Dedicated to book lovers

ALONG THE BUSTLING Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City lies a silent sanctuary for those who like to wallow in the world of books. It goes under the name of Popular Bookstore.

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An online nook for books
CARVING OUT space in the local e-commerce industry is a two-year-old enterprise that aims to redefine and simplify the book trade. 09/09/14
Coffee and literacy

LONGTIME BUDDIES Lot Deleste and Scott Lleva didn’t have much in common but knew one thing to be true — books and coffee are a match made in heaven.

A literary trove

MOM-AND-POP BOOKSTORES are a dime a dozen across the Metro, but the one along Padre Faura Street in Manila may be among those that stand out, not just because it is owned by National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose, but also because of the hard-to-find books and the many Filipiniana titles that fill its shelves.


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His unmistakable world
As a child growing up in General Santos City, Leeroy New knew what he wanted to do. He found himself beguiled by art and resolved to pursue a lifelong calling that’s rooted in it. 07/08/14
Getting the most out of ERP
More than 30 years after it was introduced, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has become the de facto standard operations management information system for most organizations. As technological innovations and attractive returns on investments have encouraged firms to bring ERP into their operations, the challenge always has been in getting it to just simply work. 09/09/14

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Innovating inside the box

We have heard people referring to innovation as the ability to think out of the box. The cliché is actually a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective. The phrase often refers to novel or creative thinking and is thought to derive from management consultants in the 1970s and 1980s challenging their clients to solve the “nine dots” puzzle, whose solution requires some lateral thinking (Wikipedia).

The new normal of logistics disruptions
In 2013, one of the strongest typhoons in history devastated cities and towns in the Philippines’ Visayas region. Convoys of vehicles ferrying relief goods as part of a massive international effort found themselves bogged down in roads and ports not equipped to handle the traffic. Although majority of the goods would eventually reach people in need, some goods were stranded in warehouses for months while others, especially perishable food, would end up spoiled and scrapped. 08/12/14
Operation metrics
Measure everything. The concept of metrics is not new but is fast becoming a pervading theme in an enterprise’s overall performance. Students of the Masters in Entrepreneurship for Nation Building (MENB) program at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business (AGSB) face this challenge, as they go about doing their company assessment. 08/12/14

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