Entrepreneurs Come In All Shapes And Sizes

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hurriyet Daily News (click) In the mid-1990s, just days after stepping off the plane for my first job in the U.S., I had the pleasure of meeting Guy Kawasaki.  I was there to organize the Mac Summit Conference, and it turned out that he was the event’s keynote speaker. If you look […]

Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hurriyet Daily News (click) Friends often ask me, “How do you find things to write about? Where do you get your ideas?” My answer is simple:  I am a curious person, curious about pretty much everything, and when a topic catches my eye, I dig deeper into it. I don’t have a […]

The Web Is Transforming Learning

By Fatmanur Erdogan, for the Hurriyet Daily News Every year, about 1.5 million Turkish students take the university entrance exam. Those who score at the top get to enroll at the best universities in the country.  The ones who don’t score as well don’t go to the top schools, and many of them won’t go […]

Start Up Lessons From Backpacking

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hurriyet Daily News (click) Next time you’re planning a trip to a faraway city, and you’re feeling lost just searching for the right hotel, think of this:  You could sleep on someone’s couch instead. It’s called “couchsurfing”, and there’s even a website for it, www.couchsurfing.org. CouchSurfing is a free service, and it […]