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Open Coffee Postscript

I had another awesome time last Saturday morning at the April Edition of Open Coffee. Here are some of my thoughts and observations on now holding four of these formatted mixers. 1)  The Sharing Continues to Amaze Me My colleague AR told me that she plans to write a thesis about how the growing Filipino entrepreneurial community…

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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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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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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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Hope Is the Common Entrepreneurial Thread

I have interacted and talked to a multitude of startup entrepreneurs over the course of these last few years. You can bet I have tried to figure them out. What is the common thread? What makes an entrepreneur? There are a number of things which stand out: tenacity, hard work, execution, with good doses of people skills…

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