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Young man on a mission

September 18, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco The Philippine Star | September 18, 2017 There is a Pinoy Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Like them he dropped out of school while he was still an undergrad not at Harvard, but at Yale. Like them, he was a young man on a mission and college education was […]

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Dismantling the Post-EDSA order

September 11, 2017

INTROSPECTIVE by Calixto V. Chikiamco Business World | September 11, 2017   A friend recently asked me, “What’s Duterte doing? Why is he going against the Prietos and Inquirer and the Lopezes and ABS-CBN?” He was referring to the government ejectment of the Prietos from the Mile Long property and the subsequent sale of the Philippine Daily Inquirer to […]

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Subway

September 11, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco The Philippine Star | September 11, 2017   At last, a subway for us… the commuter line, not the sandwich. NEDA has finally approved the first phase of the subway project for Metro Manila. Compared with the Roxas-Abaya era at the transport department, at least Art Tugade is able […]

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Technology, the dragon slayer

August 14, 2017

INTROSPECTIVE by Calixto V. Chikiamco Business World | August 14, 2017 Companies that don’t have a digital strategy are toast. Perhaps I should amend that: companies that don’t embrace technological change face extinction. Radical statement, you might say? Recently, Ford, Inc., the motoring giant, ousted its CEO, Mark Fields, even though he had presided over […]

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Continuity plus plus

August 5, 2017

SOCIAL CLIMATE by Mahar Mangahas Philippine Daily Inquirer | August 5, 2017   Continuity plus plus” is how Governor Nestor A. Espenilla Jr. described his intentions for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in his speech “Building on built foundations: continuity and change” before the Foundation for Economic Freedom last week. To me, the plus […]

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The good president

June 19, 2017

TRADE TRIPPER by Jemy Gatdula BusinessWorld Online (June 16, 2017) “The contest is not between us and them, but between good and evil, and if those who would fight evil adopt the ways of evil, evil wins.” — Thomas Jefferson My current pet joke comes from Peter Sellers, recalling a musician friend of his being pestered […]

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Has change come?

June 19, 2017

INTROSPECTIVE by Calixto V. Chikiamco Business World Online (June 19, 2017)   It will be one year since Rodrigo Roa Duterte became president on the back of a campaign promise that “change is coming.” To assess what has been done for the Filipino people since he took office, it’s but right that the Filipino people […]

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Where’s the Human Resource Strategy?

May 23, 2017

INTROSPECTIVE by Calixto Chikiamco Business World | May 22, 2017 One thing I’ve learned as an entrepreneur is that running an organization is 90% human resources. By that I mean people decisions and people management are keys to success. Although there are plenty of business books hyping the importance of strategy, it’s not the key to […]

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2016 wasn’t a bad year; it just revealed the bad about Liberals

January 12, 2017

TRADE TRIPPER by Jemy Gatdula (Business World Online) January 6, 2017   The year that went was not a bad year. Some people just whine it so. What really happened was that the media, traditional or social, got a drubbing in 2016. Or to be more precise — their politics did. Which hardly makes for […]

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President Duterte’s lament and the road to self-sustaining economic growth

January 12, 2017

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat  (The Philippine Star) January 11, 2017   Speaking before his own Presidential Security Group recently, President Duterte lamented that Philippine development has been behind that of our neighbors. “Every time I (visit) other countries like Indonesia and Singapore,” he said, “and you can see […]

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