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The Turks of Silicon Valley

By Written & Photos Ayşe Önal Zamboğlu
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San Fransisco- Oracle is one of the legendary firms of Silicon Valley. Despite the fact that it was formed thirty years ago, is has constantly renewed itself, managing to remain one of the very top firms for years on end. Boasting the sort of "company culture" that only established businesses have, Oracle is also known for placing importance on the welfare of its workers, for its beautiful campus, and for being successful in its field.

Logistical Services from A to Z

A hot spring day in New York. In Woodmere, a rich residential area of New York, it feels like life stops during the day. Even finding a restaurant after a certain hour is difficult. Ufuk Asik points out the closeness of Woodmere to the airport for selecting this deserted looking town as base for his company.

Bringing Hollywood to Turkey from Miami

With an annual turnover of 150 million dollars, in the Turkish film sector there is a fierce competition among the film distributors. Established in 1992 by a young entrepreneur Pamir Demirtas, Pinema is one of the major players in the sector. Distributing about 1000 films until today Pinema also distributed Alexander movie by Oliver Stone.

Sabanci's American Dream

Most Turkish companies entered the American market during the second half of the 1980’s. During Turgut Ozal’s presidency, companies started to compete with each other to expand into international markets. Sabanci Holding, one of the largest conglomerates in Turkey, with a total sales of $7.3 in 2002, established its first US presence in 1980.

Christie's 19th Century Paintings Are Entrusted to Him

Generally we expect an expert of art history to be someone in his 60s with gray hair, a slight hunchback, and a habit of talking over his bifocals. And if this person is a director at the 19th Century Art Department of an auction company like Christie’s, it would be reasonable to expect to meet a person with even more gray hair and more age.
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