Author Archives: ozgurzan

About ozgurzan

Professional: 1999- Co-founder and Managing Director of Done Information & Comm. Systems http://www.donetr.com http://www.donelabs.com Academic: 2008 Ph.D. Organization and Management - Yeditepe University 2002 MBA - Yeditepe University 1994 Computer Engineering - Bogazici University

Practical advice in order to be effective


Executives should prioritize if they want to be effective. Keeping this in my mind, I wrote to my notebook screen and mobile phone screen three upto five most important projects I should allocate my time. In this manner, it is … Continue reading

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Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Workshop series in Istanbul by Ken Morse and Laura Morse was great!


I am very lucky because I have attended to the following series of three workshops under the leadership, advice and monitoring of Kenneth Morse and Laura Morse. Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Morse; Turkcell, TIM and all other sponsors for … Continue reading

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Have You Met With My Advisory Board ?


On the eve of critical business decisions or during tough times, I try to imagine what would these great people would mentor me with their valuable suggestions if they were alive and exists in my advisory board. I have read … Continue reading

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A’s hire A’s, B’s hire C’s


One of the Donald Rumsfeld‘s (13th and 21st US Secretary of Defense) rules is: “A’s hire A’s, B’s hire C’s“ which reminds the recruiter to hire the best people, who may even be smarter and more talented than than the recruiter. The … Continue reading

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How to create engagement in mobile apps?


Axiom 1: User engagement is an important factor for monetizing mobile apps. More engagement means greater impressions and great impressions attract revenue in every kind of the business model (e.g. Advertisement, InApp, Subscriptions, App sales or Sponsorships). What are the … Continue reading

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Common Mistakes in New Product Development


Product development is a multidisciplinary endeavour. Design, engineering and marketing perspectives must be incorporated into the process neatly. Since these perspectives have tradeofs, they frequently contradict. That is why, a balance must be met between these contradicting views. And that is generally … Continue reading

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Power of innovation based on R&D


Google has released its earnings statements and set a revenue record at $9.03 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. In the “Costs and Expenses” page of the following presentation, it is seen that Research and Development costs are 20% … Continue reading

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