Ionut Grecu

Ionut Grecu

agilist by vocation | lightly-seasoned seeker by nature

The IT Community In Iasi Comes To Life At CodeCamp

I have a confession to make: I love going to IT conferences. I know it may seem like a strange thing to enjoy, but hear me out: I get to meet with my peers, learn new ideas from others, and share my own experiences and research with an attentive audience. It is also a chance… Continue reading

Staying Happy and Balanced when Life Gets Busy

Usually the weekends offer us a chance to stop in our busy lives and reflect a little bit. That’s kind of rarity nowadays. We’re very overwhelmed all the time: so much to do, so much information, so much busyness that we all experience. Have you ever asked yourself why we’re so busy? I’ve just done… Continue reading

Turning A Meaningless Life Into A Meaningful One

As you probably have noticed, it has been some time since I have seriously applied my energy towards writing here. The time has come… “What’s the point?” a friend of mine, asked me the other day as we were hanging out having a beer after a long, hot day. “The point of what?” I responded…. Continue reading

Join Me At CodeCamp In Exploring The What, How And Why Of Soft Skills In An Agile Environment

Will you be attending the CodeCamp Conference in Iasi this week? Codecamp is probably the largest, most vibrant gathering of IT leaders, practitioners, and innovators in Romania. Featuring one day of inspired discussions, collaborative presentations, technical training, and hands-on labs focused on topics and technologies such as Java, .NET, Mobile, Agile, PHP, Ruby, Project Management,… Continue reading

Mindfulness – The Signal of Maturity as an Agilist

Sometimes, we (together with our Agile team) can find ourselves at a place where we look around and sense we have fallen out of alignment with the people around us, commitments, duties and goals. It’s time for change. We can feel it… I’m Full. What Should I Do? We feel like we’re simply full. We’re… Continue reading

My Agile Journey. Lessons Learned

In my years of working with corporations and startups, I have seen a lot of project failures due to deplorable communication skills, folks resisting change and ripping each other apart to get ahead, and teams clueless to their impact to the larger project or individuals. I was often at a loss as to how to… Continue reading

Wondering What’s Real Around You?

If you didn’t understand how our perceptions are created and accepted, let me show you a nice video. This will explain the limiting perspectives of our conditioned minds in a way you’ve never seen before. Hold on to your hats!

How to Overcome Being Discontent All The Time

I’ve talked with somebody about our goals in life and we’ve inevitably arrived at happiness. “I have already been trying that! Been there, done that! But it didn’t work out!” This is what he told me. Soon I’ve realised that people perceive happiness in the wrong way… Happiness It’s Not About A New Gadget Well,… Continue reading

Can Somebody Steal Your Happiness Without Your Consent?

There’s a common sentiment that the life circumstances or the mean things trotted out can hurt us without our permission. But does somebody has the power to make us unhappy? Of course not. They don’t have in their power to make that. It’s true that people always do say mean things. But we also do… Continue reading

How To Get Rid Of Irritating People?

This is what somebody told me a few days ago. And he had me thinking… When there’s an irritating person in our lives, what are most of us doing? We try to be as irritating back as possible, which in fact just recreates the causes for more irritating people in our lives. Or maybe we… Continue reading