In allusion to the Long Grey Line, this section entitled “The Long Grey Notes” would include a take on the Philippine situation and being a voracious reader, blogs on recent readings consist of a thesis of the book, article, or website, and how they can be applied to the Philippine situation.
Being a student in business management, the blogs included in this section tackle on emerging trends in business and its impact to management.
This section includes all other blogs not necessarily categorized under the sections “The Grey, The Green and The Golden Orange” [Steel Manufacturing] and “The Grey Undertones” [Internet Security]
2009.03.09: Sez Who? Sez Me, Royko
I finished reading Mike Royko’s Sez Who? Sez Me (1973), a compilation of his Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Sun-Times columns, which were syndicated country-wide in more than 600 newspapers. He wrote more than 7,500 columns in a four-decade career. [⇒ more…]
2009.02.15: Why Filipinos Aren’t Rich?
Surfing the web, I chanced on a site which discussed Why Filipinos Are Not Rich? I found the site intruiging and fascinating. [⇒ more…]
2009.01.23 Are We What We Read?
Ever since Toys ‘R’ Us came to my consciousness, I have been toying with the idea whether what we perceived through our senses becomes us. Same with the notion that we are what we eat, or in the same token: tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are!
2008.12.27 The Wisdom of Crowds
James Surowiecki (1998) explains that in order for a crowd to be smart it needs to satisfy four conditions: Diversity, Independence, Decentralization and Aggregation. [⇒ more…]
2008.12.12 The Invisible Continent of Four Dimensions
In Kenichi Ohmae’s (2000) The Invisible Continent, he gave a very succinct and intelligent narrative. [⇒ more…]
The death of Studs Terkel last 31 October. This post is a tribute to Studs and his book Working which I loved reading and re-read it last night. [⇒ more…]
2008.11.27 Philippines: World’s 92nd Freest Economy
The economy of the Philippines is 56.9 percent free, which makes it the world’s 92nd freest economy. The Philippines is ranked 15th out of 30 countries in the Asia—Pacific region, and its overall score is roughly equal to the regional average [at 58.7]. [⇒ more…]
2008.11.11: Leaders Make A Difference
Clemmer (2003) observed that "when it comes to people, the big difference is leadership. ‘People are our most important resource.’ This management cliche dates back to the beginning of the modern organization." [⇒ more…]
2008.11.05: Making Sense of Managing Culture
During my visit to India, I brought along David Cray & Geoffrey R. Mallory’s Making Sense of Managing Culture and it became sort of my in-flight reading material. [⇒ more…]
2008.06.23: The Mainspring of Human Progress
Henry Grady Weaver’s The Mainspring of Human Progress extolled on the achievements of the Saracens, and the building of the American empire, and how it sustained several changes. The premise of the book is: “Individual freedom is the natural heritage of each living person; freedom cannot be separated from responsibility.” [⇒ more…]
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