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BUSINESS MATTERS BEYOND THE BOTTOM LINE
Follow your heart and all that crazy stuff
by Francis J. Kong - April 13, 2024 - 12:00am
A mechanic is talking to a heart surgeon.
Things are changing
by Francis J. Kong - April 7, 2024 - 12:00am
It sounds like an overworn cliche whenever you say, “things are changing,” because they are. I heard a foreign speaker say, “even change is changing.”
The battle of two philosophies
by Francis J. Kong - March 31, 2024 - 12:00am
Nicodemus in the New Testament has always fascinated me. As the country celebrates the Holy Week, we should reflect on this.
The grip of worry
by Francis J. Kong - March 24, 2024 - 12:00am
In the corridors of power in Russia, a curious anecdote about Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev and his mother unfolds.
God never gives up
by Francis J. Kong - March 23, 2024 - 12:00am
I have read many of Max Lucado’s books and I still do today.
Wealth, work and wait
by Francis J. Kong - March 17, 2024 - 12:00am
A person complained: “A thief broke into my house last night...he started searching for money, so I got up and searched with him.”
The sower and the seed
by Francis J. Kong - March 16, 2024 - 12:00am
I have compiled a collection of Jim Rohn’s classic works and lessons.
The macho leader
by Francis J. Kong - March 10, 2024 - 12:00am
Dad came home one night and, seeing his little boy playing with his toys after homework was done, engaged him in a father-and-son conversation.
All sizzle and no steak
by Francis J. Kong - March 9, 2024 - 12:00am
I took up business when I was in college
Leadership integrity check
by Francis J. Kong - March 3, 2024 - 12:00am
One day, two golf players had a conversation: “John, why don’t you play golf with Harry anymore?” asked his friend.
What do you do?
by Francis J. Kong - March 2, 2024 - 12:00am
“How are you?”
Even families need coaches
by Francis J. Kong - February 25, 2024 - 12:00am
We were on track to co-write a book – my daughter-boss, Rachel and myself.
Speaking last
by Francis J. Kong - February 24, 2024 - 12:00am
“People are more afraid of public speaking than they are of snakes,” a seasoned communicator said.
Creativity and envy
by Francis J. Kong - February 17, 2024 - 12:00am
Charlie Munger is the quieter and less known partner of Warren Buffet.
Why small businesses fail
by Francis J. Kong - February 11, 2024 - 12:00am
Contributing editor Jeff Hayden writes in Inc. Magazine that most US businesses are small.
The paradoxes of life
by Francis J. Kong - February 10, 2024 - 12:00am
Have you ever heard of the term “The Double Negative Paradox?” One day, a linguistics professor said during a lecture, “In English, a double negative forms a positive.
Repeatable performance
by Francis J. Kong - February 4, 2024 - 12:00am
Sometimes, posts on social media make me cringe as they horrify me with the absurdity of their claims and suggestions. “You should look for another company to work for if your company values only your performance...
An analog story
by Francis J. Kong - February 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Long before ChatGPT came into the picture, this student could perform and answer a prompt from his professor in analog style.
The power of asking questions
by Francis J. Kong - January 28, 2024 - 12:00am
Questions are powerful. Questions and how they are asked to give us an impression that triggers our imagination and forms our judgment.
Looking ahead versus looking behind
by Francis J. Kong - January 21, 2024 - 12:00am
Most of my clients did very well last year and are so bullish they see this year as another good one. A few clients of mine did not hit targets, and as they enter the new year, they are still fighting off the feeling...
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