What we can learn from Jewish struggles & success
by Wilson Lee Flores - May 14, 2018 - 12:00am
This month marks the 70th anniversary of the independence of the remarkable state of Israel, a modern-day miracle that was created after the horrific, racist Holocaust murdered six million Jews in Europe.
Shut down Boracay violators, not the whole island
by Wilson Lee Flores - April 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Boracay Foundation chairman Henry Chusuey told The Philippine STAR in an exclusive interview: “Our 150 business members support President Duterte in his noble objectives of cleaning and protecting Boracay...
The Piggy Bank Project
by Wilson Lee Flores - March 26, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the most unique and cute youth civic projects in the Philippines now is already in its second year and spearheaded by the idealistic 10-year-old equestrian Mariabella Gabrielle “Minxie” K. Romualdez,...
The wealthiest women in the Philippines
by Wilson Lee Flores - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am
In the recent list of the Philippines’ 12 wealthiest dollar billionaires by Forbes magazine, I noticed that there was not a single woman on that roster.
Most of Philippines’ 12 wealthiest endured hardships, 7 are self-made
by Wilson Lee Flores - March 12, 2018 - 12:00am
With Fortune magazine no longer publishing its own list of the world’s wealthiest people, which once included even political leaders such as the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah and British Queen Elizabeth...
Did you know that the SM Group has 6 Henry Sys?
by Wilson Lee Flores - February 26, 2018 - 12:00am
The Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) recently hosted a unique and unforgettable dinner forum for the business community on Feb. 22. FFCCCII president Domingo Yap and...
Grit is one of the success secrets of Lucio Tan
by Wilson Lee Flores - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Apart from the usual attributes and qualities needed to become a successful entrepreneur or professional such as intelligence, hard work, positive energy and guts, the 83-year-old, simple-living, rags-to-riches entrepreneur...
The Philippine ‘Economic Miracle’ will come after Charter Change
by Wilson Lee Flores - January 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Good news: the robust, fast-growing Philippine economy is really on the radar of international investors and business groups.
The New Bread Kings: SM, San Miguel, Gokongwei, Gardenia, Salim
by Wilson Lee Flores - January 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The year 2018, soon to be the “Year of the Dog” after Chinese lunar New Year next month, is a year of unprecedented fast economic growth and progress for the Philippines.
What are our economic & political prospects in 2018?
by Wilson Lee Flores - January 8, 2018 - 12:00am
I believe the Philippines is entering a most exciting and totally new era of faster economic growth and bold socioeconomic reforms, the likes of which we haven’t seen in years, and which I’d describe...
Shangri-La founder Robert Kuok’s memoirs
by Wilson Lee Flores - December 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
All businesspeople, professionals, and leaders should read the unprecedented release of 94-year-old Shangri-La Hotel chain founder, the world’s 54th wealthiest billionaire, Malaysian business leader Robert...
11 success strategies from Donald Trump’s ‘Art of the Deal’
by Wilson Lee Flores - November 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
Geopolitics experts Ambassador Alberto Encomienda, Brig. Gen. Victor Corpus and the late accounting icon Carlos Valdes’ son Undersecretary Antonio “Butch” Valdes recently talked about the Association...
Phil stocks hit 11th record high, and why Naty Cheng of Uratex was touched
by Wilson Lee Flores - November 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Congratulations to Phoenix Petroleum’s 43-year-old billionaire founder Dennis Uy on his wise and strategic move of buying the Family Mart convenience store chain from Ayala Group and the Tantoco family, because...
How to tap social media for business success, especially for SMEs
by Wilson Lee Flores - October 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
According to UK studies, Filipinos are the world’s No. 1 social media users, spending an average of four hours and 17 minutes online per day.
The 7 ‘M’s needed to grow MSMEs
by Wilson Lee Flores - October 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
Although the big blue-chip conglomerates and firms usually grab the business headlines, the micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs) comprise the biggest number of businesses in the Philippines and are also...
Tax reforms, infrastructure, economic diplomacy for 7% RP economic growth
by Wilson Lee Flores - September 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
Despite continuing controversies in the political arena — all a part of a vibrant Philippine democracy — and with legislators in both houses of Congress conducting telenovela-like public hearings supposedly...
Forest City, Malaysia’s New Ecotourism Hub
by Wilson Lee Flores - August 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
Let us learn from the tourism successes of our ASEAN and Asian neighbors, as the Philippines is now gearing up for our own tourism boom with new infrastructure plans, anti-crime campaigns and an independent foreign...
Lucio Cochanco’s Jolly Approach To Business
by Wilson Lee Flores - July 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
Unknown to most people, mushrooms are one of the most popular food commodities in Philippine home kitchens and restaurants.
My advice to Erich Gonzales: Avoid con artists
by Wilson Lee Flores - July 9, 2017 - 5:00pm
Recently, the showbiz media, Internet and social media went abuzz with news on a supposed "young CEO" named Xian Gaza, who paid for an advertising billboard in the University Belt area of downtown Manila to publicly...
A report card on President Duterte’s year in power
by Wilson Lee Flores - July 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
Based on informal interviews of diverse businesspeople, here are some general assessments on President Duterte’s performance in the past year.
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