From Good To Great

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hurriyet Daily News (click here for newspaper link) Sometimes being good just isn’t good enough. When the initial highs of success begin to fade, we almost always want more. We want to move on to even greater things. Whatever our current level, we want to reach for the next one. I think this is human nature. I […]

Embracing New Technologies

Fatmanur Erdogan, Hurriyet Daily News (click here for the newspaper link) I love the Kindle, Amazon.com’s electronic book reader. It makes getting the information I need fast and easy. I like reading hard-copy books, too, but sometimes I want the information right now – I don’t want to have to wait days or weeks for a book […]

On Finding A Goal

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hurriyet Daily News, (click here for nwspaper link to On Finding A Goal) It seems like just about every career advisor preaches the importance of goal-setting.  These self-proclaimed “life’s path” gurus tell us that before we act we must have a goal, and that without a goal, it is impossible to make […]

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, […]

Hitting the Communication Bulls Eye

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hurriyet Daily News (click here for Hitting The Communication Bulls Eye) As a communications professional with a background in management, marketing and psychology and who has been working as an expat most of her life, I have come to realize that most top managers around the world tend to overestimate the strength […]

Learn To Enjoy The Winds Of Change

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hurriyet Daily News (click here for Learn To Enjoy The Winds Of Change) Almost every day, we can see cars going the wrong way down the street.  To their drivers, the “Wrong Way” or “No Entry” signs mean little.  These people are endangering the lives of the other drivers on the road, […]