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January 10, 2019

First sell then produce

“Dear Mehmet! Please take a look at my online store. Your opinion is very important for me.” Words from one of my long time online friends. I’m not an online store expert but a business is a business. ☺ Below are excerpts from my reply: – I like the products. – The design of the […]

September 6, 2018

A 235 years old “design”

One of Mozart’s best-known tunes is his Sonata No.11 for piano, which he composed around 1783. The final movement, known popularly as the ‘Turkish March’, was entitled as ‘Alla Turca’ by Mozart himself. The “design” Alla Turca has been performed by thousands of artists in the 235 years since Mozart has composed it. The artists […]

August 9, 2018

Assistance to artists / entrepreneurs… better anonymous?

From an article by Sarah Nechamkin in thecut(.)com on 20 July 2018: “For the past 22 years, female artists over age 40 have been receiving spontaneous phone calls with offers of $25,000 as part of a program called Anonymous Was a Woman, which awards under-recognized women in the art world. […] Until now, the donor […]

July 12, 2018

The art of selling the “same art” on multiple products

When I visit a museum I start my tour at the museum shop. Thanks to that visit, I can quite accurately estimate what I’ll get to see when I enter the exhibition halls. One of my other observations is that the supply of goods in those shops has increased tremendously. Jenny Stevens, in her article […]

June 14, 2018

Gershwin feeling “blue”

On 3rd of January 1924 an article in the amusement section of the New York Tribune caught the attention of the American composer George Gershwin and his brother Ira. It was about a concert of new American music to be given by Paul Whiteman, the most popular bandleader of the 1920s, and his Palais Royal […]

May 17, 2018

Artists need to be entrepreneurs… says an entrepreneur

The other day I was meeting with several independent artists (creative people not working at a company to produce art for a salary) due to a new fine arts project I’m trying to bring to life. We were talking about an exhibition when I deliberately made the “mistake” again: I described their creations as “products”. […]

April 18, 2018

Accordion… your child’s first instrument?

Maybe it was because we had a piano at home. Around the age of 5 I found myself getting lessons from a teacher on that black box with white and black keys. According to various sources on Internet, piano, guitar, violin or the flute are the main instruments the parents see as best suitable for […]

March 22, 2018

Why did my business partner say NO to me?

She was smiling. I was dumbfounded. It was my first interview in Sofia, Bulgaria with a potential business partner. She had seemed to be in agreement with all the details of the cooperation. Our meeting was coming to an end and I asked her if she thought positively about our common future. She shook her […]

February 15, 2018

Who invented “Made in Germany”?

I can hear most of you say, “Some Germans, who else…” as you read the question in the heading. At least I would have said so until recently if someone had asked me that. The right answer: not some Germans… but some Britts. 🙂 From Springer(.)com: “The British officials who coined the phrase “Made in […]

June 22, 2017

Understanding your partner – in good & bad times

If you are starting a new business you should know that you won’t always have all the resources to grow the business and that partnerships down the road are unavoidable. At the start of a new relationship almost no one thinks about divorce since one looks positively into the future. Similar to social partnerships. ☺ […]



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