Vasco Patrício

Vasco is a contributing writer based in Boston, MA and Lisbon, Portugal. Having co-founded two Enterprise Data startups and having pursued mentoring roles, Vasco participates in the BGI startup accelerator within the MIT-Portugal initiative.

Why Horrible Bosses IRL Will Make You A Better Employee And Human

Having horrible bosses is a good thing. They're not great for an extended period time, but handling them is a valuable life experience that helps build character and resilience. Many people you meet in the world, both professional and personal, don't…
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Fake It 'Til You Make It: Why To Copy The Traits Of Successful People

Modeling others is the best way to become successful at something — be it your values, your culture, your entire career timeline or just plain technical work aspects. In a way, modeling is a fancy word for copying. The best way to become successful a…
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How Being Brutally Honest With Yourself Is The Real Secret To Success

We all have an inner resistance. Great author Seth Godin is known to mention this in many of his books. Once we acquire certain habits, systems or ways of doings things, we don't want to go back. Many times, what allowed us to achieve success in an a…
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10 Values Every 20-Something Man Should Strive To Embody

It's not easy being a man — any man will tell you that. Our generation is more competitive and demanding than ever. We are subject to certain expectations and assumptions. Also, in a culture that's constantly changing (especially so for us Gen-Y men)…
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5 Great Business Lessons Learned From Mike Ross Of ‘Suits’

Harvey Specter from “Suits,” is among the most evocative characters to personify the powerful, charming, ambitious, successful businessman. He knows how to play the game and he knows how to get what he wants. He's not afraid of a knife fight and he's…
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Don't Allow The World To Mold You: How To Be The Person You Want To Be

We are all only as good as we need to be. Although we have certain personalities and a certain way of doing things, we all have a range, and we fluctuate within that range. We can become better or worse versions of ourselves with the snap of a finger…
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The Ecological Arrogant: It's All About Being The Nice Bad Guy

There’s a lot of misconceptions surrounding the idea of a man with arrogance. Let me tell you, it’s a good thing. I donate to charities, I help people that can’t help me back, I love kids and animals, and I open the door for women. However, I’m arrog…
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5 Key Ways To Improve The Quality Of Your Communication Skills

Some key traits distinguish the excellent communicators from the average. In my life, I've learned many lessons and techniques to improve my communication. We can take into consideration several things that might be useful for pitching an idea, for p…
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Why A Loyal Network Is Crucial To Your Success

Let’s talk about loyalty. For someone who doesn’t know the business world inside out, as any other area, it will seem daunting. It will seem that things are running at 200 mph and that the whole panorama changes each month. Fair enough. There are asp…
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Why You Need To Learn That Comprehension And Patience Are Essential To Both Work And Life

The ability to connect with people is crucial to get what we want, both in our careers and in life. However, especially in the top performer bracket, this isn’t easy. The more demanding the work you do is, the more strict the rules and regulations ar…
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Why You Cannot Imitate Success, You Must Reinvent It

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a top athlete or someone aiming to master any other area of life, chances are you will probably never learn success. The most brilliant people, the most outstanding people, usually have a unifying factor: They’re not e…
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Why You Should Only Make Promises You Can Deliver On

There are two types of people in this world: those whose words are worth a lot and those whose words are not. You’ve probably dealt with both. Some people, when they make a promise or, simply, when they state something, mean business — and you know i…
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The 5 Traits The Modern Man Is Missing

Society has evolved at an incredible pace over the past decades. And while that has been amazing in terms of making our lives easier through technology and tools, it has somewhat diluted the difference between genders. To a certain point, there aren'…
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The Importance Of Positive Conditioning: Why You Need To Blind Yourself To The Negative

While positivity is an important factor in both life and business, the subject has been overly saturated with unnecessary material and strategies that don't work. Is being positive crucial to achieving your dreams? Yes. But probably not for the reaso…
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Be Hungry, Be Greedy: Why It's Okay To Want It All

If you want to achieve anything significant in life, you need to know what you want. What you truly want, down to the most excruciatingly specific, unique detail. If what you want is amongst the most expensive and exclusive products on earth, it’s to…
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