World Changer Entrepreneurs

October 20, 2006

25 Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the World.” This is this year’s list of entrepreneurs awarded “2006 Social Capitalist Awards” by FastCompany.

If these organizations are the ones bringing forth to life social business entrepreneurship (SBE), then indeed they are worth knowing about and learning from.

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Social Stock Market

October 20, 2006

Today, I am posting again a link to an idea realized by Muhammad Yunus. I just hope that providing such related links here will help reach some more people onto discovering and reading it.

I will just entitle it “Social Stock Market.” Notice the word “Social” there that sets it apart from the conventional stock market.

It is just actually a section in this article written by Muhammad Yunus entitled “Social Business Entrepreneurs are the Solutions.”
If you’ll have time, I encourage you to read this writing. It talks about redesigning our thinking of business entrepreneurship, adding a new kind — one that woke up and try to capture the essence of a human being.


Ending Global Poverty

October 18, 2006

If you’ll find time again, here’s a video I came across of Mr. Yanus speaking at MIT last September 2005. The video is entitled Ending Global Poverty.


An instance of a Grameen Bank in the Philippines

October 15, 2006

Here’s an interview with Fr. Sean Connaughton on his work in the Philippines in setting up a Grameen Bank. It tells some of the experiences and the ways how they implemented it with the people.

Although I do not know yet of the details on how the Grameen Bank or its microcredit program strategize to help support the starting little successes of these small entrepreneurial endeavors of the borrowers, I believe the key here is helping them discover their potentials and providing them education that could help gradually widen their perspective.

For me and for now, I would like to see us Filipinos start learning simple creative products the Japanese have produced and continue to produce.


Helping companies effectively communicate

October 8, 2006

This ITVJapan interview with Adrian Roche, a marketing manager at a certain advertising company in Japan, provides us a view on the industry need of a service for properly or strategically helping companies present its products to users and to be able to effectively listen and communicate with them.

They have also discussed about bringing and adopting the *innovations* in the US to Japan.

This I agree, I believe there are many *thought realization breakthroughs* in the US that focuses on the need to become an effective provider of products that users needed, users will love using, and users will tell others of it – simply because it works and make them happy using it.


Filipina on ITVJapan

September 30, 2006

I have been watching ITVJapan online interview broadcasts before to hear some views on business topics in Japan by some industry personalities both foreigner and Japanese.

And today I got excited to find out about Antonina Binsol, a Filipina guest on the Asian Connection segment. She is said to be an Assitant Manager at Mizuho Securities now. She was a Monbusho Scholar before and finished a PhD at Keio University.

It’s great to know the NPO organizations she is trying to help organize and facilitate together with some other OFWs from different countries.


Starting point to India’s IT Industry

September 9, 2006

Many countries can learn from India’s I.T. Industry, and that includes of course the Philippines.  National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) of India is a good starting point to know success stories, startup companies, human resource development, government policy and a lot more resources.