Our people and their knowledge are the greatest assets within 4D International. Our organization is comprised of an extraordinary and talented team of individuals that have a passion for excellence and a relentless drive for delivering real-world results. The team at 4D International is committed to creating an experience that is capable of Driving Singularity in everything we set out to accomplish. Each team member represents a rich and diverse background, whose experience and knowledge encompasses the key issues facing our clients around the world.
•Fearless – To win big, you must also be willing to fail big! It is not always about taking the safe road; it is about living, learning, striving to achieve, and ultimately growing from the experiences. The day that you stop truly experiencing life and pushing your own limits, is the day that you just opened up the door to allow the rest of the world to pass by you. It is important to understand the difference between fearless and the adrenalin rush that is created when one is slightly uncomfortable. If you wake up each day and are not, at least a little uncomfortable with the situations in your day, you are not testing your limits enough and in turn, you are not truly living life.
•Innovative – The need to innovate constantly in both business and in life is paramount to success – but the ability to innovate declines with experience, maturity, and above all else success. If you constantly draw lessons from what was successful in the past you are inevitably going to be ill equipped to deal with the challenges that do not mirror past conditions. Innovation itself is random, appearing in unexpected places. Constantly search out those places and then – think it, see it, do it, and above all else live it. Every member of our 4D International team understands that innovation is critical to our collective success, the success of our clients, and the advancement of the greater global community in which we serve. However, with each of our successes, we understand that we are only as good as our last innovative idea.
•Passionate – Not to be confused with being a little mad – passion, energy, creativity, values, character, and enthusiasm come together to make an individual passionate. We have all seen it and can identify it; but to live it and truly be it is the embodiment of an unstoppable force to be reckoned with. This is because the passionate person remains relentless at doing what they do even in the face of setbacks and failures. However, when success comes, they still do not rest because the fire within never ceases to burn. To any opponent, be wiry and walk cautiously when up against an individual or a team that is driven off passion. It is going to be a hard game for you to win.
•Diverse – Diversity to most is the characteristic boxes and stereotypical labels that people and businesses commonly use. With most of the hard, categorical basics of diversity commonly understood and evident in both business and life, it is important to understand that being diverse is so much more. Our people understand diversity also includes categories such as thought, intelligence, experiences, desires, wants, needs, will, and many others. The hard categories in diversity are easy to bring together in an organization, but the softer points are actually much harder to integrate into a company. The organizations that excel at this truly bring diversity to life, which creates a competitive advantage that holds more solutions than one-sided vantage points. Diversity breeds success in every aspect of our organization.
•Charismatic – Charisma does not revolve completely about being a character. Characters are like actors, they are fun to watch for a brief period but eventually they get old quickly. Charismatic people have it in their nature to be captivating, they bring you into their world, but they also are able to transcend a broad and diverse range of situations due to their experiences and their relativity. People are classified as being charismatic if someone can relate to them in some capacity; they are the motivators of our world, they are the painters of dreams, they are good storytellers who are often animated, very seldom do they seem to take themselves too seriously, and they have an ability to laugh at both themselves and the world around them. It is with this laughter that they deploy their most powerful weapon – their smile, which is often infectious. To get a “genuine” smile from someone is to remove a wall of protection; for an instant, an opportunity is created. Life is full of these opportunities if only we recognize them and seize them.
•Visionaries – To most people a visionary is someone with a clear, distinctive, and specific vision of the future, usually connected with advancements in some capacity. They are the “outside the box” thinkers that are creative, resourceful, and to some strange. A little known secret about visionaries is that they are no different from anyone else except for the fact that they see the past and the future in 20/20 vision. The other differentiator is that they do not feel the need to be constrained by the “box” in which they sit. We are all visionaries in our own right. All you need is the opportunity to get outside your “box” and experience life. If you can think it; if you can see it; if you can do it; you can live it. What you ultimately do with your visions separates the winners from the also ran’s in both business and life.
•Ticked-off at status quo
•And yes they are a little "mad"
Within each 4D Member Firm, we have a worldwide network of local experts who provide key insights into the dynamics of each individual market. Our integrated global approach to people and business allows us to share knowledge and “best practices” throughout 4D International in real time; leveraging critical information, technological advancements, market trends, economic conditions, and political environments. All of these attributes along with 4D International’s “Blue Ocean” philosophy towards business and life gives our people a real and measurable competitive advantage when it comes to thinking it, seeing it, doing it, and living it – the "it" in our world is Diving Singularity!