And it's actually a good thing.

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Susana Distancia, Mexico's Health Secretary

Ijust threw a birthday party with 70 people, and nobody has Coronavirus. But wait, let me backtrack.

We all have that one friend that believes that its birthday IS A BIG THING. I am that friend. Some days ago I had my first (and hopefully last) fully remote birthday of my life, and this experience has helped me reflect on a couple of things.

I had an amazing birthday plan. During my birthday, I was supposed to be in Argentina — my home country(currently living abroad for some time) — celebrating with my family and friends. Today (Saturday) I was…


Save a lot of time with one quick health check

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Photo by Steve Halama on Unsplash

Two years ago, I started building a start-up with two other friends. We wanted to heal depression and anxiety in the US and potentially across the World. A bold, impactful, and ambitious goal. Let me walk through how I failed to build this company by making one, simple mistake: not burning all the bridges.

Happiness = Expectation — Reality

Over 50% of Startups founded in the US fail after four years. One of my favorite equations is Happiness = Expectation — Reality. When trying to build a start-up, anxiety can be your worst enemy. To strive, you need to learn to love ambiguity, navigate a…


A guide for transitioning from consulting to Product Management

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Photo from ThinkStock

Even with a strong business-oriented background, product management wasn’t always on my radar for my career.

My last major career transition moment was at the end of my MBA. I had failed to found a start-up. I had a painful student loan and a US student visa valid for just one year post-MBA. I had to find work quickly that would help me grow and make use of my problem solving and execution skills, so I joined a consulting firm. It was a great opportunity to polish my skills, create impact, and explore various industries to discover what I really…


And still be a good person

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Photo by David Marcu on Unsplash

“To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.”

— Confucius

Some years ago I got cheated by someone. Born and raised catholic, I was taught to forgive others no matter what they did, since God is the one that will judge us all in the end. However, as much as I wanted to forgive that person I couldn't. The original sadness turned into anger, and I felt this knot in my stomach that seemed as hard to untangle as a fishing line that got off the fishing rod.

If you get upset by somebody else's wrong doing, you are the only one to lose

Feeling guilty about…


And how could this help you navigate a career and company transition

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Photo by Emma Frances Logan on Unsplash

Last month I started working at Nubank, a fast-growing Fintech start-up as a Product Manager. This was a major change coming from a traditional industry such as consulting, and in a mature company as the one I was working at. The past 30 days went in a whim, and felt like 2 months to be honest. Although this post might be a little bit tailored to Product Management, if you are going through a career change hopefully this will help you navigate your first thirty days.

Disclaimer: this…


“To move the world we must move ourselves.”
Socrates

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Louvre Museum, Photo by Patrick Langwallner on Unsplash

Some years ago, looking to broaden my horizons, I decided to embark in a life journey that would change my life 180° degrees. After 27 years of living and working in the same country, I quit my job, packed my stuff, and went to study abroad. Of course, all of this was a huge change for me, and with change comes the need for support pillars.

I had my friends and family 10,000 miles away. Yes, I could chat with them, have a phone call, but it was still not…


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Great Wall of China. Source: Tutor Ming

“The Light is always there. How much light comes to you depends on you.”
Master Choa Kok Sui

It has happened many times that I went to a meeting, met with a friend, or even had a phone call, and arrived home feeling energy drained, both mentally and physically. I noticed that most of the times this happened, the meeting had some tension or someone that was having a bad time shared his/her feelings and thoughts and I somehow ended up absorbing it. …


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Red Mangrove in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. ph: me

Perspective gives us the ability to accurately contrast the large with the small, and the important with the less important. Without it we are lost: we cannot differentiate, we cannot prioritize, and we cannot make good choices. John Sununu

How many times have you been overwhelmed with tasks and problems, and didn’t know where to start or how to find a solution, feeling suddenly blocked? In my experience, more than I would have liked. …


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Absorbing the landscape in Gudauri, Georgia.

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
Lao Tzu

I’ve recently went (actually, currently going) through a lot of change in my life, and change can be stressful and hard at times. When going through change it is essential to understand change as a transition and to have support pillars. I am going to walk you through these two topics and hopefully next time you go through change, you have a much more enjoyable experience.

Change Vs Transition

As…


First post, hopefully of many. I’ve been trying to sit down and write for a long time, and today I decided to sit down and do it, hope you enjoy it = )

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Me (right) and a close friend, enjoying life on some beach some years ago.

“Subite, Subime”, are two Spanish words, which I believe are very powerful . Literally, they mean “raise you up, raise me up”. But for me, I hope it could be a dogma, a doctrine, something we could pursue to apply every day. “Subite, Subime”, means to proactively be there for your friends, increase the positive connotations and erase the negative comments, and empower your friends to be…

Edu Moore

Extrovert, dad joke fan, sharing what I learned from experience. Product Manager @Nubank, but mostly an Argentinian who loves to grill steak. +at edumoore.com

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