Don’t Stare At the Marshmallow

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hurriyet Daily News (click here for Don’t stare at the marshmallow) When you’re stuck in a rut, it’s hard to get out. You feel hopeless, like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. The economy might be bad, maybe your sales are down, your customers aren’t renewing their contracts, and […]

Making The Familiar Fresh Again

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hurriyet Daily News (click here for Making the familiar fresh again) Having lived abroad my entire adult life, I came back to Turkey in 2003. Upon returning, I felt like an expat, a foreigner in my own country. I saw everything with fresh eyes, exploring the cities as if they were new […]

Finding Inspiration In A Dry Spell

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hurriyet Daily News, Finding Inspiration In a Dry Spell (click here) An entrepreneurial person is resourceful, curious, and observant.  Always looking for something new to learn.  Always looking for new opportunities, and always pursuing the ones that hold promise of changing things for the better. Those high expectations come from all directions, […]

Innovate With An International Workforce

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hürriyet Daily News (click here) International experience is one of the best feathers you can add to your career’s cap.  Ask any executive, and they’ll tell you their companies love finding talented employees who have lived and worked abroad.  Study abroad is good, but not nearly as good as working abroad. When […]