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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 […]

April 21, 2016

Difficulty of first contact

You see someone in a social meeting and your inner voice tells you that you have to get acquainted with this person. I don’t know if you would prefer to silence your inner voice or go directly to this person and introduce yourself in such a situation. ☺ What I know: in order to discuss […]

March 24, 2016

Bonnie&Clyde

I am sure quite a number of you have seen the movie. It is about the life of Bonnie Elizabeth Parker (1910 – May 23, 1934) and Clyde Chestnut Barrow (1909 – May 23, 1934), who were well-known American outlaws. Their reputation was cemented in American pop folklore by Arthur Penn’s 1967 film Bonnie and […]

December 10, 2015

My son, I, Orson Welles & HBR Turkey

Orson Welles in his song says: “I know what it is to be young… But you, you don’t know what it is to be old.” I am sure it was a great statement at his time. Does it still hold in today’s fast changing world? Maybe he would have rewritten the lyrics if he wrote […]

November 12, 2015

To queue at midnight

I met computers of that brand as I started making digital music. Later, I was among those who arranged many of those small boxes next to each other for desktop publishing. Currently, I have two of their products in use. Thru the years I had very few problems in terms of maintenance. And each time […]

October 29, 2015

Williams vs. Vinci

From various Internet pages: “The American Serena Williams, currently world’s No.1 woman tennis player, will be the overwhelming favorite in the first semi-final when she takes to the court in the US OPEN 2015 against first time Grand Slam semi-finalist Roberta Vinci from Italy. On paper this is the ultimate mismatch.” “Serena holds a perfect […]

October 15, 2015

A life you will remember

From the lyrics of The Nights, a song by Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii (Tim Bergling): One day my father—he told me, “Son, don’t let it slip away.” He took me in his arms, I heard him say “When you get older Your wild heart will live for younger days Think of me if […]

October 1, 2015

Good guys finish last…

Or do they? The heading of this article and the above question are taken from the book Give and Take by Adam Grant. He argues, “Giving, taking and matching are three fundamental styles of social interaction.” He continues by writing, “Evidence shows that at work, the vast majority of people develop a primary reciprocity style.” […]

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