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Makis Mourelatos Interview

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Winter outdoors, summer indoors. But contrasts are the real beauty of life!

January 2017

Athens is covered with snow and our city looks like Snow White…

The  CEO & Founder of FixMyWp.com Makis Mourelatos gave us some of his time to answer IdeaDeco’s questions. Here they are:

1.What’s your favorite song?

Tonight, Tonight by The Smashing Pumpkins.

2.What was the last gift you gave someone?

It was an IKEA gift card 😀

3.What’s your favorite social media network, and why?

Twitter, even though I don’t use it enough I feel its the more social of them all.

4.When have you been most satisfied in your life?

Whenever I spend time near the sea or on top of a mountain.

5.How lucky are you and why?

I’m not that lucky but since I know this already I create my own luck.

WordPress Support Ninja, Makis Mourelatos, CEO & Founder FixMyWP.com
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6.What inspires you?

A sunny day…

7.Who do you admire, and why?

My grandma, she always saved a smile for any difficult or awkward situation.

8.Which idea has made you look twice?

Its something that I am currently working so its a secret for now.

9.What would you do if you knew you were going to die in 6 months?

I’d travel around the world with my family.

10.What things you do not like to do?

I don’t like wasting my time over fighting and arguing about the same things again and again. Time is the one thing I can’t create so its very precious for me.

11.How honest are you?

I’m brutally honest.

12.Which people you believe are the most influential?

Poets.

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13.Name one thing that you dislike about social media.

I like the “social” part but I dislike the “media” one.

14.What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?

My daughter tried to poke in the eye with her tongue.

15.How do you evaluate success?

The more quality time I have the more successful I am.

16.What’s your “superpower”?

I can create getaway moments even when I’m waiting my turn to speak in an event.

Getaway moments

17.For what are you proud of?

My work ethics.

18.When was the last time you learned something new?

Hmm….1 hour ago. Being a father means you learn new things all the time.

19.What do you do during your free time?

I like to kitesurf or trail to nearby mountains and hills.

20.Can you name 3 books that you absolutely adore?

Hell yeah! “The Prince” by Niccolo Machiavelli, “The Name of the Rose” by Umberto Eco & “The Magic Mountain” by Thomas Mann. Last one took me 7 years to finish, the exact same years the protagonist of this book, Hans Castorp, stayed in the sanatorium in the Swiss Alps.

21.What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?

A sunny day(I know I’m repeating myself)

22.If money was not an issue, what would be different in your life?

I’d probably be travelling around the world and blogging about it.

23.What is your favorite color?’

Red

24.What do you find appealing about social media?

I don’t find them appealing at all.

25.When you enter a room do you feel like you own it?

If I am there for a reason yes I do.

26.How would you describe yourself in one word?

Human.

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27.What would someone who doesn’t like you say about you?

That I am selfish, anti-social and arrogant.

28.Where do you think you will be after 25 years?

I’ll be fishing in a small village near the sea at Kefalonia island.

29.What is your favorite quote?

Live forever.

30.What is your job? What do you do for a living?

My job is to make other job easier and safer. I fix sites, do all the dirty work that others don’t want to deal with.

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31.How many hours per day do you use internet?

24h minus the time I am sleeping.

32.How many hours per week do you work?

8h+(full week)

33.What was the most interesting moment in your life, the last 6 months?

That’s an easy one; It was when my daughter called me “Baba” which means “Daddy” in Greek.

34.So, what’s your story in a nutshell?

I’m the underdog who waits for the right moment to make his move. Observing people and situations in every day life is my second nature. I am just an ordinary guy who’s enjoying the digital era and taking advantage of the opportunities that come from it.

Makis Mourelatos, CEO & Founder FixMyWP.com

WordPress Support Ninja, Makis Mourelatos, CEO & Founder FixMyWP.com

Whos is Makis Mourelatos

A Social Engineer by nature.

Support is second nature to me. Helping people and giving back is my everyday goal, its also a strong motive for self improvement. I was professionally born through our local(Athens) Joomla community, then jumped into WordPress and been there ever since.

Humans and relationships matter the most for me, everything else are(should be) tools to improve those two.

WordPress Support Ninja, Makis Mourelatos, CEO & Founder FixMyWP.com

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Talk Greek to me

Γεράσιμος Μουρελάτος

O Γεράσιμος Μουρελάτος γεννήθηκε το 1977 στο Μόντρεαλ του Καναδά. Είναι Διπλωματούχος στον τομέα Γεωγραφικών Συστημάτων Πληροφοριών και είναι παράλληλα φοιτητής στο πρόγραμμα Ευρωπαϊκού Πολιτισμού του ΕΑΠ. Το 2001 ξεκίνησε την επαγγελματική του σταδιοδρομία στη Singular Retail Business, αρχικά ως 1st level support και ακολούθως ως project engineer. Το 2004 ξεκίνησε να εργάζεται στην Account Systems (Singular Business Partner) όπου και ανέλαβε να δημιουργήσει και να υποστηρίξει το τμήμα τυποποιημένου λογισμικού της Singular αποκλειστικά για τον κλάδο του λιανεμπορίου (Retail). Το 2007 ίδρυσε την onspot.gr, η οποία δραστηριοποιείται στο χώρο κατασκευής και φιλοξενίας ιστοσελίδων βασισμένες σε open source Λογισμικό όπως Joomla και WordPress. Tο 2011 δημιουργεί τη FixMyWP.com, μία από τις πρώτες startup στην Ευρώπη και την πρώτη στην Ελλάδα, που ασχολήθηκε με το πεδίο υποστήριξης, συντήρησης και επίλυσης προβλημάτων ασφαλείας WordPress ιστοσελίδων.

Wordpress Support Ninja: Makis Mourelatos, CEO & Founder FixMyWP.com

WordPress Support Ninja, Makis Mourelatos, CEO & Founder FixMyWP.com

Get into my shoes

35. What question do you have for me?

What did you do last summer?

IdeaDeco, Areti Vassou answered:

‘Last summer? You mean summer 2016? Well once again I spend half of the summer travelling all over Europe while walking up and down in airports; trying to be on time for business presentations and new contracts. I was making dreams and plans for the upcoming August. I was dreaming that it would be a warm pause out of work, next to the Aegean big blue. But holiday plans looks like they disagree with my lifestyle… I ended up working almost untill the end of summer. And managed to visit Santorini for 3 days. But those 3 days felt like 3 life times in Heaven. That’s the beauty of Greece. Even 1 day under the greek sun can rise your spirit.’

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