CONTEST: DAN TEUSDEA-I would pass the law of common sense which should be learned in the first 7 years at home

A part of our contest consists of interviews with the registered people. Participants have to go through 3 rounds of questions (Career, ERS and Creative Innovation) to demonstrate to the jury that they really are Empowered.Resourceful.Spectacular.

The interview is about Dan Teusdea, technical manager for Obris Eastern Europe.


Trainart: What determined you to have a career in this field?

T.D.: My technical and exact science skills, good grades at Math and Physics.

Trainart: Which one of your passions would you turn into a business?

T.D.: Project management. Integrated maintenance services (utilities, cars, buildings, installations etc.)

Trainart:  How do you measure your own success?

T.D.: Feedback from superiors, clients, the team. Palpable and quantifiable results. The feeling I managed to do it.

Trainart: Who are you beyond your job?

T.D.: A person who wants to feel good with his family, friends, etc.


Trainart: If you had 24 hours to live, how would you spend your day?

T.D.: Only with my family. I would only chat all day. I don’t know if I could control my emotions and state of mind very well….

Trainart: If you had a message for all humanity, what would it be?

T.D.: To learn to live a more simple life (basic). People are becoming discontent, unhappy and depressed. When they go through hard times, they “break their necks”. They are unprepared for something like this.

Trainart: What would you like to do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

T.D.: I would start a business.

Trainart: What was the most difficult decision you had to take last year? Describe the situation in briefly.

T.D.: Taking my father to hospital for heart surgery. My father had a heart condition. We did all the tests and it turned out that he had to undergo a complicated open heart surgery. I decided to take him to surgery. But he was not ready and was influenced (negatively) by family, neighbours etc. I took the decision to “respect his decision”, which is not to get operated on. Unfortunately he passed away a few months because of this.

Trainart: Tell us when you last stepped out of your comfort zone.

T.D.: When I had to sell an old apartment to buy a newer apartment. I knew that people look for sales commissions in Romania and this market is like a jungle. You find serious buyers very hard. It was disgusting.

Trainart: Is there a character from a movie/play you identify yourself with? What are the similarities?

T.D.: It’s hard to tell. I don’t manage to identify with any characters. But I’m a fan of Achilles. I liked how he inspired his supporters by sheer courage.

Trainart: If you were in the jury, what would be the reasons for which you would give yourself an award?

T.D.: I cannot give myself an award. Others have to do it. But I would like to be awarded for a simple solution to a complicated problem.

Creative Innovation

Trainart: If you could invent a new revolutionary product, what would it be?

T.D.: A multifunctional product which functions only with renewable energy.

Trainart: If you could pass a law people had to obey, what would it be and why?

T.D.: There are enough laws which are not observed anyway. I would pass a law to force people to observe existing laws. I would pass the law of common sense which should be learned in the first 7 years at home.

Trainart:  If you had a superpower, what would it be and how would you use it?

T.D.: I don’t think it’s good to have superpowers. Earthlings don’t know how to use them. I would leave superpowers in the hands of God.

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