Sebastian Loghin

“In the collective consciousness in Romania, success means having a steady job, a family, a house, and a car. To me, success is achieved the moment you attain what you’ve set your mind on, although the journey, the process leading up to that attainment is much more important. Success can be exactly what you’ve learned from that journey.”

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Lavinia Tănase

“I get agendas as a present from the Dutch, from the Romanians, the habit just doesn’t stick to me. When someone asks something, now I’ll say out of fear “I’ll check my agenda”, but, in fact, I’ll check the agenda in my head.”

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Eva László-Herbert

“To me, success means not to feel any longer the need to justify myself every moment. Not to feel that I have to choose between here and there – it’s to simply be at home right there where I’m at. It’s to be able to live by the values which I deem important, without bothering anyone. It’s no longer feeling lonesome during important life moments, whether good or bad.”

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Marius Vasile

“… I think it’s not even nice to say that I’m a successful person. I’m a kind-hearted man. That’s what I think and hope. The innovators, the mathematicians, the physicists, they’re the successful ones, not us, traders.”

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Rodica Teodorescu

“Success resides not only in reaching a certain status but also, when walking down the street and passing by a wonderful building, in knowing that it’s also thanks to your daily work that the building still exists. It brings me infinite satisfaction to tell my friends or acquaintances: “If you haven’t been to the Rijksmuseum yet, do so, it’s very beautiful.”

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Corina Bordeianu

“I arrived during a meeting with many Philips executives from several departments. … At some point, one of the executives said loudly and convincingly: “I’ll be honest with you and I’ll tell you the truth.” I was watching astonished what was happening. … I saw a clash between Ireland, where, as I said, people would say something in a roundabout way without reaching a solution everyone agreed upon, and the Netherlands, where everything was discussed in a direct manner and an action plan was quickly drafted. This was my first cultural shock.”

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