Q&A with Jimmy Siybauco on Evaluating Personalities via Handwriting Analysis

Q&A with Jimmy Siybauco on Evaluating Personalities via Handwriting Analysis

Q&A with Jimmy Siybauco on Evaluating Personalities via Handwriting Analysis

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Q1: What is handwriting analysis? Is it the same as signature analysis? Is there a science into it? A: Handwriting Analysis or graphology is the science of identifying, evaluating and understanding personality and emotion via the strokes and patterns by their handwriting. Its part of psychology and neuro science. Q2: How can you tell a person's personality or prospects by just looking at their handwriting? Has there been any parallel study with personality tests and career tracking? A: Handwriting reveals the person's true personality including emotional outlay, fears, honesty, defenses and over 100 other individual personality traits. There are numerous studies and researches regarding handwriting analysis and the benefits improving self and others. Q3: Aside from the usual interviews and tests, some business executives look at faces of their applicants,…
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10 Reasons Why Market Leaders Have Difficulty Innovating by Josiah Go

10 Reasons Why Market Leaders Have Difficulty Innovating by Josiah Go

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Not long ago, I asked my businessmen-friends why they think companies like Philippine Air Lines (PAL) did not create their own low cost carrier (LCC) before the entry of Cebu Pacific Air. Or even Mercury Drug before the entry of The Generics Pharmacy (now TGP). Or banks before the entry of Bayad Center catering initially to the unbanked customers. Was it the fear of cannibalization? Institutional blindness? Complacency of market leadership? Cebu Pacific Air now has higher domestic market shares than PAL, Asia's first airline. TGP now outnumber Mercury 2:1 in terms of the number of retail outlets and is the thought leader in their segment. Bayad Center has more branches than many Philippine banks combined and is a leading bills payment provider nationwide. Many times a new entrant tapped…
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Project Opportunities Cafe of JCI Manila by Josiah Go

Project Opportunities Cafe of JCI Manila by Josiah Go

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My youngest son Calel Gosingtian had the opportunity to work at a Four Seasons Hotel in Jacksonhole, Wyoming, which is the no. 1 ski resort in North America. Four Seasons Resorts and Residences is the only 5-star, AAA 5-diamond hotel in Jacksonhole. It is a hotel known to choose personality and attitude over experience, and then turning them to into world class service providers. Calel worked there for close to a year in 2013-2014 when he was 21 years old and still had a year left at De La Salle Benilde as part of his on-the-job training required to complete his course in Hotel, Restaurant and International Management. It was tough working as a food runner in a restaurant with high standards but he learned the ropes alternating different roles…
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Q&A with JG Summit SVP Nic Lim on Organizing for Execution

Q&A with JG Summit SVP Nic Lim on Organizing for Execution

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Nic Lim is a seasoned People Manager. He was formerly VP of San Miguel Corporation and Director for HR of Kraft before joining URC and becoming SVP for Corporate Resources of its holding group, JG Summit. Nic was People Manager of the Year in 2007 given by the People Management Association of the Philippines. He shares his insight about how to help people execute business plans. Q1: What is your typical day like as SVP for Corporate Resources? What is the most important part? A: How do you squeeze in an almost 10-hour workday a role that juggles 3 direct functions: Corporate HR, Corporate Outsourcing, Corporate Security and Safety while overseeing functionally the people doing these functions in the different Business Units in the Philippines, ASEAN, China & HK and…
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How we drink and eat by Josiah Go and Chiqui Escareal-Go

How we drink and eat by Josiah Go and Chiqui Escareal-Go

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This is continuation of our annual consumer trends and prediction series for 2016 that started early 2016, where we shared some items from a list of 50 consumer trends. The list includes ten themes (How we LIVE, How we WORK, How we LOOK, How we RELATE to OTHERS, How we DRINK & EAT, How we PLAY, How we BUY OR SHOP, How we MARKET, How we become OBSESSED, How we DIE) and we shared one trend for each theme. For this week, we are expanding on the trends on how we drink and eat. HOW WE EAT AND DRINK In our previous article, we shared one prediction on water refill stations upgrading to non-acidic water, where we saw that people are realizing the need for alkalinity in whatever is into…
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MLM and Inclusive Growth by Josiah Go

