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July 31, 2019

Giving a discount without giving one

“I must get this project even if I have to give a discount!” my management consultant friend said. She had sold her retail business and started recently to assist other business owners. She wanted to have me as her mentor. Taking our ages into account we’d agreed on the term “exchanging experiences”.☺ “In contrast to […]

July 3, 2019

At 50 you are just starting! (even if you are an opera singer)

It feels unreal but quite a time ago I crossed the 50 mark. To my friends approaching 50 years of age: you are just starting! ☺ “Independent Waters” blogs are for entrepreneurs of all ages. Though in recent months I’ve been contacted by more middle aged readers than young entrepreneurs asking about issues awaiting them […]

June 5, 2019

1 bullet & 17 piano concertos

The Viennese pianist Paul Wittgenstein lost his right arm in1914 after a bullet hit him at the Russian front. Rising above a handicap that would end most performers’ dreams of concert life, he carved out a place for himself in musical history by commissioning some of the 20th century’s most striking piano music. All for […]

May 8, 2019

To Do List for Success

In the Harvard Business Review (HBR) article “Stop Reading Lists of Things Successful People Do,” Emre Soyer and Robin M. Hogarth argue that such lists “may be not only useless but also potentially harmful.” As an entrepreneur, it’s always interesting to benchmark what some “successful” people have done. But as the article states, such evidence […]

April 10, 2019

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. Even if you’ve not seen the film for sure you heard its music, composed by Ennio Morricone. If you are an entrepreneur, you will most probably […]

March 13, 2019

Hidden toaster

I’ve been looking for a non-problematic household type bread toaster for many years. ☺ Almost all typical toasters are designed with the same principle and are very hard to clean if you are not using it only for factory sliced toast bread. Anything else you want to heat up can get between its “teeth” and […]

February 6, 2019

New Pied Pipers

Excerpt from an article by Niklas Magnusson in bloomberg(.)com dated 30 January 2019: “H&M has hired Christopher Wylie, the whisteblower who exposed the Cambridge Analytica scandal, to help as the Swedish fashion retailer turns to data analytics and artificial intelligence to better understand what its customers want. Wylie’s main focus will be to help H&M […]

January 10, 2019

First sell then produce

“Dear Mehmet! Please take a look at my online store. Your opinion is very important for me.” Words from one of my long time online friends. I’m not an online store expert but a business is a business. ☺ Below are excerpts from my reply: – I like the products. – The design of the […]

September 6, 2018

A 235 years old “design”

One of Mozart’s best-known tunes is his Sonata No.11 for piano, which he composed around 1783. The final movement, known popularly as the ‘Turkish March’, was entitled as ‘Alla Turca’ by Mozart himself. The “design” Alla Turca has been performed by thousands of artists in the 235 years since Mozart has composed it. The artists […]

August 9, 2018

Assistance to artists / entrepreneurs… better anonymous?

From an article by Sarah Nechamkin in thecut(.)com on 20 July 2018: “For the past 22 years, female artists over age 40 have been receiving spontaneous phone calls with offers of $25,000 as part of a program called Anonymous Was a Woman, which awards under-recognized women in the art world. […] Until now, the donor […]

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