Meet Pol Bordas, the head of Social Responsibility in APAC for Amadeus. Through his work and life, Pol has learnt many important lessons from those around him. He seeks to help others in all that he does.
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF IN 1 LINE.
I am one of the luckiest people on earth, and committed to using it for good.
TELL US SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU.
I used to play in a psychedelic rock band that was so underground we never allowed any recordings nor promoted our concerts. In retrospect, it was a terrible marketing decision and possibly played a part on our commercial failure…
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Someone told me the following story: There were two friends playing basketball and one of them scores three triples in a row. “How lucky are you today!” says one. “Yes, very lucky, but it happens to be that the more I practise, the luckier I get when I play!”. Funnily enough, someone else gave me a similar advice: “your best breakthroughs will come by inspiration. But when inspiration comes, you better be working because it won’t hang around for long!”. From different angles they all mean that while luck or inspiration will definitely play a part in your life, they are complementary and not substitute of hard work.
TELL US ABOUT A TIME WHEN THIS PIECE OF ADVICE CAME IN USEFUL.
All the time! One needs to create the opportunities for good things to happen, so instead of waiting for someone to call me –or something to happen-, I always call them and have two other plans lined up for if the first option doesn’t work.