People of DataDiggers-Alexandru Craciun (Business Development Manager EMEA)
Updated: Apr 4, 2022
Alexandru Craciun, our Business Development Manager EMEA is a person with a sense of humor, who loves walking in the park and who sees the good in everything. His motto is "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" and he likes to travel.
Do you want to know him better? Read the lines below!
What’s the most interesting thing about you that it’s not put up in your resume?
I’d say that having knowledge from a lot of random domains. At the end of the day, who knows when you will need to know that Rwanda’s capital city is Kigali?
What’s your favorite way to unwind after a busy day?
I’ve recently bought a new motorcycle and I’m very eager to start riding once the weather will allow it. Until then, a ride with my bicycle in the park with my headphones on is like therapy, especially after a hard day.
What’s the first concert you ever went to?
The first concert I went to happened when I was in high school. It was a rock concert which I will never forget – the set up on an old football stadium, the atmosphere and the friends I went with make up for an event I will never forget.
If you could write a book about your life, what would the title be and why?
Alex: I have actually started working on a book for some time that could be categorized as an autobiography. The name I have in mind for it is “The man that got tricked by luck” and it is mostly about small life moments where the luck just betrayed me. The main idea of the book is to treat all these episodes with a sense of self-irony and never forget about one’s sense of humor.
What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?
For now, I’m trying to work as much as possible at dealing with situations where I am getting out of my comfort zone. This “experiment” is quite important to me, as I think these types of situations help you develop your adaptability and exercise your skill of building a broader picture in a particular situation.
How do you prefer to start your day?
A freshly brewed coffee, alongside some groove music are the best way to deal with the start of the day. I’m a morning person, so these help me boost my productivity even more in the beginning of the day.
What’s your favorite place you’ve traveled to and why?
I have recently travelled to Poland for a couple of weeks and it was a very pleasant experience. Besides the lively cities of Warsaw and Krakow, the people turned out to be very friendly and welcoming. It’s a place full of history and I would happily visit it again.
What’s your favorite quote from a tv show/movie/book?
In the hope that it will not be cliché, my favorite quote is “Everybody lies”, from the House MD TV series. It is a cold, yet realistic statement that sometimes people tend to lie, no matter if we are speaking about a good or bad intention.
What’s your motto?
My personal motto that helped me through a lot of tricky situations throughout the time is “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. Each time I remind myself of this quote, I know that there isn’t a particular situation that I cannot deal with.
Can you tell me a good joke?
"What country's capital is growing the fastest?"
"Ireland. Every day it's Dublin."
No one was hurt after telling this joke.