Paolo Petricevic
Paolo Petricevic writer

I started working during the summer holidays when I was fifteen. After fifty-one years, the time for retirement is finally approaching. I decided to become a writer. Is there keyboard abandonment syndrome? Already at the age of eight I discarded singing and dancing. Excellent painter but limited to white, to keep at least the brain young, I think it's the right choice. I await confirmation from you. Years building, in construction and then in IT. Like many "differently young people", many beautiful memories. Absolutely indifferent to the problem of artificial intelligence (AI), but very concerned about natural stupidity (NS). I thought I'd start with an eBook series: “Little Bear Ideas”. The very first one is: “The Courage of Salmon” on kobo. Regretting my youthful adventures in Africa, finally, after years of: BASIC, CLIPPER, C, C++, Powerbuilder, Javascript, Java, PHP, GO, Ruby on Rails, Haskell, Erlang, Rust, I consider them only as companions on a long journey lasted thirty-eight years. Reminding me of the pleasant moments, and forgetting: the "dances" for incompatible versions, for blocked updates. Finally the hours of "debugging" spent together are just a vague memory. On social media you are all better than me, I'll leave it up to you. You can find me in the garden. Green economy? No, no economy, full salad, and for gender equality also some red radish. To contact me use a carrier pigeon, which is better than a smartphone. If you don't agree, try eating it.

The Courage of Salmon
ideas to get back upstream

The uncle's experience, advice and ideas, between past and present, to encourage his young grandchildren to build a future for themselves, without stopping in the face of difficulties. With the awareness of a world in technological evolution, which leaves behind those who are slow to adapt. The favorite verbs are: listen, reflect, build, invent, solve. Adventures and examples from the past as a stimulus to develop projects in the present. This is just the beginning of a series of books, with educational ideas and interdisciplinary ideas, to encourage you to start your own business. Using, as a starting point, thoughtfulness, knowledge, and intelligence, which are more important than initial capital. With the desire that they can encourage my grandchildren, and many other young people, or otherwise young people. For gender equality, and the case, my dear heirs are Mariana and Fernando, who don't know Java, PHP, GO, but they can always learn them. Those who are satisfied, but curious, can find many ideas to increase their knowledge, and have fun with self-deprecating moments. If you already knew everything, and you were just bored, you will find a way to tell me, and it will serve as an incentive for me to do better.

At the stove with passion
counter-current catering

Even a restaurant can be an entrepreneurial opportunity. The important thing is to approach the topic with imagination and technology. The evolution, which began with the grilled mammoth, continues every day.
Nowadays it's not just about having a full belly, but it's something much broader and subtly varied.
This is only the second volume of the series dedicated to my nephews, as a stimulus to learn, imagine and create something different, something new. The demonstration that something simple is enough to create a new business. Because even something hackneyed can work if: ingenuity, patience, expertise and tenacity lead it in the right direction. Yes, always going upstream, tiring, sometimes exhausting, but success rewards the tenacious.
For gender equality, and the case, my dear heirs are Mariana and Fernando, and they will be able to identify with the next adventure of the inspiring muses of this book. Maybe they will never open their own restaurant, but they will always be able to learn how passion is needed in everything we do, and even more so in what we would like to do, remembering that small details can make a big difference, and save us from bad leaps in the dark . Or, much more simply, have a laugh against a technological background. Because science is a serious thing, but it shouldn't be taken seriously, otherwise you risk falling asleep out of boredom. A book you can read without black sunglasses.

Paolo Petricevic
If in Saudi Arabia
counter-current cultivate
Lavori in corso

Coming soon

Experience is necessary in any activity. It would be wonderful to already have experience in everything, but it is impossible.
Anyone who has read my first book, “The Courage of Salmon”, knows that among the few things I have learned there is the need to: “Always try everything yourself”. The only way to gain experience. From this starting point an adventure to solve one of the problems of all living beings: feeding. As always with lots of ideas and various ideas to stimulate the entrepreneurship and curiosity of my dear nephews.
There is a famous joke about shoe salesmen: The first one arrives in a desolate place, and calls the factory saying: “A disaster, everyone is barefoot here, I will never sell anything.” The factory sends another in his place, who telephones breathlessly: “Quickly, send many trucks of shoes, everyone here is barefoot”!
Sometimes what we see as bad luck can turn out to be great luck, a lot depends on our desire to solve difficulties and problems. There are no secrets or tricks, the important thing is to look around and see what is available. Choose the best and use it.
As always, I will try to make you smile, thinking of my nephews, and also of all the readers who are curious but worried about finding a boring tome.

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