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Recently my iPhone fell from my pocket and decided to bathe in the toilet for a couple of seconds. I heroically (or so I felt) took it out and wiped it with a towel. I shouted “RICE, TAKE OUT THE RICE!”. My boyfriend was surely at least slightly confused about my sudden 2 a.m. rice[…]
Recently a church representative from the county of Moldavia (Romania) has been trying to get signatures to change an article in the constitution that would define marriage as the union between a woman and a man, and a woman and a man only. Not that same-sex marriage is a thing in Romania, not at all.[…]
Today my 15 y.o. brother was live on Romanian TV. He spent his 110 minutes talking about the education system in Romania, about politics, about promoting Romania, about corruption, about Romanians’ mentalities, about change, about TEDx, about learning, about the human nature. His stories were not only coherent and logical, but impressively pertinent. His goals[…]
– written for Citinerary, www.citinerary.net – When a system is broken, the masses are the ones who can change things for the better. And sometimes only through tragedy can we build a new hope. The Tragedy Last Friday night a fire started in a Bucharest based club, where 31 people died (a number which[…]
– written for Citinerary, www.citinerary.net – Dear Westerner, this is a story about the incredible evolution in design of Bucharest’s bars, pubs and restaurants. This lovely, eclectic city has been going through a continuous process of transformation. This is just a snapshot of how this city’s identity is being built through interior design. Postcommunist[…]
A couple of weeks ago, while talking to my 15 year old brother, I found out that he wishes to get into an Ivy League university in the States. He then started telling me what they look for in an ideal candidate, and built a list of things he wishes to do in order to[…]
Creativity: the new competitive advantage In an era in which innovation takes place on every dimension surrounding us, in which technology is improving faster than ever, creativity has become more important than ever before. As times are changing, and businesses are changing, new competitive advantage needs to be generated. Creativity is no longer only associated[…]
Have you ever wondered why vitamins and supplements that help your memory and your focus are so heavily promoted in early winter and spring? The answer is simple: exams. These are the two periods when pubs and clubs are empty and the university library becomes as busy as a beehive. This is the time of[…]
Never before in history has the world been as connected as it is today. Due to the easy access to boundless amounts of information, millennials no longer train themselves to do one thing, but develop interests in a variety of different fields (here, an insightful article on the topic). Novelty is embraced at ease and[…]
“To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master”, says Milton Glaser, whom you might know through his iconic “I <3 NY” logo. Design has become part of our daily life, and its study is no longer limited to art students. In a highly competitive market, good design does make[…]
My name is Ioana Negulescu and I am a multipotentialite. I have a wide range of diverse interests. My constant curiosity has always made me hungry to acquire new skills and discover new fields. I have a background in graphic design, with a natural appetite for copywriting and photography. Because my mind is both highly creative and strategic, I have learnt social media and community management not only out of passion, but also aiming to take my personal branding further, which I believe is an imperative nowadays.
I have been working in marketing and communications. I have been blogging as well as managing the websites behind the blogs, including their design, strategy and SEO. I have been improving as a cook and am working on publishing a cookbook. I am developing a board game for people who don’t usually like board games. I am interested in innovation, notably in business, design and education and how creativity and a focus on wellbeing are generators of today’s new competitive advantage. I organised exhibitions in Paris, Vienna and Bucharest. I was a apseaker at two conferences, in Paris and in London. I have done event concept design, and even got to be a DJ at a corporate party. And finally, I am fascinated by the science of happiness, which is why I call myself The Happyholic.