Working low and high tech as corporate (Schneider Electric), business manager (Capgemini) in publicly and privately owned companies HUGE Media & Gaia consulting, as well in sport – athletics, Ivan Recevic told us that all of this had been an interesting ride accompanied with books – both fiction and non-fiction.
He’s been living layered and multi dimensional life – through technology, tv, movies, friend’s tales, magazines – experiencing different cultures and people through, as he told us – somehow blurred glasses. Through professional life, he’s been jack of all trades, learning from others, touching every bit of technology, expanding touchpoint with knowledge either because it is necessary or profitable or just excellent and exciting.
Throughout time on his turbulent journey the biggest question was – how can they minimise error time and avoid stupid and easy-to-spot-faire (decision, idea…) and is it really part of our lack of knowledge and experience. Now he has an answer to this: “After certain number of years it comes down to this – we are all the same. Our culture, experience, laws, friends, family – do shape final outcome and coming with failures – but essentially we are all the same. We start with same motivation, and we go through lifecycle of business the same way everywhere. It is the failure funnel that is different and scope of effects it brings.”
And what he has to tell YOU?
“To be business oriented and build ethics, understand that we are all the same and that we have to make the best of our position, be bold and ready to do extreme and extraordinary things, never stop learning and challenging yourself and others, understand other people and love them as they are.”
If he could go back in time and shape himself into a person he is today, these would be the books to put him on a right track:
1. “How To Get Rich” by Felix Dennis
2. “Stranger In a Strange Land” by Robert A. Heinlein
3. “Rama Revealed” by Arthur C. Clarke
4. “Losing My Virginity” by Richard Branson