BUSINESS MATTERS BEYOND THE BOTTOM LINE
A day of hope
by Francis J. Kong - April 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Over the years I have collected thoughts, quotes and materials from different sources and kept them with me over the years.
From obscurity to observation
by Francis J. Kong - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
A senior citizen was clearing out his attic when he came upon an old painting and a violin.
A different ball game
by Francis J. Kong - April 7, 2019 - 12:00am
A specific piece of history made an indelible mark in my mind and my life.
Avoiding escape hatches
by Francis J. Kong - April 6, 2019 - 12:00am
A very successful businessman went to visit his new son-in-law.
Paradoxes of creative and productive leaders
by Francis J. Kong - March 31, 2019 - 12:00am
What is a paradox?
An unusual commencement speech (Part 2)
by Francis J. Kong - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Today is the continuation of the commencement speech delivered by US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts at his son’s ninth-grade graduation at Cardigan Mountain School offering advice that ran counter...
An unusual commencement speech (Part 1)
by Francis J. Kong - March 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Now that commencement exercises are happening, I thought perhaps this is the best time to talk about this and feature an excellent speech.
Simplify complexities
by Francis J. Kong - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
A CEO has his business going well, but he’s a bit worried.
That awful feeling is good for you
by Francis J. Kong - March 16, 2019 - 12:00am
I got a call. For me, it did not seem urgent and I had just got off from doing heavy training for a client.
The teacher tops them all
by Francis J. Kong - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Here is an old article that was featured on a website many years ago.
Between speed and customer service
by Francis J. Kong - March 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The couple entered the very expensive and swanky dining room. “I’m sorry,” apologized the maitre d, “but there are no tables available at the moment. You will have to wait at least one hour.”...
If by Rudyard Kipling
by Francis J. Kong - March 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Gone are the days when good and great poems were taught, sought after, and appreciated. Could it be that this interest has been taken over instead by TV series binging or downright movie streaming?
What happiness really is
by Francis J. Kong - February 24, 2019 - 12:00am
“The chief end of life is to be happy.”
Apologies
by Francis J. Kong - February 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Have you ever been in a situation where you had to apologize profusely?
How to fail in your career
by Francis J. Kong - February 17, 2019 - 12:00am
A guy goes in for a job interview and sits down with the boss.
Competency capacity and one more thing
by Francis J. Kong - February 16, 2019 - 12:00am
In my humble opinion, I think competency is overrated and enjoys too much hype and positive PR from well-meaning book authors and management consultants.
Negative remarks
by Francis J. Kong - February 10, 2019 - 12:00am
A defendant isn’t happy with how things are going in court, so he gives the judge a hard time.
5 Love Languages: Asian version
by Francis J. Kong - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am
I was invited to give a talk on parenting last week.
Dress code for seniors
by Francis J. Kong - February 2, 2019 - 12:00am
I had one of the biggest laughs of my life when I came across this material that talks about dress code for seniors.
What can make or break you
by Francis J. Kong - January 27, 2019 - 12:00am
I am not sure whether this list of statements actually do come from people in the work place or are mere comedic lines meant to be funny.
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