"Investment Banking is 10% Financial Analysis and 90% Psycho-analysis" – André Meyer  This blog is about the "other 90%"…

Little Advantages

I have been searching for the secret for years. What is the one thing that separates the super-successful companies from the also runs. For a long time I thought there was no single secret and all companies succeed in their own unique way.  The recipe is: find an underserved niche and give it good value service […]

Entrepreneurial Bug

Are entrepreneurs born or made?  I think both.  There are business owners who started out for lack of an appropriate employment or income opportunity.  One of my former clients became an entrepreneur after his fifth child was born and could not anymore make ends meet from the salary of a medical researcher.  His wife gave […]

Cuddle Losers, Piss off Winners

On route to DC, finished my book early, and checked out the movie listing for a good sports comedy.  I like to watch sport movies for inspiration. Love it when the underdogs surprise the crowds and win from nowhere.  This is of course the story of ‘Major League’, a 1989 baseball classic starring Tom Beranger […]

Effectiveness in Art and Business

I am always amazed how much can be achieved when a vision is coupled with consistent focus on execution.  Setting out goals on paper, prioritizing and ticking them off as they are achieved is exhilarating. Over time, these small wins add up and produce huge results. Just finished Sandor Marai’s “What I didn’t want to […]

The 3 “C”s of Entrepreneurship

Many think that entrepreneurship is like the sciences. Someone succeeds in business, because they discovered a “secret formula” that no one else knew about, turned it into a business and is now raking it in. At MBA courses they teach so called “business models” implying that whoever builds a good one would make money, as […]