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Tenacity 改善

Is there any wonder that tenacity begins with TEN? If we practice tenacity, we grab with our ten fingers and don’t let go, not until it’s done. This reminds me of Kaizen (改善), Japanese for “improvement”, or “change for the better” … Continue reading

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Curiosity – killed the cat but made the product professional

I’ve blogged this topic in a previous post, would like to add thoughts. Curiosity, or natural inquisitiveness, sets product professionals apart. Our questions lead to explorations into personas, buyer behaviors, value props, solutions. Coupled with persistence: “I just have to … Continue reading

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Sharing…goals

How do you successfully climb a mountain, or launch a successful business, or develop/deploy a new product? You have to have a clear goal, planning and preparation, leadership, teamwork, innovation, execution, excellence, perseverance, and trust. Roland Smith, CEO Wendy’s/Arby’s Group

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Is there a difference between luck and chaos?

Let’s ask – can we truly pinpoint the ONE cause as generating the ONE possible effect? Is it possible that ANY cause may produce ANY effect? If so, how can we reward the “success” choice if the “failure” choice is … Continue reading

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Can you only connect the dots looking backward?

Steve Jobs –You can only connect the dots looking backward. All rear view mirrors say objects shown are bigger than they appear. Is this why Jobs says what he says?  I feel a need to investigate. I don’t think the Über … Continue reading

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Into the looking glass? Ma (not ) Ya (that)

“Never frown, because you never know when someone is falling in love with your smile.” –unknown, but I like the author’s perspective…          When Caller ID Taught a Lesson         In our company, we work in … Continue reading

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Nothing Matters but the Improvement

FAIL? What do you do if you forget your kata (form/pattern),  your product’s marketing budget gets the axe, sales doesn’t “get” the presentation, and your pitch falls flat? WIN? Is this different from how you deal with obtaining the next belt rank, successfully launching that under-performing product, … Continue reading

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