When the naysayers said the Philippines was too poor to have a stock-market platform, he went ahead and made one. Building on the success of the business model, he now dedicates his time educating the Filipinos for financial literacy.
Take home message:
"Over the next 10-15 years, the challenge for our statesmen is to replace the American peace of Pax Americana that has enforced the stability in this region with a Pax Asia Pacifica founded on the balance of mutual benefit-- not the balance of power, much less the balance of terror." - Former President FVR.
(From Wilson Lee Flores)
Key Qualities for Success Filipino Taipans possessed to build their empires-- that enabled them to "Scale Up".
1. Trust People- delegate, to go outside of personal reach.
2. Leverage-- use other people's money. (Henry Sy-- always be good to your bankers.)
4. Build a brand
6. Be a good deal maker
7. Find partners that complement one's weaknesses
Take home message:
There are different routes for every success story- Former Prime Minister Cesar Virata.
"Politics is the art of the possible"- Former Senator Ramos-Shahani
@ the Sunday Market in Legaspi where she sells her locally made carabao dairy products (very creamy milk, yogurt, kesong puti, mozarella, etc.)-- must try!
"There's always multiple versions in a single story".
Five-time Speaker of the House Jose De Venecia and Former National Economic Development Authority Secretary Romy Neri.
Dr. Wu is the director of the Philippine Studies Program of Peking University. He is currently also the Faculty adviser of the PCFC (PH-CH Friendship Club).
He shared that the achievements of PCFC on its first year have significantly contributed to the people-to-people understanding, especially among the students.
Kudos to all the members and officers of PCFC!
An immense honor! With Honorable Philippine Ambassador to China Erlinda Basilio, Deputy Chief of Mission Evangeline Ong Jimenez Ducrocq and 1st Secretary Rhenita Rodriguez.
The Amb. advised the Filipino students in China that the best way to contribute to our country is to be excellent students in our chosen programs, to be model students in the classrooms exemplifies the model Filipino.
... appreciating the bigger meaning of life.