I am one of the founders of Giving Hero. Our journey started when I moved from working at Coca-Cola to Real LIFE Foundation - a nonprofit that gives scholarships to the underprivileged but deserving students. I saw the impact of Real LIFE. Inspired by the experience in Real LIFE, together with Louie, we started Cent … Continue reading Startup: Giving Hero
As Nietzsche put it, if you have a why to live, you can bear almost any how. A meaningful life can be extremely satisfying even in the midst of hardship, whereas a meaningless life is a terrible ordeal no matter how comfortable it is. Some parts are controversial for me. Some parts that made me … Continue reading The State of Humankind
I turned off all notifications on my phone and it has been a liberating experience. I turned off all notifications on my phone except calls, sms and between (an app for couples). I do not even have facebook. I am that guy with zero unread emails and I hate it when I see a red … Continue reading I Turned Off All Notifications
Eight months ago, I became an official student once again. I am currently enrolled at Asian Institute of Management for Master of Science in Innovation and Business. The decision came at the peak of my interests in using innovative technology for social good. It also means that for 15 months, my Friday nights and Saturdays … Continue reading Where My Fridays and Saturdays Go?
One of the early confirmations that things can happen. Our first hackathon, and we had no idea what a hackathon was.
The Master of Development Management Class of 2017 and the Stephen Zuellig Graduate School of Development Management (ZSDM) co-organized a hackathon entitled “Mobilizing Development Mechanisms (MDM)” last October 21 to 22, 2017 at the Asian Institute of Management. The hackathon, a design sprint-like event engaged computer programmers and others software developers to work on software projects. In this event, software projects or designs were developed to help solve development issues on health, education, employment, disaster, and agriculture, among others, in line with the goal of helping achieve the 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals.Dr. Kenneth Hartigan-Go, Head of ZSDM, noted that the MDM Hackathon 2017 was an innovation itself. “For one, it demonstrates that complex development problems are to be addressed by 21st century disruptive solutions outside of the traditional and conventional solutions and created by millennials of our society. This is bridging a divide. Secondly, this is the…
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It is expensive to fall in love with the wrong person. People face tradeoffs. There is not just a scarcity of men as in the ratio of men to women. There is really a scarcity of love. There is no equity in love either – there is no means to distribute it fairly. However, technology … Continue reading Economics of a Heartbreak
During the early days of my relationship with Richt, I had difficulty replying when she gave me random compliments. One time, we were walking and holding hands together, she blurted, "I am proud of you, and I love you." I was stunned. I was out of words. My heart was raising not knowing how to … Continue reading Check Your Emotions
I quit facebook, Instagram and twitter. I did not deactivate. I deleted it permanently. It did not bother me that there are memories in pictures and videos that I could have saved first. I decided to put it everything in the valley of nowhere in the web. I am not coming back! It was weird … Continue reading I Quit…Not In Life
They had no money, they paid for their dream with the proceeds from their bicycle shop. Not a single person on the Wright brothers’ team had a college education. Not even Orville or Wilbur. And the New York Times followed them around nowhere. The difference was that Orville and Wilbur were driven by a cause, … Continue reading What Makes A Winning Team