JUAN GREAT LEAP

Fathers and Sons

Exactly 6 years ago, I was in Cardinal Santos hospital feeling an overwhelming mixture of happiness, fear, and  excitement. You see, for the first time, I was holding my son in my arms. And there was something else I was feeling. As I beheld my son, I felt an unmistakable tug of the heart. It was the…

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Don’t Slip Into The Entrepreneur Entitlement Trap

It was one of my most painful learning experiences as an entrepreneur. Around 3 years ago I was invited to be an investor/co-founder in a mobile startup. We were four people. The resumes of my co-founders were dazzling - Ivy League degrees, corporate stalwarts, multiple successful ventures. I signed up immediately. I also proceeded to make the…

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On the New Storm Office, the Infamous Orange Chair, and Why You Can Do It!
Steel restaurant chair

On the New Storm Office, the Infamous Orange Chair, and Why You Can Do It!

STORM transferred to its newest office a few weeks ago. I love it! It's brightly lit, incredibly functional, spaceous, and comfortable to work in. There are no "manager" rooms. There are whiteboards and wallboards everywhere, and multiple spaces for different kinds of meetings. Pictures below! Looking closely, you would also see rather peculiar items in the office:…

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The Sounding Board: Be Heard for A Change

Sharing information about your startup with other groups can be scary. You've put sweat and tears into building your business and sometimes you'd rather not share because others might just tear it down. It takes a lot of trust and confidence to bare your heart and soul to any individual or group. It's understandable, but you have to…

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He Gives and Takes Away

Around three months ago, I got a call from my wife Pauline. She was frantic. She was crying. "I don't know what to do." She was pregnant with what would be our fourth child. She was pregnant only after a few months of giving birth to our third child. With all the strength I could muster, I…

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Flipping the Script: My Inspiring Interview with Peter
Peter Cauton, Founder of Juan Great Leap, sharing a father-son moment with his son, Wakeen

Flipping the Script: My Inspiring Interview with Peter

This past Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, I sat down with Peter to experience Startup Saturdays first-hand. Initially, my initial vision for the interview was to ask as many thought-provoking questions as I could to get the insider's scoop on the person behind Juan Great Leap. I sought to reveal a different side of Peter that showcased him…

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A Merry Christmas Never Comes too Late

Christmas can be a very busy time of the year, especially here in the Philippines. In the Philippines, Christmas is not just a one day celebration, but rather a series of celebrations that starts weeks and sometimes months in advance. Here, Christmas is a marathon of celebrations. I attended my first Christmas party at the end of November and…

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