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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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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…

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Boot Camp – Identifying Opportunities Like a Boss

In last week’s Bootcamp, we talked about how you can access awesome opportunities. The problem is that, as human beings, we are not wired to see beyond what’s right in front us. It’s a survival thing. We only started storing shit because we were dying from winter and on the other side of the hemisphere…

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Field Manual – 4 Ways to Dismantle Communication Breakdowns

Communication. Whether you are building a non-profit or a unicorn, it will be the cornerstone of your business. We spend most of our time communicating with customers, stakeholders and team members. And sometimes it can be the difference between positive profits and destroying your brand. Let’s face it, though communicating our ideas is one of…