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Photo by Luís Pinto, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Respect. (from the lat. respectu) n. 1. respect; 2. consideration; high regard; 3. deference; compliance; veneration; 4. honour; worship; 5. relation; refererence...

We believe that everyone should be respected for their work, for their attitudes, opinions and options.

Photo by Mila Teshaieva, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Rigor. (from the lat. rigore) n. 1. harshness; strength; 2.fig., severity; punctuality; accuracy.

There is no "more or less levelled", "more or less upright”, "more or less clean" or "more or less safe", but rather “levelled”, "upright”, "clean” and “safe". The rigour is reflected in our procedures, in time and in the rules to follow. In the light of moral and principles, being severe means being rigorous.

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Passion. (from the lat. passione) n. 1. intense and usually violent feeling (affection, joy, hate, etc.) which hinders the exercise of impartial logic; 2. derived from a feeling; 3. great predilection; 4. partiality; 5. great grief; immense suffering...

Under the sign of passion – a text of the Portuguese poet Regina Guimarães – is our icon. Passion is to reveal great enthusiasm for something, favourable encouragement or opposite to something.
It is the sensibility transmitted by an architect or engineer through work.
Passion is the dedication to a project. Passion is a state of warm soul.

Photo by Jakub Karwowski, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Loyalty. (from the lat. legalitate) n. the quality of being loyal; fidelity; sincerity.

Respect for the principles and rules that guide the honour and probity. Faithfulness to commitments and agreements undertaken, staunch character.
To remain loyal to the business partners because we depend on them and they depend on us.
Being trustworthy for being loyal.

Photo by Ian Lieske, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Solidarity. (from the lat. solidare) n. 1. the quality of being solidary; 2. reciprocal responsibility among the members of a group, namely social, professional, etc.; 3. sense of sharing another’s suffering.

Being solidary is being a friend, offering our hand with genuine generosity and bringing joy and human warmth to those who, somehow, are marginalized. Being solidary is being more human. A solidary company is recognized as a fair and non-selfish company. A solidary company is a preferred choice in business. It is a more competitive company. Volunteering is a vehicle to solidarity. It is modern, fair, cultured, friend, it is a noble gesture of moral elevation.

Photo by Clarence Gorton, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Courage. (from the lat. coraticum) n. 1. bravery facing danger; intrepidity; to have audacity; 2. moral force before a suffering or setback; 3. [fig.] to input energy when performing a difficult task; perseverance...

Courage is essential in our life. Courage to face less pleasant situations when complex issues come up, not expecting random resolutions.
It is a value that we must highlight as opposed to the fearful, cowardly and laziness.
The courage to react to criticism not with an attitude of demotivation or sadness, but rather to search for the means and the action to overcome its own reason. This kind of courage, which is also an intellectual courage, is highly recommended.

Photo by Filipa Alves, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Ambition. (from the lat. ambitione) n. 1. vehement desire of wealth, honours or glories; 2. expectation about the future; aspiration; 3. lust; greed…

Vehement desire to achieve a particular goal. Ambition not to resign ourselves. Ambition to take the best potential from ourselves. Ambition to deserve ourselves. Ambition to be athletes in our top-level competitive jobs. Ambition to beat our brands. Ambition to get the best deals with the maximum value, due to the high levels of proficiency and efficiency.

Photo by Scarlett Coten, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Esthetics. ESTHETICS (from the Greek aisthetiké, "sensitive") n.f. 1. Philosophy branch of philosophy that studies the beauty and nature of artistic phenomena; 2. author's own style, time, etc.; 3. harmony of shapes and colors, beauty; 4. set of techniques and treatments that aim to beautify the body.

We decided to build the company's economic foundations under a cultured, cosmopolitan and cool image. Because it is a charming state of being. Good taste because we are sustainable and we respect the planet. Good taste because we are sensitive. Good taste just because.

Photo by Karl Erik Brondbo, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Responsibility. (from the lat respondere) n. the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct; a form of trustworthiness.

We must be certain that, before a choice, we chose what is best for both of us and not just the best for each one. Each employee is responsible for his negotiated activity and co-responsible if the co-worker does not fulfil his own task, thus preventing the common goal. A team is a set of individuals - is a whole. In the business game, as in social or family contexts, everyone must comply with their own relative position and we shall not permit that one of ours fails to be in our team.

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Zenith: the dreamy airplane in times of uncertainty

Correio do Minho

"Zenith" was inaugurated yesterday: a monumental aeroplane that embodies the dream time on the dstgroup campus. Authored by Miguel Palma who makes his work known at zet gallery.

In love with aeroplanes that arouse feelings of "departure to the dream, departure and arrival", José Teixeira, chairman of the board of the dstgroup and founder of the zet gallery, yesterday realized another dream 'with the inauguration ofː Zenith', a monumental aeroplane that embodies the dream time on the dstgroup campus.

“We are living in a new time and a new moment. A moment that does not presuppose managing risk and that we know how to do, we do not know how to manage uncertainty", said José Teixeira yesterday to journalists, at the inaugural moment of Zenith, stressing that works like this "are tools that serve as food, provide energy to our soul to understand us. It’s kind of madness to not go crazy. We bring beauty to campus to replace pharmaceuticals. Biological, it awakes in us positive feelings of friendship, beauty, nobility of spirit”.

Paraphrasing the verse of Manuel Alegre “I am you, you are me…”, Jose Teixeira affirmed that “this pandemic comes to confront us with this inevitability. While the economy can survive when someone fails or is less unproductive. If someone misses this pandemic, it breaks the whole system. We use the message that comes most easily, comes out of the canons, this message of art and culture to get where we want".

The chairman of the board of administration of dstgroup highlights the economic dimension. "We have about a thousand artworks on the dstgroup the campus. This estate of ours often works as a business accelerator for our clients visiting the campus. Our economy is founded on the culture that is our brand, our soul and has given results".

José Teixeira also left the alert to entrepreneurs for the "time of those who can and have to help Through art in our home we are solving a problem of artists, if we buy books we are solving problems of writers, beyond the inner benefit we get from it. We want to give this signal”.

The inauguration of Zenith was the starting point for the exhibition 'Prototypes: Trial Mechanisms', which presents eight old works of the artist Miguel Palma, produced between 2007 and 2019, some almost unseen, and a set of drawings and sculptures produced, for the space of zet gallery. “It is a work that makes the bridge between art and technology. The exhibition follows the inauguration of this piece and other more recently linked to the dream, an image that is suspended in the air and in which we believe, "explained Miguel Palma.

The exhibition presents a "set of new works that accompany the construction process of Zenith, such as drawings and almost two dozen sculptures of small and medium size, designed specifically for the exhibition and also a larger work whose objectual schism integrates the engine of the aeroplane that we dismembered to let fly in us, dst’s, the dreams awakened to a time of the future closer to the hugs that were forbidden us", explains Helena Mendes Pereira, general manager and curator of the gallery, leaving the challenge to families to take children to the exhibition that "challenges the limits of imagination".