October 7, 2020

Composers & Performers

Sometimes, after listening to a music piece at a concert, for a second or two I imagine myself as one of the musicians I’ve just seen performing – knowing I would never be able to play an instrument as good as they do. However, it is not that easy to imagine yourself as the composer […]

September 23, 2020

Looking for a third singer in Barcelona

It was sometime in 2012. My son, Emre, and I had written a book, “song by song”. It was a fiction in English with a CD. The music in the CD was reflecting the feelings of the characters since the written part of the book was only of descriptive nature. We wanted to try something […]

September 10, 2020

One music, two names

Each song has its unique story for its composer though the listeners may have their own visualizations as they listen to it. As I wrote in one of my blogs in 2017, I found out that students in film making had problems with finding music for their short film projects. In 2016 I uploaded 5 […]

August 26, 2020

Thank you…

… for being my reader. In the last 10 years with more than 400 blog posts written, I shared with you my experience and knowledge concerning various aspects of doing business, especially about current and future partnerships. All of them can be viewed at mehmetusoyer.com I hope I could somehow be of benefit and/or help […]

May 19, 2020

The windmills of your mind

As the images unwind, like the circles that you find In the windmills of your mind This is how the lyrics of M. Legrand’s song “The Windmills of Your Mind” end. It’s from the 1968 movie “The Thomas Crown Affair” directed by N. Jewison, about a heist. A remake was released in 1999. At the […]

March 26, 2020

Beyond home confinement

From Internet: • theverge.com, March 19: Instagram won’t approve new augmented reality effects because of COVID-19 limitations • cnbc.com, March 19: Apple limits bulk online purchases of iPhones amid coronavirus supply constraints • dailymail.co.uk, March 24: Officials in Fuzhou, Fujian Province of southern China, have adjusted the number of divorce appointments to 10 couples a […]

December 11, 2019

Mastering expectations

Individuals may enter marriages with a set of expectations that can blind them to realistic outcomes. According to various resources that is also one of the reasons of divorce. One party’s set of expectations can be different than the other person’s set, and when it comes to marriage, expectations can create conflicts even before the […]

October 9, 2019

Can you negotiate above your “boiling point”?

“The Leidenfrost effect” is a physical phenomenon in which a liquid, close to a surface that is significantly hotter than the liquid’s boiling point, produces an insulating vapor layer that keeps the liquid from boiling rapidly. As we prepare our clients for negotiation meetings with their future partners we tell them that sometimes they have […]

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 […]

July 17, 2019

A Swiss watch with renewable energy source

As I was clearing some of my old stuff I hit on a box full of old watches, mainly inherited from my family. One of them got my attention and I took it to a repair shop. “It is functioning,” the shop owner said. “We just have to change its glass and band. It is […]