Reasoning – Part One

Reasoning – part one: Two kinds of reasoning, apriori and aposteriori. Two tools, quite different, each suited to a different job. In business, and with rare exception for all other practical purposes, one is better than the other –   First, the other, apriori reasoning:  Apriori reasoning is deductive, pure logic. You figure from what you know to what might […]

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Twenty Twenty Listening

"Look" as Shakespeare said "with thine ears".  Immediately you will learn a lot of new interesting-and-valuable things, and make a bunch of new friends.  Listening is the cure for ignorance and more than half of good human relations. Related by Don Kracke.

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Chinese New Year, What is it?

  For a change, not a business post, but rather a little trivia about the Chinese New Year. When is Chinese New Year this year? The upcoming Chinese New Year falls on February 3, 2011, when we'll be ringing in the year of the Rabbit. What is the Chinese New Year? There's a lot more to it than lion dances […]

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OS Manufacturing – part III

A primary reason why companies seek Asian sourcing: Cost reduction.  In the course of business success, companies seek to reduce cost.  In today’s competitive world, cost reduction is critical and unavoidable.  Reliable Asian sourcing is an important part of a company’s cost-reduction strategy.  Done too aggressively, cost reduction may sacrifice quality, delivery timing and clear communications.  In this scenario, my value addition is a crucial asset to our customers. Look […]

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Trust – what does it mean?

How do you define Trust? How do you determine someone is Trustworthy? How do you earn someone else's Trust?   "Trust me I know this terrain" and "Trust me the check is in the mail." We have heard these somewhere along our way. Is there a single shared definition of the word trust?   So how do we define trust? […]

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Trade Shows – Why?

Trade Shows – Why? PDF Article One of the main reasons companies choose to exhibit, is to find potential clients and prospects. Trade show attendees are the “Raw Material” that is looking for solutions to help make their goals achievable. Trade shows are a valuable source to advertise your business and meet potential clients. The objective of trade shows is […]

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Case for Tradeshow

Tradeshows: The case of participating in them PDF Article It seems history is repeating itself. Back during the 2001-to-2003 economic downturn, trade shows didn’t slow as much as the overall economy, or as much as some other marketing media. Recent news reports indicate that trade shows have shown similar resiliency during this period of economic uncertainty: The 2008 Event View […]

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OS Manufacturig Part-II

Offshore Manufacturing & Sourcing A concise analysis © Part II Hero Enterprises, Inc. View PDF Version To conduct business in the correct manner, manufacturers and importers should seek a relationship with a Full Service Company versed in the appropriate industry and having full control of English and the local language. A Full Service Company is defined by – Its ability […]

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OS Manufacturig Part-I

Offshore Manufacturing & Sourcing A concise analysis © Part I Hero Enterprises, Inc. View PDF Version Offshore Manufacturing Case Study The situation: The problem: The solution: A medium size US Decorative Accessories Company with domestic manufacturing facilities, embarked on a national expansion program which included new product lines. The plan called for a substantial investment in infrastructure, tooling and labor, […]

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