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Not a few of the world’s inspiring rags-to-riches success stories through the ages are talented immigrants who traversed geographic distances, overcame poverty and socio-cultural challenges, then excelled as outstanding nation-builders and trailblazers.
Unknown to many people, some of the world’s most accomplished achievers were former teachers. Perhaps this vocation teaches infinite patience, flexibility, people skills, understanding others and the importance of creativity.
The first and last impression of a country shown to tourists and investors is the airport, so no wonder there’s now a frenetic race among Asian countries to modernize and expand their showcase airports like Singapore’s Changi airport with its new Terminal 4, as well as developing a new Terminal 5.
Self-made realty developer of Megaworld and Resorts World Manila, Alliance Global Group founder and McDonald’s Philippines major shareholder, Emperador/Dalmore/Fundador “Alcohol King” Andrew Tan was, on Sept. 9, again ranked among the world’s wealthiest by Forbes.
Sending kids to study in Ivy League schools for an MBA or to earn degrees from famous universities isn’t the best way to train future great leaders.
Not all heirs and heiresses have the intelligence or interest to run a family business, but all families should understand it is crucial to train them to at least be good and smart inheritors of wealth.
Humility, strategic thinking, integrity, straightforward efficiency, savvy marketing, customer focus, and traditional family values. All these were highlighted at the unforgettable Aug.16 dinner forum of the Anvil Business Club with Unilever Philippines’ first-ever homegrown chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) in 30 years, the 43-year-old engineer Benjie Yap.
This August, two film festivals are once again seeking to promote better quality Filipino films with the ongoing Cinemalaya Festival from Aug. 4 to 12 and the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (“Fiesta of Filipino Films”) organized by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) from Aug. 15 to 21.
What are the secrets to happiness of one of the Philippines’ modern self-made success stories, visionary industrialist and philanthropist Ramon S. Ang of the 128-year-old San Miguel Corp. (SMC), Eagle Cement, Petron, and many other top companies?
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