As it remains the lone Philippine banking institution to participate at the annual Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) held from November 11 to 15 at the Singapore Expo, UnionBank has established a powerful presence on the global fintech arena that attracted the attention of well-known dignitaries, the prime minister of Singapore included.
Today’s world is complex and complicated — the complex being challenging to understand, and the complicated being of many moving parts. It is also changing rapidly from all sectors and corners. Both the complexity and complicatedness of the world need intelligence for it to be broken down into simpler forms to be better understood — the former needing knowledge and the latter requiring experience.
Teamwork is a word that is often used and, perhaps, not understood at depth. At its most superficial levels, it is about getting along. That understanding is of the concept is what those who end up last in a competition manifest in their everyday behavior – pat people on the back and tell them how great they all are, no matter what they have done.
The Aboitiz Eyes team tells me that our readers have a great interest in leadership. That is good news because, at the end of the day, we have seen that people work for people, and not for companies. We would like them to be loyal to institutions and, of course, that is an educational and cultural goal, but they work for individuals — individuals they look up to, respect, learn from, are engaged by, motivated by, and have fun. “Fun” here being so much more binding of the above than too many realize.
‘Snowball’ is a biography of Warren Buffet by Alice Schroeder. It is 800 pages and well worth reading. Let me zero into one of the valuable lessons I picked up from the Berkshire Hathaway AGM and the study. –EMA
Aboitiz Eyes recently published committee structure of our Group. It struck me that, as much as we do need committees to manage a business like ours, our priority is still the customer and how to make him happy. Can we wow customers?
“Over the years, I have come to my premise that our most significant risk-cum-threat-cum-challenge is the law of unintended consequences and that our two most substantial assets are an engaged team that is in full attention 24 x 60 x 60 by seven.”
“Firstly, may I wish all of you a Happy New Year. 2019 just might be one of those marker years — like 1929 for Finance, 1939 for War, 1982 for wine and 1920 when Aboitiz & Company was formed.”
Let us talk about privacy. The media tells us that we care about our privacy, but we really do not. People love to gossip. People regularly and unabashedly tell other people the most personal details of their lives. People put on Facebook all about their experiences.