First Person

Dr. Gigi Sunga, PhD

How I Embraced Failure And Learned From It

“Failure is part of life’s journey. I never knew a successful person who did not fail.”My first business venture was a failure. It was December 2005 when my friend and I opened a junk shop. We rented a small space near our house, bou...

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Kristel Serran

Successful People Share Pieces Of Advice They'd Give Their Younger Selves

What are some lessons and advice you wish you could tell your younger self? Looking back on your life, do you have things you wish you’d done better?Personal experience gives us the best lessons in life. But just as important in gaining n...

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Kristel Serran

5 Pinoy Fathers With Different Incomes Reveal Surprising Truths About Life

Does a higher income always equate to happiness? Inspired by an article by Esquire US, we asked five Filipino fathers in their 40s, with very different incomes and different needs, about expenses, debts, savings, money problems, and re...

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Dino Mari Testa

11 Inspirational Quotes From Filipino Businessmen And Thought Leaders

Looking for motivation? Get it straight from these people. There are days when you just don’t know where to get the extra push to get through a really challenging time. While you may feel lost at times, getting a nugget of wisdom and insp...

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eCompareMo

Wise Words On Leadership, Success, And The Edsa Revolution From A Former President

Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Edsa Revolution, the Ramos Peace and Development (RPDEV) Foundation launched a new compilation of speeches, essays, and anecdotes of former President Fidel V. Ramos. Here are some takeaways. At the launc...

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Kristel Serran

An 11-Point Guide To Managing Your Finances

We all know you have to immerse yourself in hard work to be successful—but George Siy has one piece of advice: Don't go faster than you can.(Note: This is the second of two parts of an excerpt from Mr. George Siy’s talk at the recently ...

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Kristel Serran

George Siy: 'Now Is The Best Time To Think Of Investments'

The multifaceted businessman and President of Marie France says these are the keys to a sustainable relationship. (Note: This is the first of two parts of an excerpt from Mr. George Siy’s talk at the recently held #eCMRealTalk, a financia...

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eCompareMo

Here's What Trying To Find Your 'Forever' Costs, According To A Financial Literacy Advocate

Rock to Riches and Angat Pilipinas Coalition's Burn Gutierrez dishes out important love advice for the young at heart. (Note: This is an excerpt from Burn Gutierrez's talk at the recently held #eCMRealTalk, the first of a financial literac...

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eCompareMo

5 Lessons I've Learned About Saving And Investing

A Philippine and New York bar passer who chose business and motherhood over law practice shares her views on financial independence. I had always been financially dependent on my parents well into my mid-20s. After four years in college, I ...

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eCompareMo

#YourPersonalBest: Here's To New Beginnings

How deaths in the family made this son, brother, and provider value life more. My younger sister was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. The family had to spend more than a million pesos for her medication, so we sold almost everything, i...

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