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January 28, 2016

Opportunities don’t knock three times

“Knock Three Times” is a popular song credited to Tony Orlando and Dawn. The song was released as a single in November 1970. It is about a young man calling the girl living on the floor below: Oh, my darling, knock three times On the ceiling if you want me Twice on the pipe If […]

September 17, 2015

Imagining the failures

Assume, you got lost in thought… A business idea has popped up in your mind. You imagine yourself applying that business idea successfully. I think very few of us would try to imagine how we would fail in that venture instead of having success. You prepare a SWOT analysis for your new or well-established business […]

July 23, 2015

Who said it was the last?

The first ones were professional… I created a new product and a generic trademark, still well known today. The second set of years saw entrepreneurship at its finest… I had five companies operating simultaneously across different sectors. The third set of years were years of generosity… I learned how to deliver consultancy with finesse. The […]

February 5, 2015

Buying a house for the piano

Ever heard of a man who bought a new house just for his piano? Probably not. If I had, I wouldn’t have believed it anyway. And I might have joked about it. But I cannot do so now… since the joke would be on me. ☺ It’s true. In one of my crazy moments I […]

October 16, 2014

Who reads these magazines?

A few days ago I went to a bookstore and did something I had wanted to do for a long time. I bought all of the business magazines in the store. First observation: The number of business magazines has increased quite a lot recently, and I’d never heard of many of them before. First question: […]

September 4, 2014

12 women & 1 man

Recently I was invited as a speaker to a breakfast meeting in Istanbul, which was organized by kadinlararasi. com, a web platform for women in business. 12 businesswomen and I spent that morning talking about the companies they own. The headline of this pleasant meeting was Selling the Future. It is not possible for me […]

May 29, 2014

Births in Greece

“The number of live births in Greece fell 10 percent between 2009 and 2012, which is attributed partly to the repercussions of the country’s financial crisis.” reports the Greek daily newspaper Ekathimerini. People respond to the changes in their environment. A new business is a new baby too. Needs a lot of attention, energy and […]

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 […]

March 6, 2014


Wikipedia: Released as a single (by Rolling Stones) in August 1973, “Angie” […] topped the charts in many countries throughout the world. Popular belief has it that the song was about David Bowie’s first wife Angela or even about actress Angie Dickinson. The song was written almost entirely both lyrically and musically by Keith Richards […]

February 20, 2014

A business… right for you

You are about to start a new business. You know much about this business, and that you will enjoy doing it. Your friends do support you. Everything looks great but you need to do something crucial before you start up: You need to make some calculations. “Will they find someone better than me?” is not […]



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