The Value of Initiative
There’s a Russian saying about taking initiative which is very similar to a saying in English: no good deed goes unpunished. And believe it or not, I personally got such a “punishment” many times after speaking up at meetings and raising concerns or questions – it almost always resulted in me getting an “AR” (Action Required) to address the question...
The Value of Taking Vacation
At school I was a great fan of vacations – here in Russia we have a total of 4 months of vacation a year while at school – and it was never enough! It all changed after university, but got even worse at Intel Russia– I didn’t like vacations. Even the long bank holidays in Russia from Dec 31 till...