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This section is a combination of published newspaper & magazine articles as well as our opinions on current management/business topics. We welcome your feedback!

 
Thai Union Relies on “Culture” to Deliver Its Vision
Last month, Thai Union launched its new global identity in a gala celebration for over 3,000 employees at the BITEC in Bang Na. As part of this launch, Thai Union introduced a new corporate vision: “To be the world’s most trusted seafood leader, .. 2564 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
Goal Alignment to Weather the Political Storm
Wave after wave of political strife in Thailand is forcing companies to reassess how they manage their operations and stay on track. What they are discovering is what successful multinationals have long known: That in turbulent times rigorous goal a .. 81120 read, 0 comment .. [More]
 
 
How Starbucks Creates Habits of Success
For loyal Starbucks patrons, doling out 120 baht for a Café Latte gourmet coffee experience is well worth the money. Part of that experience is the promise of pleasant, attentive customer service. What makes this possible is the ability of Starbuc .. 41633 read, 13 comment .. [More]
 
 
Big Companies Need to Rethink Innovation
While big companies are usually great at straight ahead operations, it seems the bigger they are, the tougher it is to innovate. This is particularly alarming now, when the need to be flexible and to innovate is at a premium. So how do you chur .. 82342 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
Lack of Focus Kills Performance
As organizations grow bigger and more complex, they often sow the seed of their own discontent: Lack of focus. This is because executives spread themselves too thin. Their agenda is too broad and they try to do too much. Instead of accomplishing .. 107757 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
The Urgent Need to Collaborate
Like a car needs oil, global matrix organizations need collaboration to work. With so many different objectives, priorities and functional silos, getting everyone on the same page is a huge challenge. Effective collaboration can do this, and le .. 104284 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
Our New Published Article Section
Welcome to our new website! From time to time, we will share our thoughts with you on the latest management tools and trends. In the past, we wrote about all sorts of management and business topics. This was a bit too general. We'd like to fo .. 98095 read, 124 comment .. [More]
 
 
PUBLISHED ARTICLE: Sharpening Financial Skills to Enhance Management Effectiveness
It seems too much time is spent on people management skills and not enough on teaching executives how to use financial results to manage the business‚ writes Larry Chao.  
This is particularly evident today‚ as companies need to be more .. 232759 read, 3 comment .. [More]
 
 
Is Sony about to become Irrelevant? (May 11th)
I hope not‚ but things do not look good.  Sony just announced it lost $5.7 billion in its last fiscal year ending in March.  This is its fourth consecutive year of massive losses. This is unsustainable.  There are no innovativ .. 65514 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
PUBLISHED ARTICLE: "One Tablet PC per Child Misses Mark
Thailand government?s One Tablet PC per Child policy is a noble effort to help children gain access to information‚ and to keep up with changing information technologies‚ writes Larry Chao.  But will it help them to think?
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PUBLISHED ARTICLE: Gen Y Can Benefit from Network Marketing Career
If you are between the ages of about 20-35 years old‚ then you fall into the category of so-called Generation-Y ("Gen Y").  Yes‚ you are part of that irrepressible young segment of workers‚ who demands so much&sb .. 137380 read, 24 comment .. [More]
 
 
PUBLISHED ARTICLE: Sensational Linsanity Makes a Case for Teamwork
Jeremy Lin has created quite a sensation.  From nowhere‚ this no-name‚ nerdy Harvard-educated basketball player has taken U.S. professional "National Basketball Association" (NBA) by storm‚ and has captured the a .. 16799 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
PUBLISHED ARTICLE: Are Smartphones Becoming Our Bosses?
No doubt smart phones have enriched people's lives.  We can access emails‚ social websites and practical information virtually anywhere‚ anytime.  But Larry Chao wonders:  "are we at a point of diminishing returns .. 38824 read, 0 comment .. [More]
 
 
PUBLISHED ARTICLE: Kim Jong Il & Vaclav Havel: Two Very Different Leaders, writes Larry Chao
Last month‚ the coincidental passing of North Korea's Kim Jong Il and the Czech Republic's Vaclav Havel reminded us of the sharp contrast between two very different types of world leaders: The objectives styles and results they .. 27671 read, 3 comment .. [More]
 
 
The Curse of Facebook
Having a Facebook account is not necessarily a good thing‚ writes Larry Chao
 
Facebook is a phenomenon that enraptures us 24 hours a day.  Whether it is updating what we are doing‚ our pictures or j .. 28464 read, 2 comment .. [More]
 

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