MLM and Inclusive Growth by Josiah Go

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Many people aspire to have personal freedom and financial independence or want to be an entrepreneur but do not have huge capital. The route is typically via trading (buy and sell), opening a small neighborhood store or eatery, getting a franchise kiosk, or becoming a multi-level marketing (MLM) distributor. MLM, also known as network marketing, is a modern direct sales compensation plan where distributors are paid on their personal sales and sales of their recruits, thereby improving their income source from the effort of others as well, liberalizing what used to be available only to employed sales managers and sales supervisors. MLM is not the same as pyramiding, an illegal business method, where compensation is derived from either simple recruitment (without sales) or complex recruitment (balancing a pair of recruits,…
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Q&A with Willis Towers Watson Philippine Head James Matti on Understanding Motivation and Rewards

Q&A with Willis Towers Watson Philippine Head James Matti on Understanding Motivation and Rewards

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Willis Towers Watson is the leading human capital and benefits consultancy firm in the Philippines. Mr. James Matti, the Head of the Philippine Consulting Office, who is also President of Towers Watson Insurance Brokers Philippines, Inc., shares updates on motivating people and understanding rewards. Q1: How has the role of money in motivating employees changed over the years? Based on Willis Towers Watson’s most recent Global Workforce Study (i.e. 2012 and 2014) which provides a snapshot of the attitudes and concerns of over 32,000 employees around the world, Base Pay is consistently cited by employees as the topmost factor for joining or leaving an organization. This is followed by job security and career advancement opportunities. In the Philippines, employees tend to always focus on one’s monthly basic salary (MBS). When…
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How We Relate to Others by Josiah Go & Chiqui Escareal-Go

How We Relate to Others by Josiah Go & Chiqui Escareal-Go

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HOW WE RELATE TO OTHERS In our first trends article of 2016, we shared our first prediction on how we relate to others - Renewed Patriotism, where the mainstream and social media have played roles in awakening the Filipinos’ sense of history via the hashtag #ItsmorefuninthePhilippines and the movies Bonifacio and Heneral Luna. Below is the complete list of how we relate to others. Social acceptance of 3S’s (Single parenthood, Separation & Sexual orientation). · We are an accepting and understanding nation. Our culture is one that accepts differences in lifestyle and preferences. Perhaps, and despite being a predominantly Catholic nation, we tend to be more supportive of others and we do not (usually) discriminate against single parents, separated parents, and lesbian/gay people. The Cinderella Phenomenon · The Aldub segment…
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Q&A with Goldilocks President Richard Yee on Strategy (Part 2)

Q&A with Goldilocks President Richard Yee on Strategy (Part 2)

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Q5: Many market leaders are not brand leaders. They are bought but their emotional connection with the consumers are not strong. How does Goldilocks connect to the newer millennial consumers? A: This is a very significant point for us, because at 50 years old, Goldilocks is a Gen X company that needs to understand and engage Millennial consumers. Of course, these Millennials have an entirely different way of thinking. They have been shaped by the convergence of the mobile, social, cloud, and big data megatrends, and are using this technology to shift the balance of power towards themselves and away from sellers. Combined with a well-defined expectation concerning every step of their customer journey, they now have unprecedented price and choice control. The starting point of any connection, of course,…
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Q&A with Goldilocks President Richard Yee on Strategy (Part 1)

Q&A with Goldilocks President Richard Yee on Strategy (Part 1)

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Goldilocks is celebrating its 50th anniversary this 2016. Founded by sisters, Milagros Leelin Yee and Clarita Leelin Go, and their sister-in-law Doris Wilson Leelin, they were baking delicacies in their Makati City apartment to serve doctors, nurses and, eventually, hospital patients. The business grew and led to the opening of the first Goldilocks store, on a humble 70 square meter space at the ground floor of a three-story building along Pasong Tamo Street in Makati. Today, Goldilocks has close to 500 stores with over a dozen more stores in North America while 40% of local stores are franchisee-owned. Goldilocks president Richard Yee, a spokesman second-generation owner, shares his insight about Goldilocks' past, present, and future. Q1: You have taken charge of different functional areas of Goldilocks (operations, finance, marketing, etc.).…
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