'Remedyo' vs. 'sistema'
by Rod Nepomuceno - September 15, 2008 - 12:00am
Time flies so fast. I can’t believe I’ve been based here in Singapore for eight months now. It seems like ...
Alma matters
by Rod Nepomuceno - April 30, 2007 - 12:00am
Two weeks ago we were all stunned by the heart-wrenching news that a Virginia Tech student went berserk and gunned down 32 people. Needless to say, it was a senseless act that left us all wondering, "What...
Time to use our coconuts
by Rod Nepomuceno - April 16, 2007 - 12:00am
Last week, we all celebrated the most joyous day of Christendom — Easter. During Easter, we all feel a sense of newness. We all feel reborn. We smile and savor the...
The business of touching
by Rod Nepomuceno - March 26, 2007 - 12:00am
I have always been intrigued by the word "touch." The word is a chameleon; it can mean a number of things. Of course, in its most basic form, it refers to one of our five senses —...
Stock market vs. stuck market
by Rod Nepomuceno - March 12, 2007 - 12:00am
There’s something about the stock market that really gets me all pumped up. Watching the action on the floor inebriates me. Maybe it’s...
PBA means profits and brand awareness
by Rod Nepomuceno - February 26, 2007 - 12:00am
Business, particularly the entertainment business, is very fickle. In the TV business, TV programs come and go. These days, it’s very rare for a program...
Business tips from a dragon slayer
by Rod Nepomuceno - February 12, 2007 - 12:00am
Everyone loves a David and Goliath story. Everyone likes hearing about how a small, weak, disadvantaged guy somehow manages to outmaneuver, outwit, outclass, and outlast a big, giant bully. We all like...
Giving credit where credit is due
by Rod Nepomuceno - January 22, 2007 - 12:00am
There are certain things in life that we initially think to be true but later discover to be absolutely false. For example, man initially thought that the world was flat. But eventually, we all learned...
Bored resolutions
by Rod Nepomuceno - January 1, 2007 - 12:00am
Okay, so here we are again – the beginning of another year. All right, I’ll try not to bore you with the whole "Wow, time really flies so fast" litany. Everyone’s saying that (even...
From Clark Can’t to Super Clark
by Rod Nepomuceno - December 18, 2006 - 12:00am
For the past 15 years, since the time Pinatubo erupted and the American military "abandoned" Subic and Clark, we’ve been hearing about the economic potential of these two former American bases....
To Sy is to believe
by Rod Nepomuceno - December 4, 2006 - 12:00am
What’s in a family name? Does one’s family name influence a person’s destiny? A lot of people will say that a person’s family name has no bearing whatsoever on his or her future. I am...
Tourism is everyone’s business
by Rod Nepomuceno - November 20, 2006 - 12:00am
I am not the regretful type, but if I were given another chance to choose what course to take in college, I’d probably take up tourism. For you to be in tourism, you have to have a knack for creative...
The Beatles as a business model
by Rod Nepomuceno - November 13, 2006 - 12:00am
One of the most used (and abused) words in business is the word "partner" – or "partnership." Every time you do business with someone, you will hear it. People say things like, "I...
Giving back
by Rod Nepomuceno - October 30, 2006 - 12:00am
I used to think of alumni homecomings and jubilees as a superficial thing – a time when people show off to their peers what they’ve accomplished in life. I like to look at it as the phase of appreciation...
Good or bad
by Rod Nepomuceno - October 16, 2006 - 12:00am
One time I watched a movie in which a bunch of black guys invited some white guys out for an evening of fun and revelry. While the party was going on, a couple of black guys and one of their white friends...
Hungry like the Coyote
by Rod Nepomuceno - October 2, 2006 - 12:00am
One lazy Sunday afternoon, my wife Teemy and I decided to just lie in bed and do nothing but watch TV. While this may sound like a harmless husband-wife activity, let me tell you: it isn’t. Choosing...
Hidden talents, hidden treasures
by Rod Nepomuceno - September 18, 2006 - 12:00am
One bad thing about living in an urban city like Manila is that you become a bit jaded. Personally, I’m not that easy to impress. That’s the way I’ve been programmed all my life. To me, Manila...
Back to the future
by Rod Nepomuceno - August 28, 2006 - 12:00am
One time, when I was around 6 years old, I hung around with a bunch of my neighborhood friends and we got into a very deep discussion. My friends, who were slightly older than I was, were talking about the...
The greatest thing since sliced bread
by Rod Nepomuceno - August 21, 2006 - 12:00am
Some expressions can really be weird. And a lot them have something to do with food. For example, people like saying, "Piece of cake!" whenever they refer to something easy. If you ask a student,...
1 night in Bangkok, 5 amazing Filipinos
by Rod Nepomuceno - August 14, 2006 - 12:00am
One of the things I hate about traveling is all the waiting and lining up I have to go through, particularly in airports. Don’t get me wrong, okay? I feel very blessed and privileged that I have the...
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