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Two Weeks as a Titan: Episode 2 – Jose Rizal

I just recently concluded the first titan, Richard Branson. And I’ve moved on to my next titan, Dr. Jose Rizal. For those of you who don’t know, he’s the Philippines’ national hero. I had several reasons for choosing Jose Rizal: He’s a personal hero. Ever since I first moved to the Philippines, I’ve been obsessed about…

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A Tabletop Turning Point: How Counterfeits Are Killing the Industry

I had the privilege recently of sitting down and talking with some people from the local board game community. From enthusiasts to designers and publishers. Obviously disregarding the rules of Chess. One of the most engaging topics during that conversation was the impact of fake games on the local industry. This is something I’ve felt quite strongly…

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On Compromise Without Reconciliation: Moving on from Marcos

I promised myself I would stick to positive news but one of the aspects of my #TwoWeeksAsATitan and #WhatWouldBransonDo is to speak out about issues that concern me. January first hit us with a viral post from Gang Badoy about a “Compromise Proposal” sent to the Department of Justice and Presidential Palace. In line with my…

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Intelligence Report – Election Watch 2016 – BBM vs LENI: What Happened While You Were Sleeping

It’s been a crazy night and the morning has pushed mixed emotions. From elation to condemnation.     I think it is important regardless of your candidate to understand what happened in the wee hours of the morning. Especially before we go into the irrational “hoy, recount” mentality (for both sides). Yes, BBM had a 900,000 vote…

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Boot Camp – Back to Basics: What You Can Learn from Your 5-Year Old Self

Bootcamp is a series of exercises/drills in blog form to help entrepreneurs and changemakers create the impact they want to make out in the world. In my workshops, I usually start with a little bit of a story about myself. A story about where I started and my journey to the Philippines. I’ve been trying…

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Intelligence Report – Election Watch: Analysis of #PiliPinasDebates2016 Online Media Coverage

Here in the Philippines, it’s been less than 24 hours since the groundbreaking presidential debates. For the first time in 24 years, candidates were required to attend a televised and public debate. And going through my Facebook feed this morning, I saw many varied opinions but also claims on media bias regarding the coverage.  …

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Mission Log – Reality Check: Dealing with Burnout and Depression

The holiday season has had me reflect on the past few months. The break I had and the time with my family and my cute 2 year old niece has been a welcome break to the hustle of SPIN and UPSTART. The truth is, before this trip and break, I was experiencing burnout. And I was…