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People & Gameplan

People & Gameplan offers insights, strategies, and approaches to learning, living, and leadership that works.

People & Gameplan is for managers, supervisors, workplace professionals, entrepreneurs, speakers, trainers, and changemakers, innovators, and leaders of all kinds.

This is also for my son JC. Someday, he’ll read me.

Luck, Sense of Urgency, and Kinipan

Luck, Sense of Urgency, and Kinipan

Twenty five years ago, there were two newspaper boys. Both were born to poor families and both had parents who did not have college education.

They were selling newspapers to support their families.

Dodong, the younger and smaller one, couldn’t compete for customers against Toto who was older and bigger. Toto ran faster. He offered discounts. And he convinced customers to pay him only during pay days.

Five years ago, these two met again on that place where they used to wait for customers.

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Invest in Your Biggest Dreams

Invest in Your Biggest Dreams

When you work for something that makes a difference in this world, undertake it with painstaking excellence. The smartest way to change yourself, your community, or the world is by working harder and longer than anyone else.

What is it that you are passionate about? How many hours will you spend today to bring your passion to life?

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You can get what you want in life while helping others succeed. These posts discuss doable steps on personal mastery, professional development, financial managers, career planning and promotion, productivity, stress management, and time management. I write not as an expert but as someone who shares what I learned for myself and from others.


You have to learn how to enroll others to your cause. These post include tips and techniques on team building, networking, effective communication, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and community building.

I am a serial entrepreneur. I failed so many times — and a large part of these “failures” have something to do with leading B-players. My aim is to develop my skills in building a tribe — and share with you what I am learning.

I know how difficult to build a team and this is why I don’t offer pie-in-the-sky principles when facilitating team building exercises. Explore these ideas to build your teams.


Leadership is more than having a title and position. Here, I am sharing with you practical ideas to become better leaders — and to build others to become better leaders.

I am convinced that there are many ways to lead people. And the first step to becoming a better leader comes with understanding oneself and others. We begin empty. And we develop our empathy.

Social Change

I think the world is a better place because of social entrepreneurs, innovators, and everyone who make it their business to create a better world for everyone.

My goal is to learn from others who are already making a difference. I will share with you whatever I will learn from them. My next project is to find out how we can turn every employee into a social entrepreneur.