Without critical thinking, we cannot thoughtfully process information and make reasoned decisions. We lose the ability to thoroughly analyze issues, understand different perspectives, spot logical fallacies, and weigh evidence. Critical thinking is the very foundations of a healthy democracy and an educated populace.
I was delighted to see the information in the BusinessMirror a few days ago, highlighting Payoneer unveiling an incubation scheme for small BPO firms. Seventy Filipino entrepreneurs stand to benefit from a specialized initiative that can help and guide them navigate the most challenging aspects of starting and running a business. The company said that its innovation-based entrepreneurship methodology is inspired by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s disciplined entrepreneurship concept.
There is plenty of news about entrepreneurship these days, encouraging people to start their own companies. Admittedly, I did not achieve that goal. Today, I want to write about the fact that I was a happy intrapreneur throughout my business life and share with you how successful intrapreneurship can be.
Unfortunately, that’s the truth. Powerful perpetrators involved in corruption can too often stymie enforcement against them by interfering with the justice system. Furthermore, investigations are complex, take “ages,” and are expensive. Unfortunately, the Philippines is Number One in the world when it comes to impunity.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has revealed that as of July, only 16.55 percent or just 662 of around 4,000 enterprises registered with the Deprtment of Trade and Industry had submitted to the National Solid Waste Management Commission their programs for the proper management of their plastic wastes. These include plastic bags, sachets, labels, laminates, and both rigid and flexible plastic used for such products.
It should be our clear understanding that every loud proclamation that Corruption—as we know it—is “dead” is followed by something new. Let’s agree that there is plenty of resourcefulness out there to redefine and reinvent corruption. Resourcefulness generates options—through creative and curious problem “creation,” especially in an environment of lacking accountability and supervision. I have my doubts that digitalization is going to be an anti-corruption tool.
Luckily, the youth and their development were part of the President’s SONA yesterday. We must recognize a hard truth: it’s not an easy time to be a young person.
Young people are deeply concerned about the state of the world: a recent global survey shows that they are seeking real, sustained change. And they’re not just watching from the sidelines. Young people are taking initiative through social movements and activism—with extraordinary results! Just consider the impact of the youth-led global climate movement calling for radical change.
Today’s youth are also making their mark on the fight against corruption. The youth deserve an end to corruption. Young people are not just our future. They are key to creating a just, peaceful and prosperous world just now. Remember: 37 million youth were involved in the May 9 elections and many of them certainly listened to the President yesterday to get the confirmation that they made the right decision a year ago.
I love to read YOUNGBLOOD in the Inquirer. It allows young people to express their issues and thoughts. I am always looking at a column that Daphne S. Sagun, a BA Communications student at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, wrote some years ago. I have kept her great story about what parents tell their kids.
For years the Integrity Initiative has tried to create Integrity Nation, a nation where transparency and integrity rule, and where corruption is no longer part of everybody’s life. Have we succeeded? Not yet. One day we claim: Corruption is Dead! And then we realize: Long live Corruption!
Let me start by stating why I am committed to compliance management: it is important because noncompliance may result in fines, security breaches, loss of certification, or other damage to your business. Staying on top of compliance changes and updates prevents disruption of your business processes and saves money.
ChatGPT is a new technology that within a period of 2 months has attracted 100 million people who are testing and using this amazing new technology. This is the fastest development of a technology in human history. And it is also the first time that humans can hardly distinguish whether they are talking to another human or to a computer!