Seamus Phan

Speaker, Author, Strategist, Technologist, Artist

Tag: experience

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What my unemployment as a young man taught me to succeed

I failed my junior college and went through national service in the army, and came out to the market after service, to face the worst recession in the 1980s. Unemployment was my daily reflection.

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7 tips for young job seekers

I have been there once, in the 1980s, facing the worst economic recession, with no credentials, no experience, and little skills. What should a newly minted graduate job seeker do to boost possibilities today?

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Are you a maybe, or a has been?

Some individuals or institutions may sing praises about past glories and track records, but it may appear there is more persuasion to potential rather than historical successes.

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Fried rice and great marketing campaigns

The common Yangzhou fried rice is a staple in many Chinese restaurants and small eateries, and yet, within the seemingly simple dish embodies some of the greatest strengths of Chinese wok cooking. What has Yangzhou fried rice got to do with marketing?

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Tenure and youth – there is no shortcut

I am a fan of the Mad Men series. I was watching an episode when lead character Don Draper scolded Peggy over her overzealous pursuit of recognition. It happens everyday in real life too. There is no shortcut to recognition if you lack experience.

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No one is an expert, but experience counts

Recently, a social media practitioner mentioned that no one is really an expert in social media. True, except that gray or white hair does matter in any industry, especially in marketing and branding.

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