About Alfredo

Bio

Alfredo Junior is the Co-founder and CEO of Impact Hub Recife, a company that provide the spaces, resources, connections, knowledge, talent, markets, and investment that turn intention into impact. In every community we work with, wherever we are, we commit to awakening the imaginations, livelihoods, and economies of our surroundings--enabling collaborative action towards sustainable impact. Spanning the physical and virtual environment of entrepreneurship, Impact Hubs are a driving force within the global movement creating a better world. Alfredo is a physicist by Graduation and an Entrepreneur by heart. Holds a Masters in Nuclear Engineering by Federal University from Pernambuco and is passionate about the creation of Business with means of Purpose. Alfredo founded his first company, called StandService Promotional Architecture, at the age of 18, during a 06 months strike at UFPE. The company started initially renting furniture for corporate events and after 08 year in the market, became one of the leading Promotional Architecture companies in Brazil. Alfredo is the youngest Facilitator of the United Nations programme established by UNCTAD's Division of Investment and Enterprise to promote the creation of sustainable small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), called Empretec. Alfredo is also the Sandbox Ambassador for Recife, a mobile society of the world's most extraordinary young game changers, and in 2013 was invited by the the U.S. State Department in partnership with the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) to represent Brazil on an International Visitors Leadership Program called: A New Beginning: Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, which took 30 leading entrepreneurs from 30 different countires to the United States to exchange best practices with American business owners, investors, government officials, educators and other business stakeholders.

Languages

English, Portuguese

TED Conference

TEDActive 2013

Areas of Expertise

Enterpreneurship, Events Organizer, Business Development, Strategic Planning

An idea worth spreading

I believe that a better world evolves through the combined accomplishments of creative, committed, and compassionate individuals focused on a common purpose. Impact cannot happen in isolation, it requires collective action.

I'm passionate about

Entrepreneurship, Business with means of Purpose, Community Management, Impact Generation, Collaboration and Empowerment, Scuba Diving, Hamburgers, Beer and Barbecue!

Talk to me about

Global Communities, Impact Generation through Business with means of Purpose and all the things that I'm passionate about.

People don't know I'm good at

Please tell me if you find something!

My TED story

I'm still writing... =)

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Posted over 2 years ago
Adam Savage: How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries
Einstein already said: "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." Farther still, Da Vinci once said: "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction =)
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Alfredo Júnior
Posted over 2 years ago
Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career
Thank you for the words Olga, I´m glad you liked. Yeah... I must agree with you as well. By the way, very well pointed. What most people doesn´t know or doesn´t want to see is that all those genius that you quoted, they worked really hard and dedicated themselves to perfect their craft for their entire life! Speaking of Mozart, he started to play the piano since when he was a little boy, with age 4... and he practiced more than 8 hours per day, every single day!!! Even so, he only managed to make his first master piece when he was 20... that´s 16 years of practice and self dedication in perfecting his craft... My perception of today´s society is that most of people are too lazy to pursue their dreams that for any reason they settle down and start to put the excuse of their own failure on the "genius"... It´s just sad...
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Alfredo Júnior
Posted over 2 years ago
Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career
I have to agree with him. It´s not about talent. It´s not about hability. It´s simples comes down to one question: "how hungry you are". How hungry are you to improve? How big is your apetite for success? What are you willing to do to reach your dreams? The professionals, the best of their crafts, they don´t care about the "no sayers", they don´t care about the dificulties, they don´t take days off. They are 100% setting their ways in perfecting their crafts. So what´s the difference between you and them? The professionals, they are the ones that are willing to knock on the doors of complete exhaustion every single day. Are you knocking on those doors of exhaustion or are you just uncomfortable? You see, been uncomfortable is not exhaustion... been uncomfortable is your mind quitting before your body. Being uncomfortable is saying no to try again. Achieving greatness happens when you are willing to do something that will kill you just to make you better at it. Nobody ever said that being successful would be easy.
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Alfredo Júnior
Posted over 2 years ago
Susan Cain: The power of introverts
When she says that "There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.", I think that she means they´re not mutually exclusive. Someone that has the best ideas doesn´t necessarily is the best talker and vice-versa.