Thursday, May 18, 2006

I am starting my own trading blog's website:

I will gradually migrate this blog to there. Please update your favorite.

Thank you for your support.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Noy many are endowed with the talents to become a Henry Ford or a John Johnson or a Mary Kay Ash. Still, we can strive, and there is little doubt that we will be more successful for the effort than we would have been otherwise. That was the essence of B.C. Forbes's message eighty years ago and of ours today.

I can think of no better way to conclude this foreword than by quoting from him: "How can I attain success? That is what every rational human being wants to know."

Forbes - Greatest Business Stories of All Time

Monday, March 06, 2006

Sam Morgan: there is no such a thing called a original idea. It is all about executing an idea...

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Steve Ballmer: be Big, be Bold, be Ambitious.

Steve Ballmer: be Big, be Bold, be Ambitious.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Internet Polluting - The act of publishing something on the Net without fully understanding the topics, or simply copy and paste information without other people moderating.

Wiki is a good non-polluting model.

Management by stick
Management bt carrot

Monday, February 27, 2006

If your letter starts Dear Sir/Madam, you should end Yours faithfully.
If your letter starts Dear Mrs Green, you should end Yours sincerely.

Evaluating the applicant:
- What will others see and hear?
- Are they smart at talking?
- Are they ambitious?
- Will they stay on?
- Do they seem over-qualified?
- Do they keep trying?
- Do they have initiative?
- Do they fit in with others?

(from THE JOB INTERVIEW, by Clare Sutton)

Normal behaviour patterns can be divided into four categories: aggressive, passive, manipulative and assertive. These can be demonstrated through body language, through the way we accept praise or criticism, etc. Examples of these categories are given below...

Aggressive: people who are aggressive are often competitive; their goal is to win (which means that somebody else has to lose). This may be achieved by putting others down or by overriding their feelings. Aggressive people attack as an immediate form of response; they often over-react and in doing so hurt or humiliate the individuals they are dealing with. Others learn not to express their feelings directly to those who are aggressive for fear of provoking attack; they resent these people who force them to be less open and who often dominate them.

Passive: these people are the doormats. They find it difficult to make decisions and tend to opt out, forcing others to decide for them. Their passivity is often resented by others who feel that however much they try to help it is not enough; so would-be helpers lose patience. The outlook of passive people is negative and they frustrate others by theor lack of willpower and their air of resignation. They continually put themselves down and avoid any kind of confrontation.

Manipulative: these people are indirectly aggressive. As with the other categories above, individuals demonstrating this kind of behaviour have low self-esteem. They avoid exposure by manipulating and attempting to control the others around them indirectly, rather than being honest. They deceive themselves and achieve most of their needs by making others feel guilty. People often feel an undercurrent of disapproval towards them despite apparently friendly behaviour on the surface. Manipulative people deny their feelings, leaving others feeling puzzled and guilty without quite knowing why.

Assertive: individuals who can deal assertively whith others are not afriad to be honest and direct, even if they think that their response is not going to be popular. However, note that directness does not mean rudeness or an absense of tact. Assertive people accept their own good and bad characteristics and do not feel the need to put others down, or to win. They will acknowledge their own needs and opinions directly and openly, risking rejection or refusal. Their self-esteem does not depend on the approval of others, but they can respond sincerely to them.

(from INTERVIEWS, HOW TO SUCCEED by Judy Skeats)

Sunday, February 26, 2006

The old adage is true, preparation will give you confidence.