President Day is coming. I cannot help asking, “Is the American Dream for everyone, or should Jeff Bezos’ American Dream be his competitors’ American Hell?
Many people go to Amazon because of lower prices. But they do not know that Amazon can do so somehow because they steal, rob, threaten and silence their competitors to avoid paying for research and development (R&D). We would never believe Amazon’s online robbery until Amazon attempted to victimize us. Jeff Bezos might never expect that our technology can be so durable.
If Amazon can skip R&D, how can those who devote their life to the R&D stay open and offer jobs? Where will customers get new products without R&D? How can local economy stay ahead? Should Jeff Bezos’ American Dream be his competitors’ American Hell?
We have closed our account on Amazon as we cannot enjoy the lower price & greater convenience at the expense of other businesses nor tolerate violation & threats. If you are willing to pay a bit more for organic food, I urge you to pay a bit more for Organic Products to protect the equality and long-term prosperity of society. I am sure you will be thrilled to know how we discover the facts and reach to the conclusion.
THE ONLINE ROBBERY OF THE CENTURY
Like most people, we liked Amazon. We might never believe the dark side of Amazon until they try to steal and rob our solutions to beat the rising healthcare cost and then threaten and silence us.
The rising healthcare cost has been bankrupting individuals, families, and businesses. One primary cause healthcare cannot handle non-health causes and becomes endless symptom relieves. The right approach is to evaluate both health and non-health parts and target issues with the right tools, which can turn many years of treatments into months, weeks, or even days. The approach is called the 6Q Approach that I invented at the clinics in 2004. The 6Q are IQ, EQ, Learning Q, Adversity Q, Public Influence Q, and health Q. Middlemen, high prices and other system issues are also important but secondary.
Because it is far more meaningful to help people before they go to the hospitals, I have founded The Prince Synergy and TPS Dream & Power to build exceptional leaders and beat rising healthcare costs. Through the 6Q Approach, individuals can be their best and stay healthy, and businesses can optimize their productivity while beating rising healthcare costs.
We have contacted Amazon and Microsoft for potential partnership. Not hearing from them, we stopped sending both newsletters. However, we noticed that both could click on every link in our newsletters. Initially, we asked them to contact us directly but had no response.
In September 2018, we noticed that Amazon was following every web page update of ours through Crazy Egg. We quickly deleted the software, wrote to Jeff Bezos. Not hearing from them, we linked my letter to Jeff Bezos to our newsletter to make sure he or his team could read it.
Re: Can Amazon Stop Day I from Turning into Day 2?
Do you want someone follows each of your web page updates and clicks on every link in your newsletters from which they are excluded? Do you want me to tell your different behavior to our network? Will your customers worry that the same invasion can happen to them someday? Do you want to make some friends with Dept of Justice like Microsoft?
Like you, I care very much about day 1, and I am frugal with custom obsession. Unlike you, I do not have a father who could give me $300,000 but started from the ground. Thus, I know how hard it can be to build your market. Also, even McKinsey cannot copy ours.
To be wise and fair is critical to staying on Day 1. Do you agree?
The letter received Amazon team’s great attention but did not work.
In November 2018, we asked our server to strengthen their mail delivery security. Then a company sent out error pages from different domains to break the referring pages to our website. The error pages disappeared the next day. Google ranks a page based on its referring pages, so the fewer referring pages a web page has, the less visible the page is on Google. We wrote to the company and asked them to stop, but the company disregarded us.
I deleted the twitter to Jeff Bezos first to explore the man behind the error pages. No more error pages coming back. On Nov 14, 2018, I re-twittered Jeff Bezos the same message, and error pages came back quickly. By then, we knew Amazon wanted to not only steal and rob us but also threaten and silence us.
On 11/6/2018, we noticed that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella twittered how Microsoft helped Europe address the cybersecurity, and Jeff Bezos twittered how he started early on the computer. I twittered Satya Nadella back, “First, stop clicking on the links within our newsletter from which you are excluded” and then asked Jeff Bezos, “Does that entitle you to steal and rob your competitors through IT and threaten and destroy their online visibility? I never believe this kind of act is powerful and this kind of growth will last!!” Then error pages arrived quickly.
