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November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lead Off Questions for “Filamthropy”

Originally posted on filamthropy:
As I begin this endeavor of writing and, hopefully, engaging others in a thoughtful conversation on Filipinos and philanthropy, I am considering certain questions to shape…

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

All Talk About Job Creation

“But P-Noy must convince organized labor and the rich social elite that control local capital to join him in a concerted drive to create those jobs. Speeches on Labor Day … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

999 Days

April 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Philanthropy + Social Entrepreneurship

“Philanthropy can be more effective with social entrepreneurship.” — Ernesto M. Pernia University of the Philippines School of Economics Fellow, Institute for Development and Econometric Analysis Former Lead Economist, Asian … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

On Theories of Change

Charles, I read the last two questions from your previous post: Are there other approaches to poverty alleviation in the Philippines that I should think about? What companies and organizations … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

On Celebrating a President… and a King

Today, in the United States, we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and the inauguration of a history-making President.  Personally, I reflect on the past four years as citizen, consumer, … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Take Care of That Which Takes Care of You

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to speak to students at my high school alma mater in South Texas.  My fellow alumni and I spoke about our academic, career, … Continue reading

September 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

On Time… The Smallest Unit of Integrity

On treasure, on talent… and on time. Every day, we make promises to our family members, our colleagues, and ourselves.  The most simple of these are agreements about time.  We … Continue reading

October 9, 2011 · 2 Comments

On Talent… Positive Self Worth

Last year, I was invited to join a small, weekly discussion group with fellow career changers and job seekers.  We spoke about our personal experiences in prior roles and projects … Continue reading

September 17, 2010 · 1 Comment

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