About Me

Miguel Pinho PortoWho is Miguel Pinho? My name is Miguel Pinho, I am Portugese, grew up in Switzerland and moved back to Portugal for Highschool and College. I've studied computer engineering at the "Institute of Engineering Of Polytechnic Institute Of Porto" in Porto, Portugal and graduated in Jully 2010. About me sections: Cool things I've done | Where am I? | What do I read? | Why Megafu? Other pages: CV (Curriculum Vitae) | Contact Me | My Bucket List  

locationWhere is Miguel Pinho?

Curent Location: London, UK List of places where I've lived so far - hopefully it will keep on growing.    

Cool Things I've Done:

  • Participated on the breaking of a World Guiness Record - "24h Swimming" in June 2005
  • Extreme Sports weekends
  • Live in multiple countries (Read more...)
  • Creating & "Checking things out" of My Bucket List

What I Love:

  • Entrepreneurship, Business (in general) and management
  • IT & the Interwebs
  • TED Talks - Ideas Worth Spreading (WebsiteYoutube)
    • When in need of inspiration - look at their videos and ull be inspired for sure.
    • I volunteered to help translate some of them into Portuguese.
  • BigThink - Blogs, Articles and Videos from the World's Top Thinkers and Leaders (Website | Youtube)
  • Travelling & Discovering New Cultures: I have been in a few countries and lived in some. But I want to "Travel the world and the seven seas" (From: Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams")
  • Languages: Despite speaking already some languages (French, Portuguese, English, German, etc.) I'm always willing to learn more. I would love to learn some asian language like Japanese or Chinese, Russian and Arabic
  • Body Language - This is such an interesting area for me. It's amazing how much you can know from someone's body if you pay attention
  • Marketing - Specially interested in Online/Digital Marketing
  • ExplodingDog.com - Art

Books I've Read:

Here are some of the books, articles and posts that I've read and that I recommend to you:
  • "Predictably Irrational" by Dan Ariely
  • "The Project 50" by Tom Peters
  • "4 Hour Work Week" by Timothy Ferris
  • "Game Based Marketing - Inspire Customer Loyalty through Rewards, Challenges and Contests" by Gabe Zichermann, Joselin Linder
  • Technical Books (These are included in my CV Page)
  • Trendwatching.com - Since 2005
Currently Reading:
  • "The Little Big Things, 163 Ways to Pursue Excellence" by Tom Peters
  • "Think And Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill

Why Megafu? What does Megafu mean?

Back in the days (probably in 1999 or 2000) I had no nickname and while me and a friend of mine were walking down the street he decided that i should have one. After some thinking he decided that it had to be "Megafu" which is the junction of "MegaByte" + "Kung-Fu". In reality I never practiced kung-fu, I practiced Goju Ryu Karate for some years but he said that kung-fu was cooler and sounded better and that's it - from that day on I was to be Megafu. Just in case you're wondering "How the hell do I say Megafu?". It's quite simple just join the two words: Mega + Fu. Mega as in "Megabyte" and "Fu" would sound something like "f ... who" alltogether.   Please notice that: I don’t speak for my employer and I don’t speak for anyone else either. If I happen to link to any site, mention something on Facebook or retweet anything, it does not imply any endorsement.