I attended our highschool (HS) reunion last december, more of a christmas party. There’s a handful of batchmate (Aquinas B’89) who is also in the Information ang Technology Management industry.  Val (na walang malay) M. is into ethical hacking and is managing pinoysecurity.blogspot.com clealy was into something. We are now collaborating to form an end-to-end managed complaince company.

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Jumpstart in Amazon

April 19, 2009

Dennis Posadas just notified us that his new book is out . . .

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http://www.amazon.com/Jump-Start-Technopreneurship-Dennis-Posadas/dp/9810681313/

Dear Friends,

My new book, JUMP START: A Technopreneurship Fable (Singapore: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009), is now at Amazon.com at the link above.

I do hope you check it out.

DENNIS

Dennis Posadas
Author/Technology Columnist
http://www.businessweek.com/bios/Dennis_ Posadas.htm

Checkout my new business fable from Pearson
entitled JUMP START, coming this Summer 2009
to Asian bookstores everywhere:
http://jumpstartfable.blogspot.com/

999 Business Ideas

March 17, 2009

Here’s another proof that ideas are dime-a-dozen and it’s only as good when you execute it. I was following Dan Miller’s 48 Days to the Work you Love and stumbled upon this link  http://www.sixmonthmba.com/2009/02/999ideas.html by Samba Blog. The list includes existing business models’ especially #789, I meant #688 with www.meebo.com, a reliable service i’ve been using since day one.

The list is quite handy and timely where governments are encouraging the growth of small and medium enterprises. I’m open to collaborations!

JUMP START!

November 18, 2008

Dennis Jumpstarting another book . . .

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JUMP START
a technopreneurship fable
by Dennis Posadas
Singapore: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008

Dear Friends,

My new book, Jump Start – a technopreneurship fable, is a fictional business fable about a returnee scientist named Rajin who embarks on a technology venture. He discovers (along with his wife Silvia) that things are not as easy as they seem. Fortunately, he meets an experienced mentor named Bob, who guides him through the business side of things. It is based on my numerous interviews and talks with technopreneurs and venture capitalists across Asia.

Jump Start is a short fictional business fable modelled after books like The One Minute Manager, Who Moved My Cheese?, Fish!, The Five Temptations of a CEO, and Our Iceberg is Melting. It is a quick read, but contains timeless messages that will be of value to scientists and engineers who wish to start their own ventures, the kind of sage advice you can get if you talk to successful technopreneurs in your community.

Jump Start will be available through Asian bookstores like National Bookstore, Kinokuniya, Borders, and in the U.S. through Amazon.com. It will be my second book with Pearson Education Asia after Rice & Chips: Technopreneurship and Innovation in Asia.

I hope you will eagerly await its arrival in your neighborhood bookstores and spread the word. Just like with my earlier book, it is my hope that with Jump Start, more Asian scientists and engineers will be encouraged to jump start their own tech ventures.

If you wish to read a sample of Jump Start, point your browsers to: http://riceandchips blogspot.com

Sincerely,

Dennis Posadas
Author, RICE & CHIPS: Technopreneurship and Innovation in Asia
(Singapore: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007)
http://www.business week.com/ bios/Dennis_ Posadas.htm

from ‘katipunanforum’ e-group 
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Dear Friend,
Please be advised, that you may receive a formal PDF invitation from Ayala Technology Business Incubator, for an event this March 28 Wednesday (4-6pm) called the INNOVATION FORUM.
We are launching the INNOVATION FORUM as a networking venue for technologists, angel/venture funders,  policy makers,  entrepreneurs, and those with an interest in  tech/innovation entrepreneurship. There will be 6 bimonthly forums each year, each with a specific technology focus (e.g. ICT, software/systems, wireless/mobility, biotechnology, etc.). A similar forum in Silicon Valley is the Churchill Club (http://www.churchillclub.org).
Our first guest this March 28, Wednesday (4-6pm) is Greg Tangonan,  a professor of  electronics engineering at the Ateneo. Greg is a  Caltech trained PhD,  retired as chief of the Hughes  Photonics and Communications lab in Los Angeles, CA, and has several published papers  and  48 US patents to his name.
Greg will speak about how the Philippines can close the  innovation gap.There will be a fee of P500 to cover refreshments and materials.
We hope to see you at what we hope will be the Philippines’ premiere networking and discussion venue for innovation and tech venture formation.
I hope to see you at our first INNOVATION FORUM next Wednesday!

Sincerely,

Dennis Posadas
Consultant, University of the Philippines Ayala Technology Park
Tech Columnist, BusinessWorld
Regular Contributor, UCLA Asia Media
Author, RICE & CHIPS: Innovation and Technopreneurship in Asia
(to be republished by Pearson Education Asia this June 2007)

7 ways to use the $100 PC

November 30, 2006

Everybody have their own lucky number, you have the 7 habits of whatever, 7 wonders of the world, i’ll start my own series with ‘Tivo’s 7’. Why not?  I  live at the 7th floor,  was born on the 14th / 2, you get the point. In my first ‘7’ ill be giving out ‘7 ways to use the $100 PC’, in relation to my previous post  

  1. Internet Cafe. It’s like a cottage industry nowadays, you may notice a strip of joint with 5 to 15 PC’s serving the barangay market. With a lower cost of hardware ownership a full size laboratory is possible. In a quick calculation you can deploy 2 terminals in price of one commercial PC.  
  2. Commercial kiosk or thin client. since applications running as a service over the internet are popping nowadays. Small and medium enterprises can deploy a thin client, connect everything on the internet and invest on storage for their data consumption. The FOSS bill should take care of the OS expense. They can even extend the 100 buck pc to heavy foot traffic and use it as marketing or research tool. Read the rest of this entry »

I’m not sure if you have read about the notebook that was developed from MIT Lab for $100. It was not designed to be commercialized rather to aid the less fortunate communities in giving affordable access to technology and information. More specifically for the countries in the African continent.

Here comes a PC for $100, about Php 5,000.00 (depending on what conversion rate you are using). It’s designed and built by no other than Prof. Raffy Mananghaya, from University of the Philippines Los Banos, who happens to be our professor in Financial Analysis for Technology Managers. I’ve heard about as many flavors of Linux out there, but this is the first time I’ve heard of PuppyLinux. Which of course by the name itself will serve miniature hardware specifications (the article contains the complete specifications). In short, “thin” clients that only runs specific applications it was designed for, more specifically web applications. With the advent of applications created to be a service rather than a product, this proposition may revive Sun’s Network Computer where the applications resides in the network somewhere else and the user just need a client to connect to that service. Which does not require computing power, just as the revved-up power computers nowadays.

Keep it up, Mr. Mananghaya! How much is the monitor, by the way? 

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