About the author

maja_new17Maja is an educator and writer from Belgrade, currently living in the sunny Hague.

She holds a Phd in Organizational sciences, MSc and BSc in geophysics from Belgrade University. From her early professional life she has engaged in innovative thinking and applied it to different problem solving situations. That resulted in cooperation with MADU medical center where she worked on examination of physical properties of magnets, used as a healing tool and is one of the contributors to the patent development – MADU strip (www.madumagnet.com).

During her masters degree, Maja developed empirical model that differentiates natural from anthropocentric induced climate changes within the Belgrade area, Serbia.

For her PhD thesis Maja further developed model for adequate management of innovations, technologies and natural resources. Through her academic career, she also worked as a professor where she had the opportunity to explore and develop variety of arts-based learning tools for improving design thinking and organizational management, like Greenesignit! IOS application.

After many years, she switched her scientific pen for more creative expressions. With 3  books and 2 dissertations published, now she helps people find their writing voice and experience creativity through their own words.

She is very well  known for helping her students in projects like:

  • academic and assay writing
  • book proposal and development
  • course development
  • technical writing
  • expressive and reflective writing through poetry.

When she is not writing or busy with rhyme, she munches on the bowl of fruit and loves to do some yoga.

Business in Rhyme is her creative corner where she blogs and teaches about beautiful uses of poetry and poetic techniques for improving writing, personal growth and creativity.

To connect or simply say hi, you can find her also on her Linkedin profile.

291 thoughts on “About the author

  1. very innovative thought about poetry and leadership.
    The reality is human values are forgotten..there is no sense of community in corporate world.
    Understanding basic human need for feeling valued by business leaders will help create a healthy environment.
    Thank you for following my blog.

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  2. Very interesting posts, Maja. I’m sure you’re probably familiar with David Whyte and his work using poetry in corporate settings. I try to sneak in elements of poetry in my work with organizations, and it always seems to pay off in the end. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thank you Mark. Of course I know about David Whyte – he is a huge inspiration for me, especially his book “The heart aroused”. I’m also glad you find value in poetry and a way to incorporate it in your work – with good results. That’s very uplifting to hear 🙂

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  3. Hi Maja… thanks for popping in and having a read on my blog. I find it amazing, how close our interests are. Innovation management was one of me key jobs at work… the last few were in the medical field, ultrasound and several small implants. Magnets have fascinated me since early on. About all three topics, I have written in my ingeneer’s blog. AND… I have a mysterious side, too. If you feel like it, I would be interested in conversing with you, occasionally.

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  4. Thanks Maja, for liking my work ‘Petals’ on my blog IAMSTARLIGHT rebel1955.wordpress.com – you’ve inspired me to write more and share more and look at submitting to journals that would pay something for my avocation and love: poetry.

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    1. Oh, thank you! You know, but these are just interests that popped up in different times of my life, that I had to honor in some way in order to be in peace with myself. If someone can learn from my experience – the better! 🙂

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  5. Where have you been all my life? I need more creativity AND I am fascinated by magnetism and how it affects our world. Much like the Insane Clown Posse.

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  6. Having worked with poetry in many settings during my life — prisons, recovery and survivor groups, nursing homes — places where there is no “power” — what you are responding to is fascinating to me — thank you.

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    1. It’s so nice to hear that poetry can be helpful on so many levels and has endless applications. I just want to encourage people to look at poetry from different perspectives, as it has done wonders in my life. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your experience. Maja

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  7. What an interesting person to meet here….Thanks for popping into my blog and prompting me to look-up your blog. I’m very new here…still exploring…..Pleased to come across your blog. Will be following……:)

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  8. Enjoy your writing, and how some days our posts complement each other. Serendipity when it happens, and as an amateur poet, I like to read the really good stuff you put out there. (Also I’ve got 1/4 Serbian blood, from Grandpa Crnobrja)

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  9. Thank you for visiting MordiWriters – I agree with you about the power of poetry. You have written some great posts to encourage people to write. Writing workshops and classes (I teach in community houses) can be wonderful for breaking down barriers and getting people to communicate too:)

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    1. Thank you for your comment and support. Poetry has helped me personally a lot and I like to promote it in any possible way. I think idea about community houses is wonderful, and I’m glad you find value in my writings. Much appreciated!

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  10. Dearest Maja, your face shows so much! All good! Thanks for your follow, I’ll do the same, when I find out where to click, duh!
    And thanks for your comment. I think I already replied. It is not that I am absent minded, it is only a question of a one track mind, mostly all I know is to write & post. This thing about blogging, comments, likes, social media et all? Not have much of a clue! lol 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much for this honor and I’m very grateful and humbled by your nomination. Hence, the purpose of this blog is to inspire people to write and read poetry, improve their lives on every possible level. From that reason I wouldn’t like “businessinrhyme” to be loaded with some additional information that doesn’t correlate with its purpose. That’s also the reason why I don’t participate in prompts and similar events. Thank you so much once again for taking time to read my blog and your thoughts that it deserves this award.

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  11. Maja, thank you for finding my blog @nothingcluelesslost.com. I don’t know how you do it? I find a day already has too few hours for me to write and do my other life and now, since blogging, I need some more hours. Squeeze sixty hours into eighteen is what i’d need, conservatively speaking.
    A piece of software that tracks all the blogs that are tracking me and that I am interested in, and that even fans out to all the blogs those bloggers are interested in to a level of depth possibly set in a config setup, would be awesome cool. Imagine it’ll be a blogging web.
    Keep up the wonderful blogging!

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    1. Thanks for your encouragement 🙂 Considering finding time to blog – the truth is about two years ago I began dramatically to minimize my life. Stuff, obligations…everything. More time and space means better productivity. Every day I ruthlessly edit my life: what I’m doing, what I’m reading, watching..I almost don’t watch TV anymore. If I do, it’s amazing what can you do in a 15 min. commercial break:) You can certainly free your schedule for things you want/really need to do. I know, it’s hard to say no to some things/people, but that’s the only way in my case.

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    1. Poetry is very therapeutic and writing about such deep feelings and heavy topics can help us move forward. And can help someone else in the similar situation. There are many kinds of abuse – in workplace, like mobbing and ext. Especially women needs to speak up and every time someone do, it’s really brave. Abuse should never be kept in silence.

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  12. Hi Maja,
    I was going through some of your posts and I must say, they’re quite interesting. I really love how you integrate poetry into everything and reading your posts actually made me think deeper and really reflect on my creative process. I’m looking forward to reading more! 🙂

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