Tag Archives: Business

Trek quality (3)

I wrote about this before. After Trek replaced practically all metal parts on the bike, it took about 20 DAYS until the rust showed up exactly like before. The promised (?) upgrade to “better” parts did not happen. I spoke … Continue reading

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Doctor’s wisdom

Among my Japanese relatives is a dentist. I do meet him on a more or less regular basis and naturally he knows, that my clinic = my “business” is VERY far from booming. Apparently he told me wife (not me!) … Continue reading

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Digital world

先日アメリカの方から翻訳に関する問い合わせが来た。全く知らない人が初めての頼り次の如く始める: Hi Tom, I have a small bit of text in my Japanese page that needs real translation. それに対して私は全く知らない相手からこのような突然、条件もはっきりしないで商売するのは遠慮すると答えた: “Good evening, thank you for your mail, but I believe this is not really a proper way to “do business”. (assuming … Continue reading

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ISIS — “Islamic State”

Well, I DO NOT understand politics with all its paranoid conspiracies and secrecy. I AM NOT a follower of ANY religion. So I am not entering a discussion pertaining to religion. BUT … as long as I have the right … Continue reading

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Ask China to produce drugs???

I saw THIS article: http://www.asianscientist.com/2014/08/pharma/gilead-allows-india-china-to-produce-geretic-hiv-hbv-drug-2014/?__scoop_post=3f9cb5a0-196a-11e4-b8b1-842b2b775358&__scoop_topic=1035125#__scoop_post=3f9cb5a0-196a-11e4-b8b1-842b2b775358&__scoop_topic=1035125 This big American pharmaceutical Enterprise has ask (or allowed) to help China and India to produce certain drugs. I would NOT do that!!! I am not very well informed about India, but with China … … Continue reading

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Suits — the wonderful logic of business

  Yesteday I attended a “carrer fair” in Tokyo. The website announcement said: “there is no dress code, but we recommend you come in a business suit”. Wonderful. Outside temperatures in Tokyo were well over 30 degrees, humidity surely somewhere … Continue reading

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China – “cheap is best” …

The other day I received a mail from a Chinese company for which I did a few short proofreading jobs in the past. A portion of the mail said: “Do you have time to help me proofreading the job? Our … Continue reading

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