Pip Cimafranca

Management professional in London, Ontario, Canada

Pip Cimafranca

Management professional in London, Ontario, Canada

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"Strategic alternatives" is a fancy term corp types like to use when their company is in dire straights and are looking to divest in one area or another, invest in a new one, looking for an outright buyer or all of it.

But to go back to its original intent, it simply means re-thinking your whole paradigm and being open to accepting any major change to get the best possible outcome.

In my case – over 10 years of success in back office operations of IT companies, living in a good mid-sized city in an emerging country, 3 kids and a wife, hyperactive social environment – I was comfortable.

Too comfortable. And it looked like we've reached "peak comfort".

Hence, strategic alternative: Move entire family to another continent, obtain international education, learn new skills, immerse with different cultures, live a better family life.

2 years and counting.