Personal Property Security Act (Republic Act No. 11057): Sponsorship Speech under Senate Bill No. 1459

[The Personal Property Security Act, or Republic Act No. 11057,  originated from House Bill No. 6907 under Committee Report No. 550 and Senate Bill. No. 1459 under Committee Report No. 86. For a background what spurred the enactment of Personal Property Security Act, it is helpful to look at the explanations given by the law’s sponsors, including the sponsorship speech of Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” A. Aquino IV on 22 May 2016. Here’s the full text:] Continue reading Personal Property Security Act (Republic Act No. 11057): Sponsorship Speech under Senate Bill No. 1459

Steve Jobs on Products and Sales People

There’s no doubt that a company, in order to be successful, needs both product people, or those who create/develop the product, and marketing/sales people. However, as Apple founder Steve Jobs points out, using IBM and Xerox as examples, a serious problem emerges if the product people are driven out from the decision-making process. In the youtube clip below, Steve Jobs notes, “…so the people that can make a company successful are sales and marketing people, and they end up running the companies. And the product people are driven out of decision-making forms. And the companies forget what it means to make great products.” Continue reading Steve Jobs on Products and Sales People

On Ballet, Life and 8 Counts (Commencement Speech of Lisa Macuja Elizalde)

[Graduation season brings a fresh wave of splendid speeches. On 28 March 2015, Lisa Macuja Elizalde gave a commencement speech at the graduation of the School of Humanities and the John Gokongwei School of Management, Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Schools. This fine speech deserves to be read by everyone, especially the young ones. Here’s the full text of the speech.] Continue reading On Ballet, Life and 8 Counts (Commencement Speech of Lisa Macuja Elizalde)

Encouraging Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) through the Go Negosyo Act of 2013

The crucial role played by micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) has long been recognized. The established figures are astounding — more than 99% of enterprises in the Philippines are MSMEs. These business entities heavily contribute to economic development and, more importantly, generate employment in a scale larger than big industries. It thus makes absolute sense for lawmakers to pass a legislation that encourages and assists MSMEs during registration, in the conduct of business, and compliance with regulatory requirements.

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Business Ideas over Business Capital

What to do when one has no business idea and no business capital? The good thing about the query, received through email, is the obvious interest in doing business. It’s important to note that much of the risk in doing business lies in the insufficient understanding of the nature, requirements and prospects of the business. Peter Drucker, widely regarded as a management guru, succinctly noted that “entrepreneurship is “risky” mainly because so few of the so-called entrepreneurs know what they are doing.” There is, therefore, everything to gain in asking questions, especially for new entrepreneurs. Continue reading Business Ideas over Business Capital