Seamus Phan

Speaker, Author, Strategist, Technologist, Artist

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Soaring above in a hot air balloon

Why every startup needs PR, agency or in-house

There has been incessant talk by some myopic practitioners that startups do not need PR (public relations) at all, much less an agency. However, is such a view practical, realistic, or beneficial?

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Flight Simulator training

Swamped with your own chaos? Beat it with discipline

Greg McKeown in his book “The Disciplined Pursuit of Less“, described that there are 2 kinds of people, essentialists, and nonessentialists. Terminologies aside, the notion that some people are distill their thoughts and actions down with focus and discipline, while most others drown in their own chaotic and undisciplined thoughts and actions, is the age-old and persistent reality we face. This is especially true today where many people delusionally believe they can “multitask” in the age of smart devices.

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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.

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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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Japanese temple grounds

Business School? Study history instead

The notion that attending a business school to get ahead is idealism at best. You are probably better off simply studying human history instead.

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