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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 […]

November 14, 2013


It is one of the few memories that I remember from my early childhood: My mother playing Chopin’s C-sharp Minor Walz on the piano. I still have the music sheets she used, although now somewhat battered. Through one of his friends Chopin got acquainted with Charlotte’s father Baron James de Rothschild and her mother Betty […]

October 31, 2013

Whatever you all say!

The researcher Solomon Asch made some laboratory researches in 1950’s to determine the extent of the influence of the ideas of a group of many people, being in contact with a person, on the ideas of that person. These researches resulted in the tests which are known today as the Asch Paradigm in social psychology. […]

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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