Many entrepreneurs turned CEOs do not listen to the opinions of others. It's inaccurate to say that they don't listen, but they don't often agree with what others say. This is because CEOs have their own beliefs. They don't like to be taught by someone else and they don't like to be told what to do. Even if they are told something they agree with, they eventually change it into something they can understand and make their own.
There are two reactions to being told “you're different." One is for people to wonder what they did wrong, many react this way. The other reaction is to take "you're different" as a compliment. Like me, many CEOs take great pride in being different, and "you're different" is a compliment.
How would you feel if someone said to you, "you're different?" If you feel that "you're different" is a compliment, then you may be qualified to be a CEO. Either that or you are a weirdo who doesn't fit into the framework of society.
Just I last 9 months, the price of the gas had gone up more than 25%.
Nice going ... Last time I saw this price was when Bush Jr. was in the office.
I think Bush Jr. was supporting Biden. This is not a good sign.
As of today, 56% of people in Japan are fully vaccinated and there are still many more waiting to be vaccinated. This 56% is higher than the US of 55.7% and the number is not increasing as much as it should be.
It is amazing that Japan start vaccinating people almost 6 months after the US and now surpass the percentage.
I'm sure you're aware of the recent censorship issues with YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and other media outlets. These issues include blocking or deleting users and their content. The most recent example of this is former President Trump who had his account suspended by Facebook and Twitter. I don't think this is acceptable in the U.S., a country that prides itself on freedom of speech. It is common sense that no matter how much you don't want to hear something, people have the right to say it. Of course, the listener has the right not to listen. However, does a company that provides the venue have the right to censor the person or the content?
What I want to talk about this time is not the censorship that takes place on sites like this one. What I want to talk about is the censorship and the non-delivery of email. Needless to say, there is a lot of spam being sent out in the world. That is why companies like us, who provide email systems, try to prevent as many spam emails as possible from reaching users. This is called spam filtering.
In the case of our email hosting service (https://dreamersi.com), spam filters are in place. Emails that are determined to be spam will automatically be moved to the spam quarantine environment. The emails placed in this quarantine location will not be deleted even if they are determined to be spam. Additionally, when emails are recovered from the spam folder, future emails from the sender will not be recognized as spam even if the spam score is high.
As with the web, I don't believe that the service provider has the right to evaluate and delete users, email distributors, or content - no matter what the content is. The right not to be heard is for the listener to decide, not for the service provider to decide.
The censorship of email by "Big Tech" is getting worse. When emails don't get delivered or can't be sent ... that's censorship. If you continue to have problems like this, please let us handle your email service.
ARCO ... One of the least expensive gas.My OutbackIt is a lot of money.
Why is it that something that used to cost less than $2.99 costs over $4.00 now?
Is there such a shortage of the gasoline?
I am not saying that I cannot afford it, but I don't believe in paying more for the inflation.
I drive a Subaru ... So I use less gas than people driving big cars and truck.
This must hurt people who need to drive more for their work.
There are times when "social contribution" is mentioned as a goal of a company's operation. However, it is important to remember that a company is a group of people who are trying to make a profit. A company is making a "social contribution" only in the areas of hiring people, training employees, providing health insurance, and paying taxes. Other than that, there is no obligation or responsibility to make any special social contribution. However, many companies use a portion of the profits from their activities to contribute to society. Some managers may say that this is out of gratitude to society, but in many cases, it is marketing to improve the company's image.
If they wanted to contribute to society, they would not have bothered to announce it in the press. In addition, at least in the U.S., there are many types of social contributions that can be recorded as expenses, and there are times when social contributions are made as an adjustment to a higher income for some reason. Don't be mistaken, social contribution is a part of a company's marketing strategy, not the original purpose of the company.
As I mentioned in the beginning, a company's responsibility to society is entirely fulfilled in the form of taxes. We need to understand that any further contribution is just "public relations" dressed up as "goodwill." Many of my newsletters are read by entrepreneurs and business owners. Therefore, what is written here is not to say that we should not make "social contributions." However, the responsibility and contribution of a company to society is well met just by the company's existence. In my opinion, the first place to think about donations and the like for purposes other than public relations is to consider bonuses to employees and dividends to shareholders.
One of the many things I miss being in Japan is Bento. When I travel from Tokyo to Osaka on the Shinkansen High Speed Rail, I buy one bento like this and enjoy it. This bento costs $8.00 ~ $15.00 and they are so good.
On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being not satisfied and 5 being completely satisfied, how would you rate your website?
If you are completely satisfied, I am very happy for you. But if you are not, what do you think you need to make it work better for you? Can we talk about it? We are here to help you accomplish what you want on your website to do for your business.
Companies utilize many methods of marketing to attract new customers, such as advertising and incentives. These include "switching" campaigns and new registration coupons. However, many companies have no activities once you sign up.
It is easier to keep existing customers than to attract new ones, but the interesting thing is that once you become a customer, no one usually contacts you.
This is like pouring water into a bucket with a hole in it, don't you think? Shouldn't we take care of our existing customers first, before trying to reach new ones?
If you have any questions about what to do, such as brainstorming different ways to keep reaching existing customers, please feel free to contact me at any time.
Employees are not tools, but the law makes them so.
We are told that communication with employees is important, but problems arise when we try to communicate with them. Anything we talk about can be taken as “harassment” because of the position you are in within your company. This makes it difficult for managers to talk about anything other than work communication. How can you communicate with your employees in this type of situation?
It is normal to give up on the idea that it is possible to make friends within a company. So where do company managers look for friends? I'm sure many people would say family, but I think of my company and family separately. That's why I try not to talk about company matters at home. No matter how you look at it, being a manager of a company is a lonely existence.
This newsletter is read by many business owners. Are you able to make friends in your company? I have many employees whom I trust, but I have been told for more than 30 years that I need to keep a certain distance from them.
When this happens, I have no choice but to remain silent. Maybe that's why I don't talk much because I'm always thinking about this. The problem is that nowadays, any topic you choose, including politics, law, taxes, social movement, race, and discrimination (including non-discrimination) is off-limits. So what do you talk about? This came from the "Political Correctness" movement. I guess I better shut up now.
I started Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. in 1987. Since then, I have been working to create a system that allow us to sustaining the growth of the company without outside investment.
I am a business planner, implementor and manager. I would like to know other business owners and how they manage their business. Let us learn something from each other.