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Young Project Managers organise the charity event: “How to become A in Apple”

18.12.2018Comments are closed.

The Young Project Managers (YPM) section operates under the auspices of the Slovene Project Management Association. On Monday, 3 December 2018 they organised a charity event “How to become A in Apple” at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. The main guest at the event was George Deriso, former Apple manager in Australia, the founder of nine startups, professor and a mentor with a diverse business and life background. After the break, the famous Slovenian stand-up comedian Tin Vodopivec entertained guests with his funny jokes and stories.

At the beginning, George Deriso presented his life story and the challenges he faced during his childhood and later in the business world. Among other things, he revealed how he worked with Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs, who demanded precision and perfectionism from his employees. Deriso also touched on the topic of mentality and the ability to understand failure, which he himself knows very well since he has been involved with nine failed startups in the past. He emphasised that failure is essential in life, because it is only from mistakes that we learn something and as a result we are finally capable and ready to create incredible stories. Deriso concluded with the idea that “in life we achieve a point of success if we do what pleases us, what we do well, what the world needs and what we are well paid for.”

Young Project Managers donated all funds collected at the event to two Slovenian charity organisations: Anina zvezdica and projekt Botrstvo. About the charity event YPM said the following: “With one part of the money collected we successfully completed the shopping with five full shopping trolleys for Anina zvezdica. With the contributions we have enabled happier holidays for many families. We also received a big compliment and thanks from the Botrstvo project. Finally, we would like to thank all the participants and sponsors of the event. Without your contribution this would have been impossible. We hope that, with our help, this December will be magical for everyone. As Ana Lukner said, the hope remains that next year nobody will need this kind of help.”

Anja Puc, EFnews



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