In his book, Kronos CEO Aron Ain shares secrets that keep his people working inspired

On January 7, 2009, the day after IT company Kronos laid off over 250 of his employees (whom he affectionately calls Kronites), CEO Aron Ain stood before his remaining workers and spoke from his heart. "It's no one's fault that we're in the position we're in," he said. "To lead the company responsibly and to … Continue reading In his book, Kronos CEO Aron Ain shares secrets that keep his people working inspired

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Key Insights on Gen Z, and why they give me hope for the future

I recently attended Brand Boot Camp 2018, a conference organized by consulting company Acumen Strategy Consultants. The conference is centered around the theme "Evolve: Brand Building in the Digital Reality," which discusses how marketers should adapt their practices in light of a technologically integrated marketing reality and the changing values, attitudes and behavior of consumers. … Continue reading Key Insights on Gen Z, and why they give me hope for the future

Book Review: How to Be Successful without Hurting Men’s Feelings – Non-Threatening Leadership Strategies for Women by Sarah Cooper

In her upcoming book How to be Successful without Hurting Men's Feelings: Non-Threatening Leadership Strategies for Women, author/comedian Sarah Cooper serves up a hefty dose of irony. Her tips call attention to the ridiculous expectations and unspoken rules that women at the workplace are subjected to, such as: - The bias against married women who … Continue reading Book Review: How to Be Successful without Hurting Men’s Feelings – Non-Threatening Leadership Strategies for Women by Sarah Cooper

Book Review: The Digital Marketing Handbook by Robert W. Bly

In The Digital Marketing Handbook, author Robert W. Bly provides a handy reference to would-be digital marketers.  Despite its low page count, it managed to cover topics that span online business models, website monetization, customer journey funnels, online and offline marketing, social media, and more. This book is well-suited for solopreneurs and small businesses who … Continue reading Book Review: The Digital Marketing Handbook by Robert W. Bly

Proof of Concept Exhibit for Interactive Children’s Museum at UP Vargas Museum

From June 19 to July 27, 2018, the first and third floors of the UP Vargas Museum will be transformed into the Tumba Tumba Children's Museum of Philippine Art.  This proof of concept exhibit is presented by the museum, in cooperation with the Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development (CANVAS) and with the support of … Continue reading Proof of Concept Exhibit for Interactive Children’s Museum at UP Vargas Museum

One of Baguio’s Prime Art Destinations: BenCab Museum

I would not deem the family's recent trip to City of Pines complete without a visit to the much-lauded BenCab Museum.  A modern structure seemingly carved from the mountainside, it affords breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, the adjacent organic farm and mini forest, as well as the South China Sea (or rather the West … Continue reading One of Baguio’s Prime Art Destinations: BenCab Museum

A peek into women’s world at “She Came to Stay,” a Baguio all-women art exhibit

On our way to meet relatives for dinner, the fam and I chanced upon She Came to Stay, an all-women art exhibit held at the Albergo Hotel in Baguio City. Being art geeks, my daughter and I carved some time before and after our dinner date to peruse the artworks on display. Organized by Dreams … Continue reading A peek into women’s world at “She Came to Stay,” a Baguio all-women art exhibit

Book Review: Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Life today is unnecessarily complicated, filled to the brim with the minutiae that gets in the way of accomplishing your real goals. While this problem calls to mind the Rocks, Pebbles and Sand Analogy of Time Management, the fact remains that there are still too many trivial concerns that take up your time and attention: … Continue reading Book Review: Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Vic Delotavo: Posters for Philippine Cinema at UP Vargas Museum

Film posters, used to promote and advertise movies, are usually found inside and outside movie theaters or in shops redirecting to local cinemas.  These also usually serve as the key art cascaded to other movie merchandising materials such as the movie's press kits, print ads and DVD packaging, among others. Film posters are characterized by … Continue reading Vic Delotavo: Posters for Philippine Cinema at UP Vargas Museum