We immediately requested Amazon to close our account. Then more error pages arrived. It is hard to imagine that Jeff Bezos expects other human being not to resist and protect themselves when they are stolen, robbed and hurt. Eventually, the following twitter has stopped more error pages.
Our referring pages have dropped from 861 to 116 at one time, which means we were very “invisible” on Google then. Fortunately, Google was not our main communication channel, and we have quickly learned the skill to boost our online visibility and explored more unique channels to communicate with the world.
THE ONLINE ROBBERY TEAMWORK
The online robbery is a team work, from online searching, advertising to execution, far more advanced than spies from China, Russia and other countries. European and US and Japan government have taken some action against Amazon. However, their action is too traditional, far from enough.
The two associates who want to get into healthcare with Amazon are well known. One likes to talk about cooperate social responsibility. The other often mentions in his speeches that he piled up money and his former wife piled down money. However, neither has done anything after we have informed them what Amazon has done. Obviously, cooperate social responsibility has a different definition here, and some people’s money need not to be piled up as gracefully as it is piled down.
On Jul 24, 2018, we sent out a press on how to beat rising healthcare cost. To our surprise, there was only one or two press releases on Google while there are pages of our press releases on Yahoo and Bing. In addition, we looked like a store on “Amazon” on Google. I had to contact Google former CEO Eric Schmidt to have our home page listed. Later we learned that Amazon is an investor of Google. Thus, please visit us at www.ThePrinceSynergy.com and www.DreamandPower.com in case you cannot find us on Google someday.
Recently, Jeff Bezos wants to divorce the lady who was 100% behind him when he first started Amazon. Then “What Jeff Bezos’ Divorce Means for Amazon Investors” helped us identify another associate–Blackstone, one of the two largest stockholders of Amazon. The owner has scholarships and schools named after his name. However, he seems not know something called “conflict of interest”
ORGANIC PRODUCTS & EQUALITY
It is fair to compete with better products, better service, lower price, free product, but not with robbery, threat and silencing. Online technology has magnified the evil power of Amazon.
It usually takes tremendous research and development (R&D) or extra blood, sweat, and tears for a business to start, get ahead and stay ahead in its field. How can these companies stay open and provide jobs if others can rob them? We do not use Amazon’s cloud, and our technology is durable. What will happen to those businesses who use Amazon’s cloud or have less durable technology? Without R&D, how can customers get new products, and economy prosper in the US, Europe, Japan and other areas?
Edmund Burke said, “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” If you are willing to pay a bit more for organic food, I urge you to pay a bit more for Organic Products to support the R&DI or extra blood, sweat, and tears behind. In the meantime, I urge businesses focus on not only their R&D but also their customer service and price.
We believe everyone is equal in front of God and have closed our account on Amazon as we cannot enjoy the lower price & greater convenience at the expense of other businesses nor tolerate its constant violation & threats. Can you?
As I said earlier, we also focus on building exceptional leaders and exploring what stops leaders from good to great. One finding of our 3-year study is self-destruction. Most people are familiar with those who sexually harass women and then get kicked out of office. Amazon is another kind– Jeff Bezos is digging own grave for his day 1 by expanding his empire through illegal means, for victims will scream, governments will intervene, and more and more customers will close their accounts on Amazon. Unfortunately, Jeff Bezos and his associates refuse to see the big picture and acknowledge that they need to satisfy not only all shareholders but all stakeholders. We have tried our best.
Today’s giants are good at something but not everything. However, some of them believe that they can be invincible in ANY AREA through ANY MEAN. For those who are working for a business, running a business or plan to do either, it is important to take early action to protect your success in this online and AI era. Here are some tips:
Everyone is needed to build a fair society. Government agencies can do more if they want to. Here are some US agencies. Find out your local agencies and the person in charge and write to them.
the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 2058
We believe that the American Dream is for everyone. It is fair to compete with better products, better service, lower price, free product, but not with robbery, threat and silencing. Technology does not entitle anyone to violate others. A business ought to satisfy all stakeholders not just all shareholders. Today will never be tomorrow. Everyone can make tomorrow better. Join us!
About the Author
Bin Yang is the Managing Director of The Prince Synergy (www.theprincesynergy.com) and TPS Dream & Power (www.DreamandPower.com), a leading consulting firm that focuses on building exceptional leaders, beating skyrocketing healthcare cost, and strengthening society. For more information or to schedule an interview, lecture or appointment, please contact 310-668-1828.
