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DAILU'S ORIENTAL FOUNDATIONS AND PHILOSOPHY
Chengdu ‘Dailu’ Business and Management Advisory Services Co Ltd., (hereafter, Dailu), has been founded on principles of ‘Oriental Philosophy’.
Ethics and Morality
Oriental Philosophy has strong underpinnings in moral ethics and posits the importance of the principle of ‘cause and effect’, whereby good deeds informed by the practice of consistently sound ethics and compassion are rewarded with great outcomes.
Furthermore, the Eastern traditions of living a philosophically informed and enlightened life (what in the Western Philosophical traditions compares to the concept of how to live ‘the good life’ or sometimes the ‘examined life’) emphasise and encourage helping one another, being tolerant of one another’s differences, and seeing the good in ones ‘character and aspirations’.
Collaboration and Teamwork
Our philosophy at Dailu, is based on collaboration and teamwork, and the notion that when ‘we work as one, we can achieve extraordinary results’. Indeed each of us possesses unique talents, personal insights and deep experiences; and it is when we combine these attributes , in the interests of a common, noble goal, that we generate synergies with which we can make the ordinary, extraordinary and the impossible possible.
Empowerment and Oneness
Our philosophy is based on empowering each other, but at the same time encouraging togetherness in our endeavours. Indeed, in many cultures the personal ‘I’ and the collective ‘We’, may be thought of as existing separately, but in Oriental philosophy the ‘I’ and the ‘We’ coexist in a sense of ‘Oneness’.
Working together is a fundamental and necessary aspect of all community, but what is essential in maximizing our potential both individually and as a community is true collaboration and mutual empowerment, concurrently seeking both individual and mutual benefits.
Learning and Improvement
Our philosophy is predicated on open-minded learning and continuous striving for self-improvement. The concepts of win-win and win-lose in our personal and commercial dealings, conjures up associations with competitiveness, opposition and combat. There is the idea that one has always to find a winning edge, to identify and exploit weaknesses and hide our own with strategy and tactics of perhaps questionable motives. In a sense the traditional Western notion of negotiation is to seek advantage in winning an outcome which is a division of contested value.
However, the Oriental philosophy dictates a quite different approach, and highlights that achievements and failures, wins and losses have very similar , if not identical meanings, in better understanding one’s self and limitations. These concepts go hand-in-hand and they help us improve our character and further deepen our obligation to help one another.
Importantly, this approach is very much aligned with the most sophisticated and recent theories of negotiation and value creation in the Western traditions and consequently makes the Oriental approach both accessible and mutually beneficial for all dealings in a globally connected world.
A very famous Oriental saying beautifully advises: “As one improves, he should regularly try to improve the wellbeing of others.”
Honesty and Trust
Oriental philosophy is also based on honesty, trust and clear communication, because it is only when we are honest and can communicate with sincerity and clarity that we are able to earn and then build mutual trust and integrity.
Indeed, the ‘Honest Person’ has various subtle meanings across many cultures and philosophies, but within Oriental Philosophy, Dailu’s founders, maintain it is deeply connected to the principle of one listening, and better understanding, another’s attributes, challenges and unique experiences. Consequently, through one’s behaviour and words, one is able to be recognized of true and good character: constantly seeking the goodness and betterment in others as a way to finding the best in oneself.
Creativity and Innovation
Oriental philosophy encourages creativity and innovation. One is obliged to create and develop new ideas, new inventions and new processes that can benefit one another. From a philosophical perspective this aspect of obligation is of the kind that binds and directs: a moral ‘ought’. Living this way thus becomes deeply embedded in the culture of a community.
In concluding one is reminded by yet another famous Oriental saying, “On your own you can run a fast race, but together we can walk a long way.”