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June 16, 2020

Too many disapprovers?

The lyrics of Dermot Kennedy’s song “Outnumbered” start like this: Don’t tell me this is all for nothing I can only tell you one thing On the nights you feel outnumbered Baby I’ll be out there somewhere If you are an entrepreneur and Corona is your first worldwide crisis in your business life, you might […]

September 18, 2019

Why I can’t stand the word “energy”

“Energy is …” That’s how the ad starts… at least the one that haunts me regularly on that video platform. Before I start looking at a certain video clip my earphone shouts out those words. As soon as I hear the “E” of “Energy” I skip the ad. I don’t have the desire to continue […]

June 5, 2019

1 bullet & 17 piano concertos

The Viennese pianist Paul Wittgenstein lost his right arm in1914 after a bullet hit him at the Russian front. Rising above a handicap that would end most performers’ dreams of concert life, he carved out a place for himself in musical history by commissioning some of the 20th century’s most striking piano music. All for […]

April 10, 2019

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. Even if you’ve not seen the film for sure you heard its music, composed by Ennio Morricone. If you are an entrepreneur, you will most probably […]

February 6, 2019

New Pied Pipers

Excerpt from an article by Niklas Magnusson in bloomberg(.)com dated 30 January 2019: “H&M has hired Christopher Wylie, the whisteblower who exposed the Cambridge Analytica scandal, to help as the Swedish fashion retailer turns to data analytics and artificial intelligence to better understand what its customers want. Wylie’s main focus will be to help H&M […]

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 […]

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 […]

March 2, 2017

Don’t be the chosen… Be a chooser

People want to be chosen: as the construction company for the project, as the graphics artist for the job, etc. We walk on air if we are the chosen one! And usually for each “successful” one there are many unsuccessful ones. There is no easy recipe like “7 things the successful people do” to really […]

February 2, 2017

Products of an unrealised dream

Let’s say you dream about making a short film to participate in festivals. You are an executive in business life and have never made a film before. What do you do? Don’t say “How come?” I said it’s a dream. ☺ Using your business skills, you will probably first think about building a team to […]



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