Healthcare costs have been soaring every year so fast that President Barack Obama once said, “By a wide margin, the biggest threat to our nation’s balance sheet is the skyrocketing cost of healthcare. It’s not even close.” In The Cost Conundrum, Dr. Atul Gawande described how some doctors at McAllen, Texas turn a population of twelve thousand dollars income per capital into one of fifteen thousand dollars per enrollee in Medicare, almost twice the national average.
The doctors’ business drive is only one internal cause. Middlemen’s profit sharing is one external cause. The non-health cause that contributes to about 70% of primary clinical visits for stress-related health issues and the limited way how businesses and individuals meet challenges and stay healthy also give those white-coat wolfs legitimate reasons and endless opportunities to suck the blood out of individuals, businesses, and economic systems. In addition, not all doctors have the best knowledge and problem-solving.
We can not only cut down healthcare costs but also improve healthcare quality and productivity at the same time. We can not only cut down today’s healthcare costs but also anticipate development needs in coming challenges, make wise investments and take early action. Our success started at the clinic in 2004 when I first invented the 6Q Approach. Here are 5 main steps.
Meet challenges with the Right Tools
A study at Toronto University Family Medicine found that 70% of their primary visits are stress related. Most stress-related health issues are directly related to the lack of the right tools to meet the challenge, relax and restore self, for example, insomnia, heart attack, diabetes, obesity, and fast aging. McAllen could have heavy drinking sixty percent higher than the national average because many individuals in that area have lower education and fewer opportunities, so they drink to achieve a fast relief. Smoking and food are other common antidepressants. Then obesity and others associated diseases follow, such as heart attack, diabetes, and hypertension.
Some doctors and hospitals do not want their patients to find their missing tool—they want their patients to keep on coming back. Some doctors indulge their patients with heart failure not to sleep and eat right so they can have “a new heart” quicker. Until individuals can find their missing tools, the same issues often keep on coming back and getting worse. Because doctors and hospitals are often paid by visits and procedures, medical treatments can become expensive and endless symptom relieves with legitimate reasons. As people go to the clinic or hospital more, more complications can emerge, which require further treatments. Heart disease is a good example.
-Limited Talent Management Also Contributes to Health Issues
The best way for talent to minimize stress-related health issues is to stay on the right track (avoid unsuitable challenges) and meet challenges with the right tools. However, people often lack the right tools to meet challenges, especially those resulted from non-IQ and non-EQ sources.
Behaviors can reflect the underlying structure in different environments but often change as environments changes. Thus, insignificant weaknesses in that environment will not surface but can impact the next project. We call the weakness Relative Weakness. The 360-degree evaluation can only collect behavior observation AFTER a person gets into the specific environment. “Shoot Burnout, Save His Job!” is a good example. Individuals with high EQ can control what others can observe at the workplace and alter 360-degree evaluation results. A 2016 Deloitte survey found that only 13% of companies believe they are building effective global leaders.
Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan, repeatedly said at top MBAs that individuals ought to take care of themselves and not to expect their company to babysitter them. However, many people cannot manage self efficiently due to poor knowledge and then develop or worsen their health issues, for example, stroke and fast aging.
Some people go to the hospital too late, which makes a small problem big, big problem impossible. One couple called 911 after their son got choked. By the time when an ambulance arrived, the boy already died as the human brain can only tolerate no oxygen for 6-7 minutes. The couple should have removed the foreign object and started CPR (cardiac pulmonary resuscitation) while waiting for the ambulance. In heart attack and stroke, the window time to dissolve the clots is only a few hours. However, many people miss the precious hours and have a feeble recovery.
Self-management can be the most difficult task in the world because of human nature and knowledge base, starting from decision-making to execution, including time management, teamwork, relaxation, restoration, etc. Many individuals miss some tools along the process, which can impede their success and destroy their health.
NOT to Rely on the Hospitals
Not every doctor and hospital has the best knowledge or keeps the best interest of their patients in mind. Some doctors only want to use their specialty to solve ALL problems. For example, a Psychiatrist wants to treat a heart attack by easing a patient’s mind, and a Surgeon likes to use a knife instead of preventive care. Some physicians have limited knowledge and creativity. Many disabilities and deaths result from improper treatments or unnecessary treatments.
