August 21, 2019

Have you done almost everything you wanted to do in life?

The question in the headline was directed at the two cousins sitting across from me, who wanted to learn exactly when it’s the best time to sell their business. Their answers were both “No!”. It is one of my several questions to the shareholders of the companies who come to visit us to learn the […]

April 24, 2019

Nicolas Cage’s 4 days long marriage

On March 30, 2019, the news channels reported that the American actor, director and producer Nicolas Cage has filed for an annulment just 4 days after getting married for the 4th time. It seems, they could tolerate each other only for 4 days. I don’t know what should be done to prevent such “to be […]

February 27, 2019

Last days of A380

Recently the media reported that the aircraft manufacturer Airbus had announced it would end production of its A380 superjumbo passenger jet after failing to secure orders. It can happen to all companies, small or big. Forecasting sales/orders is not an easy task. Even a company like Airbus, employing about 130,000 people and being one of […]

January 23, 2019

Time to say good-bye

I said good-bye many times in my life. The Brazilian lyricist and novelist Paulo Coelho says: “If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” When I look back today: Coelho was right. At least in my cases. ☺ I built, grew and sold 5 of my companies and […]

December 3, 2015

I don’t want to celebrate your New Year!

I am among those who think that Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, New Year and even birthday celebrations have been turned into commercial events. I find it strange that we express our good wishes to people, to life and also to ourselves only on some certain days. I also do not really understand being happy just […]

November 19, 2015

Presumptions about women

It is generally assumed that women talk more than men. ☺ The psychology researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, who published their findings in the July 2007 issue of “Science”, say that women and men both use an average of 16,000 words each day. It is also generally assumed that films let women […]

October 8, 2015

Starting to hear your own voice

Just recently she has started her first job. She is talking about her disappointments. Something she experienced the other day has muddled her brain. She waits for me to tell her what to do. I start to hear my own voice. He, as a young entrepreneur, is telling me about the illness he has suffered. […]

August 13, 2015

Leaving a lover (partner)

It seems to me that literature and lyrics prefer more often than not the theme of leaving the lover over meeting one. ☺ Recently during a research I stumbled upon the reasons declared for leaving a lover. Many of these reasons were quite similar to the ones I have been hearing in the business world […]

June 18, 2015

Reason for envy

You have founded and grown a company. You think you did everything right. You hold your head high. You are looked at with envy. As someone who has been successful. Congratulations. If asked by a reporter, most probably one of the below choices will be your answer to the typical question: a) You’ve worked hard […]

January 1, 2015

You are the best!

You are the best lawyer… Anybody selling or buying a business wants to see you on his side… You are the best financier… You can value a company even as you are sleeping… You are the best businessman… Nobody could get near to what you did achieve… Awakened from your dream, the reality could still […]