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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 Ride in the Pedicab: Thoughts on Startups and Juan

I arrived at Rockwell. Got dropped off at Estrella Street. Was going to walk to the Power Plant, but this elderly gentleman asked me if I wanted a ride on his bicycle car. I was happy to hop into the contraption, as it saved me from the walk. It was an interesting experience to ride in the…

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THINK: You Only Have 1 Peso

I started out my day with 50 pesos in my pocket. By 5pm, I had 1 peso. I had food waiting for me at home. True, I didn’t have any more expenses for the day, but I still needed to hop on the MRT to get home. Good thing, I had a stored value card to get…

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How many times have you been called CRAZY?

How many times have you been called crazy? How many times has someone told you that you couldn’t do something? How many times have you had a good idea and let it disappear into nothing? How many times have you despaired? How many times? I’ve been called crazy for thinking I can change the Philippines, so many…

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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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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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