Get to know Diogo, JADE Secretary General

I am Diogo Carriço, 23 years old,  graduated in Economics. I am from Lisbon, a wonderful city with nice weather in Portugal. When I am not working for the European Network of Junior Enterprises, I like to travel and read.




Name a person who has had a tremendous impact on you as a leader. Why and how did this person impact your life?

For me that person is my dad, a man who is a very hard worker, always searching for ways to improve itself and impact others in a positive way.

He thought me how important it is to put work and effort in what you do, how we should give our best in order to deliver our best to others, and not to expect a special recognition.


What is one characteristic that you believe every JEur should possess?

I think one characteristic that every Junior Entrepreneur possesses is adaptability. Thanks to the challenges that are faced on a daily basis, JEurs create a solution-oriented mindset, this way they are capable to handle any situation and surpass it in the best way possible.


What makes you excited about Mondays?

I love Mondays. Since I really like what I do, I see Mondays as the beginning of a new week where I will be working for the European Network of Junior Enterprises, to make the difference, spread this concept to more people and contribute to the tremendous impact that we generate.


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What’s your spirit animal?

That is a very funny question, I think my spirit animal is an eagle, because they stop a lot to observe the situation from the macro point of view, they surround their territory by flying to understand what is happening in different perspectives, and as soon as they identify something they want or need, they go for it without fear to fight until they get it.


If you were a movie character, who would you be and why?

I think I would be Bugs Bunny, because he is a fun character, full of energy and enthusiasm, and mostly because he always faces the problems or constraints with a positive mindset. That allows him to reach solutions out of the box.


If You Could Time Travel, Where and When Would You Go?

I would go to the past, to Paris in 1967. To witness the moment the idea of creating a Junior Enterprise emerged and how motivated people were for it.


If You Had To Pick A New Name For Yourself, What Name Would You Pick?

If I really had to do it, I would choose Miguel. Because some of the most important people in my life have this name. It is a name that carries a lot symbolism, meaning and inspiration.


Who Would Play You In A Movie Of Your Life?

I would choose Gary Oldman. He is an actor who has built a solid career and has showed us that with effort, commitment and by doing what you like, you will succeed for sure.




What are you known for?

I guess for being a person take things seriously and is a hard worker, but at the same time is also funny in leisure moments.


If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would the slogan be?

”Have less. Do more. Be more.”


Which way does your toilet paper hang on the wall – over or under?

Over, of course. People that hang it in the opposite, according to scientific studies, are psychopaths.


If you could have any superpower, which would you choose?

I would say space-time manipulation, because this way I could work and be present in even more places, and I could just teleport wherever I need, or even stop time.


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