My name is Cristina Chipurici, but my friends call me ‘Pyuric’ – it’s a nickname I’ve had for 25 years, comes from my family name. Born, raised and still living in Bucharest, Romania – an Eastern Europe country.
Our mission is to guide business founders, help them figure out what books are helpful in their specific situation – a problem that we (the team behind The CEO Library) also faced throughout our entrepreneurial journey. We interview people we look up to, in order to find out how books shaped them & what they learned from them. We also have a podcast where we talk about books & business related subjects.
Prior to The CEO Library, I worked in the music business for almost 10 years, supporting independent hip-hop artists. I was specialized in taking their raw energy, translating it to (potential) fans & amplifying it – and making it all happen with no budget available.
Also ran a music blog (Monden.info, later rebranded into Urban.ro) between 2007 and 2011. Thanks to strong ethical principles and values, such as transparency, no gossip or click bait titles, it grew into the top source of information preferred by music lovers. It was also the first Romanian blog to be sold – at the end of 2008, despite the global financial crisis.
Invested all the money I earned from selling the blog into a Master in Music Business at Berklee College of Music.
Since the Romanian music industry wasn’t a reliable source of income, I also gained experience working as a digital marketer for various businesses, through agencies or directly with brands – especially startups (you can find an extended list on my LinkedIn profile).
In my spare time I’m training for / participating in long distance mountain trail running races. Since February 2015 I’m part of / supporting 321sport, a local running community & association founded by Radu Restivan.
Trying to keep a stoic state of mind.
Vegetarian since 2011. I don’t drink alcohol, I stopped eating refined sugar or flour / wheat. I don’t waste time on social media. However, I do have a few vices: I’ll occasionally indulge in smoking shisha. I’m also a big coffee addict (I’ll never refuse a latte or frappe).
INTJ personality, so I’m probably the most difficult person to work with.
In August 2017 I started a weekly newsletter with intellectually stimulating articles (curated and recommended by me) and books I read. 1,000 people are currently subscribed, you can join here.
If you want to contact me, here’s what you should know first:
– I don’t do ads or any kind of promotional / branded content. Please don’t ask for my address to send me “goodies”. Please don’t invite me to events or conferences. Please don’t send me press releases. Please don’t propose any kind of barters, guests posts, links exchange etc.
– If you do contact me with this sort of proposals, I’ll never reply to you and your message will be sent to Spam.
– I also never reply to social media direct messages or comments. Only to emails. My address is: contact at this domain.
– If this bothers you, grow up.
“Develop the habit of letting small bad things happen. If you don’t, you’ll never find the time for the life-changing big things“.
[photo by: Alexandra Mateescu]
[page last updated in: March 2018]