Nice to meet you!

Welcome to my website which provides an overview of some of my professional and personal activities for supporting the business community development.

Wherever you have travelled from, I hope you will find something interesting here. This space delivers you the window into my world, into who I am, what I make, value and strive for. From the right perspective, this space can also become a sought piece or a missing link.

Take your time to look around, to get inspired, surprised, challenged or present yourself to what occurs. We are all on a fascinating journey of life furthermore one never knows how things eventually connect. I have put together for you few resources, ideas and links that can support you on your business.

I am honoured to have this virtual connection with you and pleased to show you some of what I do as well as to introduce you with my skills, knowledge and experience what you might need to develop your business or to achieve a mission. Thank you for making me an opportunity to demonstrate it and prove it.

Good luck with your actions & adventures, and I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,
Marko Ignjatić

Biography

I am what I am. Someone has to be.

Marko Ignjatić has been living and working in Zagreb, Croatia for ten years. He was born in 1986 and grew up in Slabinja, near Hrvatska Kostajnica, Croatia. Brought up in a family of entrepreneurs and merchants from Slabinja, he was encouraged to follow the same path.

Marko has gained valuable experiences in the field of leadership, financial operations, reporting and planning, strategic and project management. In addition, he gained experience in marketing communications and managing teams, events and administration. Continually he complements his experience with new knowledge and skills.

Marko is a managing director and consultant of Cirrus Solutions Inc., which is a management consulting and business development company which provides solutions to make the best business results for their clients, both domestically and internationally.

Marko is a Senator of Junior Chamber International (JCI). JCI encourages young people to become active citizens and to participate in efforts towards social and economic development, and international cooperation, good-will and understanding. Marko was a councillor of the JCI European Development Council in 2017 as well as the prominent officer and one of the chapter founders of JCI Croatia. At the beginning of his JCI journey, he was the founder and the JCI Zagreb Local President in 2013. With the assistance of JCI members from Zagreb and Rijeka and JCI international officials as well, Marko established Croatian JCI organization (JCI Croatia) in September 2013. In 2015, he served as the JCI Croatia National President. In November 2015, JCI Croatia became a fully affiliated JCI member ending three-year affiliation process. As a member of the JCI European Development Council, he actively served on and mentored the establishment of JCI organizations in Albania, Kosovo and Slovenia.

Marko was a chief finance and operations officer of SBA Privrednik from February 2009 to January 2016. The Privrednik is an association for the developments of personal and professional skills of young people as well as creating and increasing economic opportunities in rural areas in Croatia. He was in charge of all department and activities, financial operations, marketing supervision, and project management. As an executive committee member, Marko also founded and led the Privrednik's youth club. The club had gained local and regional recognition among other youth clubs in a short time and collaborated with entities from Japan and the U.S. In September 2012, his tenure as the club leader ended, after four years of serving.

Marko got his first entrepreneurial experience in the time when he was a student. At the age of 20, he opened a small business for selling workwear and protective clothing. The company operated for three years and made profits sufficient to cover the tuition fees, which was the initial project.

Most recently, Marko joins the ACCA qualification program. The ACCA is the global body for professional accountants who offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people who seek a career in accountancy, finance and management.

In July 2014, Marko graduated at the 27th JCI Academy in Handa, Japan. As an academy graduate, he acquired cross-cultural leadership skills necessary to become an outstanding active citizen, who will work toward building a better and peaceful world. In October 2012, he finished a six-month training program for the Financial Analysts at the Institute of Management in Zagreb.

Marko earned his bachelor's degree in finance and accounting at the Novi Sad Professional Business School in June 2008. He attended courses such as financial management, risk management, financial institutions and markets, budgeting, accounting, business statistics, etc.

Marko's contribution to youth community in Croatia has put him forward among the 30 most active young leaders and entrepreneurs under the age of 30 from 25+ countries. The Top 30 Under 30 Young Entrepreneurs got presented at the International Young Leaders Conference in Belgrade in July 2011. Moreover, Marko received the Golden Badge Award from the Cultural & Educational Association in November 2013.

In 2013, Marko was acknowledged as the JCI Croatia Founding Father by JCI President Chiara Milani, and followed by many JCI Croatia members in following years. Furthermore, he received many honours for outstanding contributions to the JCI organization in Croatia.

