Thinking of an Internet Start-Up?

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hürriyet Daily News Starting an online business in Turkey might seem like a tough challenge. It’s tough anywhere, but especially in Turkey. Imagine telling your non-geek family and friends that you are starting a new business, and the business will not have a physical store in Nişantaşı. You think they will shower […]

Build Intrapreneurship To Foster Innovation

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hürriyet Daily News “Innovate or die!” We hear that expression every day.  Today, business success depends on how innovative a company is and how quickly it can launch products. However, in difficult times, companies tend to become more conservative, focusing on protecting their assets. Even when the natural impulse is to become […]

How can attitudes be changed?

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hürriyet Daily News I am often surprised by how many courses companies make their employees take, so they can learn their jobs better.  However, most talented people don’t lack technical skills, they lack the ability to persuade others to adopt new business practices.  Changing others’ minds is difficult, and often ends in […]

Preparation Alone Doesn’t Cut It

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hürriyet Daily News We like to think of ourselves as gifted individuals who can conquer the business world with good education, elaborate plans and fine strategies. Academics and experts confidently tell us everyday what works and what doesn’t. We listen to their convincing theories, and we presume that business success is predictable, […]