Thomas Graham
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The gift of presence
by Thomas Graham - December 21, 2014 - 12:00am
This is an edited extract from the book, “The Genius of the Poor,” which recounts the author’s 2013 journey visiting GK communities nationwide.
Travel with purpose begins in Phl
by Thomas Graham - September 29, 2014 - 12:00am
Make. Create. Innovate.
Discovering the genius of the poor
by Thomas Graham - September 24, 2014 - 12:00am
“Ditch the shirt and tie! Go out and discover the genius of our poor!” Having interviewed a number of businessmen and politicians worldwide, no words have ended up having such a profound impact upon me...
Chasing the Filipino dream
by Thomas Graham - September 14, 2014 - 12:00am
In a sense, Leslie Espinosa was living the American dream. As a hairstylist and makeup artist for film and theater, her job took her from San Diego to Los Angeles, and finally to New York City, where she worked on...
SOCIAL BUSINESS SUMMIT 2013: Building a nation, together
by Thomas Graham - October 6, 2013 - 12:00am
Vice President Jejomar Binay joined over 7,000 people at the Enchanted Farm Village University in Angat, Bulacan yesterday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Gawad Kalinga (GK).
SOCIAL BUSINESS SUMMIT 2013: From eco-warrior to eco-entrepreneur
by Thomas Graham - September 29, 2013 - 12:00am
A long-awaited report published by the United Nations on Friday asserts that climate change is “dangerous and unprecedented,” with global temperatures now expected to rise above 2 degrees, previously...
SOCIAL BUSINESS SUMMIT 2013: More fun and fulfillment in Phl
by Thomas Graham - September 22, 2013 - 12:00am
At a time when corruption scandals dominate the news wires and expose the “man-made” origins of poverty, it is perhaps worth noting that the true beauty of the Philippines is, according to many visitors...
SOCIAL BUSINESS SUMMIT 2013: All roads lead to Bulacan
by Thomas Graham - September 15, 2013 - 12:00am
It is difficult to imagine a more cosmopolitan scene anywhere in the country. Kris Aquino, comedienne Pokwang and the actor/model Daniel Matsunaga are mingling with a group of students and young professionals from...
SOCIAL BUSINESS SUMMIT 2013: No ordinary love story
by Thomas Graham - September 8, 2013 - 12:00am
It has all the hallmarks of a typical “east meets west” love story: a successful British businessman visits the Philippines on a short trip, falls in love and showers the object of his affection with...
Social Business Summit 2013: ‘Sosyal’ or social entrepreneur?
by Thomas Graham - September 1, 2013 - 12:00am
It may sound like a high society event, like many others.
SOCIAL BUSINESS SUMMIT 2013: Made in Payatas, sold in London
by Thomas Graham - August 25, 2013 - 12:00am
She may describe herself as “a typical mother in Payatas,” but there is something rather untypical about Nhing. Her business card reveals her to be Susamarie Estabillo, Workshop Supervisor for the social...
SOCIAL BUSINESS SUMMIT 2013 Global change-makers are coming
by Thomas Graham - August 18, 2013 - 12:00am
The Philippines is rising, and the rest of the world is beginning to take note.
Social Business Summit through the gates of heaven
by Thomas Graham - August 11, 2013 - 12:00am
‘Indulge in the ‘Asian luxury’ and steer clear of the ‘Gates of Hell’”: owing to the articles and books I read before arriving in the Philippines, the priorities for my stay were...
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