September 13, 2012

Valentina Igoshina

Do you know Valentina Igoshina? I didn’t know her until this Russian pianist got my attention a few days ago, in youtube. She was playing Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op.66 by Chopin. Remembering also my younger days where I had to decipher this piece, I was very impressed. (I mean by her playing the piano. :-) However, it would be a lie if I told you that her beauty did not excite me too.) Maybe you wouldn’t be impressed at all or if you are knowledgeable on the subject, you may say “For me no one other than so and so can play Chopin”. Music is a personal matter, just like colours and tastes.

Most of the decisions that we give in life are actually personal, although sometimes they may not seem to be so. You might be convinced that the decision is to the benefit of the company when an upper level manager says, “We need to move the company to the XYZ location as a result of accessibility considerations”. However, a few months ago that same manager might have bought a house which is close to that location. And his decision of relocating the company is more a personal issue than a business one. It is very hard for us to know such reasons; however, I have seen through the years that a lot of decisions are made as a result of personal considerations.

Each company, wishing to acquire the business of our clients, needs to meet with them and explain them why they would like to go into such a partnership. At the end our client will make his choice based on his preferences about a partnership. In other words, the decision concerning a partnership is again a personal issue.

If you would like to listen to Valentina Igoshina playing Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op.66, please click here.

The oldie of the week: Elton John – Nikita (1985)

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