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“Dad”, the song.

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I started this project writing a tribute-poem as my contribution to the Fathers’ Day celebration last year 2016, and have ended-up completing a song that I have decided to simply be titled as “Dad”—the most popular term for Father, in the … Continue reading

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Rise and fall of PICOP – Mindanao’s timber plantations (Part II) CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress)

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By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) | Updated August 12, 2015 – 12:00am 2 781 googleplus1 9. Reprinted from Philippine Star, Business Section, Sun | 06/04/2017 04:22pm | I am reprinting this article from Philstar which was written by an external-analyst and … Continue reading

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CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) – The Northeastern Mindanao’s timber plantations

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By Gerardo P. Sicat  ● The Philippine Star ● 5 Aug 2015 ● Reprinted from https://www.pressreader.com/philippines/the-philippine-star/20150805/282024735976697 Today, those who drive the highways of northeastern Mindanao (Caraga Region) will occasionally encounter trucks loaded with uniformly cut lumber of diameter size no more … Continue reading

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“Hug and Handshake”, the song…

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I started this project as a draft-poem “Ode To Bro Ed*”, and ended-up creating a song—and hopefully soon, a music-video production too (click the image to listen). Please find below the lyrics of this song: (Intro)    I He was … Continue reading

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Introduction to Supply Chain Management Cum Video-series

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Supply Chain Management (SCM) is an essential element to operational efficiency of any enterprise—they be in business or, otherwise. In fact, if we really come to think about it, the world is one big supply chain; not to mention the ever-growing … Continue reading

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Enterprise Project Management

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Today’s business world is rife with competition, corporate downsizing, business restructuring, and pressures to implement the principles of project management. The benefits of Enterprise PMOs and Enterprise-Wide Project Management are legion, and proven to enhance a company’s bottom line. However, many leaders find themselves overwhelmed by the challenge of coordinating their project related efforts with their enterprise’s strategic initiatives and business objectives. Continue reading

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Preparing for Project Success

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RE-PRINT FROM CONFERENCE PAPER Change Management 2000 By Meyer, Bob Introduction Corporate America has officially been “projectized.” The mantra of “aligning IT with the rest of the business” has elevated Project Management’s standing within organizations. Forward-looking organizations have invested heavily in Enterprise … Continue reading

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Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) – a re-print from ASQ

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Also called: potential failure modes and effects analysis; failure modes, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA). Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) is a step-by-step approach for identifying all possible failures in a design, a manufacturing or assembly process, or a … Continue reading

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Taking a Value-Chain Perspective on Innovation

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(A reprint from the MIT-Sloan Management Review, Frontiers Blog, October 25, 2016) Getting value-chain partners on board is essential for innovation and e-business success. Market leaders have many advantages when it comes to adopting new technologies. They have the benefit … Continue reading

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Basic Procedures in Registering a New Business in the Philippines

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Step 1: Business name registration at the DTI office The first step in registering a business is to register its trade name. The trade name is a very important part of your business, this will be used in your transactions. … Continue reading

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