Welcome

Welcome to the professional website of Júlio dos Anjos, an information professional (information engineer (?)) working for Elsevier (a member of the RELX group).

This site houses my thoughts and rumblings on several subjects I have to study and reflect on, and does in no way express the opinion of my employer.

Sometimes I have to deliver an internal report,  deliver an internal training, participate in a web/seminar, where not everything fits into the allotted  1 page exec summary or the 30 mins. This is where I house the unused materials for future reference… My boss and, sometimes, our customers,  payed for them… why let them go to waste?

In other instances, the subject matter has to be  delivered dry and professional, but it could also have been delivered in a more lighthearted  and funny way, much more engaging, but not boardroom ready. This is where I house those versions…

I also like to jot down a thought or two on technical books I may be reading…

I will also alert here about other materials I may publish elsewhere.

All the above can be summarized in “Professional Thinking Archive”. It did not have to be public… but “the unexamined life is not worth living”, period! Also it is expected to increase “self awareness”… as it is an “introspective” exercise.

And the final reason for this: Facebook is killing our ability to have really long toughs! Not for the sake of complexity, but there are some problems that can’t be solved on 140 characters! We now call this “Deep Thinking”!

Some caveats:

  • I can be tempted as much as anyone, so feel free to make me an offer… just make it a damn good one.  TRY NOT TO WASTE MY TIME!
  • My employer will be most happy to sell my services, by the hour, through Elsevier’s > R&D Solution > Pharma & Life Sciences > Professional Services
  • I am open to talk at conferences and seminars, and co-author scientific papers (they don’t even have to be published by Elsevier).