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Don’t Bark Up The Wrong Tree

Truth is, I never even liked cats. They’re slick and independent, which I do admire, but that doesn’t always favor humans, if you ask me. I mean, isn’t a pet supposed to be there for you, join you, defend you, cheer you up and give you all the unconditional love? Isn’t a pet supposed to […]

Collective Failure.

Being an avid Cricket (sport) fan, I have been following the Indian team taking on Australia down under. Unfortunately, India has been mutilated in the last 3 test matches against Australia. And it has been a collective failure of batting, bowling and fielding. What exactly is collective failure? In any organization, we wor

How to Handle 100 Clients in One Day.

The translation business is much more than translating a document or being an interpreter for an important business meeting. Just like in show business, it takes a lot of people to make things happen. Some of those who make the wheel turn or should I say, make the wheel start to turn, are the people […]

Free at Last.

January 17, 2012 1 Comment »

I would like to break away from my normal blog routine this week to pay homage to one of the greatest men that has ever walked the face of the earth. On January 15th, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia a young boy was born. One day this young boy would grow up to change the world. […]

Methods of Prospecting in the Translation Industry

January 16, 2012 1 Comment »

As the world economy has been hit very hard and is still recovering very slowly, it is important to not only look into the future, but to also analyze the current situation: How new clients can be found and retained; in other words, Prospecting. Global recession has become reality and so it has become very […]

Simplified Chinese vs. Traditional Chinese

Since I find myself in this situation quite often, I believe it deserves a brief explanation from my part. When asking a client with a translation request from English to Chinese if the dialect is simplified or traditional, I usually get the same answer: “I’m not sure.” This article is basically a compari

Tools of the TRADE – 3

In this final episode, I would like talk about the most important tool that all companies nowadays utilize, CRM tools. CRM tools are utilized extensively for managing a company’s interactions with prospects & clients. It involves using technology to organize, automate, and synchronize business processes, sales activit