During November 13-15, 2007, I worked with leaders of PetroChina Daqing Oilfield Company. The 8 leaders are studying innovation during a 5-week visit to Silicon Valley.
During the 3 days, we worked on various aspects of innovation. We discussed applications of Direct Outcomes achievement tools. People showed particular interest regarding Achieve Progress and Achieve Style.
Apparently, people took interest in using Achieve Progress to find innovation opportunities and to accomplish innovation.
We discussed benefits and risks of doing work via various Achieve Style behaviors.
I am glad to see such interest in applications of Direct Outcomes and in the tools themselves. Also, I believe I learned about communicating regarding Direct Outcomes.
I would like to thank the following people and organizations for making this possible.
PetroChina and the 8 leaders. 
Dr. Felicia Deng (Chairman and CEO, China American Management Consulting Company) – who helped arrange for the visit. 
Dr. Mark Novak (Associate Vice President / Dean, International and Extended Studies, San Jose State University), Peter Sterlacci (Director, International Outreach & Leadership Programs, San Jose State University) and Elaine Liang – who invited me to speak and supported my participation. 
Marilyn Luong and Michael Yu Zhu – who interpreted.
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