“My articles for Hurriyet Daily News”

You Gotta Have Instinct

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hurriyet Daily News (click here) You Gotta Have Instinct Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computers, once said, “Most of entrepreneurship, for me, is about instinct and intuition. Many times I have been asked by someone considering a new venture if he should go for it. But an entrepreneur knows instinctively when to […]

Yöneticiler İş Aramada Sınıfta Kaldı

Onur Yüksel, Sabah Gazetesi Küresel ekonomik krizin yoğun olarak hissedildiği geçen sonbahardan bu yana hemen her sektörden pek çok çalışan koltuğundan oldu. Türkiye İstatistik Kurumu’nun (TÜİK) verilerine göre yalnızca son bir yılda işini kaybedenlerin sayısı, 1 milyonun üzerinde. Üstelik lokomotif sektörleri birbiri ardına vuran krizden yalnızca alt kademe çalışanlar ya da yeni mezunlar değil, üst […]

Think Well, Perform Well

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hürriyet Daily News, Think Well Perform Well When I was a child, I loved ballet so much I could dance 24 hours a day.  It came naturally to me, like my body and spirit already knew exactly what to do.  When I danced ballet the world around me disappeared, and I got […]

Entrepreneurship Isn’t Always About Money

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hurriyet Daily News Richard Branson, the chairman of the Virgin Group, is known not only for the companies he has started, but also for the active and exciting life he leads. Martha Stewart is not just the founder of the Living Omnimedia Group, she also bakes in the kitchen and decorates her […]

If only I had a unique idea

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hürriyet Daily News When was the last time you used AltaVista? Most people these days have never even heard of it, but AltaVista was the number one Internet search engine before Google burst onto the scene. Back in the day, when you needed to find something on the Web, you went to […]

Act First, Know Yourself Later

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hurriyet Daily News These days the world is filled with so-called experts preaching the value of self-knowledge, or prodding us down the path of “personal development”. Whichever paper you read, whichever magazine you flip through, it seems someone is talking about the importance of “knowing yourself” to succeed in life.  Improving ourselves […]