Agility and discipline

Jeff Bezos once said “The only sustainable advantage you can have over others is agility, that’s it. Because nothing else is sustainable, everything else you create, somebody else will replicate.” That is why he is the richest man in the world because he and his companies are agile in all aspects – detecting opportunities earlier … Read moreAgility and discipline

Maria Orosa: Still relevant after 75 years

It is not difficult for me to go back in time and read World War 2 stories given the current pandemic situation we are in. I have always been intrigued on the creativity and resourcefulness of those who went through it, survived and lived to tell the tale. One person of significant interest for me … Read moreMaria Orosa: Still relevant after 75 years

Revisiting your vision and mission

“The pace of change has never been this fast, yet it will never be this slow again,” said the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau during the World Economic Forum gathering. We have never seen a world as volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous as it is now. Technology is progressing at break-neck speeds, giving rise … Read moreRevisiting your vision and mission

How hungry are you?

“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” — Steve Jobs In 2015 when my wife, Kay, and I were thinking of a business to set up, we tossed our observation that there’s a dearth of sales professionals in the technology sector as evidenced by companies and headhunters often asking us to refer sales professionals. Traits commonly cited by … Read moreHow hungry are you?

Creativity — talent or skill?

THE debate on whether artificial intelligence (AI) will replace human jobs or not is heating up. While the World Economic Forum (WEF) predicts that five million jobs will be lost by 2020 because of automation, other experts prognosticate that more jobs will be created than destroyed. But we can’t deny that AI is indeed shaping … Read moreCreativity — talent or skill?

Protecting the welfare of the BPO workforce

Just recently, Quezon City Representative Alfred Vargas filed House Bill 5728, “An Act Ensuring the Rights, Welfare and Safety of the Workers in the IT-BPO industry in the Philippines,” aiming to enhance the working conditions and addressing professional development and career growth of this 1.2 million strong workforce. For an industry to be present more … Read moreProtecting the welfare of the BPO workforce

The 4th Industrial Revolution – Are we ready?

One thing is clear – the fusion of different technologies in the digital, physical and biological spheres is disrupting businesses and organizations the world over. Commonly referred to these days as the 4th Industrial Revolution, or 4IR, this phenomenon is having a profound impact on the way we live, learn, work, and relate to each … Read moreThe 4th Industrial Revolution – Are we ready?

What is digital transformation?

While waiting for a colleague in a quiet Makati restaurant, I overheard a conversation between a technology vendor and a senior executive of a consumer goods firm. The latter was obviously pitching its products and services to the business executive for the prospective customer’s company to achieve “digital transformation.” The executive insisted that he has … Read moreWhat is digital transformation?