What was the strangest response you’ve ever got to a follow up e-mail? I bet you can’t beat the originality of this prospective client who just wanted to say “Not Now”:
Many are familiar with the iconic phrase from the Batman movies when asked by a bewildered witness as to his identity, the famous superhero responds with a testosterone-laden reply “I’m Batman”!
When was the last major decision you made? Do you pray for a mulligan? Many over the years have asked me if it was wise to get involved in offering translation-localization services, a very competitive service business that is viewed by many as an archaic commodity industry. Last month, GlobalVision completed 15 years in business and I have given them the same answer year after year without missing a heartbeat. Here is why…
Winning the world is best done the old-fashioned way: Divide and conquer! All companies, no matter how large or small, have constraints that they need to operate within.
In the early 90s, while on a trip in Silicon Valley, my car rental sported a new GPS navigation prototype that the rental company was testing. It offered accurate and useful maps while in the San Jose area. But as I drove to visit a relative in Salinas, the GPS navigation display run out of data and displayed nothing but a blank screen with the car icon in the middle and a compass on top, rendering it almost useless and sending me adrift.