In this excerpt from Asian Founders at Work, Coins.ph Founder Ron Hose shares his experiences as a serial entrepreneur, and why he left Silicon Valley for a shot at building the next big thing in the Philippines.
“We’re not here to play the game. We’re here to reinvent the game.” PearlPay CEO Spark Perreras explains how his firm leverages new technologies to not only streamline Core Banking Services, but transform it entirely.
As our country continues to scramble for a response to the swelling pandemic, microfinance institutions have become a lifeline for entrepreneurs like farmers and fisherfolk, and will continue to play a significant role in our economy’s post-quarantine recovery. But without support, will this key industry survive the current crisis? Dr. Jaime Aristotle B. Alip explains.
Working from home is not for everyone. It requires self-discipline, self-motivation, it can get lonely, and not everyone has the ability to be as productive at home. But there are certain things that can be done to mitigate those drawbacks, and even help your team thrive.
"Life as a startup, especially those with less than three (3) years, is about survival. One of the keys to surviving is to ally and to help each other through stormy weather. But life itself is not all about survival, but having a sense of purpose and develop a friendship with the people that we can grow with, people that will help us become a better version of ourselves."
Dennis Ng, founder of on-demand logistic startup Mober, explains how we’ve fallen short on the decentralizing promise of the sharing economy, and how he’s trying to change that by empowering partner-drivers to not just be employees, but independent entrepreneurs.
“The program will utilize the expertise of some of the most successful YSEALI alumni and impart knowledge on branding and marketing; project management, impact measurement, and community building.” Read more here.
Steve Sy, Joshua Aragon, JC Bisnar, and Mylene Chua-Magleo share their insights on the work culture, key practices, and ecosystem building strategies that have made Alibaba the global leader it is today.