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 […]

Matimco, which is more popularly known for their Matwood, is the market leader in premium treated wood. The company is celebrating its 55th year this 2019 and its President and CEO, Charlie Liu, shares the best practices of a business-to-business organization like theirs in marketing and innovation.   Q1: Wood is perceived as a commodity. Matimco branded Matwood and is […]

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Lynn Baxter rose from the ranks as a medical representative in the UK through local, regional and global positions leading different products and markets in various countries such as China and Belgium. She is currently the President of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in the Philippines. GSK is a research-based, patient-focused global pharmaceutical firm. She shares her insights on the sales innovation process […]

Bea Teh-Tan was appointed Consumer Business Manager for Citi Philippines in March 2013 & has just been appointed as Consumer Business Manager for Citi Indonesia upon regulatory approval. Prior to this role, Tan was Credit Payment Products Head managing the consumer finance portfolio, including credit cards and personal loans of Citi Philippines. Bea was earlier recognized as one of the […]

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Q1: SEAOIL is the largest independent fuel company in the Philippines and is now one of the top 60 corporations in revenues. Can you share with us the major challenges you encountered as a new entrant in the retail business in 1997 and how you overcame them? A: When we started the retail business, we were aware that we will compete with industry giants […]

Q1: What is one word you want your cakes to be known for and why? A: Bespoke…because it’s customized and personalized. Q2: You have been successful in the super premium cakes category. What have you been doing right all these years to create a niche leadership in the cake industry? A: Wow! Doing it right? It’s the first time I […]

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