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January 28, 2016

Opportunities don’t knock three times

“Knock Three Times” is a popular song credited to Tony Orlando and Dawn. The song was released as a single in November 1970. It is about a young man calling the girl living on the floor below: Oh, my darling, knock three times On the ceiling if you want me Twice on the pipe If […]

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 […]

October 30, 2014

Every business needs a Tchaikovsky!

I never got along that well with ballet. Though I can see how technically brilliant it is: the harmony between the dancers and the smooth flow of the movements can be overwhelming. This can happen thanks to the music played in the background. That music keeps everyone together. Unfortunately, in the business world we don’t […]

October 16, 2014

Who reads these magazines?

A few days ago I went to a bookstore and did something I had wanted to do for a long time. I bought all of the business magazines in the store. First observation: The number of business magazines has increased quite a lot recently, and I’d never heard of many of them before. First question: […]

June 12, 2014

Avoiding headaches

As an entrepreneur you need to be always fit. Both for the health of your body and your business… Specially in the beginning, you may not have enough employees to delegate all the jobs you handle. Therefore, you may be doing various secondary tasks like from throwing out the trash to tidying up the place. […]

May 1, 2014

Aren’t you too old for this?

Recently my doctor told me, “We will live into our nineties.” I don’t know whether to consider this news as positive or negative. ☺ I know that the average life expectancy is increasing due to technological progress and the improvements in the medical diagnosis and treatment methods. One can realize this specially in a restaurant […]

February 6, 2014

Innovation ?=? Something new

Innovation is one of the mostly used words of recent years. If you ask about its meaning, you get many pages of explanation, almost for sure with the word “new” mentiond a couple of times. No, I will not tell you that I’ve found a way to explain its meaning with only one sentence. Whatever […]

January 23, 2014

“You are a great guy!”

Years ago I received a lot of praise as I was deferentially seen to the door after each of my meetings concerning a new product. I enjoyed the flattering. However, I was not successful in marketing that product. Suppose that you think that you have a good idea and you decide to bring this idea […]

December 12, 2013

“The same way you make love…”

“How did I think up my drawings? Well I’d come home to my Paris studio at night, I’d go to bed, and sometimes I hadn’t any supper. I saw things, and I jotted them down in a notebook. I saw shapes on the ceiling…” […] ”Poetry and painting are done in the same way you […]

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 […]

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