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10 Best practices for better business communication

It is Friday evening, everyone is already enjoying the week-end. In the middle of an empty parking lot, B. sits in his car, sending a last email with his blackberry like he did not reach his weekly quota. But, the multiplicity of emails is not a sufficient condition to good communication inside a project. Most … Continue reading

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Xin Fu: The Martial Art of emailing – Breathe in before shooting

Oh no ! These words echo in your head as you let go the arrow and did not aim enough at the target. Now, nothing except the wind can influence its path and you see eventually go into the woods behind your target. What happened ? once again, you released the string too soon and … Continue reading

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Searching with Google – quick reference guide

Google is still the most popular search engine on the web today. The interface is so simplistic most of us use it easily but not … efficiently. I have therefore created this quick reference guide in order to show you the true power of Google when you know how to really search. Print this quick … Continue reading

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Readability on the iPad

I certainly increased my reading on the web by 20 % since I bought the iPad and there is no doubt that it is a nice reading device. However, If the iPad is good to read books and white paper, certain web sites are not yet optimized to display their articles on an iPad. So … Continue reading

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DropMind: A drop of magic in your elixir of creativity

If I had to define a formula for my creative thinking, I would say that it is equal to my capacity of dropping ideas out of my mind multiplied by the capacity of visualizing those ideas afterwards. So, every time I have an idea, I stop everything I do and write it down before I … Continue reading

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How was your meeting today ?

This week, I had once again a lot of meetings. Some  were efficient and others (a lot) were just black holes for my productivity. So I decided to remind you of some grounds rules for an effective meeting hereunder: 1. to meet or not to meet .. Face to face meeting is the best way … Continue reading

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Xin Fu: The Martial Art of emailing – Nothing is needed (nanni mo iranu)

Kyudo is an old Japanese martial art which is still actively practiced around the world. It is called by its practitioners "the way of the bow” Awa, a Kyudo master, said the following: “As for the stance, the positioning of the body, the positioning of the bow, the grip on the bow, the grip on … Continue reading

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Mister Enterprise: Please meet the iPad !

After a long hesitation, 4 weeks ago I decided to buy an iPad mainly to organize my notes for my book and to read all the white papers I have saved for 2 years now. I must say that it is a great device to take notes on the go, read emails, surf the web … Continue reading

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Xin Fu : The Martial Art of emailing: The spider that twists your mind

A young disciple went to his master – Master, I have difficulties meditating lately. – What kind of difficulties do you mean young man ? – Every time I start my meditation, a spider comes from the roof and hangs in front of my face. Then it goes away and comes back again, it disturbs … Continue reading

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Xin Fu : The Martial Art of emailing: The Junkshitiro

Let’s observe for a moment a Tai chi master practicing his art. He focuses his mind solely on the movements of the form which help him reaching a state of mental calm and clarity. His moves are slow or fast but none of them are superfluous in the execution of the series of forms. All … Continue reading

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