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Poetry and Success : Passion and being different

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Success is like a poem. It is filled with mystery and meaning. Some measures success on the physical wealth they acquire. Some explains success as emotional satisfaction. For some success is freedom, like for me as an example. I consider myself as a successful person because of the freedom I have right now. Whatever the definition is, success is still poetry. You can make your own poem following the rules of the industry. Many people have been successful doing this. They follow the details very carefully. The measure and counts of letters to finish the job. They abide by the flow of the market. Some businessmen also who manages to be successful doing their own way not following the measures and counts but became different and made for themselves a poem of innovation and change. They have not been afraid to be different creating to themselves a magnificent literary piece called success…Be passionate and be different.

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April 9, 2009 at 6:27 am

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Workplace should be fun

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Laughter in the workplace

To create a very dynamic environment, a boss should inject a lot of enthusiasm and open communication to the team making it a work full of fun and excitement. A workplace with a happy environment creates so many positive results and possibilities. Many unique ideas and marketing techniques were discovered on these moments were everyone participates. Open communication, teamwork and familiarity with one another are some factors to make it successful.
Try sharing some jokes and funny stories to your employees or make them share too. It is very difficult to work on an environment without good relationship. Remember first impressions last.
Since we are starting a business we need and it is a must to have a good start.
Team workshops helps build teamwork and communication gaps. I remember when we do workshops new friends and bonds are created.
Scientifically speaking, laughter is really effective because there hospitals in the who uses laughter as a medium to rehabilitate some patients undergoing recovery from trauma and shock and other illnesses.
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Play video that promotes laughter and happiness. Show positive movies, clippings that temporary isolate the environment of the team players to the pressures and stress of the workplace. These will help us renew their spirits and revitalize their mind and body.
Get the special days like birthday anniversary of your people and greet them when time comes. WORK SHOULD BE FUN…

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April 2, 2009 at 12:56 pm

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Make your own LOGO !!

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velvet Ever since I was in college I use the color velvet and the name velvet .It became my official logo on my articles and writings. Fortunately I discovered through reading books and business articles that it’s a good move to have an official logo on a business.You will also need an official color themes. You will notice on many companies now that they have official logo and color .  An example is Mr. Richard Branson and the Virgin brand. See video:

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March 23, 2009 at 11:14 am

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Diligence: Like Ants

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In our business we need to have core values. In my previous job on a multinational semicon company they are enumerating core values like discipline,costumer orientation, risk taking,results orientation,quality in their programs to manage diversity of people.Every one of these values has a role for success.

For me diligence is one of the core values we need to make the business successful.A slack hand will slow down the process.We need a diligent hand to inject persistence in what we are doing.Do not be hastened to be rich just be consistent and focus on your diligent actions.

If we look on the ant’s ways of living you will be amazed. Ants have no guide, overseer or ruler but they provide their needs of meat during summer and gathers their food on harvest.They are magnificent diligent creatures that sets example to every one of us not to stop but move on and be different.

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March 23, 2009 at 6:19 am

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Failure : The secret to success

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The secret to success is how you learn from your mistakes and failures.  We need to overcome ourselves, rejections and criticisms to be able to win a business.Taking a calculated risk  is   needed and if failure comes try to learn from it.  Here’s a video from Honda showing what they have been through but have overcome the odds.

You can fail 100 times as long as you succeed once…

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March 21, 2009 at 12:13 pm

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Blue Ocean Strategy

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Blue Ocean Strategy is a business strategy book that promotes creating new market space or “blue ocean” rather than competing in an existing industry.

The metaphor of red and blue oceans describes the market universe. Red oceans are all the industries in existence today—the known market space. In the red oceans, industry boundaries are defined and accepted, and the competitive rules of the game are known. Here companies try to outperform their rivals to grab a greater share of product or service demand. As the market space gets crowded, prospects for profits and growth are reduced. Products become commodities or niche, and cutthroat competition turns the ocean bloody. Hence, the term red oceans.

Blue oceans, in contrast, denote all the industries not in existence today—the unknown market space, untainted by competition. In blue oceans, demand is created rather than fought over. There is ample opportunity for growth that is both profitable and rapid. In blue oceans, competition is irrelevant because the rules of the game are waiting to be set. Blue ocean is an analogy to describe the wider, deeper potential of market space that is not yet explored.

The corner-stone of Blue Ocean Strategy is ‘Value Innovation’. A blue ocean is created when a company achieves value innovation that creates value simultaneously for both the buyer and the company. The innovation (in product, service, or delivery) must raise and create value for the market, while simultaneously reducing or eliminating features or services that are less valued by the current or future market. The authors criticize Michael Porter‘s idea that successful business are either low-cost providers or niche-players. Instead, they propose finding value that crosses conventional market segmentation and offering value and lower cost.

This idea was originally proposed by Prof. Charles W. L. Hill from Michigan State University in 1988. Prof. Hill claimed that Porter’s model was flawed because differentiation can be a means for firms to achieve low cost. Prof. Hill proposed that a combination of differentiation and low cost may be necessary for firms to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage.

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Blue ocean strategy will help businessmen create uncontested market.Try to think of potential industry with less competition. Make a survey to a community asking them of what they need that are not available within the vicinity.Do not be afraid to innovate and be different.

One of my product is a good example . I wholesale  smoked fish .These are fish that was cooked using smoke coming from burned saw dust.These product became really famous in the Philippines on class “c” family.

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March 19, 2009 at 3:58 pm

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The power of positive attitude

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Against all odds many people became successful because of the attitude they are giving to face a problem. Be positive always even in hard times. We can not make other people understand what we are going through easily. Some things happen for a reason and in many cases to our benefit when it passes. We can use these negative occurrences to be more patient and persistent.

I have been to many downs in my 10 years of work in multinational companies. The experiences I have encountered during those learning times made me decide to venture to business. If I have not been positive in my outlook in life I would not been able to write this article. I learned to analyze details and learned from mistakes and use them to my advantage.

I believe and I am not judging every day of my career by the harvest I am reaping but counting the seeds I have planted. In due time I will harvest the SUCCESS I am longing for…

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March 14, 2009 at 12:18 pm

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