Posts Categorized: Guest Blog

How To Elevate Social Media To The Boardroom

Ongoing interview series of digital and business insights, hosted by Fernanda Accorsi of SocialSignIn – a Social Media Management Platform. Our first instalment is an interview with Ben Nimmo, Co-founder and CTO of SocialSignIn Ben believes that companies have been wasting their time on social media, and that he has observed many busy marketing and customer service… Read more »

De-emphasising Trust in Open Innovation and the Future-of-Work

I participated in several thought-provoking sessions at the PMCampBCN, Global Open Innovation Forum, Design Thinking, ICO, and Blockchain and IoT Solutions World Congress with forward-thinking experts from Fortune 500 companies, colleagues from cutting-edge cryptocurrency, IoT and Blockchain development, design thinkers, and entrepreneurs looking for the next disruption in their industries, overall, just an inspiring group of achievers. After… Read more »

A Few Thoughts On The Barcelona Attack…

(This was originally posted on our Guiri Business LinkedIn Group page https://www.linkedin.com/groups/144… Join us there for full discussion) Good Afternoon After some intense reflection and meditation, I want to share a few thoughts on the August 17th attacks in Barcelona. Thoughts I am having as life in the “Ciudad Condal” seems to return back to… Read more »

Where the Food Comes From

This article comes from the Barcelona BBQ Blog.   It is the introductory article of an ongoing series about our food supply chain and agribusiness, in collaboration with the new online magazine, Calle. An excellent meal, whether gourmet cuisine, tapas, pizzas, barbecue, starts with high quality ingredients. But it can be difficult to know which… Read more »

About Guiri Business

Guiri Business : Professional network for Foreigners / Expats in Spain. Guiri Business Group is designed to facilitate professional networking through the exchange of information, knowledge, contacts, jobs and opportunities. Founder is Willem van Oort, co-Founder Brian Heinen (BCN).

What’s the point of being happy?

As part of the coaching service it is customary to have a consultation session before any actual coaching takes place. The purpose of this manifold; it allows both coach and client to get to know each other face to face and to sound each other out – to assess what the client wants and to… Read more »

About Ian Gibbs

Personal & Business Coach and Company Director

GUEST BLOG: THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS IN A PROFESSIONAL WORLD – Another Day In Paradise

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort” – Herm Albright Did you know that even though your brain is an impressive configuration of squillions of neurons it’s not actually all that good at thinking? As an empirical processor of ideas and… Read more »

About Ian Gibbs

Personal & Business Coach and Company Director

GUEST BLOG: THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS IN A PROFESSIONAL WORLD – Your Fairy Godmother Is Not Coming

Alba was in a tricky position. She was a single mother with two kids. She’d been made redundant from her last job and her attempts to find another hadn’t been very fruitful. She had accepted the first job offered to her out of desperation but she found it unrewarding. She felt undervalued, unappreciated and unfairly… Read more »

About Ian Gibbs

Personal & Business Coach and Company Director

GUEST BLOG: THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS IN A PROFESSIONAL WORLD – Jungle Values

You probably know that your conscious rational thoughts come from your prefrontal cortex. That’s the bit of your brain you’re thinking with when you consciously think about something – just like you’re doing right now. But your prefrontal cortex only accounts for a tiny portion of your brain (about 5%). There are lots of other bits… Read more »

About Ian Gibbs

Personal & Business Coach and Company Director

Guest Blog: The Pursuit of Happiness in a Professional World – Once a day is good enough

Jed was ‘not in a good place’ as he put it. Insomnia, concentration problems, he said he felt numb to the world. In spite of having a good job which he said he loved, a nice ‘ático’ in a nice part of Barcelona and a steady relationship with Rebecca, from Sant Cugat, he was impressively… Read more »

About Ian Gibbs

Personal & Business Coach and Company Director

Guest Blog – The Pursuit of Happiness in a Professional World by Ian Gibbs

For more than 2000 years (and probably many millennia before that) we humans have been speculating about Life and the Pursuit of Happiness (as you probably have yourself) There have been some excellent books published on the subject if you have the time and inclination. But for those of you with less time, here is… Read more »

About Ian Gibbs

Personal & Business Coach and Company Director