What good mentorship looks like

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During the past 15 years, I’ve explored different ways to acquire the necessary knowledge and skill to move forward in my growth. Most of my efforts were spent on formal training and courses. I thought it was the way to build up the fundaments of my future. I still believe it was the right thing to do, but I didn’t know I was neglecting one of the most effective learning methods.

I’m a history lover, and a few years ago, I was reading about the Renaissance movement — a cultural revolution that changed the course of world history between the 14th and 17th centuries. In a chapter about Raffaello Sanzio, one of the greatest protagonists of that magnificent Ere, I found out he was the pupil of Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci, another legendary artist better known as Perugino. Vannucci, in turn, was the pupil of one of the pioneers of the Renaissance, Andrea del Verrocchio, mentor to other artists like Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Il Ghirlandaio, and Leonardo da Vinci. …


Marco Ziccardi

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