Thriving On Flow And Challenge

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hurriyet Daily News (click here) Flow is “a state of deep focus that occurs when people engage in challenging tasks that demand intense concentration and commitment. Flow occurs when a person’s skill level is perfectly balanced to the challenge level of a task that has clear goals and provides immediate feedback.” So […]

Keeping Up With The Times

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hurriyet Daily News (click here) For anyone with an entrepreneurial bent, it’s important to keep up with the times. Technologies change quickly, and you should not just be aware of how they are evolving, but you should also be comfortable enough to integrate them into your own life.  Being up on the […]

Deciding Where To Stake Your Claim

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hürriyet Daily News “Today’s key economic factors—talent, innovation, and creativity—are not distributed evenly across the global economy.  They concentrate in specific locations.  In today’s creative economy, the real source of economic growth comes from the clustering and concentration of talented and productive people.  The clustering force makes each of us more productive, […]

Go Forth And Explore Your World

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hürriyet Daily News (click here) “I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that […]

The Spirit of An Entrepreneur: Courage

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hurriyet Daily News (click) “Yes, I know, you are certain that your friends are becoming your enemies; that your grocer, garbage man, clergyman, sister-in-law, and your dog are all of the opinion that you have put on weight, that you have lost your touch, that you have lost your mind; furthermore, you […]