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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 […]

July 24, 2014

The value of the unexpected

Let’s say that you like arias, and watched the performances of five different sopranos over the course of a year. You hadn’t listened to any one of them before. Taken separately, each soprano was very good. However, one of them, Sirkka Lampimäki, did something so unexpected, it made her impossible to forget. Even though what […]

July 10, 2014

A killing overdose

Imagine that a producer is told: “The most prominent musicians in the world would like to use your new product!” And when he asks about the names of those musicians, he receives the following list: The Animals, American Blues, Harry Belafonte, Johnny Cash and June Carter, Joan Baez, Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond and many others… […]

May 15, 2014

Time out from love

Got it… You are in love with your business. ☺ You cannot spend even a second away from it. However, you need to remember that there is a limit to everything and every second you spend on your business has an emotional or financial opportunity cost of something else which couldn’t be done in that […]

April 3, 2014

A disc slipping into my life

Looking at the MR view on the screen the doctor was informing me about my condition, “Your slipped disc is most probably hereditary and reached its current stage through the years.“ Hereditary and it took years… My disc slipped slowly and I was not aware of it. In reality, some of my medical reports showed […]

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 […]

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 […]



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