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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.” […]

September 3, 2015

Music bombed in Dresden

In that period between 13th and 15th February in 1945 the British and the US air forces dropped tons of high-explosive bombs on the city of Dresden. The bombing and the resulting fires destroyed also the Dresden Library, which was preserved with most of its collection by the American and British troops after the war. […]

August 20, 2015

Light at the end of the tunnel

If you are a manager in your own business or somebody else’s, you have to ask yourself periodically the question, “What am I doing?” One of the most important angles in answering this question is to check whether the targets you are trying to reach are still the right ones. Some of those aims might […]

July 9, 2015

“Beauty has no expiration date”

One reads these words as the video starts. It is the clip of the song Come Get It Bae by Pharrell Williams. Mr. Williams has chosen ladies around the age of 40 to dance in the clip, instead of the usual roll-call of dancers in their teens and twenties. In a behind-the-scenes video of the […]

June 25, 2015

She is 27 and beautiful

She is widely recognised as one of the most important artists of her generation. She is praised for her command over the most complex technical demands of her repertoire, the depth of her musical insight, as well as her fresh interpretations and charismatic stage presence. Her name is Yuja Wang. She is a pianist. Knowing […]

June 11, 2015

The more friends, the more flu

Did you have the flu this year? According to research by Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler as reported by Christian Hesse in blog.zeit de, it is not always good to have a lot of friends. ☺ The probability of getting sick (like having the flu) is higher for those who have more friends. If the […]



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