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Ziba Design - Be well. Do it well. Then Do It Even Better.

Solve Problems with New Thinking

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Sohrab Vossoughi says that there is a solution to every problem.     More...

Go After Awards

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Sohrab Voussoughi's Ziba Design became the first firm in the world to ever win four Gold Awards in one year in the annual Industrial Design Excellence Awards Competition run by the Industrial Designers Society of America.   More...

Improve Form and Function

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Ziba wins customers because it wants the next new thing to work and to be beautiful. First, we hear from Nancy Pinney, and then Rich Fox (pictured), and then founder, Sohrab Vossoughi.

Post Your Values, Vision and Philosophy

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Put in writing your values, vision, philosophy and methodologies because they aren't real until you write them down. And after you write them down, put them up on the wall so employees and customers can see them.

Hire People Who Challenge You

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Sohrab Vossoughi came to this country from Iran at the age of 14 and 14 years later he opened his own design business. Today,  Ziba Designs is internationally recognized as a leader in design innovation.  In this video Sohrab works with young employees who came from all over the world to join him in this Portland, Oregon-based firm.  More...

Deliver On Time and On Budget

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At Ziba, every project has two managers. One manages the work that has to be done and the other manages the customer relationship.

Strive for A Bit of Perfection

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One of the first products Sohrab Vossoughi invented was this Cleret Squeegee.  The owner did $16 million in one year with the squeegee and it went on to become part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian and the New York Museum of Modern Art.  More...

Depend upon Mentors

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Sohrab has mentors and he works hard to mentor the young talent at his firm.

Turn Great Employees into Owners

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At Ziba Design employees can earn shares in the company.    More...

Be Grateful. Be Happy. Get Inspired.

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We hear people all the time echoing Sohrab's comment, "I didn't start the business because of money. I started because I loved what I was doing." And after 20 years, he still jumps out of bed excited to go to work that morning.

Stop Doing and Start Leading

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Sohrab doesn't draw anymore.  He had to give that up so he could lead the company.