Monday, May 17, 2021
 

Rey Elbo

Attention span: A goldfish is better than many of us

JOHNNY was an average college student. He’s a typical representation of what ordinary students in my class were doing when they attended my business...

Time-based competition is not a waste of time

IMAGINE an important business idea that you’d like to pursue since more than a year ago. For some reason, you don’t even know when and...

Why hire people who are satisfied with their jobs

DURING World War 2, economist and statistician Abraham Wald (1902-1950) was tasked to analyze the damage done to fighter aircrafts that survived their flying...

In problem-solving, subtraction is better than addition

HAVE you hoarded enough clothes, shoes and other personal items over the years that are now cluttering your family home? How about your spouse?...

Moonshine: A drunkard’s theory about Kaizen and Lean

USING readily available resources as illustrated by Angus McGyverin his popular 1980s TV series is at times, an overstretched solution. This lesson was learned...

Winning by becoming a successful failure

WHEN you’re ugly, even when you’ve lots of money, don’t go out with beautiful people when socializing with friends. That’s because bystanders may find...

Competitors should be treated as our best friends

MELODY (not her real name) is a junior human resource (HR) manager of a multinational firm. She consulted me via online chat: “We got...

Diary of an ugly, loveless man

MIKO, 41 years old, is not handsome. He’s pot-bellied, a little more than 5 feet tall with the complexion of a sunbaked construction worker....

Seeking perfection is pure monkey business

WHAT does it mean when a chief executive officer (CEO) says his company has successfully “streamlined” their production system? Ricky (not his real name)...

94% of our problems are caused by management

AMONG many experts, W. Edwards Deming (1900-1993) and Peter Drucker (1909-2005) brought forward that thought-provoking admonition. Deming, who became a hero after helping resurrect...

PLM gets CHEd nod to hold limited face-to-face classes

PAMANTASAN ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) received approval from the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to conduct limited face-to-face classes for medical and health...

Drilon: ‘Megaphone diplomacy only weapon’ in West Philippine Sea

MANILA should continue its "megaphone diplomacy" to bring to the international stage Beijing’s illegal activities in the West Philippines Sea (WPS) and match China's...

Trump’s top diplomat joins Fox News

Donald Trump's top diplomat Mike Pompeo has been hired to appear on Fox News as a "contributor," the conservative cable news channel said Thursday. "I...

Duterte honors selfless Covid-19 frontliners on Day of Valor

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte paid tribute to healthcare workers and other frontliners battling the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, as the country commemorates Araw ng...

‘No strings attached’ to China’s vaccine donations — Lorenzana

THERE are no strings attached to China's donation of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines such as the Philippines giving up its sovereign rights to...