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People who mourn for the loss of a loved one are typically not price-sensitive. They would spend more for a departed loved one than the budget they would have allocated for themselves. This is both good and bad. This is good in the sense that they pay final respects to the deceased. As author Dan Ariely pointed, the motivations that […]

Many companies, especially multinationals, like to talk about innovation. There are even some who include innovation as part of their core values; others even have innovation managers.   Innovation has two elements – novelty in the industry and commercial success. In other words, it’s about creating new value that benefits your intended market. Here are six anomalies that companies may […]

About the same time last year, I was invited by the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) at their annual conference held at Shangri-La at The Fort to share the learning and development innovations instituted by Mansmith and Fielders Inc. I was featured in ‘Learn to Rock’, the session on education and how this has sparked innovation and creativity […]

Innovation has two elements – novelty and commercial success. Novelty without commercial success is an invention. Commercial success without novelty is me-too. One tool in planning a novelty is applying the law of the opposite. The law of the opposite states that in order to be successful, one should go in a direction that is in contrast from most others. […]

North Ridge Foods exports, distributes, and promotes Filipino fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) in North America. Exclusively distributing for companies and brands that include San Miguel Purefoods, Nagaraya, Barrio Fiesta, Unilever, Lemon Square, NutriAsia, Boy Bawang, Saranggani Bay, WOW Mani, SABA Seafood, and Goldilocks, among many others, the company creates an international presence for Filipino brands while giving Filipino and Asian […]

Ron Batisan is the Assistant Vice President of UnionBank who led UnionBank’s launch of The Ark project, the Philippines’ first fully digital bank branch located at the Insular Life Building in Makati with a total of 50 Ark branches planned by end of 2019. The Ark by UnionBank was declared the winner of Best Branch Customer Experience in Asia-Pacific at […]

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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Josiah Go’s Commencement Speech at Chiang Kai Shek College April 27, 2019 Dr. Dory Poa, members of the board of trustees, members of the alumni association, members of the academic community, parents, graduates, ladies and gentlemen, good morning! I am honored to be invited as your speaker for your college graduation. I studied in this school for 7 years, from […]

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Imagine a huge business conference of over 1,000 delegates with 35 speakers where there are presenters, speeches, PowerPoints, audio-visuals, jargons, breakout sessions and lunches! That has been the norm for as long as we can remember. Mansmith and Fielders Inc. wanted to launch their new crusade, the Mansmith Innovation Awards within the 10th Mansmith Market Masters Conference last April 3, 2019 in SMX Aura […]

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I have been teaching marketing and innovation for many years now, and I can say that it has been a source of pride and joy for me to watch those I’ve taught soar in their own fields. This motivates me to further enhance my learning and experience as an industry practitioner and educator. And since I have always been passionate […]

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