Wira Suryadi Zaini

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Before You Start a Business, Listen to Your Ego

When I meet entrepreneurs I always ask them why they started their companies and they almost always say something like “because I had a great idea the world needed.” But when you peel back the layers you discover far different motives – motives they don’t want to acknowledge because they’re …

7 Power Tools of Persuasion

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just about all entrepreneurs have experienced that warm, tingly feeling when they realize they’ve hatched a brilliant idea that could change an industry, make a meaningful impact and land them a fortune Perhaps the only thing standing …

Entrepreneurs’ Brains are Wired Differently

Windows of entrepreneurial opportunity can open unexpectedly and briefly, typically under conditions of risk and uncertainty. Founder entrepreneurs must therefore be alert, tolerant of ambiguity and able to respond quickly when opportunity knocks. But does this mean that founders´ brains work …

Don’t Get Defensive: Communication Tips for the Vigilant

When we get defensive, we make it that much harder for our conversational counterparts to hear what we’re saying. We also make it harder to really listen to what *they* have to say. Soon, we’re shadow-boxing, defending ourselves against attacks that aren’t real, and wasting energy — and …

10 Essential Selling Skills for 2014

In this infographic from RAIN Group, we share what you need to do to master the 10 essential selling skills and boost your sales success in 2014.

Selling

The future of customer care

Customer centricity is not easy. Marketing tries to spread a brand message, customer service tries to fullfill the promises.<p>This presentation proposes a new approach for contact centers, with a focus on value creation instead of on cost cutting.

Customer Service

Social Loaf - Why performance management is very important

This is just a summary from http://blogs.hbr.org/2012/08/why-less-is-more-in-teams/ . All credits goes to Mark De Ron for his great article.<p>On this Slide you will find why Performance Management is one of the most important thing for growing company. Teamwork is not automatically done, especially …

Management

The Tao of Warren Buffett

Learn more & buy a copy! http://bit.ly/TaoBuffett<p>A collection of pithy and inspiring sayings from America's favorite businessman that reveal his secrets of success.<p>Like the sayings of the ancient Chinese philospher Lao-tzu, Warren Buffett's worldly wisdom is deceptively simple and enormously …

Warren Buffett

Students Win Seed Money To Make Flour From Insects

Mohammed Ashour has a big order to fill: By March 2014, he has to deliver 10 tons of grasshoppers to customers in Mexico.<p>He and four other MBA students at McGill University in Montreal have a plan to farm insects in poor countries and turn them into flour that can be used in everything from bread …

This Brilliant Kid Invented A Sandless Sandbag For The Next Hurricane Sandy

As a Florida native, 11-year-old Peyton Robertson knows the havoc that hurricanes can wreak. He also knows that much of the damage from these hurricanes comes from saltwater flooding. After seeing the extensive flooding that happened during Hurricane Sandy, he came up with a partial solution: a …

Meet The Inspiring 18-Year-Old Who Built A Simple Water Purifier That Could Save Lives

A busy university professor didn’t have time to work closely with his high school student intern. So he sent her off to figure out her own project. What happened next will make you feel good about the future.<p>If you’re worried about the state of the planet, fear not. The next generation has it …

The Wisdom of Salt: 10 Secrets Of Leadership From A Lifetime Fisherman

We now know his name is Bill North after he outed himself on ABC local radio.<p>Sarah Drummond gathered these gems of wisdom about small scale commercial fishing while working as an apprentice to Old Salt.<p>We've translated Salt's tips from gnarly Australian English into 10 lessons. We think there's …

Is It OK to Yell at Your Employees?

Steve Jobs. Jeff Bezos. Martha Stewart. Bill Gates. Larry Ellison. Jack Welch. Successful. Visionary. Competitive. Demanding. And each with a well-deserved reputation for raising their voices. They yelled. Yelling was an integral part of their leadership and management styles.<p>Is that bad? Is that a …

Stop Worrying About Making the Right Decision

Much of my work as a coach involves helping people wrestle with an important decision. Some of these decisions feel particularly big because they involve selecting one option to the exclusion of all others when the cost of being “wrong” can be substantial: <i>If I’m at a crossroads in my career, which</i> …

The Brain—and Soul—of Capitalism

In 1970 the economist and Nobel laureate Milton Friedman called corporate social responsibility “hypocritical window dressing,” saying that businesspeople inclined toward it “reveal a suicidal impulse.” How times have changed. Some executives still take a Friedmanesque view, but most accept social …

Today, Just Be Average

Do you ever “back door brag” about being a perfectionist?<p>Unlike other obsessions and addictions, perfectionism is something a lot of people celebrate, believing it’s an asset. But true perfectionism can actually get in the way of productivity and happiness.<p>I recently interviewed David Burns, author …

You Can’t Be a Wimp—Make the Tough Calls

Photography: Jared Leeds<p>As one of the world’s preeminent advisers to CEOs and boards, Ram Charan has spent the past 35 years on the road, watching hundreds of executives deal with their toughest challenges. He regularly shares the insights from his experiences in speeches and the classroom and is …

When You Feel Powerful You Talk Too Much, and Your Subordinates Perform Poorly

In a computer-based simulation of a Mount Everest expedition, teams whose leaders had been induced to feel powerful (“Think about a time when you had power over someone”) achieved just <b>59%</b> of their goals, in comparison with <b>76%</b> by teams whose leaders hadn’t been induced to feel powerful, according …

Why Is Resilience So Hard?

Resilience has long been touted as an essential capability for bouncing back from leadership setbacks. Earlier this year, Rosabeth Moss Kanter advanced the conversation with an excellent article on the topic.<p>Yet despite the overwhelming consensus and supporting evidence that resilience is vital for …

Emotional Agility

Sixteen thousand—that’s how many words we speak, on average, each day. So imagine how many unspoken ones course through our minds. Most of them are not facts but evaluations and judgments entwined with emotions—some positive and helpful (<i>I’ve worked hard and I can ace this presentation; This issue</i> …