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BUSINESS MATTERS (BEYOND THE BOTTOM LINE)
The power of fun and humor
by Francis J. Kong - February 18, 2024 - 12:00am
An Irish man sits at a bar; then a Chinese man sits beside him.
Bigger better faster
by Francis J. Kong - January 27, 2024 - 12:00am
Most people want results that are bigger, better, and in the shortest time possible.
The dynamics of mentorship
by Francis J. Kong - December 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Mellody Hobson faced humble beginnings as the youngest of six children raised by a single mother working as a real estate agent.
Finally, a cancer care center for Filipinos
by Marianne Go - December 1, 2023 - 12:00am
Ayala Corp., under its AC Health unit, has pioneered the first specialty hospital for Filipinos seeking cancer treatment at a “most-cost competitive price” that (for some who can afford it) may spend...
Asking for help
by Francis J. Kong - November 12, 2023 - 12:00am
A dedicated and faithful worker asked me for advice through a private message she sent through my Facebook page.
The loyalty pledge
by Francis J. Kong - October 8, 2023 - 12:00am
An old lady had always wanted to travel abroad. Now that she was getting on in years, she thought she would like to do so before she died.
The Dwight Yorke Effect
by Francis J. Kong - September 23, 2023 - 12:00am
I recall a conversation I once had with a young, enthusiastic marketing executive from a rival jeans brand
Mind the red flags
by Francis J. Kong - April 23, 2023 - 12:00am
A wealthy businessman was approached by the officers of a civic organization soliciting a significant donation to a community project.
A box underneath the table
by Francis J. Kong - April 16, 2023 - 12:00am
The strict and difficult manager noticed that the suggestion box was missing from the wall beside the time clock.
What Resurrection Sunday really means
by Francis J. Kong - April 9, 2023 - 12:00am
But let me ask you a question. What does Resurrection Sunday really mean to you?
The exhausted leader
by Francis J. Kong - March 19, 2023 - 12:00am
Over two years into the pandemic, people’s emotions have been subjected to a roller-coaster-like ride.
Different generations at work
by Francis J. Kong - March 12, 2023 - 12:00am
A father conversing with a friend complained: “My friend told me that I am behind times on technology. I was so shocked I almost dropped my Nokia 3310.”
What is FOFO?
by Francis J. Kong - March 11, 2023 - 12:00am
In the past, people of an older generation had to endure tough times with limited options.
Company training needs today
by Francis J. Kong - March 5, 2023 - 12:00am
So here we go.
Drop the fancy and strengthen the basics
by Francis J. Kong - March 4, 2023 - 12:00am
Try to decipher what the following words mean: “In the ascertainment of an excogitation of linguistic proclivity, one might ascribe to the mentation that a phratry exists in which some encyclopedists designedly...
Soft is hard and hard is soft
by Francis J. Kong - February 18, 2023 - 12:00am
A boss tells his employee: “I am promoting you to vice president. The company has two vice presidents, so you will be the third one.”
No career at all
by Francis J. Kong - January 28, 2023 - 12:00am
During the lockdown, our online sales skyrocketed because the only way people can get to buy stuff is to order online.
The woodcutter’s promise
by Francis J. Kong - January 21, 2023 - 12:00am
A king had to leave for a long journey and wondered who he should leave in charge of his kingdom while he was gone.
Without a soul
by Francis J. Kong - January 7, 2023 - 12:00am
Have you ever come across personalities on social media posting stuff claiming and feigning expertise they do not have?
Hectic and Loud
by Francis J. Kong - December 24, 2022 - 12:00am
Christmastime can be hectic, expensive, and loud.
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