Category Archives: Psychology

Be Courageous to Defend your Business

In 509 BC there was a battle for the Italian city of Rome. The Etruscan army were attacking the city and faced off against the defenders of Rome on the banks of the Tiber river. The story is told that … Continue reading

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What is Speaking into Your Business Life?

In a recent conversation with a colleague, he said “my life is determined by the places I go, the books I read and the people I meet. Each of these are impacting my life.” Jim Rohn said this another way: … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Talk

“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” (Socrates)

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Speak Life in Business

As my wife and I were talking about a difficult situation at hand, she shared her opinion, and in an instant the answer became clear to me. Her words of truth illuminated the reality and clearly distinguished the truth from … Continue reading

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What is Your Wake in the Marketplace?

Observing any boat crossing a body of water, you will notice the impact that it makes upon the water by the wake it leaves behind. Imagine the chaos of hundreds if not thousands of people in the water at the … Continue reading

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Corporations – Do you have USE?

“USE” is an acronym that our family business gave to express the idea “Unique Something Else”. In the entertainment industry they have a similar expression, namely “the X Factor”, and commerce uses another term “USP” which is the acronym for “Unique … Continue reading

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Stand for Values in Business

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce According to Sun Tzu, the renowned Chinese Military General, “(The) Commander [must] stand for the virtues of wisdom, sincerity, benevolence, courage and strictness.” We can glean a lot from the knowledge and experience of … Continue reading

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The Dark Triad in Commerce

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce In an earlier blog, I write on the subject of ‘experiencing the psychopath’ in commerce and how I discovered the concept of the ‘Dark Triad’ after a particularly bad experience with an international bank. … Continue reading

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Changing the Metaphors in Business

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce. A metaphor is defined by the Dictionary as “a figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another, thus making an implicit comparison” – as … Continue reading

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Business Success – A Dealer in Hope

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce At the turn of the 19th Century, Napoleon Bonaparte defined a leader as a ‘dealer in hope’, but in that case, hope was merely a secular belief in good outcomes for business or military … Continue reading

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