes. Try to maintain a high level of quality in terms of what you are doing, demonstrating your credibility and reliability in the future; you can obtain this only if there is a scientific work behind, seriously, correctly and modestly performed without arrogance but with creative spirit.
  1. Do not criticize without construct those who have tried and are trying with great effort and physical effort, intellectual and even economic, to qualify and improve the image of the company.
  1. Have yourself around trained and competent persons, who take full responsibility for a job. Each project will be implemented with the participation of all and will make recommendations, suggestions, corrections, observations since the error and oversight are always home, but in the end, no one should prevail.
  1. Oppositions and unjustified impositions can never be accepted especially if that are received by people with no any qualification because they are just try to impose their personal taste, they often could come from ignorance and narrowness of studying. It is to the detriment of your professional and human dignity.

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Today I am in Beijing, where I find myself again, with even greater passion than before, involved in the birth and development of a new company. I’ve never lose heart, whatever the difficulties are.

Giandomenico Padovan