Save the Yolanda Typhoon victims from human traffickers

Rise up, Philippines!

Rise up, Philippines!

She has seen it happen, she said.

When a disaster strikes, young girls who come from good families—sheltered, vulnerable—would become orphans. Depraved men—and women—from the underworld, otherwise known as human traffickers, would circle them like vultures. In their fragile state, with no one to look after them, no one who knew who they were or where they came from, they would fall prey to that life.

The Philippines has just experienced a disaster and no one knows who is looking after the orphaned children.

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How to Develop a Product (Yes You Can)

No Day Like Today

No Day Like Today

You start with a problem, or an inconvenience.

It could be the weather, or something you are used to but (by gosh) is really painful (like high heels), or something that you cannot control (like your weight, or the bulging of your tummy).

That’s right.  Start with you.

Then you search for an available solution online (information literally is at the tip of your fingers).

But there is none.

There’s your opening.  You have a need for a product.  And chances are, there are a lot of people like you searching for the exact same thing, or if they don’t know it yet, they will recognize their need once you get your product out into the market.

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Why I Asked the Questions I Asked: the 2011 Money Summit Interviews

Discovering the Beauty Within

Discovering the Beauty Within

Those who are larger than life, and seemingly possessed with superpowers, are humans too, like the rest of us.

This is what I learned when I engaged some of the speakers of the 2011 Money Summit in a conversation via Facebook messaging.  Some of them are downright funny (hilarious even), and all are inspired and inspiring.

Here were the questions I asked:

1.     Who were you before you became successful?

2.     What interests you apart from your business or your career?

Why those 2 questions?

I want to find out if successful people have a common trait which made them successful, and I wanted to find this “special trait” by looking at what they have written and how they wrote it.  The things and events a person discloses about himself and his life, what a person gives importance to, gives a glimpse of that which sets him apart (I was pleasantly surprised at the glimpses some have allowed me).

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Disaster Preparedness: Why You Have to Be Prepared

Two years ago, many people witnessed on television a family of 5 sitting on top of a floating roof.

A wave came, and only one family member remained.  But it was not a film or a teleserye everyone was watching, but real life, and Ondoy (Ketsana). It was then that everyone realized that during extreme weather conditions – which are happening more and more frequently (super typhoons, earthquakes – one that spawned the recent tsunami in Japan) – no one is safe.  Unless people are prepared.

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