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The Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test (CPET): Start Up Right with Proper Exercise

The Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test (CPET): Start Up Right with Proper Exercise

Maintaining one’s health mainly depends on two important factors: proper diet and regular exercise. This is why many of us are seeking to remain active by signing up in gyms and participating in various sports. However, do these exercise regimens match our body’s capabilities and limits, specifically that of our heart, lungs and muscles? The Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test (CPET) is a non-invasive method used to assess the performance of the ...

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The Medical City Celebrates 49 Years of Patient Partnership

The Medical City Celebrates 49 Years of Patient Partnership

There are a number of awards in the Philippines that recognize Filipino entrepreneurs. One such award is the annual MVP Bossing Awards, which is a contest that seeks "to recognize the country's leading entrepreneurs - those who continuously work hard by tapping skill, talent and technology in order to succeed in their respective business ventures." The Awards is a partnership between PLDT SME Nation and Go Negosyo.

If you're planning to join the 2012 MVP Bossing Awards, with the theme "Heroes of Business and Filipino Pride", tough luck because the nomination period ended on 30 September 2011. Nevertheless, let's take a look back and check who were the recipients of the 2011 MVP Awards (descriptions courtesy of MVP Bossing Awards).

Cecilio Pedro (Lamoiyan Corporation). Mr. Pedro, who is also the Grand MVP Bossing Award, used to simply produce packaging tubes for toothpaste. Instead of being devastated when the biggest toothpaste company cancelled its order, Mr. Pedro decided to start his own toothpaste brand. Hapee toothpaste, the leading Filipino producer of toothpaste, was thus born.

Rey and Anais Lapid (R. Lapid’s Chicharon and Barbecue). R. Lapid’s started as a small stall in Quaipo way back in 1974. It has grown into 96 outlets, with a 2-storey plant.

Steve Benitez (Bo’s Coffee). The first Bo’s Coffee outlet opened in Cebu back in 1996 when Filipinos were not yet familiar with the modern cafe concept. It now has 48 branches nationwide.

Sarabeth Salcedo (Baliwag Lechon). Among the few survivors of the lechon manok craze that swept the Philippines in the 1980s, Baliwag Lechon now has 200 outlets.

Bobby and Jojo Claudio (Toby's Sports). Toby’s started as a toy store in the 1970s, now with 47 outlets, 32 of which are company-owned.

Joe Magsaysay (Potato Corner). With a realization that starting a business is the best way to attain financial success, Mr. Magsaysay and four partners started a food cart business that specializes in French fries.

Cora D. Ong (CDO). This processed-meat company was started in 1975 by Ms. Ong, a nutritionist, with only 2 employees. It now has 2 state-of-the-art manufacturing plants, 7 sales and distribution outlets all over the country.

Federico Moreno and Vina Morales (Ystilo Salon). To start the existing 27-branch salon chain, the partners had to undergo beauty school training.

Bam Aquino and Mark Ruiz (Hapinoy). This social enterprise empowers housewives through sari-sari stores of their own.

Nelson and Siu Ping Par (PR Gaz Haus). Now the leading LPG refilling company, this business started as an equipment supplier in the industry.

Henry Lim Bon Liong (SL Agritech). The company started in 2004, but the research on hybrid rice development started way back.

Annabella Wisniewski (Raintree Group). The group includes hotels, cafeterias in premier offices and restaurants, including MoMo, M Café, Chelsea, and Raintree Foodpark at The Enterprise Center (Makati).

Finding the common trait or characteristic among ALL entrepreneurs would be very interesting. And helpful to those who are predisposed to find their place under the entrepreneurial sun. What is the single secret ingredient common to all successful Pinoy entrepreneurs?

Of course, we can't possibly undertake such a gargantuan task, so let's take a little bite of the entrepreneurial puzzle and take a look at the 2011 Bossing Awardees. What can we (that includes you) learn the "bossings" for 2011? First, take a look at the list of the 2011 MVP Bossing Awardees and start the ball rolling.

Success doesn't happen overnight. When a lot of people falls prey to get-rich schemes, the weakness does not belong to the smooth talker, it is with the victim who wants to, what else, get rich quick. Some work really hard and never get rich, while others never work hard but want to get rich quick. The quick buck. The instant millionaire. A number of the 2011 Bossings started more than 30 years ago. Their success didn't happen overnight.

Who risks, wins. The explosion of lechon manok in the 1980s or the competition of huge multinational toothpaste companies may have been daunting to the bossing entrepreneurs in Baliwag Lechon Manok or Hapee Toothpaste, yet they took the risk, held their ground, and plowed on. Risk is an integral part in any entrepreneurial endeavor. We might fail big time, but we won't win unless we play the game. Still, it's important to characterize "risk" in business. It's about informed decisions. Management guru Peter Drucker said that business is risky because a lot of "businessmen" do not know what they're doing.

