The Tao of Business The Power of Balance Yin and Yang Ten3 Business e-Coach: why, what, and how Balanced Approach to Business Systems Outside-In Company Competitive Strategies Sustainable Growth Efficiency Improvement Venture Strategies Enterprise-wide Business Process Management (EBPM) Managing Innovation vs. Managing Operatons Innovation Management Effective Leadership Employee Empowerment Performance Management Winning and Retaining Customers Customer Services Coaching Your Customers Change Management Adaptive Organization Creating Change Partnerships Pearls of Wisdom: East meets West Managing Cross-cultural Differences Harnessing the Power of Diversity Vadim Kotelnikov (personal web site) 1000ventures.com Harnessing the Power of Diversity Customer Partnership Opportunity-driven Business Development Modern Management Working ON Your Business Coaching Energizing People Anticipating Searching for Opportunities Pursuing Opportunities Rapid Experimentation

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The Tao of Business Success

The Law of Nature

The Tao is the law of nature and the basic principle of universe. It is the law of your true self. Even though you can't perceive it, the Tao is always present, always with you and your business. When you stop being controlling things, the Tao steps in. One of the great steps toward real power in life and business is learning when to speak and act and when to remain still and silent.
Being In Accord With Reality
The Tao teaches you the art of living and doing business. It helps you achieve much more with much less effort. This effortless skill comes from being in accord with reality. You can't tell the singer from the song. You can't tell the dancer from the dance. When you are in harmony with the Tao, when you go with its current  of energy, your innate intelligence takes over, and the right action happens by itself. If you think about it, you lose it. The Tao gives you advice that imparts perspective and balance. It applies equally well to the managing of a large corporation or the running of a small business, to the governing of a nation or the leading a small team, to your personal development or to the coaching of others.
Balanced Growth
Yin: looking at your business from the outside-in; understanding customer perceptions and needs of all stakeholders, and working towards satisfying them; managing operations to create today’s value.
Yang: innovating to create tomorrow’s opportunities; creating new market niches and customers by inventing new-to-the-world products, and mastering venture, competitive, and differentiation strategies
Case in Point:  Silicon Valley
In Silicon Valley, companies challenge the status quo and encourage creative out-of-the-box thinking mixed with pragmatic business judgment. They are  responsive to change (Yin), but selective in accepting requests for change (Yang).