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Kimi Takura quit his fast-paced job as a deliveryman when he was 22 after he was hospitalized for a month with exhaustion. Out of work, he sold his much-loved Jaguar car, bought a secondhand bus and started a one-man business driving Taiwanese tourists around Japan. He worked every day he...
This could be the year you decide to stop working for someone else and start your own business. While your individual skills and interests are key to determining what type of venture to pursue, the last thing you want to do is start a business in an industry with...

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“My secret to healthy, youthful skin?   Organique Acai Premium Blend.   Because healthy is beautiful.” - Tweetie  De Leon-Gonzales Supermodel, actress, tv personality and mom Tweetie de Leon-Gonzales stays fit and sexy with a healthy lifestyle and a super drink she takes everyday.  The super drink  she alludes to is also...
The founder and chief executive of India’s largest digital-payments company has barely slept and is nursing a head cold. Having just arrived at Paytm’s office, Vijay Shekhar Sharma discovers the coffee machine is broken. No time to send out for java. He settles for tea and plunges into a vortex of meetings—parsing a...
Real-estate service professionals, brokers, appraisers, consultants, salesmen and businessmen looking to expand to Asia Pacific markets will find up-to-date developments in the world’s fastest-growing region at the first Real Estate Asia Pacific (REAP) 2017 Conference and Expo on May 12 and 13 at the SMX Convention Center in Mall...
Care for a “corta” bottle of Rosso di Napa? If there are two words for wine in 2017, they’re experimentation and exploration. An unquenchable thirst for the new means wines made from less well-known grapes, such as Verdejo, and unfamiliar regions in Portugal, South Africa and Arizona will gain buzz. (Hey,...
Small business owners and rising bloggers both have their challenges when it comes to the digital world. Business owners who realize the potential of going digital are challenged in part by their lack of know-how in engaging with digital influencers within their means. On the other hand, rising bloggers are...
With the new endo regulation of the government, what must we do to address this issue?  Find the solutions together with the updates and remedies covering all 2016 labor-related regulations, including Supreme Court rulings, Department of Labor and Employment issuances, Social Security System, Philippine Health Insurance Corp., Pag-IBIG and...
Wilcon Depot, the country’s leader in home building and construction merchandise, supported Grohe and American Standard at the Blueprint Circle, a forum of the country’s leading architects and designers recently held at Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City. Architect Michael Cu Fua, director of Ong&Ong, one of the largest architecture...
'I never wanted to have a restaurant,” says Rogerio Fasano at a table in his restaurant Gero in São Paulo’s ritzy Jardins neighborhood. “Never. But then my father lost everything in a very short time.” Rogerio’s entrepreneur father, Fabrizio Fasano, made a fortune in the 1970s, straying from the family’s...
Controversies are the new normal. So, what do you do when you or your company is suddenly hit by controversies and negative publicity, especially in the age of digital media, when news travel really fast? Be prepared and don’t put your great brand and good reputation on the line....
You just got your much-awaited 13th-month pay. You’re happy and very much eager to spend it on some things you’ve been longing to do—or buy—a couple of months earlier. But hold your horses! As with any other things in this world, money will also disappear and will simply go to...
COULD 2017 be the year of the Southeast Asian start-up? There’s a lot to suggest that might be the case, with big names from 500 Startups Management Co. to Google Inc. talking up the region. Its potential to grow into a $200- billion Internet economy “is an idea whose time has come,”...
Michael Phelps wants to dive into Silicon Valley’s investment opportunities as he tries to make the transition from Olympic swimming star and product pitchman to entrepreneur. “I would love to get involved, whether it’s in a couple little startups here and there, take a little risk, have some fun and...
The Data Privacy Act’s Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) took effect on September 9. This will impact on all transactions, whether you are in the private sector or in the government, given the many compliance requirements including the registration of an organization’s personal data-processing system that must be complied...
The seventh annual Amway Global Entrepreneurship Report (AGER) measures the public pulse of self-employment around the world. The 2016 study finds 77 percent of respondents have a positive attitude toward entrepreneurship. This consistently high interest in self-employment may explain the increasing importance of global trends like the gig economy—also...
Japan’s biggest printing company is funding a start-up that makes paper out of rock, in a bid to diversify into new materials and as environmental concerns push companies to seek more sustainable products. Toppan Printing Co., the nation’s largest by sales, will form an alliance with TBM Co. that could...
With a guy selling pretzels and hot dogs on every other block, Manhattan must seem to tourists like a Shangri-La for street-food vendors —a place where any entrepreneur willing to stand in bad weather for long hours can hustle up a living. In reality, though, New York’s food-cart business...
'With our new house, we are in a better state now than we were before,” says Marissa Garrigo, one of the recipients of the houses built by VXI and Gawad Kalinga for Supertyphoon Yolanda (international code name Haiyan) survivors. Marissa and her family was one of the 14 beneficiaries of...
In ancient mythology, Chinese unicorns are lucky, rare creatures that appear to mark the arrival or death of a great leader, like Confucius. Today, China’s tech unicorns —private companies valued at $1 billion or more—are far more commonplace and look increasingly cursed. Four of the world’s seven most valuable private companies are now Chinese, all...