I enjoyed running three batches of my Business Model class last February 2021. I never had so many batches within the same month since my first class in 2010.  I conducted pre-tests and trained business model mentors from the Go Negosyo Movement on the need to expand business models to 11 building blocks from their existing 9. I also trained […]

Internationally renowned furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue is one of the ten winners of the 1st Mansmith Innovation Awards. In this interview, we asked Kenneth (who was described by Time Magazine as “Rattan’s First Virtuoso”), about his creative process and why many companies want his name on the door. Mr. Cobonpue will be speaking at the 1st Mansmith Innovation Summit and Awards […]

Mercato Centrale is one of the ten winners of the 1st Mansmith Innovation Awards. Multi-awarded entrepreneur and host RJ Ledesma and his team, along with their partners, popularized Mercato Centrale as a night market in BGC since 2010.  It has since expanded to different areas and day market with carefully curated food tenants. Mercato Centrale is the first food market to […]

Dr. Angela Yu is the incumbent president of Chinovation for Social Progress, moderator of the Binondo Heritage Group, and a past president of Kaisa Para sa Kaunlaran. In this interview, she shares with us some pointers to understand how Chinese culture impacts how they think, behave, and approach their response to calamities. Before we delve into influences of the Chinese culture and the […]

Union Bank of the Philippines is one of the ten winners of the 1st Mansmith Innovation Awards. In this interview, we asked UnionBank President and CEO Edwin Bautista about the thinking behind the multi-awarded digital transformation of the bank, which was their direction under his leadership even before the Covid-19 pandemic. Mr. Bautista will be speaking at the 1st Mansmith […]

The highly influential book “Competitive Strategy” marks its 41st anniversary this year. This book made Harvard Professor Michael Porter the undisputed thought leader in strategy for many decades. Concepts like the 3 ways to compete (differentiation, low cost, or focus), the 5 forces of industry analysis, and the value chain became classic must-knows for anyone in business. Although some of […]

The level of disruption forced upon businesses in 2020 was unimaginable.  Some were shell-shocked but managed to stretch resources to live another day.  Still, some were more ahead of the curve and were able to gain more in the crisis.  With the start of 2021 giving people a natural re-set and more hope, this is also a good time to […]

Last December 1 for Mansmith and Fielders’ 30th anniversary, I launched my new Business Model Course through Mansmith’s digital platform, Continuum Academy, a deep dive into the Mansmith Business Model Map framework organized into a full 55-video course complete with collaborative lessons and interviews from successful Filipino companies. As part of this anniversary celebration, those who availed of the course were granted complementary […]

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