Every CEO is unique: when governance changes, the corporate culture must be adapted to resonate.
I wish someone had told me when it was my turn. Instead, I struggled to understand my value in the company.
The 4 roots model (first seen in Building A Second Brain) allows you to understand your own unique point of view.
Here are mine.
Location: the environment that shapes
I grew up in Poggibonsi, an industrial town in the Tuscan countryside, with busy people.
During childhood we moved to the suburbs, I have always been lonely.
This gave me two things: fiddling with technology and wanting to explore.
Family: the primary source of values
My mum and dad were small entrepreneurs, since I was a child I "breathed performance".
Responsibility is encouraged in the family. When my 14-year-old father was diagnosed with lymphoma (later resolved), I got a "promotion": the new family man.
Here I learned to get responsibility and take the pressure.
Education: out of the shell to understand who you are
At 6 I had already decided that I wanted to be an engineer. I didn't study a lot, I simply learned. And then in order not to look like a nerd, I behaved naughtily.
Industrial Engineering was for me powerful, I was introduced to meta-systems, creating connections.
What I learned: scientific method, learning by experiments, and atomization of concepts. Ah, I was already a team leader.
Experience: specialization or experimentation
I was born in the family business. I wanted to get married and I made a comfortable choice, despite 3 proposals from multinationals.
I received a lot of criticism, but this was my unfair advantage, to be able to try and observe: my grandfather kicked me in Brazil, and I made many mistakes.
Conclusion: higher confidence, I appreciate mistakes and believe in others.
Today so that my Why is to trigger talents to change the world, my roots have brought me here.