Happy New Year. I am honored to have Q&As with leaders of different industries. They made time and unselfishly gave their insights in order for others to benefit from the learnings they shared. Thanks to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the Philippines no. 1 broadsheet, for cross posting. My top 10 Q&A (according to the number of readers) in 2020 are:  […]

I encountered this Korean series in Netflix after I was done with Start-Up, another Korean series. I got curious since the actor who played the character of Mr. Han who was a mentor in Start-Up, also played a major role in Strongest Deliveryman.  One of the new things I discovered is that food deliveries in South Korea involve using the […]

The restaurant industry was one of the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide. In the Fast Company Innovation Festival held online last Oct 2020, participants learned that four out of ten restaurants have remained shut eight months into the pandemic. Many mom and pop independent restaurants are struggling, with Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) appearing to take more shares, with […]

I have been fondly watching the Korean drama “Start-Up” on Netflix with my wife because the values espoused in the show are consistent with what the Mansmith and Fielders Team have been both practicing and mentoring to others. I think the show is one that definitely encourages entrepreneurship. Here are 15 quick lessons from the show I would like to […]

Alfamart is a joint venture between the SM Group and Indonesia’s Alfamart, a company with over 16,000 stores in Indonesia. Alfamart in the Philippines recently reached a milestone of over 1,000 stores in the country last November 2020, while the COVID-19 pandemic was ongoing. Its Chief Operating Officer, Harvey Ong, shares the company’s business model and why strategy is about […]

Go Negosyo was founded in 2005 by the Presidential Adviser For Entrepreneurship, Joey Concepcion, who is also the President and CEO of publicly-listed food company RFM Corporation. It is currently in its 15th year.  A business model is the way an organization plans to create, deliver and capture value for its intended customers or constituents. For Go Negosyo, the following […]

In one of my previous blog entries Mindset and Mastery: Why Most Negosyos Fail, I discussed how many business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs struggle with identifying the real reasons they continue to face challenges when running their business. All too often, they focus on addressing the symptoms of their problems and not the true root cause of their issues. But if we […]

Innovation is the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or a different service.” – – Peter Drucker —————————————————— Over half of businesses are doomed to fail. Just Google various statistics, or approach government agencies and you can get an idea of how difficult it is to succeed.  But […]

The recently concluded 11th Mansmith Market Masters Conference was a rare learning event of a lifetime, as it featured 17 CEOs of major corporations from different industries sharing their thoughts about what they have done during COVID-19, as well as what they intend to do after.  Edwin Bautista, President and CEO of UnionBank, shares “Marketing can no longer be divorced […]

In 2007, Mansmith and Fielders Inc. started the Marketing Rescue advocacy as a tie up public service project with Entrepreneurs Magazine. The Marketing Rescue event was arranged with the magazine’s then publisher, Neil Palabrica. It was organized as a free live event, with me answering questions sent in by their readers ahead of time. It went on like that for a few […]

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


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