Last week i’ve met Joel to discuss about rebooting the development ofzaatu-ad zaatu.com. Zaatu was meant to address the growing BPO industry in the Philippines, by providing a web service for job listing. Now it will be pursued to be a talent management platform targeted for the small and medium enterprises.

googledocsGoogle Docs has been my free online storage of choice, until recently  i noticed that i’ve been using this as a collaborative tool with my colleagues. It’s free, it fits to sme’s requirement since buying a full featured office suite does not make sense if they are not able to use all of it’s bells and whistles.

I’ve created a new page ‘PM Tools‘ , to review available Project Management Tools in the market.  Managing the PM Processes and Tools for 4yrs now, i’d like to compare or at least identify the gaps from our in-house application. Read on.

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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!

Micropreneur Trends

December 21, 2008

Brussels, Belgium — Increasingly, consumers are participants instead of passive audience members, and this mega-trend manifests itself in a variety of ways. In fact, the more we hear about GENERATION C making money from its creations, and the more we focus on the financial rewards consumers are reaping from participating in CUSTOMER MADE projects, the more myriad other entrepreneurial undertakings by ordinary consumers make sense.

We have dubbed this trend ‘MICROPRENEURS’: a vast army of consumers turning entrepreneurs; including small and micro businesses, freelancers, side-businesses, weekend entrepreneurs, web-driven entrepreneurs, part-timers, free agents, cottage businesses, seniorpreneurs, co-creators, mompreneurs, pro-ams, solopreneurs, eBay traders, advertising-sponsored bloggers and so on.

read more . . .

GO get your name.

December 4, 2008

No, not that you need to be born-again and register your name. I’m talking about getting your own domain name. Have a business, for personal use or even for your pets, having your own brand  in the internet provides the easiest channel to promote your intent. Imagine how many Jose or Maria, John or Mary names are registered in your community. There are no laws in these duplicates, but of course maintaining a good reputation is another story. But in the world wide web, there can only be a single owner of a unique name similar to owning a business name.

Most if not all large enterprises have registered their company name, tradename or brand name to leverage the internet’s full potential. Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are catching up and with the prolifiration of blogging personal domains are also becoming popular. .com, .edu, .net, .org, .country code were the most popular extensions until the database was not enough that new groups were introduced such as .mobi, .tv and .me. The demand has been so huge that you can acquire your own domain for $9.99 for a year. Domain service providers includes the internet bigwigs such as yahoo, google and msn and of course local providers within your community, city, country are also available, you can google domain name and your county.

Owning your brand in the internet and having a web presence may not be your priority but registering your domain name has all the advantages and i recommend you get it as soon as possible. You may park it for the meantime while you are thinkering on what to do about it. Or even profit from it, if you’re not interested and somebody would like to buy it from you. For SMEs, it does not differ from the same intent large corporations on the competetive advantage you may create from this platform. For personal use, the simplest publication of your profession or specialization (online CV) offers a wide range of opportunities.

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This is a part of a series on ‘How to leverage the Web’

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

Dennis Posadas is working on a new book — Jump Start! A Technopreneurship Business Fable, and a sampler is available in PDF format: http://www.geocities.com/dennisposadas/js-sample.pdf. Dennis is the author of Rice & Chips: Technopreneurship and Innovation in Asia which was posted here when it was first ‘sold from the trunk of his car’, now it’s available to all National Bookstore outlets and not to be outdone in amazon.com. So expect Jump Start! to be distributed widely. In 2008, he was appointed as the Deputy Executive Director of the bicameral Committee on Science, Technology and Engineering of the Philippine Congress.

I bought ‘Rice and Chips’, endorsed it to my co-teachers. 

 

Global Pinoy

June 13, 2007

Globalpinoy Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises believes that a principal reason why the Philippines continues to lag behind its Asian neighbors in economic development is because of the lamentable absence of a wide-spread entrepreneurial orientation and a woeful lack of entrepreneurial skills among Filipinos. Even today, our youth are still brought up on the principle that the key to success is to get a good education preferably with impressive grades to be able to find good employment in big multinational companies. One look at our
more successful Asian brothers will easily reveal that their economies were founded on local entrepreneurships, not employment.
 
There is therefore an urgent need to correct this anomaly that has left our country behind in economic development. This is most crucial as the whole world economy now faces the onslaught of globalization, a trend which cannot be stopped and will not be stopped.
 
Our country drastically requires the development of a mass-based entrepreneurial class if we are to survive globalization. A country of employees such as ours will always have a government that is beholden to multinational companies. On the other hand, a Philippines with
a wide-based entrepreneurial class can exist on its own and could even wield companies hostage in this country.
 
The Philippine economy must be controlled by Filipinos. “Para umunlad ang ating bayan, kailangan umunlad ang negosyanteng pinoy.” This is the battlecry of the Globalpinoy Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises. With every activity of Globalpinoys, we hope to spread the seeds of Filipino entrepreneurship to the four corners of the archipelago or wherever the Filipinos maybe.
 
But for the entrepreneurial class to flourish and succeed, we critically also need the cooperation and support of the government.  Globalpinoy Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises likewise commits itself to attempt to persuade government to implement laws and incentives conducive to the development and success of home-grown entrepreneurs.
 
With you, the local entrepreneurs, behind us, we will succeed finally in creating a powerful entrepreneurial class. YOU the local entrepreneurs of this country will be the next heroes of the Philippines!
 
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Di mo na kailangang mawalay sa iyong mga mahal sa buhay upang kumita ng pera sa malayong bansa. Di na kailangan ang mawalay sa iyong mga mahal sa buhay. Magiging buo ang iyong pamilya at mabibigyan mo ng maayos na patnubay ang iyong mga anak dahil kapiling mo sila. Makakatulong ka sa bayan sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay ng trabaho at serbisyo sa mga taong nangangailangan.
 
Para sa mga katanungan at paglilinaw, tumawag sa Telepono (632) 926-0860 o celphone +63920 425 9973 o magpadala ng email sa Globalpinoys@SerbisyoPilipino.org o magtungo sa tanggapan ng Globalpinoy Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises, Inc. na matatagpuan sa #6 Bayanihan Drive, Project 8, Quezon City, Philippines.
 
Globalpinoy Management Team

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)