In 1997, my mother and I were rear-ended in a tragic auto accident. She was put on a ventilator since she could not breathe on her own. About 5 weeks later, her doctor diagnosed that she would be ventilator-dependent for the rest of her life since she did not improve. My mom refused to live on the ventilator, so I had to be the one to discontinue her lifeline. I decided to exam her myself before I took the final step. To my surprise, I found her diaphragm was intact, which meant that she could breathe by raising and relaxing her diaphragm (abdominal breath). I taught her the new way of breathing. She got off the ventilator in three days. Later she regained her independence through both the Eastern and Western medicine.
I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury in the accident. Almost all experts predicted that I could not recover. In the meantime, we got zero compensation from the courts, including the US Supreme Court. After I cried for a whole night, I decided to recover myself and apply for a medical license. In addition to the Eastern and Western medicine, I studied hard, joined all kinds of events and tried everything I could found. Thank God, I have passed all 3 steps of medical license examinations and received many excellent letters of recommendations at the clinics.
Each person’s 6 quotients are integrated, which is why health issues can have non-health causes, and poor IQ and EQ performance can result from non-IQ and non-EQ sources. By knowing individual 6Q structures, we can anticipate when relative weaknesses will become significant, which strengthen can be irrelevant, so businesses and individuals can make wise investments.
In the meantime, healthcare issues among employees often can reflect the missing tools in leadership and talent management, for example, recruitment, talent tasking, and institutional strategy. By knowing the development needs, businesses and individuals can take early action. For more information, please visit “4 Keys to Optimizing Corporate Leadership Development” and “How to Be an Exceptional CEO?”
Here are some common mistakes.
* Using one tool for All Issues
* Stay out of their maximum comfort(aptitude) zone
* Tripped up by relative weaknesses
* Unable to utilize resources
* Run out of gas (energy)
* Inability to handle setbacks and failures
* Insufficient relaxations and restoration techniques
* Go to the hospital only for stress-related health problems.
Human work, life, and health are integrated. As long as health issues can have non-health causes, health management is NOT equal to hospital management. We cannot rely on hospitals and medicine alone to stay healthy nor use IQ, EQ, and behavior tools only to meet challenges and avoid stress-related health issues. Partial approaches only offer legitimate reasons for greedy doctors and hospitals to suck the blood out of customers and economic systems and destroy the competitiveness of businesses and nations and bankrupting millions of families.
The efficient solution is to link health management with talent management, remove the root causes of endless symptom relieves and empower individuals to participate in personal health management and utilize health resources wisely. Individuals can get well quickly, including the same day, with the minimum re-occurrence like the cases above. Businesses can optimize productivity and minimize absenteeism and healthcare costs. In addition, both can anticipate development needs, including health needs in coming challenges, make wise investments, and take early action. Solving problems around healthcare alone is inefficient. Unlike health insurance companies, businesses do not have the conflict of interests in paying for personal development.
It is time to look at the big picture, think differently and target issues with the right tools. By doing so, we can not only cut down healthcare costs but also improve healthcare quality and productivity at the same time and help more businesses become an employer of choice.
About the Author
Bin Yang is the Managing Director of The Prince Synergy (www.theprincesynergy.com), a leading consulting firm that focuses on empowering leaders and elites to be their best and stay healthy (TPS Dream & Power) and building exceptional leaders to strengthen society (TPS Executive Academy). She is the author of What Stops Leaders from Good to Great. For more information or to schedule an interview, lecture, or appointment, please contact 310-668-1828.
Business owner Mr. T was admitted to the hospital again for heart disease. Although his father had heart disease, many of his siblings were healthy. Mr. T enjoyed his work and family and had a good business. However, he could only sleep 4-5 hours whenever something new coming to him, and insomnia often lasted for days. He usually went to the hospital soon after. His cardiologist told him that he would need open heart surgery or a heart transplant that cost $780,000~1,200,000 if his condition got worse. No action towards his insomnia.
Did the cardiologist miss anything? Most people would say no. However, the answer is wrong.
Good sleep is critical to Mr. T’s recovery. The best solution is not to give him sleeping pills but to identify why he could not handle new events, teach him the skills he missed or choose the right alternatives. This part is beyond traditional healthcare and leadership tools.