  • Marko lived in six cities in four different countries before he moved to Zagreb.
  • His grand-grandfather Mile Mećava was a national hero of World War II.
  • Marko was a member of Rotaract Club Zagreb, a Rotary-sponsored organisation of young professionals from Zagreb who want to make the community a better place for everyone.
  • Marko was a member of pre-production staff in three Canadian documentary films.
  • In 2012, he joined in the Shave Your Style project named Wikibeardia in which he represented beard style of Zagreb. Shave Your Style (powered by Braun cruZer) was the web magazine passionate about the world of beard styling.
  • Marko is good at sports such as basketball, futsal, volleyball, swimming, and badminton.
  • During high school, he played amateur basketball in the 3rd-tier senior league.
  • As a high school student, Marko was a member of a drama studio, which developed several young actors who went on to become professional.
  • In his spare time, he read books or comics and watch films.

* Updated in January 2019

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Inspiration

What man is a man who does not make the world better.

Impact
Impact

Marko strongly believes that today's world is experiencing a fundamental evolution. For the first time in human history, we have the technology, connections and power to consciously co-create the ideal world we would like to live in. In these exciting times, it is so important to be able to use this power responsibly, for the benefit of ourselves, each other and community. The only way forward lies in consciously being able to integrate all health aspects of our past evolution while at the same time re-designing the ones that do not serve us any more. It is valid for our social, economic and political systems, science, technology, art as well as for all other spheres of human endeavour.

For the success of this transition, it is so important to be conscious of individual contributions within the complex web or causes and consequences that make this shift possible. Who we are and what role we play is crucial.

Marko's journey in business and life lead him to a discovery of his purpose, to serve and encourage a positive change in our business world. In practical terms, besides professional career, Marko uses free time to support and take part in the activities of the Junior Chamber International on a local, national and international level.

Junior Chamber International

This is an organisation for young business people who would like to get to know other young business oriented people around the world - to network, make new contacts and create positive change in the society by working together on joint projects.
Resources
Resources

Besides lots of encouragement coming from inside, at times you also need some inspiration coming from outside. Whenever you need an idea, energy thought or incentive to go forward, there are many ways to recharge.

In case you are a bit like Marko, he has compiled for you few books, movies and thoughts on various topics as a way to show gratitude for people who put their energy into inspiring others and for all the experiences he has been through so far.

  • Karaoke Capitalism by Jonas Ridderstrale & Kjell A. Nordstrom
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  • A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy
  • Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harve Eker
  • Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive by Harvey B. Mackey
  • The Action and the System of the World by Thierry de Montbrial
  • Funky Business by Jonas Ridderstrale & Kjell A. Nordstrom
  • The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz
  • The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • The Trick to Money is Having Some by Stuart Wilde
  • Day of the Falcon | Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud; Starring Tahar Rahim, Mark Strong
  • The Pursuit of Happyness | Directed by Gabriele Muccino; Starring Will Smith
  • The Secret | Produced by Rhonda Byrne
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire | Created by Walt Disney Pictures
  • Moneyball | Directed by Bennett Miller; Starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill
  • Revolver | Directed by Guy Ritchie; Starring Jason Statham, Ray Liotta
  • The Adjustment Bureau | Directed by George Nolfi; Starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt

What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

Napoleon Hill

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.

John Wooden

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Peter Drucker | Abraham Lincoln

What does not kill me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.

Peter Drucker
Confucius
A Chinese teacher, editor, politician and philosopher. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. Confucius's principles had a basis in common Chinese tradition and belief.
Napoleon Hill
An American author in the area of the new thought movement who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. He is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich, is one of the best-selling books of all time.
Nikola Tesla
A Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system. Tesla's achievements and his abilities as a showman demonstrating his seemingly miraculous inventions made him world-famous.

Reflections

It's a game that can't be won, only played. So I play, I play along, I play
for the moments yet to come, looking for my place in the field...

The Four Bases of Power
The Four Bases of Power

The Four Bases of Power

I know I can be what I wanna be. If I work hard at it I'll be where I wanna be. Nasir Jones.

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The Three Pure Ones
The Three Pure Ones

The Three Pure Ones

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. Carl Gustav Jung.

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One Path that Rarely Taken
One Path that Rarely Taken

One Path that Rarely Taken

Do not follow where the path might lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Get in Touch

Good words are worth much, and cost little.

We have to realize only in communication, in real knowledge, in real reaching out, can there be an understanding that there's humanity everywhere, and that's what I'm trying to do.

Mira Nair