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The Software Guru tells the Real Story: On Startups, Bankruptcy, and Attitude (Part 1 of the Joey Gurango Series)

I remember texting Peter right after my interview with Joey Gurango, which was just days before Startups Unplugged. In my text, I asked Peter about what he thought about posting an uncut version of Joey's interview on JGL. The reason for my suggestion was that after my interview with Joey, I was completely taken aback by the incredible…

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The crucial art of finding business partners

I've written about this matter extensively in this blog - I can't over-emphasize how important finding the right partner is. In fact, I think I can say that for my case, this factor has been THE biggest factor determining a startup's success or failure. I recently wrote an article for homegrown.ph summarizing what I think are the…

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Start, UNPLUGGED!

One of my favorite things about blogging on Juan Great Leap is that I get to document my entrepreneurial journey without much apprehension. The cathartic experience that comes from sharing, as a crazy individual who is just starting in the Philippines, enables me to embrace the fear monster. From my first Open Coffee to witnessing the art…

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Why Slow and Steady WON’T Always Win the Race For You

Growing up, I was always told that it is through consistent, regular effort that we make great things happen. Experience has taught me that this isn't always the case, moreso with a number of "great" things. For example, the people I know who have undergone uber-dramatic (and lasting) weight loss did it by doing something drastic in…

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For the Young Entrepreneur: Do not Fear the Lingo, Get down with it! (Even more fun with wise friends!)

(Matt Lapid will be regularly posting original articles with me here on JGL, with the perspective of being brand-new entrepreneur. Heres his second article. As usual, please tell us what you think with the content we are pumping out for you. Gracias! - Peter) “So is it a B2B or B2C…Kasi pwedeng B2C…Pwede rin B2B, but you…

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How to Avoid The Marshmallow Career

In a landmark study done in 1972 by Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel, hundreds of children were offered a marshmallow. However, each child was told that if they could resist eating the marshmallow for 15 minutes, they would receive a second marshmallow. Decades after, it was found that the children who delayed gratification (around a third of the…

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Homecourt Advantage: 4 Reasons Why It’s STILL Awesome to Have an Actual Office

A few of my startup founder friends are deliberately choosing NOT to have a physical office. Their logic is simple: Smaller utility costs (electricity, water, rent) No travel costs (gas AND cost of time lost to traffic) No furniture costs Mobile technology now allows for free video conference calls across the internet Last weekend, we moved to…

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