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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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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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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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How God Founded Our Startup

When a new employee starts in STORM, or any of the startups I'm associated with (we're all in one building), they are treated to something different (especially if they've previously worked in corporations before) which happens every three o'clock. We invite the newbie to our conference room, where we read the Gospel for the day, and then everyone…

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