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By David Crary | The Associated Press NEW YORK—The relentless series of mass killings across the globe poses a challenge for experts trying to analyze them without lapsing into faulty generalizations. Terms like contagion and copycat killing apply in some cases, not in others, they say, and in certain instances...
By Roger Pe FROM a little girl who peddled rice cakes in the streets, Erlinda Alli-Ganapin rose from her lowly beginning and survived many odds, some of them miraculously. How she beat them makes an interesting story. Ganapin is a self-made woman, toughened by challenging experiences, molded by beautiful values, and time...
By Jocelyn Noveck | The Associated Press WHEN she was about 14, Hillary Clinton says, she wrote to Nasa volunteering for astronaut training. Nasa’s reply was simple and definitive: No girls. “It was the first time I had hit an obstacle I couldn’t overcome with hard work and determination, and I was...
By Roger Pe PASSIONATE about emotional storytelling with cinematic visuals, two young German filmmakers, Daniel Titz and Dorian Lebherzl, created a story of two brothers journeying back to their younger days. In the Scottish highlands, the setting of the ad, the two seamlessly integrated Johnnie Walker and put a twist...
MORE than 260 kilometers away from Manila, the young company executive officer is preparing administrative requirements for his battalion in a remote municipality in Quezon Province. Skin charred from days of training under the scorching heat of the sun, Salvador Mison, known to his comrades as Buddy, was tasked...
NOW is the time to glue our eyes on President Rodrigo R. Duterte and watch him how he does the trick with his iron fist. Cutting to the chase, Duterte waters the seeds of hope in the hearts of every Filipino who did want nothing but more deserving governance for...
THE oath of office of the President of the Philippines, prescribed by Philippine Constitution since 1935, has remained essentially unchanged: “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully and conscientiously fulfill my duties as President of the Philippines, preserve and defend its Constitution, execute its laws, do...
By Barry Libert, Megan Beck & Yoram Wind DIGITAL native upstarts are gutting traditional industries one at a time, leveraging scalable technologies and participative networks. That’s why legacy organizations are tackling digital transformation. But shifting a firm’s asset portfolio is a lengthy and uncertain process. Although the transformation will look a little...
By Roger Pe WHAT is the difference between a salesman and a brand builder? A salesman commoditizes his products and expects the cash register to continously ring merrily for him. He is sometimes a business copycat with a “Zagu mentality”—one who minimizes risk by lowering his price against prevailing market winds and...
By Roger Schwarz If you want to have effective team meetings, you need ground rules—and agreement about how to use them. Through 30 years of helping leadership teams, I’ve developed eight ground rules that can help teams improve their performance, working relationships and individual well-being. • State views and ask genuine questions. Shift...
THERE are days when us men realize our dads need caring. They’ve neglected themselves and are always worn out from work. We begin to worry, but are afraid to go drama queen on them, because it might look cheesy and over-the-top. Big boys, sometimes, find it hard to articulate their...
The way we get electricity is about to change dramatically, as the era of ever-expanding demand for fossil fuels comes to an end—in less than a decade. That's according to a new forecast by Bloomberg New Energy Finance that plots out global power markets for the next 25 years. Call it peak fossil...
By Jay Reeves / The Associated Press  AMERICANS agree on this much: They are disgusted with politics. They look toward Washington and see a broken federal government, a place where politicians seem more interested in self-preservation than We the People. Things don’t seem much better in state capitals, and, who knows? Lead-tainted...
By Stephan Monterde NO one doubts that the future belongs to the “Internet of things.” From drones to refrigerators, from giant industrial robots to tiny implanted medical devices, machines are communicating with other machines and accomplishing ever more sophisticated tasks. The challenge for Cisco and other companies is how to speed...
By Brent Adamson, Karl Schmidt & Anna Bird Business-to-consumer marketers have long known that the key to customers’ hearts and minds is to make the connection between the brand and their sense of self. Powerful brands (think Apple and Nike) reinforce customers’ positive self-image. Business-to-business marketers, on the other hand,...
By Sydney Finkelstein My research into the world’s most successful bosses has unearthed some common practices that can make work much more meaningful and enjoyable for their employees. If you’re a boss, make sure you do the following: Manage individuals, not teams. When you’re under pressure, it’s easy to forget that...
By Leony R. Garcia What does it take to be a champion? According to American athlete Patty Berge, it takes desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win. But there is no one path or magic pill for producing a champion in our midst, whether you’re a great leader or,...
By Julie Sweet Digital fluency is helping to level the playing field between men and women at work. Recent research from Accenture found that when men and women have the same level of digital fluency, women are better than men at using those skills to gain more education and find...
By Roger Pe | Special to the BusinessMirror AT 111-117 Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, London, sits Museum of Brands, the biggest collection of products that ever existed in the world, names that made millions of consumers happy. They are catalogued and exhibited but, quite sadly, most of them have already...
By Scott A. Nelson & Paul Metaxatos Gartner Research predicts that the typical family home will contain as many as 500 networked devices by 2020. Ericsson forecasts 50 billion connected “things” by the same date. This evolution to “Internet of Things,” or IoT, 2.0 will be difficult for many companies...