Catalin Parascan

Social entrepreneur. Engagement consultant.

Umilința la români via Londra

Ieri a fost zi de vot la Londra. Mai toți ăștia plecați de pe meleagurile românești debordau de entuziasm la gândul că pot să-și ajute ‘frații’ de-acasă c-un vot bine … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 8 Comments

Point Of View: The Myth Of Self-teaching

Last week was huge for me because I finally managed to swim an entire pool’s length in London’s Olympic Swimming Pool without stopping for one bit. Now, for those of … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

How Building An Ecosystem Of Support Can Generate Social Change

Momentum for social entrepreneurship is exploding. Every year, more and more people are working on businesses and organisations designed to improve the world. Many of us feel the need to … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Power Of The Meaningless

Why we don’t need a reason for everything This is not another piece about following your passions. This is not a commentary about making a career from what you love. … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Empathy vs Sympathy

‘I think people misunderstand, sometimes, the difference between “empathy” and “sympathy”, and this is getting us in trouble. Sympathy is closer to pity. Empathy, which is essential for being human, … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

London Is Like a Rollercoaster

Two years ago, on the 9th of September I decided to trade Bucharest for London. I know it’s a fair trade. I gave up what I had in my hometown … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

10 Rules Of The Internet

In my years working in technology, I have learned a few things. These lessons have become oft-repeated refrains when speaking to people, so I thought I’d collect them so I … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · Leave a comment