While international aid for economic development often fails, business has the potential to bring millions of people out of poverty. For no enterprise is this more true than the unsung $300 billion industry known as Business Process Outsourcing.
Much will depend on what happens after President Aquino leaves office in three years time. Will his reformist legacy continue, or will the country slide back into its old ways?
May 3rd marks World Press Freedom Day. While we pause to honor those journalists who have been killed or imprisoned, it is important to realize the growing role media play in global politics and the changes that are redefining what it means to be a journalist.
If the Boston bombing was terrorism, as Tsarnaev claims, it looks like an especially boneheaded form of terrorism. Let's call it idiocratic terrorism. That's an adaptation of the title of the cult 2006 film Idiocracy, a satire about a dystopic future in which pretty much everyone is an idiot.
If you're lucky enough to have spent a few months bouncing among the 7000 islands that make up the vast oceanic territory we call the Philippines, you'll have doubtless noticed something extraordinary about this civilization whose artifacts date back some 60 thousand years: there is virtually no ancient architecture.
In most cases, we see how a strong, autonomous state changed the national culture, created its own 'comparative advantage' within the global economic structures, and sidelined predatory elites for the preservation of national interest. This is where the Philippines should begin.
China's response to Japan's move last year to nationalize the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands could well lead to a predicament familiar to other great powers: getting stuck in a conflict it doesn't really want.
Time and again, I get together with my Filipino-American writer friends to discuss the state of our Filipino readership. It is often the most depressing conversation.
Don't look now, but a country with actual nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, as well as one of the world's largest militaries, is threatening not only one of America's closest allies but the U.S. itself. And it's not named Iran.
Almost every person we've spoken to about our travels has told us that they're envious and want to do the same thing -- to that I always say, "You can. Just put a date on your calendar and give your jobs six weeks notice before you leave."
I realized recently that I am different -- that I am indeed in (Gasp!) an inter-racial marriage.
I am thrilled by the emergence of a new class of companies which offer enterprise technology solutions that are specifically aimed at companies in developing nations.
Today, 43 percent of the world's population is 25 years old or younger. This young group is impatient and ready to change the world. Change for this g...
As a society, we desperately require a paradigm shift on how business operates and how it can help solve our most pressing problems. Find a problem you are passionate about, and consider starting a business to try to solve it.
Are you scrambling for a last-minute gift for the special person in your life? You could always dash over to the drug store down the street for that r...
If Manny Pacquiao wins his next bout, he will inspire a nation. If he loses, it will signal the slow decline inevitable in a sport that favors the young.