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March 2, 2017

Don’t be the chosen… Be a chooser

People want to be chosen: as the construction company for the project, as the graphics artist for the job, etc. We walk on air if we are the chosen one! And usually for each “successful” one there are many unsuccessful ones. There is no easy recipe like “7 things the successful people do” to really […]

February 2, 2017

Products of an unrealised dream

Let’s say you dream about making a short film to participate in festivals. You are an executive in business life and have never made a film before. What do you do? Don’t say “How come?” I said it’s a dream. ☺ Using your business skills, you will probably first think about building a team to […]

December 29, 2016

Mick Jagger welcomes his eighth child

“How old is too old to stop producing new scions?” an article published at wmagazine.com on December 8 asks. For Mick Jagger, there doesn’t seem to be an answer. The 73 years old The Rolling Stones member welcomed his eighth child with girlfriend Melanie Hamrick. The article argues that Jagger will have plenty of experience […]

December 15, 2016

“Make You Feel My Love”

“Make You Feel My Love” is a song written by Bob Dylan that appeared on his 1997 album “Time Out of Mind”. It was first released commercially by Billy Joel before Dylan’s version appeared later that same year. Since then numerous performers such as Adele, Garth Brooks, Bryan Ferry and Kelly Clarkson have covered it. […]

November 24, 2016

Romania… a new start

“We are landing at Henri Coandă International Airport… please fasten….” It is the second episode of my adventure called “Romania”. 🙂 The first one had started 9 years ago. I had to give up Romania for a couple of years. Now I am claiming back those years. This time I was in Bucharest for 4 […]

November 3, 2016

Don’t give up!

Years ago my partners and I started a security systems business. We had forecasted a sale of 1000 units for the first year. We closed that year with 10 units. However, my partners believed in me and we fought our way thru to have a growing business two years later. “Don’t Give Up” is a […]

July 21, 2016

Applying statistics to experiences

Definition of experience according to merriam-webster.com: direct observation of or participation in events as a basis of knowledge. Each choice we make in life, business or social, is like a starting point for an experiment, the outcome of which becomes part of our accumulated experience. And our experiences influence our next decisions. A couple of […]

June 30, 2016

Living in yesterday… today

An excerpt from a profile on a social media platform: “Thank you for considering to connect with me. Please note: • I’ll always accept invitations from my clients, current and former co-workers and friends. • I always welcome networking requests for business deals and job opportunities. • If you are looking to expand your network: […]

June 9, 2016

Don’t assume… Check!

I am a good book reader. I visit a bookstore at least once a week. I also enjoy buying all types of bookmarks and separators. I had an idea as I was preparing the details for one of my speaking assignments to be held at an international meeting in Milan, Italy. To be remembered by […]

May 12, 2016

New models, old wants

An excerpt from economist.com dated Oct 24th 2015 (From the print edition): “New companies also exploit new technology, which enables them to go global without being big themselves. Startups used to face difficult choices about when to invest in large and lumpy assets such as property and computer systems. “ “Today they can expand very […]

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