my name is
simone  smerilli

I am a Notion certified consultant, Coda Expert, automation developer, and graduate university student of Strategy & Digital Business at ESCP Business School.

I was born and raised in Italy      .

Simone Smerilli

a little bit about me

My name is Simone, and you can call me Simo if you like. I was born in Italy and lived there until 22 years old, when I moved between Berlin and Paris in a case-study-driven master's degree program at ESCP Business School. I am studying Strategy and Digital Business, while implementing my learnings in real-life projects as a Notion certified consultant and digital workflows strategist and developer.
I played football at professional levels until 20 years old. Sport taught me what it feels like to have grit and "sacrifice" your current self for an improved future version. Ending my high-intensity sport "career" made me aware that the opposite is just as true (life is to be lived in the now often times).
My favorite book as of July 2022 is "Man's Search for Meaning" (Viktor Frankl) because it reminds me that your perception of reality is shaped by your mindset. And you are responsible for your mindset.
I train regularly at the gym, and my current favorite disciplines are resistance training, Yoga, and Les Mills Body Combat.
I regularly share what's in my mind here.

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I intend to be the most high-integrity "company of one" you have ever collaborated with. These are the principles that guide my work.


be long-term oriented

Do not compromise long-term quality of work with short-term expediency of outcome.


be client-oriented

The work I do is for the client to use sustainably and scalably over time. Factor in the unexpected into the contract price in order to respect value #1 and not feel resentful.


promised = done

When you promise something, do it before the deadline, or let the client know beforehand and apologize.


pick carefully

Only collaborate with organizations (and people) you would work for as an employee.


pay attention, and be a good person

Pay attention to the underlying client needs, and be a selflessly good person in addressing those needs exactly as they need to be addressed—even if it takes longer.




You cannot become happy

You can only be happy. Do not forget that, in my (our) work, the process is more valuable than the outcome. Have fun along the way



To respect value #4 I must be unconditionally honest with every client I come into contact with.



Avoid hyperactive hive mind, constant communication. Develop systems to collaborate with clients, and spend the majority of the time doing the work instead of talking about it