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Emilio Aquino was at one time the youngest Director of the former Prosecution and Enforcement (PED) and Non-Traditional Securities and Instruments (NTD) Departments of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He returned to SEC as Commissioner in 2016 and was appointed Chairman in 2018, serving a seven-year term. He is the first CPA – Lawyer to chair the SEC. Through […]

I get lots of new ideas by reading, by traveling, by attending events, by observing, by conversing with others, by attending seminars and conferences, among others. I specially like to attend conferences as you get to listen to different perspectives of various speakers and network with like-minded individuals. The last training I attended was the TechLearn Conference in New Orleans […]

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People who mourn for the loss of a loved one are typically not price-sensitive. They would spend more for a departed loved one than the budget they would have allocated for themselves. This is both good and bad. This is good in the sense that they pay final respects to the deceased. As author Dan Ariely pointed, the motivations that […]

Many companies, especially multinationals, like to talk about innovation. There are even some who include innovation as part of their core values; others even have innovation managers.   Innovation has two elements – novelty in the industry and commercial success. In other words, it’s about creating new value that benefits your intended market. Here are six anomalies that companies may […]

About the same time last year, I was invited by the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) at their annual conference held at Shangri-La at The Fort to share the learning and development innovations instituted by Mansmith and Fielders Inc. I was featured in ‘Learn to Rock’, the session on education and how this has sparked innovation and creativity […]

Innovation has two elements – novelty and commercial success. Novelty without commercial success is an invention. Commercial success without novelty is me-too. One tool in planning a novelty is applying the law of the opposite. The law of the opposite states that in order to be successful, one should go in a direction that is in contrast from most others. […]

Trust has been widely discussed by speakers of the World Business Forum, organized by World of Business Ideas (WOBI), in Sydney for the last two years. I am sharing the key points of three authors from their respective sessions. Stephen M.R. Covey, author of “The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything” shared that Trust is about character […]

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The year was 1979. I was a 17-year old working student in college. We just moved residence to Congressional Village in Project 8, Quezon City. My father was proud that finally, at age 50, he was able to buy a house and lot. He delegated the responsibility of hiring a driver to me. I accepted even if I have never […]

From left: Ian Santos, Atty Alvin Alburo, Ronnie Traballo, Josiah Go, Imelda Lim, Milona Barraca and Ramon Barredo. Sensei refers to a “master” or “teacher”. I was the insight moderator of the recently concluded Sensei Marketing Conference, organized by Sensei Business Academy. And here are some lessons shared during the said conference that focused on Maximizing Returns on a Shoestring […]

North Ridge Foods exports, distributes, and promotes Filipino fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) in North America. Exclusively distributing for companies and brands that include San Miguel Purefoods, Nagaraya, Barrio Fiesta, Unilever, Lemon Square, NutriAsia, Boy Bawang, Saranggani Bay, WOW Mani, SABA Seafood, and Goldilocks, among many others, the company creates an international presence for Filipino brands while giving Filipino and Asian […]

Josiah Go features the movers and shakers of the business world and writes about marketing, strategy, innovation, execution and entrepreneurship

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