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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...
By Martha Irvine METAIRIE, Louisiana—Though he cannot speak, Benjamin Alexander has much to say, one typed word at a time. Ben was diagnosed with nonverbal autism and epilepsy a few months before his third birthday. Now 22, he is a writer and a student at Tulane University in New Orleans with...

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THERE are days when you wonder where your youth ended and your responsibility began. But when it finally dawns upon you, you would wake up hungry on a weekend and realize you’re alone in the house, nothing on the fridge but a box of cold pizza. When I was...

Maternal clichés

Cedrix S. Hay WHEN your mom slaps you with a high-hitting “no” on your face, then you must now believe that “Mother knows best.” Or, maybe, it is the other way around. You tell her that you wanted to join your clique skinny-dipping into Friend A’s pool—knowing it was the...
‘IT is seeing my daughter become her own person, with her own interests, sense of humor, dreams and ambitions. Motherhood taught me how to love unconditionally, giving everything to her with no expectation of anything in return.” THERESE JAMORA-GARCEAU ‘The overflow of love and laughter, hugs and kisses from adorable grandchildren....
By Selin Kesebir Rich people are happier than poorer people on average and richer countries are happier than poorer countries. And yet, growing national wealth isn’t always accompanied by growing national happiness. This is the famous Easterlin Paradox, named after economist Richard Easterlin, who first observed a puzzling phenomenon: Between...
By Edith M. Lederer UNITED NATIONS—The historic agreement on climate change marked a major milestone on Friday, with a record 175 countries signing on to it on opening day. But world leaders made clear more action is needed, and quickly, to fight a relentless rise in global temperatures. With the planet...
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