Why is it that our kids believe their teachers more than us their parents? I’ve struggled with this fact since my daughter started school. Every time I tried to explain a concept to her; I got the usual reply: “My teacher told me this is the way to solve it” and that was pretty much the end of that discussion, I didn’t know what to do, except trusting that her teacher wasn’t teaching the kids how to make home-made napalm.

This year I had my Eureka moment when I started using one quality tool called “The 5 Why Technique”, this tool was designed by the Japanese to find the cause of a problem. But it also works wonders when you are trying to make a 12-year-old girl understand that buying a pair of $65 cut off shorts in Abercrombie & Fitch doesn’t make economic sense when she could buy 3 T-shirts from the same store for $66 and cut a pair of worn Abercrombie jeans and have the same short for free. All I did was ask Why, and she figured out by herself that she was better off with other options.



Beware: Don’t use this technique on grown women, girlfriends, wives, sisters, cousins, etc. since there is no way known to men, that could explain that a $1800 Louis Vuitton handbag is not a sound investment.

Life after the MBA

March 30, 2011

Life after MBAWell, it’s been officially five months since I handed in my last assignment to complete the most grueling goal in my career: The MBA. I wonder why it took so long to feel normal again? I guess that the intensity that we all went through in those 13 months was so huge, that it’s like trying to land a 747 in my back yard.

Do I feel different? Absolutely! My understanding of myself, my family, and the world around me has gotten a profound shake up.

Now that in “theory” I have more disposable time; I will try to share my thoughts and experiences through this blog, with the theme of Work-Life balance, or 1 for 1.

Feel free to leave your comments; I’ll do my best to answer any questions.

Best regards,