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More women rising to executive posts in PH firms–study

Members of the Women in Construction Foundation Inc. The Philippines still leads Asian countries in reducing inequality between men and women, according to the 2012 Global Gender Gap rankings of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Women are gaining more influence in the corporate boardrooms of the Philippines than in most other places in the world, making the country the third highest employer of senior female executives globally.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Having great mentors and a great team


To the congratulatory messages I received, I replied that I was overwhelmed and humbled by the award and that I have been lucky and blessed to be part of a great company, with great mentors and a great team who make me look good. More importantly, I have a family who has given me so much inspiration and support.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Pope Francis, CEO


Former Argentine Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio has been Pope Francis for less than a year, but he has ignited change in the Catholic Church, a 1.2 billion-member organization torn by bureaucracy, infighting and scandal.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Crisis leadership, not management


When the dust settled and the smoke stopped after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani appeared to all the world that he was a take-charge mayor and a highly skilled crisis manager.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Martha Rogers: Share of customers should be your strategy

Bringing her expertise for the first time in the country, authority on customer-focused relationship management strategies Martha Rogers, Ph.D, was invited by Globe Business – Enterprise Group to be one of its keynote speakers during its fourth Enterprise Innovation Forum.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Who makes the best CEOs? ‘The CFOs!,’ say firms’ finance guys

Jose T. Sio. Photo from http://sminvestments.com

Ever wondered why the last decade has been riddled with tumultuous financial crises unlike in the past? Globalization may have played a role but for some, it may also be because of who’s on the driver’s seat of most companies in the world.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Yolanda’s aftermath–Rebuilding for resiliency


We’re supposedly past doing emergency rescue and relief efforts for Yolanda’s victims. We now face the more difficult task of reconstruction and rehabilitation. But what is more important is that we rebuild for resiliency. That is what “building back better” means.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Shell’s Ed Chua is MAP Management Man of the Year

Edgar Chua

The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) confers today the “MAP Management Man of the Year 2013” award on Mr. EDGAR “Ed” O. CHUA, country chair of the Shell Companies in the Philippines.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Education with rural development in mind


A farmer observed that young people in his village were leaving in favor of the cities. He thought “if this continues, what will happen to the rural areas?” He figured it out that there must be a way to educate these young people to keep them in their villages and work to develop the rural areas. This way, there is no need for them to look for a better future outside their communities.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Tomorrow’s cities need to be unlike–and outside–Manila


The need for more (and better) cities is becoming increasingly evident, as the mass exodus of Filipinos from rural to urban areas continues.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

How useful is trend spotting to marketing planning?

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In last Friday’s column, we tackled the issue of how to manage the highly unpredictable, near-zero visibility future. We cited the Lebanese statistician, Nassim Taleb, who wrote an entire book to address this issue in his 2007 best-selling book “The Black Swan: the Impact of the Highly Improbable.”

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Putting a stop to the culture of kleptocracy


Now we know why our farmers are poor. The report released by the Commission on Audit (COA) on the use of Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), commonly referred to as the pork barrel, for the period 2006-2009 provides ample reasons for the high levels of poverty prevailing among Filipino farmers. They were simply used as “tools” for grand schemes.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »



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