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February 25, 2016

Old problem. New solution.

During the Thanksgiving break I wanted to visit a friend of mine in another city in USA when I was studying at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The easiest -and the cheapest- option for travelling was to go to Norris University Center and look for any announcements on the big billboard for suitable rides. And […]

November 26, 2015

“Meal for two, including drinks and service: £225”

I usually do not read restaurant reviews if I am not going to visit one in the next days. But the below one in the guardian.com got my attention due to its heading: Meal for two, including drinks and service: £225 Why would a review start like this? My curiosity made me read the next […]

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 […]

July 23, 2015

Who said it was the last?

The first ones were professional… I created a new product and a generic trademark, still well known today. The second set of years saw entrepreneurship at its finest… I had five companies operating simultaneously across different sectors. The third set of years were years of generosity… I learned how to deliver consultancy with finesse. The […]

May 28, 2015

Lists for success

Have a look at any networking platform, like a message board or a ‘user review’ and check the members’ contents. A large percentage will feature lists prescribing right or wrong actions for success. Don’t read those lists! Here are 5 reasons why: ☺ • Chances are the writer will be very young. Most probably he/she […]

May 14, 2015

Where are the women?

Half of the world’s population are women. Although in developed countries it has been well documented that women are unfairly represented in the higher executive ranks of companies, what is not that much reported is that the number of famous males outrun the number of famous females, too. A poll by the BBC asked people […]

January 8, 2015

What language does your dog speak?

Would two animals of the same type, but from different countries “speak” the same language? German and Russian cows… French and Egyptian roosters… Indian and Italian cats… Wherever you see a dog, you know what kind of a sound it will make… or not? Psychologytoday.com reports that virtually all dogs can understand the barks of […]

November 28, 2013

Gangnam Style

When I last checked, the official video in YouTube of the song Gangnam Style had been viewed more than 1 billion 800 million times. In the video the singer positions his hands like he is holding the reins of a horse, opens his legs a little and jumps up and down. What made this dance […]

October 3, 2013

fac totum

fac totum in Latin means ‘do everything!’ In the old days It was a name given to someone who carried out more than one task in an organisation, at home or in the work place. In some sectors, also by utilising technological facilities, it is easier to make it seem as if one is managing […]

September 2, 2013

Hitting the keys as an entrepreneur

Valentina Lisitsa is a Ukrainian-born classical pianist who resides in USA. By mid 2012 she had nearly 50 million views on her YouTube videos. Ms. Lisitsa followed a unique path to success, independently launching the beginnings of her career via the social media, without initially signing to a tour promoter or record company. To further […]

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