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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.

20160129_b737_uudd7 - Seamus Phan in a Boeing B737NG procedure trainer

What if you live till 100 and beyond? What would you do?

Have YOU thought about retirement yet? No, I am NOT a financial adviser or anything related. I am NOT selling you anything. This is a philosophical and a pragmatic question.

Sengaku-ji, shrine temple for the 47 Ronin in Tokyo

Don’t chase the fad of serial entrepreneurship – focus!

Bill Gates, of Microsoft fame, is an example of a traditional entrepreneur, who ran one company, with the single-mindedness of perfecting his dream to conclusion. The result was obvious – Microsoft is today still one of the pillars of personal computing.

stethoscope for physicians

3 tasks for business leaders in the age of speed

I was reading an article on Fast Company, on “how to go from idea to prototype in one day“, and it echoed many of my own ideas through 3 decades of work and consulting, that there is no prizes for laggards and procrastination.

Refinement through pressure and fire

5 lessons I learned leading small businesses

I have worked more than 30 years, with slightly less than 30 years spent in professional, business, and executive roles. I have made some mistakes despite many career scores. So after a wise mentor sat me down one afternoon over lunch, my career took a different turn, and eventually, I went into business.

cash and funding

Your business runs on more than just aesthetics

Often, sometimes what we think we need, is just a subjective desire that has no bearing on reality or our real business needs. What then, is the fuel that powers and propels a business for the long haul?

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