JUAN GREAT LEAP

Ideas Are Overrated

A friend of mine who read the blog told me early today, "Okay, I'm sufficiently inspired, now put something concrete please! Tell me how I can start!" So where do we begin? The popular answer is that it starts with the idea. This explains why so many people have the excuse, "I'd start, but I still don't…

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Ambition + Innovation = Startup

If I buy a Jollibee franchise, would that be a startup? If I open a sideline internet cafe while I'm handling my day job - is this a startup? There are several definitions thrown around now about what a startup is and isn't. Here's mine: Ambition + Innovation = Startup First, a startup is all about ambition.…

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Small steps ARE the giant leaps

It doesn’t need to be a giant leap. Perhaps you don’t need to quit your day job just yet. But start something. Enough of the Starbucks dreaming with your friends on that idea you wanted to do. Start doing it. Small steps. The small steps are the great ones. They allow you to digest the grand adventure…

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Juan, A Great Leap Please

I am a Filipino startup owner. I began my professional career going up the human resources ladder. I eventually got really tired of this climb and felt the corporate structure stifled me from fully spreading my wings (more on this later), so I took the most significant leap of my professional life. In 2006, I started the…

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