Nice to meet you!

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

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

Take the time to look around, to get inspired, surprised, challenged or just to be present to what is. We are all on a fascinating journey of life and 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 honored to have this virtual connection with you and pleased to show you some of what I achieve 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 eight 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, Marko was encouraged to follow the same path.

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

Marko is the managing director of Zagreb-based Cirrus Solutions Inc., a business consulting company which provides solutions in order to achieve the best business results for our clients, both domestically and internationally.

Marko is a Senator of the Junior Chamber International (JCI). He was a Councillor of the JCI European Development Council as well as the prominent leader and one of the branch founders of JCI Croatia. In 2015, he served as the JCI Croatia National President. The JCI is a worldwide membership-based non-profit organization of young active citizens ages 18 to 40 who are dedicated to creating positive change in their communities. He was the Co-founder and the Local President of JCI Zagreb in 2013. With the support of JCI members from Zagreb and Rijeka and JCI international officials, he founded JCI National Organization of Croatia (JCI Croatia) in September 2013. In November 2015, JCI Croatia became a fully affiliated JCI member ending three-year affiliation process. As a part of the JCI European Development Council, he actively worked on and mentored the establishment of JCI National Organizations in Albania, Kosovo and Slovenia.

Marko was the Chief Finance and Operating Officer of SPD Privrednik, from February 2009 to January 2016. The Privrednik is an association aimed to creating and increasing economic opportunities in rural areas in Croatia, as well as development potential and professional skills of individuals. He was in charge for all department and activities, for supervision and management of financial operations, for production and analysis of financial reports and for planning, monitoring and management of projects.

As a member of the Privrednik's Executive Committee Marko founded and led the youth branch. The youth branch is gained local and regional recognition among youth club in a very short time and collaborated with entities from Japan and the U.S. After four years at the head of the club his mandate ended in September 2012.

Marko gained his first professional experience in the time when he was a student. At the age of 20, he started a small business selling work uniforms. The company has operated three years making profits sufficient to fund the costs of his study, which initially was aimed.

Most recently, Marko joins the ACCA qualification program. The ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants which offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

In July 2014, Marko graduated at the 27th JCI Academy in Handa, Japan. As a graduatee of this academy, he acquired cross-cultural leadership skills necessary to become an outstanding local, national and global active citizen, who will work toward building a better and peaceful world.

In October 2012, he completed a six-month training program for the Financial Analysts at Institute of Management in Zagreb.

Marko obtained a bachelor's degree in economics at Novi Sad Professional Business School with a major in Finance & Accounting in June 2008. He attended courses such as Financial management, Risk management, Financial institutions and markets, Budgeting, Accounting, Macroeconomic and microeconomic analysis, Business statistics, etc. Before college, Marko finished gymnasium.

The activities in Privrednik and involvement in the youth sector in Croatia has led to Marko's nomination among the 30 most active young leaders and entrepreneurs under the age of 30 from over 25 countries. The Top 30 Under 30 Young Entrepreneurs were presented at the International Young Leaders Conference in Belgrade in summer 2011. In November 2013, he received The Golden Badge Award of the Cultural and Educational Association.

At the JCI Croatia Founding Convention on 4 September 2013 Marko is recognised by 2013 JCI World President Chiara Milani as JCI Croatia Founding Father.

  • In his spare time, he reads books or comics and watches movies.
  • Marko lived in six cities in four different states 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.
  • He made over 35,000 edits to a free Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia.
  • Marko was a part of pre-production staff in three Canadian documentary films.
  • He took a part in the Shave your style project in 2012 called Wikibeardia representing Zagreb style. Shave your style (powered by Braun cruZer) was the web magazine passionate about the world of beard styling.
  • Marko is good at sports: basketball, futsal, volleyball, swimming, badminton.
  • As a high school student, Marko was a member of a drama studio, which later originated several successful young professional actors.
  • At the time he was in a high school, he played basketball in the 3rd-tier senior league for four seasons.

* Updated in October 2018

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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 very important to be able to use this power responsibly, for the benefit of ourselves, each other and the larger system. The only way forward lies is in consciously being able to integrate all the healthy aspects of our past evolution while at the same time re-designing the ones that do not serve us anymore. This is valid for our social, economical and political systems, science, technology, art as well as for all other spheres of human endeavour.

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

Marko's journey in business and life lead him to a discovery of his purpose - to serve and support a positive change in our business world. In practical terms, besides professional career, Marko uses his free time to support and participate 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 motivation coming from inside, at times you also need some inspiration coming from outside... Whenever you need an idea, energy, thought or inspiration 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 that 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