How do cancel culture & wokism affect businesses and personalities?

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Evolution of Entrepreneur The Business Class

Dr. Seuss was born in 1904 and died in 1991. He is a children’s book author, poet and cartoonist. His books sold over 600 million copies and have been translated in more than 20 languages.

My wife and I read Dr. Seuss’ books to our kids when they were toddlers, my eldest son would fall asleep as we read to him Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You? And when he finally learned to speak, he would moo with us. This, I guess, is the same for all the other parents out there because Dr. Seuss is a standard when it comes to classic children’s literature. So it surprised me to learn that his estate voluntarily stopped publishing 6 books with sensitive racial contents. Since then, a lot of articles have come out associating the news with cancel culture. I am not making a conclusion that the move to stop publishing is related or driven by cancel culture, and to clarify, Dr. Seuss has not been cancelled. According to the news, they just decided to stop printing. But since cancel culture has been mentioned and gaining limelight in culture and society, I think this would be a good opportunity to talk about what it is. In this podcast, I want to discuss cancel culture, wokism and how they are associated,  and how it affects businesses and personalities. To understand the culture better we must first understand the philosophy behind it and its history. continue to podcast.


Book Insights: Lean Start Up by Eric Ries

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Evolution of Entrepreneur The Business Class

Today I will give my insights on the book Lean Start Up by Eric Ries. I will also give an example on how I applied the principles to successfully start a business.

I came across the book Lean Startup by Eric Ries, back in 2012. After reading it, I knew this would be the book that will help entrepreneurs successfully launch their business ideas. This is also the reason why I have incorporated the lessons I learned from this book to my entrepreneurship classes, and I have also applied the principles that helped us successfully launch my consulting business. Check the book it here: Book

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Are you fit for entrepreneurship?

Are you fit for entrepreneurship?

Are you fit for entrepreneurship? This is the question that begs to be answered in this podcast and if you have been asking this question to yourself, I offer you what Joseph Schumpeter has to say so your question may be answered by the end of this podcast.

This question, which has been asked a million times, is relevant whether you are 15 or 50. At 15, you start thinking what you want to be, and at 50, retirement is beginning to be a consideration.

Along the lines of am I fit for entrepreneurship are 2 other questions: am I made for entrepreneurship? And, will I be successful as an entrepreneur? The former would be hard to answer because it is philosophical in nature. The word made in the question presupposes there is destiny and asking if you are destined to be an entrepreneur can only be answered by you. On the other hand, the latter, asks about the future, which no one can answer. The only way to know is to test it and only time will tell. — Send in a voice message:

Finding one’s niche in life: lessons from Matsushita, founder of Panasonic

Breaking free from middle age philosophy gave us liberty to think, and the consequence is individualism, the principle favoring one’s freedom; Enlightenment gave us this gift. Now, Fast forward to post-modernity. The gift of this period to man is not just freedom to think but also freedom to create himself to his liking, self-definition or self-creation, whatever way you want to call it. Power has been bestowed upon men.  As the US Army recruitment slogan goes, “be all that you can be.” It encourages man to do everything, to test everything, to experience everything. These gifts, however, came with a price. These options: ability to self-create and the idea to be everything we can be, put you and I in confusion, in an existential crisis. Now, we ask: What is my niche? Konosuke Matsushita helps us answer this complex question. I will share an essay he wrote in 1986 that gives a clue how he found his niche and its relationship to his mission. Hopefully, this will give you insights on how you can find your own place in life. — Send in a voice message:

Using Intuition in Management

I have wanted to do a podcast dedicated to my mentor Dr. Ed Morato since the day I learned of his passing, but I have no idea what to write about.  Dr. Ed Morato or Prof. Edmo, as we, his students, call him, was formerly the Dean of Asian Institute of Management, Chairman of Bayan Academy, a social enterprise, as well as the ACE Center for entrepreneurship, the program partner of Ateneo that runs their master in entrepreneurship program where I was a student.  Prof. Edmo is a brilliant man who selflessly devoted his life for the development of social enterprises in the Philippines. He mentored thousands of entrepreneurs and educators that is why many people love him. He wrote more than 50 books, enough for his legacy to live forever.

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Trust your intuition and your Founder’s Vision

Having a vision is vital to a business. It is a way of motivating people and helps in communicating where it wants to be in the future. Most of us are familiar with one type of vision, the corporate vision, the other, not much. Here, I will discuss and attempt to make a clear distinction between the two. Note though that one is not better than the other; both works together. I hope to bring clarity by the end of this podcast.

Vision in the context of business is defined as where the company wants to be in the future or how it sees itself in the future. This is how vision is defined in business books and in schools. Also taught is how a vision statement starts: to be the… continue to podcast — Send in a voice message:

Market Segmentation: the key to business growth 2/2

Hi! welcome to the continuation on the topic of market segmentation. in the last podcast, you heard the definition of market segmentation, benefits, and steps in segmenting business consumers. In today’s continuation you will hear an example on how a small training company segmented their business consumers to find their target, followed by an example for segmenting end users using a known company that made them a leader in the industry.

Now, let’s start from the last topic we discussed. How do you then segment the market? continue to podcast…. — Send in a voice message:


Market Segmentation the key to business growth 1/2

Do you every wonder why Starbucks and Dunkin’ can be beside one another or a few steps apart yet thrive and still grow? Could it be their coffee or donuts?

Thinking that products grow a business is a mistake. Many marketers have unanimously pointed the direction towards market segmentation as the key to business growth. Here is 1/2 episodes.


What I learned from Peter Drucker about innovation

Peter Drucker is an Austrian author, educator and management  consultant. He has been described as the founder of modern management,  and being modern means that he approaches business with science and  reason. Joseph Schumpeter, an economist, who tackled the topics of  entrepreneurship and innovation, a friend of his father, is Drucker’s  major influence on the said topics.

By now, most of us have heard from many management consultants and  business authors that innovation is the key to survival and success of a  company. This idea has been reduced to a philosophy: innovate or die,  which is attributed to Drucker, but this is still a matter of dispute  according to a Harvard article entitled, Innovation on the fly.

Here, I will share lessons on innovation I have learned from reading Peter Drucker…. continue to podcast

Diskarteng Pinoy

Let’s talk about diskarteng pinoy and how it is present in our culture and mindset. What’s diskarte and where did it come from are few of the things that will be discussed here, and also, I proposed 2 kinds of diskarte.