“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground”

Elite, the international program of Borsa Italiana dedicated to companies with high growth potential, publishes the interview with Giorgio De Nardi on his path as an entrepreneur within the Italian competitive panorama and not only.

What does “entrepreneurship” mean to you?

It means creating values, always looking for something new, diverse and better to offer markets: without adapting or settling up for what we have achieved, without being subjected, resting on our laurels or accommodating.
It means believing we can contribute to improve our world, striving to make our ideas, capacities and values appreciated.
In my opinion, a leader is someone who devotes every single day to build a better special world, doing it in a way that makes people desire to contribute to such construction.


What Should Your Life Motto Be?

“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground”

This sentence by Theodore Roosevelt dominates New York Natural History Museum entrance and fully represents my philosophy of life, both private and entrepreneurial. My zodiac sign is Cancer, famous for its dreaming dimension, but my family roots emerge from peasant sacrifice and practicality. This metaphor, evoking today and tomorrow, what has been achieved and what we dream of achieving, our needs and desires, securities and ambitions, represents a perfect synthesis of the Aton essence and the “Atonpeople” project. A proof of all this, the fact that Aton has been included among the 50 Best Places to Work in Italy, the extraordinary and tangible results already obtained and incoming, the stability in its growth exigencies in the short, medium and long run.

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