11/28/17

Solutions For Cebu's Entrepreneurs and SMEs From Globe Integrate and Smaller and Smaller Circles

Problem: You're a successful Cebuano businessman. Your business is a video-streaming site that shows Bisaya Short Films solutions about Cebu's traffic crisis. 

You have 100,000 subscribers and videos with 3 Million views because you apply real-life solutions that actually work, and not ideas from academic universities that have no real life applications. 

In fact, you attack these ideas from universities because they're harmful, they're generating college graduates who know nothing about risk-taking, they're creating noise, they're diploma mills, they cost a lot without contributing any returns, and they're contributing to increasing the traffic situation. More college students means more commuters.

You want to remind all your video subscribers automatically via text if you have a new video out. You can't remind them individually, can you? What do you do?

Solutions:
1. Check out Globe myBusiness' solutions. For as low as P2k, you can get to automate  the messages you send to your clients. New offers? New videos with solutions that can help Cebuanos earn money? 

New ways to make overpaid managers earn less money because they earn way too much without increasing the wealth of others? Tell them about it via text. Google Globe myBusiness to know more.





Globe Integrate also promises to work hand in hand with the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Cebu. Which means, whatever the failure and success of the business that hires Globe's solutions, Globe will have a share of it. That's what is called Skin in the Game.

2. Consider these lessons and reflections I got from Raya Martin's Smaller and Smaller Circles. Then read Nassim Taleb's upcoming book Skin in The Game, because I will.












11/9/17

Best Coffee Shops For Cebuanos and Other Solutions From Kambal Pandesal and Cinema

Problem: You just saw Kim Chiu's Ghost Bride and you didn't like it because Kim Chiu doesn't have #SkinInTheGame because she's not married and you believe that only actors who got married should play Married Roles.

And so you realized that you want to watch more movies because of such disappointment. Most Cebu coffee shops are closed because it's already 11pm, and you're graveyard shift, so you have time to spare to watch more movies or videos before your duty at 3am. 

You look for the best coffee shops in Cebu City to stay and stream movies online. The information you find online are incomplete. 

You want an affordable coffee shop with good wifi that serves good pastry and won't ruin your monthly budget. What do you do?

Solutions:

1. Go to Kambal Pandesal Bakery Cafe at Mabolo Hotel near Mabolo Church because they're open 24/7. 


Just ask for the Store Officer at Kambal Pandesal to request from the Hotel Receptionist for the wifi. If they don't give you the wifi, report it to me here (see top left message box) and I will forward it to Kambal Pandesal Manager, whom I personally met at a blog event.

The Kambal Pan Desal Bread and Pastries are officially made with San Miguel Products, so that's the stamp of quality right there. Bisaya Short Films personally liked the Cupcake because it is to cupcake what La Marea Brownie ala Mode is to Brownie ala Mode. It is to cupcake what Siomai sa Tisa is to Siomai. It is to cupcake what the movie Brief Interviews with Hideous Men is to Most Powerful Cinema Today.

According to its Store Manager, Kambal Pan De Sal's Coco Bread is made from real freshly extracted and grated coconut, unlike other competition's coco bread that may be just made with bread crumbs and sugar.







That said, Bisaya Short Films suggest you try Kambal Pan De Sal's treats, after you stick with your fiber-rich, fruits and vegetables diet that your grandmother tells you you should always eat. I will also put my name behind Pan De Coco and Pan de Kape, because they taste sosyal but priced cheap and because in cinema, it pays to be cheap. I mean, look at Grandslam Director Quentin Tarantino. He's so cheap, he didn't go to film school.



2. Go to John Michael's Traveller's Lounge

This coffee shop is located in Jcenter Mall, and Bisaya Short Films tried their freshly fried potato chips and it was so far the tastiest chips to date. You can find books in the shelves of this coffee shop, which you can read but you won't because you don't. 



With the store's wifi, you can stream your favorite Bisaya Short Films, Medyo Maldito Videos or Favorite iFlix Movies. You can even watch Kita Kita through iWantv in this coffee shop because of the store's reliable Wifi. If it's not reliable, please report it to me. I will forward your message to the owner. 

