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December 15, 2016

“Make You Feel My Love”

“Make You Feel My Love” is a song written by Bob Dylan that appeared on his 1997 album “Time Out of Mind”. It was first released commercially by Billy Joel before Dylan’s version appeared later that same year. Since then numerous performers such as Adele, Garth Brooks, Bryan Ferry and Kelly Clarkson have covered it. […]

November 24, 2016

Romania… a new start

“We are landing at Henri Coandă International Airport… please fasten….” It is the second episode of my adventure called “Romania”. 🙂 The first one had started 9 years ago. I had to give up Romania for a couple of years. Now I am claiming back those years. This time I was in Bucharest for 4 […]

November 3, 2016

Don’t give up!

Years ago my partners and I started a security systems business. We had forecasted a sale of 1000 units for the first year. We closed that year with 10 units. However, my partners believed in me and we fought our way thru to have a growing business two years later. “Don’t Give Up” is a […]

October 20, 2016

Entering the water

Assume it is summer and you are at the seaside ready to enter the water. You can either walk into the water from the sandy shore or jump from the platform taking you out a couple of meters into the sea. Would you let your body feel the coldness of the water slowly by deciding […]

September 29, 2016

The windmills of your mind

And the world is like an apple whirling silently in space Like the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind … words from the lyrics of “The Windmills of Your Mind”, made famous by Noel Harrison. It was written by the French composer Michel Legrand, with English lyrics by Alan and Marilyn […]

September 8, 2016

The piano player

I’m excited. We will be entering the studio soon, to record my last compositions. My arranger Cenk asked: “How about the piano?” He means: “Will you play the piano?” He knows. I am a terrible piano “player”. ☺ The last time I said “Yes” to that question I had to work with the great pianist […]

August 11, 2016

Substitute for Andrea Bocelli

It’s February,1999. A man ran onto the back-stage of Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. A woman looked at him with questioning eyes. He said Andrea Bocelli won’t make it for the rehearsals but a 17 years old guy called, Josh Groban, could stand in for him. The woman, Celine Dion, did not like the solution but […]

July 21, 2016

Applying statistics to experiences

Definition of experience according to merriam-webster.com: direct observation of or participation in events as a basis of knowledge. Each choice we make in life, business or social, is like a starting point for an experiment, the outcome of which becomes part of our accumulated experience. And our experiences influence our next decisions. A couple of […]

June 30, 2016

Living in yesterday… today

An excerpt from a profile on a social media platform: “Thank you for considering to connect with me. Please note: • I’ll always accept invitations from my clients, current and former co-workers and friends. • I always welcome networking requests for business deals and job opportunities. • If you are looking to expand your network: […]

June 9, 2016

Don’t assume… Check!

I am a good book reader. I visit a bookstore at least once a week. I also enjoy buying all types of bookmarks and separators. I had an idea as I was preparing the details for one of my speaking assignments to be held at an international meeting in Milan, Italy. To be remembered by […]

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