Master you're business. Part of managing risk is knowing the particular business inside and out. The bossing of SL Agritech conducted years of research in rice development before registering a related business. One bossing learned the toothpaste business initially as a supplier, the same thing with PR Gaz Haus. Actress Vina Morales and her partner had to undergo beauty school training for Ystilo Salon. Mastering the business means a never-ending pursuit of innovation to stay ahead of the pack.

You might have better ideas or we might have missed something. If you wish to add a great point, please use the comment section below.

Source: Pinoy-Business.com

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5 Reasons Why Social Sites Haven’t Done a Great Job at Social Commerce

5 Reasons Why Social Sites Haven’t Done a Great Job at Social Commerce

by Tom Leung, CEO of Yabbly | shared from VentureBeat | Tom Leung is a former Google executive and the current CEO of Yabbly There are over 2,000 startups on AngelList that are categorized as “social commerce.”  That’s equivalent to every Stanford MBA over the last 5 years starting a brand new social commerce company. It’s an alluring cocktail, isn’t it? Combining social and shopping, and a little bit of mobile, feels ...

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Overseas Filipino Worker, Entrepreneur, Launches His Own Biz App

Overseas Filipino Worker, Entrepreneur, Launches His Own Biz App

by Homerun Nievera | Julio “JC” Ibay, was once a small business owner in the Philippines before deciding to augment his family’s income by going to Papua New Guinea to rejoin the workforce. Even though he worked there once before, this time, when his kids are fast growing up, loneliness has creeped-in only much deeper. Trying to fight homesickness, JC toyed with many business ideas so once he goes back ...

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What Super Successful People Do in the Morning

What Super Successful People Do in the Morning

by Amanda Green | shared from Careerealism.com | Being successful in life is more than just having a good career and money in the bank. Successful people have a higher quality of life and live happier, more fulfilled lives. Most people wish to be successful in life, but that can be easier said than done. It is a well known fact, however, that successful people do certain things differently than ...

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Can Starbucks as a coffee brand win over tea?

Can Starbucks as a coffee brand win over tea?

via Marketing-Interactive | Since its inception in 1971, Starbucks has grown from a small coffee shop in the heart of Seattle to a global empire, encapsulating over 20,800 stores in 62 countries. It has conquered the world of coffee and now sets its eyes on breaking into the $90 billion global tea market with the acquisition of Teavana, a standalone venture purely focused on specialty tea. With a history of ...

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What Employers Think Of Online Degrees

What Employers Think Of Online Degrees

Some employers have negative perception about the online degrees but this perception is changing rapidly. In 2013 a report found that many of the human resource managers and other company executives thought of online degrees as unaccredited programs which offered a degree to anyone who had sufficient money to pay. They called the online degree programs as diploma mills. But recently the perceptions of the employers have changed and this ...

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Getting the Right Multichannel Marketing Mix in 2015

Getting the Right Multichannel Marketing Mix in 2015

by Buddy Nievera | Multichannel marketing is not exactly new, though it has become quite a buzzword in business circles over the past few years, one that will be increasingly used as social media marketing plays an ever more important role in the promotional efforts of business organisations. For those unfamiliar with the term, multichannel marketing refers to the practice of communicating with current and future customers on various platforms. ...

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The secret to growing your business as discovered by Steve Jobs

The secret to growing your business as discovered by Steve Jobs

by Drake Baer | Back in 1982, a 26-year-old Steve Jobs gave a speech upon receiving the “Golden Plate” award from the Academy of Achievement in Washington, D.C. It was a chance for Jobs to talk to high-achieving youngsters about how to make their lives and the world better. “If you’re gonna make connections which are innovative … you have to not have the same bag of experiences as everyone ...

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Here’s how this athletic-apparel grew into a $15 billion empire

Here’s how this athletic-apparel grew into a $15 billion empire

by Drake Baer | When Under Armour was founded in 1996 it made $17,000 in annual revenue. In 2014 it made over $3 billion with a market cap that’s swelled to $15 billion. Founder and CEO Kevin Plank has used breakthrough technology, celebrity endorsements, and clever product placement to make Under Armour a force in the athletic-apparel industry. When Kevin Plank was a captain on the University of Maryland football team, he grew frustrated ...

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5 startups that are reimagining the world

5 startups that are reimagining the world

Bricks that grow from microorganisms, household garbage turned into art, three-wheeled bike-cars — these startups are redefining urban living. Walk [Your City], as the name suggests, wants people to showcase just how walkable their city is. It’s the brainchild of Matt Tomasulo, an urban designer and activist. “A big obstacle to walking is this perceived barrier of a destination being ‘too far,’ when in fact it is a walkable distance,” ...

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Israeli startup’s unique cybercrime solution

Israeli startup’s unique cybercrime solution

What’s it going to take to outsmart cybercriminals? According to Nadav Zafrir, a former commander at Israeli Defense Force’s esteemed intelligence unit 8200: “We need a new formula.” After all, 2014 was bookended with major security breeches: from Target to Sony. So, it’s clear that the current defense against cyberattacks isn’t enough. “There’s no way we’re going to tackle this huge problem based on traditional systematic approaches,” said the 45-year old Zafrir. Enter ...

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