Excellence in Projects

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Benefits and Drawbacks of the Passion Economy

In this week's episode, Ricardo addresses the Passion Economy. There is a "passion economy" when you make money doing something you enjoy. The biggest illustration of this notion is the digital influencer, who may share information, expertise, and insights about a topic they find fascinating and monetize the content through a YouTube or TikTok channel, for example. However, the process is not as simple as most people believe.

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Movement is Not Necessarily Progress

In this episode, Ricardo tries to define what making progress really is. Many times even brilliant people get trapped thinking that movement = action = progress. Movement for the sake of proving you are doing something is pointless, consumes energy and resources and will not take you and your organization anywhere.

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Inside Triple-E: The World's Largest Ship

In this podcast, Ricardo talks about his visit to the world's largest ship, the Danish Triple-E, anchored in the Copenhagen harbour this month. The ship was manufactured in South Korea and had several technological solutions of a sustainable design. The "E" stands for "Economic of Scale", "Energy Efficiency" and "Environmental Performance". Learn more about the ship at www.worldslargestship.com

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Maersk Triple-E: Visiting the World's Largest Ship for Containers

Ricardo takes a quick tour of some parts of the Maersk Triple-E: The Largest Ship to carry containers in the World (2013). The visit took place at the port of Copenhagen, Denmark. Triple E ships belong to a category of super ships for the transport of containers, with a capacity to transport more than 18,000 containers (18,000 TEU). The name "Triple E" is derived from the principles that guided its design:

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A Different Podcast: Harry Potter Studios in London

In this first podcast of 2013, Ricardo comments, from the project management perspective, his surprising visit to the Harry Potter Studios in London. How a brilliant idea, through a outstanding execution, has become one of the most successful projects in the world. See the pictures: http://rvarg.as/harrypotter

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Directly from Paris: The Secret of Project Management for Luxury Goods

Directly from Paris, France, Ricardo talks in this podcast about the most important characteristics of project management for the development of luxury goods, where criteria like speed and cost reduction are revisited and re-contextualized to reach a market that is driven by other assumptions. He focus on the image construction and exclusivity as essential peculiarity of the functional scope (requirement) of this kind of product.

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DVD Excellence in Projects - Exercises

Exercises of DVD produced by Ricardo Vargas in partnership with Sete Distribuidora. The DVD objective is to present, in a simple and interactive way, the basic concepts of project management, using one of the most popular tools in the world, the Microsoft Project. Content of this Chapter: – Basic concepts of Project Management – Project Definition – Project Success – Project Phases

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