June 28, 2012


It was years ago. One day at noon an incredible saxophone sound started to engulf the fairly quiet bay in Bodrum, Turkbuku. When I asked “Who is playing?”, they said, “Kenny G”. A couple of days ago I thought that I heard a similar sound in Barcelona. I asked the young people around me,” Kenny G.?” The answer was negative.

We live in a world full of preconceived ideas. According to our past experiences and what we can perceive we quickly try to fit our new experiences within the existing picture. We have our standard types. We are relieved when we can build the world around them. Therefore, the question comes out as, “Kenny G.?”

In our first meeting with a potential client, we try to understand the characteristics of the shareholders. This is sometimes more important than the business of the company. The business is conducted by people, not by the company. The acquisition talks are again made by people. And each person is different.

Coming to the saxophone I listened to in Barcelona… Concerning the pianists that I like, I sometimes wish that their fingers were mine. Most probably, one should take this saxophone player as a whole. :-)  To have your own view, please click here.

The oldie of the week: Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly (1973)

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