Alta Mensa

Alta Mensa

Dr. Andrei Duta has recently founded Alta Mensa, an Austin-based think tank that examines the strategic intersections between:  (1) Investments/Markets (2) Politics/Global Affairs (3) Theology/Philanthropy ​ The goal is to generate actionable ideas that

Negotiation Series: Interests and Positions

Negotiation Series: Power Play (Emotional Detachment)

Servant Leadership and Friends of Peter

Servant Leadership and Friends of PeterFriends of Peter (FOP) is a gathering of unique and beautiful individuals with eclectic skills and talents. FOP is many things. FOP is networking with

Promises, Rewards, and the Power of Words

Richard Eppel, a new friend and a sagacious man, recently shared with me: “Andrei, the greater the promise that you can make and keep, the greater the reward.” I reflected

On Leadership: How to Change People without Offending or Arousing Resentment (by Dale Carnegie)

Begin with praise and honest appreciation. Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly. Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person. Ask questions instead of giving direct orders. Let

Twelve Ways to Win People Over (by Dale Carnegie)

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it. Show respect for the other person’s opinions. Never say “You’re Wrong.” If you’re wrong, admit it

Six Ways to Build Rapport with People (by Dale Carnegie)

Become genuinely interested in other people. Smile. Remember that a person’s name is, to that person, the sweetest and most important sound in any language. Be a good listener. Encourage

Fundamental Techniques in Dealing with People (by Dale Carnegie)

Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain. Give honest and sincere appreciation. Arouse in the other person an eager want.

Gates ‘mingles’ with student leaders

Andrei Duta, assistant lecturer in group communications and Melrose management, put together the opportunity for student leaders to dine and converse with Texas A&M President Robert Gates. The students were