Lorenzo & his humble friends

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool

Italy’s new government

Two months after the elections we finally have a government. It remains to be seen whether it will get a majority vote in the Parliament, but everything seems to indicate it will.

On paper this looks like a government that can strike a good balance between old and new names, more and less experienced politicians, different coalitions. Yet, this remains the fundamental question: how can two coalitions with completely different programs govern together? The parties who are now represented in the government have opposite ideas with regards to the electoral law, civil rights, social policy, economic policy, financial regulations, fiscal policy, tax evasion, conflict of interest, even foreign and defence policy.

Work. And climbing mountains.

I always thought that climbing mountains is a great metaphor of life. And I always thought that people who are good in climbing mountains are good in delivering results.

I am, of course, pretty good in climbing mountains. Others are even better. And others just have not enough motivation to reach the peak of a mountain. This talk is about motivation and why people wo do not climb mountains won’t be happy.