In a previous article, I delved into the Battle of the Bargains and its far-reaching effects on brands and marketers. This time, I’m back with more insights. It’s time to realize that bargains aren’t always the win-win situation they appear to be. Unscrupulous sellers can damage consumer trust, leading to buyer dissatisfaction and regret. This not only tarnishes the seller’s reputation but […]

(Winners of the 3rd Mansmith Innovation Awards proudly holding their Imao-sculptured trophies, pictured from left to right: RR Chua of Immuni Global, Dr. Aris Alip of CARD MRI, SEC Chairman Emilio Aquino, Jimmy Thai of Primer, Edward Lee of COL Financial, and Auke Idzenga of AIDFI. They are joined by co-founders Josiah Go and Chiqui Escareal-Go, along with UnionBank CEO Edwin Bautista, a master innovator winner from the first batch.) In business, shaking things up often […]

Jimmy Thai is the CEO of the Primer Group of Companies. Embarking on his path with a modest buy-and-sell enterprise in 1985, Primer has since evolved into a powerhouse, boasting a portfolio of 150 premium consumer and travel brands spanning diverse sectors like outdoor, travel, footwear, fashion, action sports, wellness, and urban lifestyle. Included in their repertoire are notable brands […]

Dr. Aris Alip is the visionary behind CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI), the largest micro lender to the underprivileged in the Philippines.  It boasts of a customer base exceeding 9 million and an impressive collection rate of 99.17%. CARD MRI’s low-interest loans, predominantly aimed at women, play a pivotal role in poverty alleviation and the empowerment of women. Dr. Aris […]

Edward Lee is the Founder and Chairman of COL Financial, the pioneering force behind online stock trading in the Philippines. With an unparalleled presence, COL Financial commands the industry with an impressive clientele exceeding half a million and net investments surpassing P100 billion. A master innovator recipient of the 3rd Mansmith Innovation Awards, he graciously imparts his profound insights on […]

Six outstanding organizations have been named as Top Innovators for the 3rd Mansmith Innovation Awards 2023. These exceptional innovators are: These outstanding innovators will join an esteemed group of game-changing individuals and organizations, including Union Bank (Edwin Bautista), KennethCobonpue Collection (Kenneth Cobonpue), Mega Sardines (William Tiu Lim), BeaValdes Design (Beatrice Valdes), Cebuana Lhuillier (Jean Henri Lhuillier), Bounty Agro (Ronald Mascariñas), […]

All Saints’ Day is a time when we pay our respects to those who have passed away. Here are 8 examples from around the world where companies have come up with creative ways to help people remember their loved ones. As we celebrate All Saints’ Day and remember our loved ones, let’s continue to generate new ideas that help us […]

Leni Olmedo, the country manager of Amway Philippines, has been with the company for the past two decades. She provides insights into the strategies and efforts she and her team implemented to successfully lead Amway’s recovery and subsequent growth. Q1: As the leader of Amway Philippines since 2003, you successfully reversed a 7-year sales and distributor decline, achieving six consecutive […]

Before we dive into this exciting guests of our record-breaking book launch, I want to take a moment to reminisce. Some of you may remember a similar blog I wrote when we launched our entrepreneurship book in 2018. Back then, we embarked on a journey to unveil the 4 gates model of entrepreneurship. Today, we are here to celebrate the launch of […]

An unforgettable moment occurred last October 11, 2023, during the launching of our book, ‘Marketing for Beginners: Start Strong. Succeed Fast.” Reaching a Diverse Audience: Right from the start, our aim was to create an innovative marketing book that breaks free from conventions. We wanted to make marketing accessible to all, simplify its complexities, and kindle the desire for success […]

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


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