Tag Archives: business

The Emerging Mega-Global Trends To Rule Business World

When people travel, they obviously tend to focus on the differences between places. The scooter traffic in Saigon seems like a world apart from the freeway car jams in Los Angeles. The preserved architecture in Paris is the antithesis of the ultra-modern structures at the Bun in Shanghai. Food usually varies a great deal between […]

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Empower Decision Making As Close To The Customer As Possbile

The popular belief is that command and control principles are no longer necessary in a corporate environment. Yet, there are many corporate headquarters that still incorporate the principles of command and control management. These obsolete approaches are well-trenched in our corporate environment. One reason is that many of today’s executives were trained from the previous decades […]

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Making Excuses for Your Management Team?

Management teams say a lot about any company. Effective leaders surround themselves with great people. Such leaders understand their weaknesses and know how to augment those inadequacies by hiring accordingly. Real leaders are not afraid to hire people who will challenge them intellectually. An effective CEO also knows when someone on his/her management team will […]

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Three Core Components to a Great Work Environment

There are three core components to creating an attractive and compelling work environment. The first and most critical component is business success and stability. Many see being “too” focused on financial numbers as somehow not complementary with creating a great work environment. It is only through financial stability that a company can protect its work […]

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Globalizing Business Perspective

Bi-lingual people usually learn a third or fourth language easier than an adult just learning a second language. Being raised in a bi-lingual family, I know this to be true. The fact that my “words” interpreting reality can be formed from two different language perspectives is a huge advantage in learning yet another language. One […]

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Understanding the Stair Step Pattern Of Company Growth

Company building is a unique experience. An entrepreneur can experience a huge gyrations of emotions in any given day: ‘Wow, we’re going to do this!’  ‘Oh, we’re going to crash and burn’.  ‘My employees hate me’.  ‘My customers love me’… With experience, however, you come to expect these twists and turns. In fact, you kind […]

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Life A Continuous String of Events of People Impacting People

Looking back on one’s life, you quickly realize that it was other people who brought you to your current place in life. The way of the world is meeting people through other people. You impact people’s lives and people impact yours — sometimes even in ways you don’t realize. Here’s one personal string of events […]

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Focusing Too Much on Managing Up Can Bring You Down

Some people are viewed as being better at managing “up” than managing “down”? To me, this is a contradiction. On a short-term basis, executives may be impressed with a manager “managing” up to them and their priorities. Ultimately, however, all executives are looking for outstanding output from their staffs. By focusing too much on managing […]

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Simple Risk-Aversion Test to See if You can Make it as an Entrepreneur

Often I meet people who tell me about their dreams to start their own business. They don’t want to work for the man all their lives. They ask me what it takes to start your own business. It’s a difficult question to answer because there are so many elements to being an entrepreneur. First, you […]

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Developing Appropriate Work Culture — In Vietnam

I just spent a week at our Ho Chi Minh office, aligning our company’s vision with the research team there. It was fun and rewarding. First of all, young people all around the world understand the potential marketing power hidden inside the walls of social media sites. Social media is intuitive to all people exposed […]

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