Seamus Phan

Speaker, Author, Strategist, Technologist, Artist

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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.

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Watch and time

Artisan and factory – both are valid business models

The mass market business model is a compelling model to many. Whether you are selling physical products, or software and services, many seem to gravitate towards the mass market model with the singular hope of becoming the next billionaire. However, not everyone will reach that goal, and there is another equally viable business model. What are some things to remember in a sustainable business?

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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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Tree's deep roots - business longevity

My first 90 days: Bootstrap and knock hard on doors

I was an unhappy employee in the early 1990s, having outgrown quite many jobs that came my way. Mind you, I should be grateful, and I was. I was headhunted several times and landed really great jobs in top companies in financial services and professional services.

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

Why I prefer to be a Rōnin than to work at a big corporation

The Rōnin (浪人, or wanderer) describes a samurai with no lord during the feudal period of Japan which lasted till the 19th century. Some of you may have heard of the tale of the 47 Rōnin, or have visited the shrine museum at Sengaku-ji (泉岳寺). The Rōnin enjoyed no perks or fixed stipends, and had to fend for themselves. It would seem pointless to be a Rōnin, right? Not so fast.

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Soaring above in a hot air balloon

Want soul at your company? Start at the top

I was reading a short post by a fellow academic, who talked about the “soul” of a company. How then, can a company present a soul to the world?

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