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The Software Guru: On Refuting Peter, Premature Startup Culture, and Change for the Next Generation (Part 2 of the Joey Gurango Series )

In one of his blogposts, Peter, refers to the concept of the Argonaut from the book, Start-up Nation. What are your personal opinions on the contribution of the Argonaut to a Philippine Startup Nation?  Joey: I think the Philippine Startup scene is about 10 years away from being labeled as mature. A lot of my colleagues, maybe…

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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 Starstruck Guide to Startups Unplugged

I'm starstruck. Looking at our line-up for Saturday, I am humbled, excited, giddy, honored, and super-thankful all at the same time. I cannot over-emphasize the fact: Saturday will be a TREMENDOUS LEARNING EXPERIENCE. You just have to take advantage of this rare opportunity to gain access to some of the most innovative and compelling startup founders in…

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Why you should build an ARMY of mentors

No startup is an island. Since independence is a pretty common entrepreneurial trait, going at it alone becomes a mistake that's easy to fall into for a lot of startup founders. This is a mistake. Listen carefully. Developing an honest-to-goodness startup is a difficult chore. Most startups still fail within 5 years of being founded. You need…

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