Who wants to be inside a crowded Starbucks that has no Wifi when you can stay in John Michael's Travellers Lounge and watch movies all you want while eating the tastiest potato chips today?




Also, you can buy at John Michael Traveller's Lounge the tickets for the upcoming David Pomeranz Benefit Concert at JCenter Mall, which are priced so cheap, even your yaya can join. David Pomeranz' songs form the subconscious of Cebuanos, and hearing him sing live will most likely be a one of a kind experience. It may be an experience you should't miss. Bisaya Short Films will be there to cover the event.

Also, the concert will benefit the scholars from Music in Motion and people from the church group Crossing Cultures International. We learned from the interview that they had no fixed agreement on the percentage that goes to the charity groups. To learn more about Benefit Concerts, read this article by Nassim Taleb. Click HERE.




Please email me at the message box at the top left of this website to learn more about the price and availability of the tickets.

Do you have other suggestions kung asa the best coffee shops in Cebu? I'd like to hear your comments below.

10/24/17

Solutions For Cebu From Land Asia Realty And Blade Runner 2049


After watching Blade Runner 2049 and attending the 25th Anniversary of Land Asia, I learned or relearned three things:

1. You can't enjoy anything unless you survive first. The solution to know how to survive? Follow Land Asia's survival strategies.

2. ‎Using Technology comes with hidden risk. The solution? Diversify.

3. ‎Having a college degree is overrated and will sometimes harm you. Keyword is SOMETIMES. The solution? Learn Real Life skills.

Land Asia's 25 Years Of Being In The Business


Where is Friendster now? It's gone. Why? Because businesses come and go. Luck and Lady Fortuna has a lot to say about the survival of a business. Don't believe me? Ask yourself this: if Jollibee really knew how to do business and to be the greatest success, why are they not richer? I mean, if they knew how to really get wealthy, then Jollibee would've been in Africa, Belarus and other countries where there's no Jollibee yet. 

The point is: there is limit to what businessmen know, and luck will play a big part. 




In the case of Land Asia, I suspect that their 25 years of existence has something to do with the fact that they are a family-owned business. Taxi Driver turned Philosopher Nassim Taleb observed that companies that come from a family business last longer, compared to companies run by corporations and people not related by blood. Why? 

Because in family, there is better trust. There's better Skin in The Game. That said, to learn about business survival, my solution is I will definitely follow Land Asia's growth because the fact that they're still in business for 25 years means that they know something that my overpriced low-value Political Science University of San Carlos education doesn't. Although I approve of USC for secondary and sexual reasons.

Hidden Risks of Technology

When I interviewed  Realtor Ricardo ‘Ric’ N. Inting, CIPS of Land Asia Realty and Development Corp., he said that the next step of Land Asia is to use digital technology, such as webinars and lecture. I don't like to suggest anything to Land Asia because I don't want to pay for the price if my suggestion fails and suggesting anything to people is like teaching birds how to fly. 

That said, I would like to state here that the movie Blade Runner 2049 will show that there are hidden risks in these technologies that may cause the survival of a business. Privacy issues. Centralized networks that may wipe out complete data. I hope Land Asia is made aware of these. I hope the Chair and CEO will not cross the street blindfolded.

I think the best solution that I also apply to myself about this is: never trust technology too much. And don't put all in one technology. Diversify.

Overrated Education


Random ideas: Land Asia is a successful business. You too can start a business that may succeed to avoid becoming an employee, which is like being a slave. Anyone is encouraged to do business and discouraged to pay for an overpriced college degree that won't guarantee you a job, even if UP Grad paka. Schools are there to train you to a 9-5 job, to be a robot, to agree on anything because otherwise, you starve. 

Artisans like taxi drivers and janitors won't starve. Everything you need to survive, you will learn by doing trial and error, reading FREE stuff online and learning first-hand information by being in the field, in the streets. Street first, before books. Be street smarts. Scams ang uban schools. Diploma Mills. Don't be a sucker. Be a lion, a wolf, not a sheep. Read Ali Smith's How to be Both. Read Nassim Taleb. Connect these ideas yourself.







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