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EVERYDAY: OPEMAN


It’s the last day of our Operations Management Class. Annd, I have to say — this is one of the classes that I learned from the most and am grateful for.

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LEARN: SPANX by SARAH BLAKELY


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Long been wanting to wear that skin tight dress you bought 8 months ago? Fret no more. Sarah Blakely just saved your day!

Who is this Sarah Blakely you may ask? – No pressure here but she’s only the Youngest Self Made Billionaire in the world, according to Forbes. At the age of 27, she founded her multi billionaire business out from her frustration to wear her white pants!

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Since then, Oprah Winfrey named spanx as her ‘Favorite Product‘. Spanx achieved $4 million sales and $10 million sales on its first and second year respectively. Spanx also sold 8,000 pairs in 6 minutes on home shopping channel.

She was listed as the 93rd Most Powerful Woman in the World in 2014, 91 in 2015 and 90th in 2016. She also scored 17th as America’s Self Made Billionaires in 2016. Named as one of the Global Game Changers in 2016

And who is wearing Spanx?

Who are these people?

Tyrah Banks, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce Knowles, gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Garner, Eva Longoria, Jessica Alba, Cate Blanchett, Marcia Cross, Katie Holmes, Oprah Winfrey and so much more!

You may check out: SPANX

or head on to any Rustan’s Department Stores in Makati, Shangrila, Alabang, Gateway, Cebu or in Adora, Greenbelt.

SHAPE YOUR LIFE WITH SPANX!

EVERYDAY: Despedida


To all the faces I see for 2.5 years, I am grateful for the friendship, work ethics and all the learning I gained throughout the years. This is my first home and will always be a benchmark to all my succeeding ones.

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I may not be vocal enough or it might just be my ego getting in the way of my tears but do know that I really will miss everyone and the habit of going to the office and bullying each of you and I will treasure all of my BOC experience.

BMO signing off. 🙂

VENICE: Pull for the Day


Because there’s always a first.

And because the bank is in some serious cutting costs issues. I’m a Pull.

BOOK: JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL BY RICHARD BACH


ARE YOU READY TO SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY?

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The story of Jonathan is relatively simple, except for the lengthy explanations on speed, wingspan, curves and winds. Jonathan teaches us a couple of things about life;

  1. “Most gulls don’t bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight — how to get from shore to food and back again.  For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight.” Eating is a way of survival. Flying though, is looking for something that you truly love, learning it and perfecting it. 
  2. ”He found that moving more than one feather at that speed will spin you like a rifle ball… and Jonathan had flown the first aerobatics of any seagull on earth” Jonathan taught us that to achieve excellence, you have to fail. Failure is inevitable. Failing not once, not twice, not thrice but constant mistakes should be encountered to reach excellence. But with each failure, each mistake that you experience, you learn a new lesson everyday. You learn one more thing that you should not do. You learn one more thing that you should avoid. Through this, you achieve excellence, you achieve perfection. 
  3. “I have no wish to be leader. I want only to share what I’ve found, to show those horizons out ahead for us all” The important thing is to be able to share to others what you know. It’s not that you know something, it is when others know what you know, that’s your legacy. 
  4. Jonathan Seagull discovered that “boredom and fear and anger are the reasons that a gull’s life is so short, and with these gone from his thought, he lived a long fine life indeed. “
  5. “You must begin by knowing that you have already arrived.” It’s what you think of yourself that matters most. It’s your  thought that determines the outcome. If you already think that you’ve won, then you win.
  6. Everything that limits us, we must put aside.
  7. “Your limitations is nothing more than your thought itself, in a form you can see. Break the chains of your thought, and you will break the chains of your body too”.
  8. “Don’t believe what you’re eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly”

We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can be free! We can learn to fly! 

LEARN: Management: To do nothing


A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A rabbit asked him, “Cam I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?”.

The crow answered, ”Sure. Why not?”. So the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, an rested.

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A fox jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Management Lesson: TO BE SITTING AND DOING NOTHING, YOU MUST BE ON TOP. 

LEARN: Branding by Barbie


Barbie makes a come back. And it did got my attention. 😀

When I was a kid, I’d wish for a barbie every year. I even resented my sister for giving me hand-me-downs. It was okay for me to have just 1 barbie. I was concerned with her clothes and things.

I commend the person who made this campaign. It sticks out. It dug deep thru the motivation and the essence of they toy. It’s not just about playing with toys who look like real people. I

IT’S ABOUT BELIEVING THAT YOU CAN BE ANYTHING YOU SET YOUR MIND TO. 

LEARN: Customer Competence


An excerpt from the book, Customer Relationship Management by HBR

Customers are fundamentally changing the dynamics of the marketplace. The market has now become a forum in which consumers play an active role in creating and competing for value.
In this way, managers were able to identify new business opportunities and find new ways to deploy the company’s intellectual assets.

At a minimum, managers must come to grips with four fundamental realities in harnessing customer competence.

1.        ENCOURAGING AN ACTIVE DIALOGUE
Companies no longer have a monopoly or even an advantage in information access. Engaging in a dialogue with customers who know what they want requires richer and subtler forms of exchange. A dialogue must evolve – or die. Companies should be able tofind ways to process what they learn from customers so they can bring the dialogue forward and keep the customer’s interest.

2.        MOBILIZING CUSTOMER COMMUNITIES
Customers in the new economy are finding it easier to form, on their  own, self-selecting virtual communities. Customer communities can exercise a powerful influence on the market. The power of such communities in large measure is from the speed with which they can be mobilized. Word spreads so fast on the internet that people refer to word of mouth as ‘viral marketing’. In the new market, brand positioning evolves with customer’s personalized experiences.

3.        MANAGING CUSTOMER DIVERSITY
Consumer’s experiences of a certain product or service are different – therefore their judgment of that product will vary according to their skills, user’s sophistication, privacy and security. Globalization in the marketplace also heightens the variation in customer sophistication.

4.        COCREATING PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCES
Customers are no longer just interested with the product but rather, want to shape the experience around themselves, both individually and with with the experts. Customization and Personalization is different. Customization assumes that the manufacturer will design the product to suit a customer’s needs while Personalization is about the customer becoming a co creator of the content of their experience.