Taxumo is an award-winning GovTech startup that makes tax compliance easy and painless for small business owners and professionals. It was also the first startup to be part of the Board of Investment’s Investment Priority Plan.  EJ Arboleda is the Co-Founder and CEO of Taxumo and the Enterprise Innovator Awardee for Technology Innovation for the 2nd Mansmith Innovation Awards. In this […]

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(Note: This Q&A was originally featured on March 27, 2015 with update provided on April 29, 2022) Cebuana Lhuillier is in the Guinness World Record as the largest chain of pawnshops in the world with some 3000 outlets, bigger than many banks combined, serving mostly – the ordinary “unbanked” population. Its president and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier was a recipient […]

Ronald Mascariñas is the President and CEO of Bounty Agro Ventures. Aside from launching Chooks-to-Go and Uling Roasters, now the dominant cooked chicken brands in the Philippines with over 2,000 take-out stores, Bounty has launched HeiHei, Chooks! dine-in restaurant, and made their products available through an omnichannel strategy. He and his team innovated on Bounty’s business model from being a poultry […]

Innovation is a buzzword again the last few years as many companies struggle to survive and thrive during the pandemic. We are reacquainted with the term “innovate or die”, but innovation has become an often used and abused word, people normally confuse it with many results that are not actually about innovation. So let me share what innovation is actually […]

(From left to right: Lhullier, Mascariñas, Sazon, Uy) Four prominent Filipinos have been named Master Innovators in the 2nd annual Mansmith Innovation Awards. They are Jean Henri Lhuillier, Ronald Mascariñas, Martha Sazon and Dennis A. Uy. They will join an equally elite roster of game-changing master innovators recognized last year — Edwin Bautista (Union Bank), Kenneth Cobonpue (KennethCobonpue Collection), William […]

Below are eight questions related to innovation, answerable with either “true” or “false.” Go ahead and answer them to test your Innovation IQ. 1. Innovation is the modern term for invention. 2. Innovation refers to the newness of something a company has launched. 3. The higher the R&D budget, the more innovative a company is. 4. The higher the number […]

Money is a legal tender used as payment in a transaction and serves as a medium of exchange, as well as a measure of value. While there are many forms of money, as well as different currencies, it is worthwhile to remember the concept of the product life cycle (PLC): that new products tend to make old products obsolete. One […]

Innovation is a word too used and abused nowadays. Innovation refers to newness that succeeded in the marketplace, and not just in a single workplace, but in reality most companies are just playing catch-up to others and package it as innovation. This especially happens when there are issues that need addressing and companies try to solve them while calling it […]

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

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