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Seamus Phan, futurist, influencer and thinker, writes about business, leadership, marketing, branding, technology, health, and more.

Leadership of my grandma and grandpa

Leadership in the frontlines of war – My grandma

Leadership as a philosophy and practice, is not unknown to me. I have learned about it first-hand, from the coat tails of two giants who braved real wars and real struggles in my life since I was a child – my grandparents.

Tree's deep roots - business longevity

3 Tips to Build a Brand in 2020

Recently, a renowned scientist commended on LinkedIn on issues of employee retention, and that she used the word “Zoom” exclusively for videoconferencing in her post.

Crisis Communication in Brief – 2020

Crisis management and communication used to affect only certain industries such as petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals. But increasingly, with cybersecurity breaches and disease outbreaks, every organization needs to understand, communicate and manage crises well, just as pilots use CRM (crew resource management) to prevent and mitigate crises.

Keys on ring

Leadership – empathy is a super power

Empathy is the key to great leadership. Nobody likes dictators or autocrats at the workplace or elsewhere. Can you imagine working for one who only expects you to say “yes”? Can you imagine working for one who won’t listen to you? Here is a personal account of a good empathetic manager I have worked with in several jobs. It is in Chinese (traditional scipt).

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The story of a recycled mobile number (Chinese)

This is a short personal account about a contractor who helped us for many years, renovating our offices. We knew him since the early days when we moved to an office downtown. The story is in Chinese (Traditional script).

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4 Critical Tips for Marketers in 2020 facing a deep decline of the “influencer” industry

Before the COVID-19 saga started, even in the early part of 2020, the so-called “influencer” arena is abuzz with luxury, travel, enjoyment, and lifestyle. Then the global lockdown and shutdown began, and the whole notion of “influencers” changed.

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