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Painting ideas

Bonnie Chen

Monday, August 04, 2014

Gordon Watson is a keen artist and uses his drawing and painting processes as analogy to illustrate how he manages his business.

Drawing and painting require discipline and time, he says. "During the process, one sees things that may not come to one's mind after the first viewing as one tries to see what's in and what's not in the subject matter."

When he draws, he captures the brightest and the darkest parts first. But when he closes his eyes and thinks it over, the image may not appear as it is.

Such skill also applies to business, he says.

First, I look at facts objectively with a cold mind. Second, I listen to others' opinions to see things with a different lens. Third, I make my decision. Fourth, I then execute with passion.

Indeed, Watson is a connoisseur of art and talks about his favorite painters - American realist Andrew Wyeth, Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and Irish surrealist painter Francis Bacon.

Bonnie Chen, business news editor, hopes Money Glitz gives readers valuable investment insight, helps institutions boost transparency and allows executives reach their key clients.

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