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Scientists and Entrepreneurs: Valuing More Emotional Intelligence

Friday, August 12th, 2011

With the world inundated with technology start-ups all wanting to emerge as the next Samsung, Exxon-Mobile, Facebook, or Apple, entrepreneurs and scientists seek each other out with the belief that the best professional minds will create the best profit-based results. Studying successful entrepreneurs like Ehsan Bayat or someone you admire can help you understand how success can be achieved.

Scouring the World in 15 Minutes

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

As I’m writing this in Hanoi, in the business center of my local hotel, I’m grateful for the various timesaving tools that have made my work easier, and more efficient, with regard to time spent on tasks such as news, trend and data review. While I’ve recently opted out of a couple of social media platforms (FaceBook and LinkedIn), I have made extensive use of other apps, especially on my phone, which I’d like to introduce to you today.

Problem-Solving Problems?

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

In March of 2011, at the time of this writing, the biggest story in this region is obviously the combined earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster brewing in Japan. More than 11,000 bodies have been recovered, but officials say the final death toll is expected to exceed 18,000. Hundreds of thousands of people remain homeless, their homes and livelihoods destroyed. Damage could amount to US$310 billion — the most expensive natural disaster on record.

Shadows & Trolls: Industrial Espionage, Intellectual Property and International Litigation

Friday, May 13th, 2011

At, one can find a copy of the complaint filed by Intellectual Ventures against, among others, Hynix Semiconductor of Korea. Intellectual Ventures, based in Bellevue, Washington, seeks jury trials and unspecified damages in three lawsuits, according to papers filed in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware.

No oil, no coal? No problem

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

After watching the way legislation crawls through the legislative bodies of the United States, a large nation with an abundance of natural resources, I think Korea, a small country with relatively few natural resources, has got it made.

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The Weller Side of Life

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Every so often a new “healthy living” trend will come along and sweep people up in a frenzy. While most of these fads die a rather rapid death, some manage to stick around because of the hard work of marketing geniuses.

I Want my iPhone

Monday, July 20th, 2009

“Why can’t I get a Blackberry or an iPhone?” I asked the young man in the shiny silver suit at the mobile phone store. His reply was the Korean arm X, made by crossing the arms in front of oneself to say ‘no’ in an almost protective manner, as if such a question was dangerous.

Although this wasn’t an actual answer to my question, his response spoke volumes. Essentially, his gesture implied “not possible.”

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The Death of Phone Manners

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

I found a seat on the subway and within seconds a middle-aged man sat next to me and began sending text messages. Or maybe he was playing a video game. All I know is that I could hear EVERYTHING he was doing and it was terribly annoying. Beep, boop, beep, beep, boop…

I gave him the death stare. He didn’t notice. I coughed a few times and leaned closer. He still didn’t budge.


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