Preferred pronunciation “zee-yen" in a single syllable, though with a name like that we deserve what we get, such as “zed-yen" and “zai-yen". Meaning?
... and of course the verb is "to zyen" while documents are "zyeniffied".
"You can know where we are or what we are doing, but you can't know where we are and what we are doing!"
(with thanks to Rupert Stubbs and Werner Karl Heisenberg)
Z/Yen has worked across a huge variety of sectors, but you can't be an expert in everything. We would emphasise our expertise in a few sectors including the Financial Services, Technology, Civil Society, and Business sectors, but we're always interested in new frontiers.
Z/Yen helps organisations prosper by making better choices. We challenge preconceptions in order to improve performance through risk reduction, reward enhancement, and increased certainty. We classify our projects into five categories: Strategy & Policy, Applications & Analytics, People & Skills, Intelligence & Research, and Organisation & Management.
Z/Yen has founded several online communities and discussion forums. These communities flourish through online activities via our community websites, blogs and surveys and our seminars, conferences, colloquies, round tables discussions and report launches. Long Finance addresses the question, "when would we know our financial system is working?" and is a significant pro bono publico effort for a small firm. ExtZy is an online community created by Z/Yen that explores prediction markets through web-page popularity. Players can buy shares using our own currency, The Zoint, in the websites that they think will grow in popularity and then trade their dividends in for real prizes. FS Club is a membership group for people interested in finance, technology, and all things in between.
Z/Yen publishes across a variety of journals, magazines and reports, and all of our external content is available for free via the Research and Publications sections of www.zyen.com. This includes articles from the variety of sectors that we work for, reports, previous projects and our recommended reading list. Some regular publications include:
You are able to download and print PDF’s of our publications for personal, educational and informational purposes. You can also register on our Community to publish your own articles and reference links of interesting finance topics.
We do not authorise the use of our content for promotional, sales, or marketing purposes. Please note that we do not supply customised reprints. To request permission to republish an article or exhibit, online or in print, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well, you’re clearly an eagle-eyed reader of Clean Business Cuisine: Now & Z/Yen (and who isn’t?). These are 汉字 - ‘hànzì’, i.e. Chinese characters. 聚圆 “chú yuán" translates directly as “unite circle”. However, these are ‘simplified’ characters. In traditional characters, our phrase would be 聚圆. Sadly, the Japanese 汉字 - kanji – aren’t equivalent in this case. Other translations of the same characters might include “gather round” or “bring people together around money”, in Z/Yen terms “commerce”. When we went down this road, we were close to trying to say “eternal circle”. So, what’s the gist? Z/Yen tries to tackle ‘wicked problems’ where finance and technology meet social issues. We believe that by bringing people together in a community we can help to solve wicked problems, particularly if we’re aware that people, as Adam Smith noted, can create social benefits through semi-selfish behaviours.
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