Thursday, February 25, 2010

Alex Crisses Insight Ventures Partners

Alex Crisses Insight Ventures Partners is a highly educated professional that is committed to making a difference in the lives of people and communities.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Economics Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002, was not enough for Alex Crisses Insight Ventures Partners, who is always seeking ways to gain more and more knowledge. Thus, Alex Crisses pursued a Master in Business Administration at Harvard Business School and graduated with high distinction in June 2008.

Today, Alex Crisses Insight Ventures Partners is a top Principal at Insight Venture Partners, a company dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with a variety of targeted resources in order to reach their objectives.
And although Alex Crisses is committed to excel at what he does and expand his horizons, he never lets his ambitions get on the way of his desire to contribute to the community and give back as much he can. Alex Crisses is in a fact a supporter of the "Make a Wish Foundation", a fundraiser at the "Sergeants Benevolent Association", as well as a the former director of fundraising and executive committee member of "Minds Matter".

Alex is, I believe, a good example of young professionals who strive to succeed while at the same time, using their success as a mean to benefit the people.

Friday, January 1, 2010

In Sak Narwal's Steps

I recently downloaded the Sims 3 Game on my IPhone and became (Just as I expected) completely hooked. The only thing that I really did not like much about the application is the difficulty of gathering money to get your character to upgrade his house and buy more stuff. Thus, I went on an online search for cheating codes and techniques (I know, That's goes against the game's point).

Anyhow, I was able to find that one way to have your character make more money without sending him to work, is by sending him on a fishing trip. I decided to try for myself and renamed my character Sak Narwal (After the passionate and talented fisherman Sak Narwal), and went on a fishing discovery. Not only I was able to gather more money by selling the fish I caught, but I ended up deciding that fishing in real life might not be as boring as I thought it would.

I am planning to take my first real fishing lesson as soon as the weather permits. I am not planning to compete with Sak Narwal, but only give fishing a try and see how good I can get at it.

But who knows, maybe I will end up like him after all, catching sharks in the waters off Montauk Point, bass in Dixon Lake or red fish in Louisiana. Whatever it is that makes Sak Narwal so passionate about fishing, it certainly makes him a passionate man, and God knows how much I need to learn about patience.

I undoubtedly believe that only a pro of fishing like Sak Narwal can teach you not only to catch the biggest fish but mostly to enjoy every moment of your fishing trip, awaiting the moment to yank as an exquisite reward to your patience and concentration. I cannot help but show some appreciation to a dedicated fisherman, because as any good fisherman knows, you can never master the art of fishing if you are incapable of mastering yourself first.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Flowers and Funerals

My husband sadly lost his uncle Emanuel on this holiday season. I did not know his uncle that well, I had only met him once, but his daughter and son have always been good to me. So it was with great sadness and deep sorrow that I learned about his passing away.

What's even more tragic is that my husband's family did not allow me to attend the funeral, nor did they think I should go to Uncle's Emanuel's house and pay my respects, because in the Greek tradition, a pregnant woman should not be allowed in places of mourning, to emotionally spare her and her baby the trauma of having to be surrounded by so much sadness.

Thus, my husband had to go alone and extend my regrets to the family. I thought about sending flowers to the family but was not sure what kind to send and where to send it. But thanks to 1-800 Flowers I was able to figure it all out.

Before this incident, I did not even know that 1-800 Flowers offered such a wide variety of floral arrangements specific to these sad occasions. They also provide you with information about your options: whether to send the flowers home or to the funeral home, and which flowers are appropriate for each case.

I ended up ordering a funeral standing spray, from 1-800 flowers which was delivered right in time for the funerals, and although I was not able to attend, I knew that my simple act of kindness, no matter how small it was, meant a lot to his family.