Potentialities of a New Beginning in 2014
As we approach this new year. We remember the good things from the past year and reminisce. Then, at this year’s opening, we welcome the freshness. Each new year brings newness and life – a new slate. I love to sit down with potential:
a blank Calendar,
a red planner,
a pink tie,
and New Wine.
The white spaces seem to invite wonder and potential like a blank canvas. This will be the story of my life for the next year. This is a new beginning.
“the old things have past away, behold all things have become new. . .”
With this newness also comes a certain uncertainty, a certain tentativeness and hesitation. Yet this uncertainty moves forward through confidence.
And big things are coming for us this year. Let’s plan it together.
Sorry guys. Forgot to take a nice picture.
Yzza Alburo. Pyrl Divinagracia. Zane Jalandra. Kristine Joy Agsam.
Clyde Louie de Guzman. Nic Andrew Bravo. Telle Esmalla. Fryl Sagre.
P.s. did I miss anyone? (I hope waay may masunggod)
Repost from Medium.com/what-i-learned-building
Talking again about Startups, I came across this Article which discusses about the crucial lessons that a Fundraiser can make in Funding his Company. The author, Boris Silver, is Co-Founder and President of FundersClub.
Crucial Lessons on Funding a Business Enterprise (Online)
Read the whole text for the below at the bottom.
- Only talk to investors when you are ready to raise money
- Make it easy for investors to research/find you online
- Timing matters for fundraising
- Raising money is about momentum. Continue reading
One of the tragedies in life is being a Man powerful enough to do what you want with impunity without anyone caring enough to stop you if indeed you “considered” it. – killing other people, doing atrocities.
One of the greatest joys in life is to live under the rule of a Great Man – a man who recognizes his own power, and holds it in check, a real King. People dream to just be in the presence of such a man.
I thank Jesus for the simple vanity of living under the rule of that Warrior King, and Loving Father.
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An Unhurried Life: A Sidetrip from Traffic Lane
I am taking up my Master of Architecture in the University of San Agustin in Iloilo this 2013. An undeniable fact is that of the weekly travel to Iloilo City. The class starts at 1pm and ends at 5pm though we are all happy that our professor is ending at 4pm. We usually have some discussions, considering the that the course is in a Quarterm, which means in 2 months, we are out!
I Now Stand Here
by Arch Ian Jay Bantilan
Three years into this goal, feeling battered is an understatement.
Written August 31, 2013 after HRM MBA Class.
I now stand here in this wide field in the University where I have grown, studied and learned when I was a kid. Where I gaze, used to be endless fields of grass fenced by Eucalyptus, Pines and the eternal sky. Now I see fields of green disciplined by constant mowing for the purpose of Sports. This is a game of strength and will of which no other use of body but head and foot. In this Grandstand, I have witnessed formidable teams and mythic clubs who battled for supremacy in this arena.
World Population Table Atlas
To understand the world, we have to look at it in a different light. While searching for information that I need to do my Marketing I happen to find this interesting table showing the relative sizes of Populations using circles and also showing the population sizes of the country including their urban population on their Capital or urban area.
The earth reaches a momentous milestone: by next year, for the first time in history, more than half its population will be living in cities. Those 3.3 billion people are expected to grow to 5 billion by 2030 — this unique map of the world shows where those people live now.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the world’s urban population was only 220 million, mainly in the west. Recently the fastest growing Continent is Africa with 3.2% from 2005-2010 while Europe is growing at 0.10% in the same period.
The Population Densities are also shown in the colors of each circle with increasing degree of urbanization.
The Perfection Myth – An Introspective Look at Passionate Obsessions
Arch. Ian Jay Bantilan
I want to share what happened to me yesterday.
“I was getting ready for a client meeting yesterday, so I took a bath, and chose my clothes. I passed by a book I wanted to take, “The Life You’ve Always Wanted” by John Ortberg, got it, and went back to choosing my wardrobe. I went out of my room and gathered my Laptop and things I would need for the meeting. Without my knowledge, my mom came in to my room and placed in some clothes in my closet, thereby covering the book I was to bring. This is in case my client would be late for the meeting, which I thought would be a nice read . . .”
“And so began the longest, most desperate, very frantic, highly hysterical, feverishly frenzied Book Hunting episode you will ever see in the 21st Century. That may be an overstatement, but the fact remains: it was frantic, it was hysterical, it was as passionate as the expedition to find the North Pole!” Continue reading
Manila at 4th, Bacolod City back at 94th of Top 100 Outsourcing Cities in 2013
After a long hiatus in 2011 and 2012, Bacolod City comes back to the prestigious list of the List of the Top 100 Outsourcing Cities in the World for 2013.
At the Top of the list are the two greatest Information Technology Cities in India, – Bangalore and Mumbai. Their strong competitive advantage is having English as their second language. This is followed by our beloved Manila, in 3rd place – one notch higher than before. What is interesting in the list is that it is dominated by India followed by China. Continue reading
The Bootsrapping Guide to Jumpstarting your Business
In a culture dominated by spending and keeping up with the Joneses, finding a band of penny-pinching entrepreneurs is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Instead, what you would find are savvy bargain hunters – professionally skilled and trained in making a shopping purchase like it was an Olympic challenge. Because of this, our communities have seen a growing Chinese Merchant community that has been integral in our development as a nation. In recent years, a growing number of Indians are migrating here because of a stronger consumer market. Ask my neighbor.
Finding a level headed entrepreneur is a treasure. But once you find one, Continue reading