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7 Life Lessons from Jackie Chan

7 Life Lessons from Jackie Chan

Ozzias T. Villaver, Jr., Ed. D. | Negosentro.com A well-known Chinese action star from Victoria Peak, British Hong Kong, Jackie Chan (Chan-Kong-sang) made his name from simple action star of Chinese martial arts film of the 70’s. Driven by determination and optimism to free his family from poverty-stricken condition, he studied at the China Drama Academy at the age of seven. He underwent rigid training as a Chinese opera performer for ...

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10 Life Lessons from Martial Arts

10 Life Lessons from Martial Arts

Ozzias T. Villaver, Jr., Ed. D. | Negosentro.com To many, the most common and modest benefit of martial arts is protecting them in the event of physical confrontation.  To some, the benefits are helping them to be physically and mentally fit as well as spiritually sound.  Martial arts minimizes stress, develops better focus and self-discipline and challenges the practitioners to discover the meaning and purpose of the innermost secret of ...

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Low-Cost Hobbies to Keep You Sane

Low-Cost Hobbies to Keep You Sane

Mary Rae Floresca| Negosentro.com No more expensive hobbies during day-offs and free time. As a busy employee, you need to try these low-cost hobbies to keep you sane. 1. Reading   Who doesn’t like to read a good book? Bookworm or not, try to immerse yourself inside a good book from time to time. Try downloadable e-books or the classic hardbound or paperback books. Reading keeps your imagination burning and ...

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Liberty Insurance: Leadership. Integrity. Commitment.

Liberty Insurance: Leadership. Integrity. Commitment.

Looking for a trust-worthy company that can provide personalized attention to every household, entrepreneur and contractor? Liberty Insurance Corporation is guided by solid corporate values and good business ethics. They are committed and responsible to look after the welfare of their policyholders by providing due compensation for property losses with efficiency in honouring their claims. Established in 1953, the company has entrenched an exceptional and distinguishing presence in the non-life insurance. ...

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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 Ways to Relax while Working

5 Ways to Relax while Working

Maria Suzanne Plana | Negosentro.com   Work hard, play harder they say but sometimes we all just need a little break. Working for long hours can be a bore and can be very stressful. But remember, it’s okay to relax from time to time, especially in between breaks and tasks. These 5 ways may help you lessen the stress you experience at work.   Stretch If your work requires you ...

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Child abuse – Largest epidemic of the world

Child abuse – Largest epidemic of the world

Ann Gabriel | Negosentro.com Children have an innocence and excitement about them that is genuinely real. Those sparkling eyes, sounds of laughter are so beautiful that happiness just prevails around them. It’s unimaginable how someone can intentionally hurt a child and yet, child abuse is one of the most dreaded epidemic of the world. Child abuse is a serious physical, emotional or sexual harm done to a child, by an adult ...

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7 Reasons to Get a Condo Unit Near Your School

7 Reasons to Get a Condo Unit Near Your School

Whether you’re on your undergraduate track or pursuing a Master’s degree, living near your school is a good move. And if you’ll ask us, buying a condominium is highly-recommended. If you’re still having second thoughts on buying one, here are the reasons why you should get a condo near your school. 1. Hassle-free commute You can go to school or come home earlier without worrying the 1-2 hours of traffic ...

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One Click Makes a Difference

One Click Makes a Difference

Ozzias T. Villaver Jr., Ed. D. | Negosentro.com How many of you have opened the internet today?  How many times do you open your Facebook or Twitter account everyday?  How often do you reply the message of your friends in the email and sometimes failed to receive an answer?  And, How many times do you chat with the person living in other country? Modern communication technology has truly changed the world ...

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Tips to Changing Careers While You Still Can

Tips to Changing Careers While You Still Can

Mary Rae Floresca| Negosentro.com Changing your career is a deeper trance than just looking for another company. This is considered a life decision, to be successful with this, here are tips to changing careers while you still can. 1. Ask yourself “Why?” Why do you want to change careers? Get a pen and paper and evaluate the reasons why you want to quit your job and change your path. Do ...

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Why Avoiding “Nega” People is Simply Satisfying

Why Avoiding “Nega” People is Simply Satisfying

Mary Rae Floresca | Negoentro.com Did you ever have people around you can’t stop blabbing about their woes in life? It’s okay to be sympathetic but how long can you endure? Here’s why avoiding ‘negative’ people is simply satisfying. 1. Negativity is distracting And contagious! Did you ever read a heavy drama book or dramatic movie and afterwards you just feel so down? That’s how you also feel when you ...

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How To “Show Up” Everyday

How To “Show Up” Everyday

Mary Rae Floresca| Negosentro.com Before the Holidays, we tend to start sulking about work and we forget the things to be done just because vacation is around the corner. Here are ways to remind us how important it is to ‘show up’ everyday. 1. Remind yourself WHY you work Consider this as the most important reason on how to show up everyday. Question yourself every morning, “why am I working ...

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