Archive | February, 2008

Power Re-Defined

When talking about power, many quote Machiavelli, “It is much safer to be feared than loved”. Really? Does muscle and intimidation wield more power than respect and persuasion? In the article, “Power Paradox“, Dacher Keltner explains three commonly accepted myths about power. Myth number one: Power equals cash, votes, and muscle: The term power evokes […]

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Listen and Respond with Empathy

In the last post, I emphasized EMPATHY for a successful negotiations. Today, I want to take that further to say that “empathy” is important in almost all forms of human interaction. DDI Global, a leading management training group, identifies five key principles to effective communication with your employees: Maintain or enhance self-esteem Listen and respond […]

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Empathy Leads to Win-Win

“Empathy” is one of the most important abilities a human can possess. It’s a trait that is not equally bestowed on each individual. However, each individual, in general, can train themselves to be more empathetic. In business or personal negotiation, empathy plays a critical role. Most of us have heard that “in a successful negotiation, […]

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A Banana?

Haha. I’ve been called a “banana” by some Asian friends. A banana is an Asian who is yellow on the outside and white on the inside. I really didn’t know how to feel about that. While browsing the web, I found “stuff white people like“. Hum, I really might be a banana. I thought of […]

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Math Crisis in Washington State

At ZeroDash1, educational background in mathematics, statistics and/or economics are highly valued. As a web analytics company, the ability to analyze information and find patterns in human behavior is crucial. Most of the companies that drive the local economy are looking for the same type of a person. Today, the state of washington public education […]

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Foundation for ZeroDash1

When we started discussions about forming a web analytics/SEO consultancy, we naturally brain-stormed about possible service and product offerings. Even more dominate in our conversations, however, were thoughts about the kind of company culture we wanted to build.Sure, we recognized that as more and more marketing spend moved to the interactive medium, the need for […]

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