The Executive 6Q Assessment found that Mr. T had development needs in daily self-management, from work, relaxation, and sleep hygiene. No leadership, career and other significant issues. After a series of exercises, Mr. T could sleep well. Then his heart disease stopped getting worse, lab test results came back better, and his hospitalization dropped from 4-5 times/year to 1 time in the first year. Then he could remain stable on medication.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women, is often directly stress-related or associated with the lack of the right tools to meet challenges that can be anything. In the above case, the challenge is to sleep well after new event emerges. Without getting to the root causes, treatments will advance quickly and become endless expensive symptom relieves, and create more high-cost claims. This principle applies to 70% of primary clinical visits that are stress-related.
Accidents happen all the time, whether it is an auto accident or workplace accident. Many high-cost health claims, disabilities and deaths result from improper health tools or health tools alone. Individuals need to think independently. Below were personal stories of our Founder after her mother and she were rear-ended in a tragic auto accident in 1997.
Get off Ventilator, Regain Independence
My mother was put on a ventilator in ICU since she could not breathe on her own. About 5 weeks later, her doctor diagnosed that she would be ventilator-dependent for the rest of her life since she did not improve. My mom refused to live on the ventilator, so I had to be the one to discontinue her lifeline. I decided to exam her myself before I took the final step. To my surprise, I found her diaphragm was intact, which meant that she could breathe by raising and relaxing her diaphragm (abdominal breath). I taught her the new way of breathing. She got off the ventilator in three days. Later she regained her independence through both the Eastern and Western medicine.
My mother stayed in the hospital for about 7 weeks, including 5 weeks in ICU. Her medical bills were close to $300,000. How much money was wasted in ICU? Most doctors know abdominal breath that human use in childhood. However, they cannot link the concept with adults nor utilize it to save life and money.
Beat Harvard Univ. in Full Recovery of Traumatic Brain Injury
I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury in the auto accident. Almost all experts predicted that I could not recover, including an expert from Harvard University. In the meantime, we got zero compensation from the courts, including the US Supreme Court. After I cried for a whole night, I decided to apply for a medical license to recover myself.
I tried everything I could found to regain my abilities, two of which were learning and Eastern medicine. Thank God, I have passed all 3 steps of medical license examinations in 2.5 years, found my residency, invented the 6Q approach in 2004, and then founded The Prince Synergy in 2006. The full recovery of Traumatic Brain Injury is still impossible to Harvard University today.
My hospital bill was insignificant. How much would I have lost had I listened to those experts or struggled within Western Medicine alone?
Mr. M, the CEO of a large construction company, was excellent in construction work and devoted to his job. However, he was impatient with his staff’s “silly” questions and wanted the team to follow his development model. He also liked to wear his college outfits wherever he went. As a result, his chairman concerned his manner and image could cost their business opportunities.
The Executive 6Q Assessment found that Mr. M was excellent in schools, from elementary to university. He had a healthy Ego and was sharp in decision-making, learning, customer needs satisfaction, etc. However, he was weak in emotional control and expression, poor Public Relationship awareness, and had limited conflict management skills and leadership styles.
Bring Internal Charm Out
We recommended custom “Be Charming, Win Heart and Minds” to address his issues. Mr. M quickly understood the gap between his self-awareness and others’ perception, his natural skills and professional levels, and developed the skills and styles needed. In less than three months, he won the hearts and minds of his staff back.
Should a CEO be charming? Of course! Our CEO studies have found that no CEO can achieve desirable results if others cannot perceive his or her leadership properly. People skills or physical appearance alone cannot make a charming CEO, not to mention an exceptional CEO. Being charming also means less conflicts and resistances to handle and more hearts and minds to win.
Most CEOs do 1 of 2 things: (1) speak to other CEOs and ex-CEOs and (2) talk to a professional coach. The first can advise Mr. M based on their experiences, and the second mainly encourages Mr. M. to find his own solutions or give him some EQ tools and behavior modification. Neither could solve Mr. M’s problems quickly. For more discussion, please read Identify Your Missing Software, Go from Good to Great Efficiently Chapter 5.
Should a CEO Be Charming, Win Hearts and Minds?